The year 2017 was a mixed bag for Tollywood. There were more lows than highs for the film industry. The biggest controversy ever to hit Tollywood was the drug scandal in which top celebrities of Tollywood were questioned by the special Investigation Team. Allu Arjun movie Duvvada Jagannatham was criticized by the Brahmin community for using words like Namakam Chamakam. The filmmakers were also accused of inflating the box office collections. Balakrishana was also in the news for his slapping incidents.
On the other hand Tollywood delivered the mega hit Bahubali the conclusion which made it proud. Jr. NTR’s performance in Jai Lava Kusa was appreiciated but Mahesh Babu delivered a dud in Spyder. Chai and Sam got married and the fans went crazy. Rakul Preet singh cemented her place at the top with some good performances. Arjun singh signaled a new wave cinema in Tollywood. In all a memorable year for Tollywood.