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    Top 10 Highest Grossing Films in Tollywood for 2023
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    2023 saw significant successes in Tollywood, with big hero movies raining cash at the box office. As we approach the end of the year, let's take a look at the top 10 films that garnered the highest collections in Tollywood for 2023.

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    1 . Waltair Veerayya(January 13 , 2023)
    U/A|160 minutes|Action,Drama
    Waltair Veerayya (Chiranjeevi) is a revered figure in Jalari Pet, where his word is final. Unbeknownst to him, some individuals are smuggling drugs on the seashore. ACP Vikram (Ravi Teja) arrests these smugglers and also incarcerates Chiranjeevi. During Chiranjeevi's jail time, a tragic event occurs, and upon discovering Prakash Raj is behind it, Chiranjeevi, along with police officer Rajendra Prasad, heads to Malaysia. The story reveals the nature of this tragedy.

    Released during the 2023 Sankranti festival, this movie was a super hit at the box office. It collected a net of ₹159.68 crores in the Telugu states alone and went on to collect ₹219 crores globally, making it the number one film of the year. The budget for this film was around ₹140 crores.

    2 . Adipurush(August 11 , 2023)
    U/A|179 minutes|Action,Adventure,Mythological
    The story of "Adipurush" begins from the Yuddhakanda of Valmiki Ramayana. Raghav (Prabhas), following his father Dasharatha's orders, goes on exile with his wife Janaki (Kriti Sanon) and Sheshu (Sunny Singh). Learning about the insult to his sister Shurpanakha, Ravana (Saif Ali Khan) abducts Janaki in disguise. The womanizer Ravana covets Janaki. The story then revolves around how Raghav rescues Janaki from Ravana's clutches.

    Prabhas' popularity was once again affirmed in the Telugu states. Although 'Adipurush' had varied collections in other regions, it crossed the ₹100 crore mark in Telugu, with a combined collection of ₹133.6 crores in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

    3 . Veera Simha Reddy(January 12 , 2023)
    U/A|172 minutes|Action,Drama
    In "Veera Simha Reddy," Balakrishna plays dual roles as father and son. Senior Balakrishna (Veerasimha Reddy) is a godlike figure to the people of Rayalaseema. He would do anything for his step-sister Bhanumathi (Varalaxmi), who he loves dearly. However, Bhanumathi eagerly awaits Balakrishna's death. Meanwhile, Junior Balakrishna lives abroad with his mother. The story unfolds why Veerasimha Reddy distances himself from his family and why his beloved sister wants to kill him.

    Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, this film had a budget of approximately ₹110 crores and collected ₹133.82 crores globally. It made ₹100 crores in the Telugu states.

    4 . Bhagavanth Kesari(October 19 , 2023)
    Bhagwanth Kesari, sent to prison under unavoidable circumstances, is assigned a task by the jailer: to protect his daughter from malefactors. What does Bhagwanth Kesari do? How does he strengthen her? The rest of the story reveals his actions and their consequences.

    Another hit for Balakrishna this year, 'Bhagavanth Kesari' amassed ₹119 crores worldwide and approximately ₹85 crores in Telugu states.

    5 . Bro(July 28 , 2023)
    Mark (Sai Dharam Tej) is always busy with his work, constantly claiming he has no time. His family relies on his income. Eventually, he spends time with his girlfriend Ramya (Ketika Sharma). One day, Mark dies in an accident and meets the Time God (Pawan Kalyan). He asks for a second chance to fulfill his responsibilities, and the Time God grants him 90 days. What does Mark do next?

    Starring Power Star Pawan Kalyan and Sai Dharam Tej, 'Bro' collected ₹114 crores globally, ranking fifth this year. It made close to ₹82 crores in the Telugu states.

    6 . Dasara(March 30 , 2023)
    U/A|156 minutes|Action,Adventure,Drama
    Dharani, along with his friends, indulges in coal theft and drinking, often getting into fights with others, but forgets everything the next day. One day, Dharani gets into a fight at Silk Bar with Chinni Nambi (Shine Tom Chacko) and forgets about it, but Chinni Nambi takes it seriously. One night, masked assailants kill Dharani's close friend. Who killed Dharani's friend, and how did he seek revenge?

    'Dasara' turned out to be the biggest hit in Nani's career, collecting ₹118 crores globally and ₹75 crores in Telugu.

    7 . Jailer(August 10 , 2023)
    Muthu Velu (Rajinikanth), a retired police officer with integrity and honesty, has a son, ACP Arjun, who also earns a reputation as an upright police officer. Arjun is killed by Varma (Vinayakan), the leader of an idol theft gang. What did Muthu Velu do next? How did he take revenge on Varma?

    Featuring superstar Rajinikanth, 'Jailer' received a good response in Telugu and collected ₹68 crores at the Tollywood box office. Globally, it grossed over ₹600 crores.

    8 . Baby(July 14 , 2023)
    U/A|177 minutes|Drama,Romance
    Anand (Anand Deverakonda) and Vaishu (Vaishnavi Chaitanya) grow up together from childhood. In the process, Vaishu falls in love with Anand, and he reciprocates her feelings. However, after failing 10th grade, Anand becomes an auto driver, while Vaishu completes her intermediate and goes to study engineering. There, she meets Viraj (Viraj Ashwin) and gradually gets used to the new culture, distancing herself from Anand. Despite not liking Viraj, Vaishu finds herself compelled to get physically closer to him. Why did Vaishnu have to distance herself from Anand? What ultimately happened to Anand?

    Starring Anand Devarakonda and Vaishnavi, this film was a blockbuster hit at the box office, earning ₹81 crores worldwide and ₹64 crores in Telugu.

    9 . Virupaksha(April 21 , 2023)
    A|146 minutes|Thriller,Horror,Mystery,Action
    In the village of Rudravaram, many people are dying under suspicious and brutal circumstances. The hero, Sai Dharam Tej, sets out to determine whether these deaths are due to witchcraft or if someone is committing murder. What role does Nandini play, and who is truly behind this death mystery?

    A film starring Sai Dharam Tej and Samyuktha Menon, 'Virupaksha' was a super hit, collecting ₹63 crores in Telugu and ₹89 crores globally.

    10 . Kushi(September 01 , 2023)
    U/A|165 minutes|Comedy,Romance,Drama,Comedy
    Aaradhya (Samantha), born in a traditional Brahmin family, is set to marry Viplav, a Christian boy, but her father Chandraramgam (Murali Sharma) refuses to consent to the marriage. Viplav's family also disapproves of the union. Despite the opposition from their families, Viplav and Aaradhya unite. Just when everything seems to be going smoothly, new problems arise between Viplav and Aaradhya. What are these problems, and how did they overcome them?

    Featuring Samantha and Vijay Devarakonda, this film garnered ₹76 crores worldwide and ₹45 crores in the Telugu states."

    @2021 KTree