A sequel is a film that is either a continuous plot of an already released or one which takes elements or plot lines from the released movie. Both filmmakers and audience are always excited for sequels. Generally, sequels are only announced for successful movies or a series. This Hollywood concept inspired Indian filmmakers as well. Many Indian film industries are opting for sequels for over a decade now.
Even Tollywood is trying to make Sequels for successful movies, but it has failed badly so far. Though Bahubali 2 is the most successful sequel in Indian cinema, it cannot be entirely considered as a sequel as it was a single plot line movie divided into two halves due to length issues. Apart from it, Tollywood has not been successful in delivering blockbusters with sequel movies.
Here is a list of Telugu sequal movies which bombed at Box office.
Original Movie : Kick
Raviteja’s Kick movie is one the best entertaining movies produced by Tollywood. The movie was remade into many languages including Hindi. Kick movie is still considered as the best movie in Raviteja’s career. This let the movie team to push for a sequel with Kick 2. The movie was made with a high budget and huge casting. Inspite of all the hype, the movie ended as a disaster at Box office and was even unable to recover the production budget.
Sardar Gabbar Singh
Original Movie : Gabbar Singh
The Telugu remake of ‘Dabang’ movie which was titled as ‘Gabbar Singh’ shaked Tollywood’s Box office. This movie changed the career graph of Pawan Kalyan which motivated him to go for a sequel. The sequel was titled as ‘Sardar Gabbar Singh’ and was released amidst lot of hype. However, the high budget sequel couldn’t recreate the magic and tanked at Box office.
Original Movie : Manmadhudu
Manmadhudu movie is a decent family entertainer. Though the movie wasn’t a great hit a Box office, it emerged as people’s favourite after repeated runs and reruns in Television. After couple of successful movies, Nagarjuna decided to continue the streak by announcing Manmadhudu 2. Though Manmadhudu 2 is entirely a different story it carries few plot lines. Unlike Manmadhudu, the sequel failed to entertain family audience and tanked at Box office.
Original Movie : Raghuvaran Btech
VIP is originally a Tamil movie. However, it’s dubbed version ‘Raghuvaran BTech’ emerged as a super hit in Telugu states. With this enormous success, Dhanush planned a sequel with his wife on the directors seat. The sequel was titles as ‘VIP 2’ and was released simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Inspite of huge star cast and high production values, the movie ended as a below average movie.
Original movie : Chandramukhi
The sequel of Rajanikanth’s Industry hit ‘Chandramukhi’ failed to mesmerize audience and ended as a mediocre movie at Box office. With some No-logic plots and unrealistic takes, Nagavalli couldn’t fly inspite of having a huge star cast.
Film by Aravindh 2
Original movie : Film by Aravindh
No one knows about the release of this sequel. It came and went in a glimpse. Film by Aravindh 2 is said to be the sequel of Rajiv kanakala’s ‘Film by Aravindh’, which was a rather good hit for a low budget movie back in those days. However, the sequel was released with zero promotions and marketing. People only came to know about its existence when actress Sri reddy came to limelight after a string of controversies. Sri Reddy was the lead actress in the sequal movie.
Original movie : Manthra
This is another Horror-Thriller sequel movie in the list which failed to recreate the magic of its predecessor movie. Manthra movie was a huge hit for a female oriented film, back in those days. However the sequel couldn’t fly at the Box office inspite of the same star Cast and similar story.
Original movie : Sathya
RGV’s Sathya 2 ended as a disaster at Box office. The original Sathya Movie changed the course of film making of TFI, back in those days. However, it’s sequel ended as a disaster, ruining the predecessors name as well. The movie came in the middle of RGV’s failure streak.
Original movie : Avunu
Ravi Babu’s Avunu was a decent movie which became a hit after multiple reruns in Entertainment TV channels. However, Avunu 2 couldn’t grab the attention of same audience. Though the plot continues in the sequel with same characters, the taking of second movie is very much similar to the first, which has taken away the suspense and thrill from the movie.
Prema Katha Chitram 2
Original movie : Prema Katha Chitram
Prema Katha Chitram is considered as Tollywood’s best Horror-Comrdy movie. Even though it was released with no expectations, the Sudheer babu starrer became a super hit and made space for Horror-Comedy genre movies in Telugu Film Industry. However, the sequel of the movie ended as a failure. The sequel, Prema Katha Chitram 2 was shot with entirely different cast, who failed to recreate the magic of the first movie.