Best Aha movies in Telugu and Tamil: Colour Photo, Love Story and Jeans, Minsara Kanuvu on the list

The OTT platform Aha, which was launched in 2020, is home to popular Telugu and Tamil films. With regard to Telugu, ranging from crime to comedy, the streaming platform features films like Naandhi, Super Over, Krack and Naga Chaitanya-Sai Pallavi’s Love Story. For Tamil, especially for those who enjoy the old Tamil films from the 90s, Aha has a lot for you, including Aishwarya Rai’s Jeans from 1998, Kajol’s Minsara Kanuvu (Sapnay in Hindi), and several popular Madhavan films. Here’s a look at some of the best Aha movies in Telugu and Tamil.

Best Aha movies in Telugu

TitleIMDB ratingRelease date
Naandhi7.9/10Feb 19, 2021
Colour Photo8.2/10Oct 23, 2020
Super Over7/10January 22, 2021
Krack7.0/10January 9,2021
Metro Kathalu6.2/10August 14, 2020
Love Story6.8/10September 24, 2021
Most Eligible Bachelor6.1/10October 15, 2021
Zombie Reddy6.7/10February 5, 2021

Mail7.4/10January 12, 2021
Ananaganaga  O Athidi6.7/10November 20, 2020

Naandhi (2021)

A thriller mystery with a premise of a courtroom drama, the film explains the importance of Section 211. Allari Naresh returns to mainstream cinema after many years with this hit film, as he plays a prisoner on trial awaiting judgement. The film also features Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, while  Priyadarshi, Harish Uthaman, Vinay Varma, and Praveen play supporting roles.

  • IMDB rating- 7.9/10
  • Cast- Allari Naresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Priyadarshi
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Colour Photo (2020)

Directed by debutante Sandeep Raj, Colour Photo illustrates the grim realities of colour discrimination and stars Suhas, along with Chandni Chowdary and Sunil. Colour Photo tells the story of a man named Jayakrishna, the son of a milkman, who falls in love with a woman.  At the 68th National Film Awards, it won the Best Feature Film in Telugu

Super Over (2021)

A unique crime thriller, Super Over follows the story of three friends. One of them is cheated by a travel consultant and the debt for which he put his house as collateral have to be repaid. In order to earn money back, he starts betting on cricket matches and earns Rs 1.7 crore. As he earns money, he has to face the consequences with his friends.

Krack (2021)

An action thriller with a star cast featuring Ravi Teja and Shruti Haasan, Krack is based on multiple incidents that took place in Andhra Pradesh. The film received positive reviews and grossed over Rs 60-70 crore at the box office.

Metro Kathalu (2020)

Metro Kathalu revolves around the lives of eight people in Hyderabad, who struggle with their choices as their fates intertwine with each other. However, they rise above the occasion and make the most of their lives. The film features Gayatri Bhargavi, Nandini Rai, Ali Reza and Rajeev Kanakala. 

  • IMDB rating- 6.2/10
  • Cast- Gayatri Bhargavi, Nandini Rai, Ali Reza and Rajeev Kanakala
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Love Story (2021)

Love Story, starring Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi, tells the story of an inter-caste relationship between a couple while they pursue their dreams in the city of Hyderabad. The film has been directed by Sekhar Kammula. The film was a success and crossed over Rs 90 crore at the box office, against a budget of Rs 30 crore.

Most Eligible Bachelor (2021)

A romantic comedy, starring Akhil Akkineni and Pooja Hegde, the film follows the emotional love story of an NRI and a stand-up comedian and how they finally overcome obstacles to be together. Most Eligible Bachelor, directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar, received positive reviews and crossed over Rs 81 crore worldwide.

Zombie Reddy (2021)

A zombie-comedy, the film directed by Prasanth Varma, stars Teja Sajja, Anandhi, and Daksha Nagarkar. Based on Kurnool, the film is partly based on the COVID-19 pandemic and sees the spread of a zombie virus that spreads through the village.

Mail (2021)

Mail explores the advent of technological advances in a village and is set in 2005. An 18-year-old man named Ravi, who is fascinated by computers, is overjoyed when his fellow villager decides to set up a gaming centre. The film features Priyadarshi and Harshith Malgireddy.

Anaganaga O Athidi (2020) 

A mystery drama, the film follows the story of Payal (Mallika Rajput) who is going through a financial crisis with her family. Her fortunes begin to see some luck with the help of an astrologer. A man named Srinivas (Chaitanya Krishna) visits their home and thus begins a game of lust, deception and cruelty.

Best Aha movies in Tamil

TitleIMDB ratingRelease date
Khaidi8.5/10Oct 25, 2019
Manmatha Leelai6/10April 1, 2022
Uriyadi7.9/10May 27, 2016
Vaanum Kottatum6.3/10February 7, 2020
Jeans6.4/10April 24, 1998
Pudhupettai8.5/10May 26, 2006
Minsara Kanuvu6.7/10January 14, 1997
Run7/10Sept 5, 2002
Kannathil Mutthamital8.4/10Feb 14, 2002

Khaidi (2019)

Starring Karthi and Arjun Das, Khaidi chronicles the story of an ex-convict who wants to meet his daughter after he leaves prison. However, his plans are destroyed after an inspector plans a drug raid. The film has been directed by Lokesh Kanagraj. The film was a box-office success and earned over Rs 110 crore. 

Writer (2021)

A crime thriller, Writer tells the story of a man trapped in an illegal custody case, which involves an innocent PhD student. The story sees the writer trying to save the student. The film stars  Samuthirakani and Hari Krishnan and had received positive reviews from critics. 

Manmatha Leelai (2022)

A black comedy, Manmatha Leelai features Ashok SelvanSamyuktha HegdeRiya Suman, and Smruthi Venkat, while ChandranJayaprakashPremgi Amaren, and Karunakaran play supporting roles. The film follows a man and his encounters with two women in two different periods of his life.

Uriyadi (2016)

A political thriller, Uriyadi chronicles the lives of four bachelors, who lead a carefree life, which takes a turn when they are drawn into a political fight. However, their mutual connections lead them into more chaos. The film starred Vijay Kumar, and Mime Gopi in the lead roles.

Vaanam Kottattum (2020)

Vaanam Kottatum features an ensemble cast with as an ensemble cast of R. SarathkumarVikram PrabhuRaadhika Sarathkumar and Aishwarya Rajesh. The film follows the story of a father whose mistake ruptures his relationship with his family. The mistake continues to haunt him, finally culminating in an emotional ending.

  • IMDB rating- 6.3/10
  • Cast- R. SarathkumarVikram PrabhuRaadhika Sarathkumar, Aishwarya Rajesh
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Jeans (1998)

A delightful return to the late 90s, Jeans, starring Aishwarya Rai and Prashanth in the lead roles, follows the story of a father, who wants his twin sons to marry twin sisters. The music of the film is still a favourite among fans and was composed by AR Rahman. At the time of its release, it was the most expensive film to be made.

Pudhupettai (2006)

A crime thriller, Pudhupettai is directed by Selvaraghavan and features Dhanush in the lead role. It tells the story slum-dwelling student from Pudhupettai who embarks on a journey to become a dreaded gangster in North Chennai as a means of survival. A cult classic, it is considered one of the best films in Dhanush’s career.

Minsara Kanavu (1997)

A romantic drama starring Kajol, Arvind Swamy and Prabhu Deva, the story follows a woman named Priya, a convent student who aspires to become a nun. Fate has something else planned for her when her close childhood friend falls in love with her. On the other hand, her hairstylist (Prabhu Deva) tries to change her mind about her ambition, and falls in love with her as well, forming a complicated love triangle.

Run (2002)

A romantic drama starring Madhavan and Meera Jasmine, the film follows the love story of a man named Shiva and a woman named Priya, who happens to be the sister of a local gangster. However, Shiva isn’t daunted by death threats or even being beaten up and remains steadfast in his decision to marry Priya.

Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

Directed by Mani Ratnam, Kannathil Muthamittal stars Madhavan, Nandita Das and Prakash Raj. The story focuses on a child of Sri Lankan Tamil parentage adopted by Indian parents, who wish to meet her biological mother in the midst of the Sri Lankan Civil War.