A new trend is taking the tollywood industry by storm. It all began with Ram Charan’s Rangasthalam, a movie that not only captured hearts but also paved the way for young directors to explore the charm of rural backdrops in the 1980s. The film’s success sparked a wave of nostalgia, inspiring filmmakers to delve into the past.
Allu Arjun starring Pushpa which is directed by Sukumar, followed suit by immersing viewers in the 1990s backdrop, weaving a story that resonates with the essence of that era. Not to be left behind, Prashanth Neel’s KGF became a blockbuster hit, transporting audiences back to a bygone era, captivating them with the allure of retro.
This trend has taken a strong hold, with big names in Tollywood embracing the appeal of the 1980s. Koratala Siva’s Devara, Pawan Kalyan’s OG, and Ram Charan and Buchi Babu upcoming project are all set against the nostalgic backdrop of the 1980s, promising viewers a trip down memory lane.
Even the stalwart heroes of Tollywood are not untouched by the charm of the past. Balakrishna, in collaboration with director Bobby, is set to bring the 1980s back to life, crafting a story that resonates with the essence of that era. Varun Tej’s Matka ventures even further, capturing the essence of the 1960s to the 1980s, promising a cinematic experience that spans decades.