No Plans For The Weekend? Here Are 6 Throwback Films On ZEE5 You Can Watch With Your Folks

Sneha Bale

December 7, 2019


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If you do not like actors like NTR, ANR, Krishna, Mohan Babu and the likes, the reason probably is that you haven’t seen the right films. If you haven’t been bowled over by Sridevi, Jayasudha, Jaya Prada, Radhika and others, it’s probably high time for you to watch their films and know what the hype is all about. Because hey, the wise said old is gold for a reason. And we have 7 such reasons listed below. So, this weekend, do something off-beat and watch a film or two.

Starring Krishna and Subha, the suspense-thriller film, Guduputani released in 1972 and remains interesting every time you watch it. The story revolves around Deepa, a rich girl who falls for a poor boy, Vijay. Soon, there are multiple attempts to kill Deepa. Vijay, who also has a criminal record, is the first suspect. But is he really to be blamed? Find out here.

Manchi Manasu

This 1962 drama, Manchi Manasu stars Akkineni Nageshwar Rao and Savitri. It is the story of a poor student who loses his heart to a rich landlord’s daughter. Although their social status does not hinder their relationship, it is the clauses put forth by the girl’s brother that forms the crux of the story. Watch the film here.

Aatma Bandhuvu

Originally a Tamil film, Aatma Bandhuvu released in 1985. However, it gained popularity amongst the Telugu speaking audiences because of the cast, which features Shivaji Ganeshan and Radha in lead roles. The film dives into the life of Peddayya, who is on his death-bed and reminisces his unrequited love story with Gouri. The story is a beautiful take on true love and the cruelties of life. Watch his story here.  

Padaharella Vayasu

No Sridevi fan can ever forget Padaharella Vayausu. Translating to ‘At the age of 16’, this romantic film is about first love and first heart-break. Sridevi plays the role of Malli, who falls for a doctor. She decides to give up on her ambition of becoming a teacher to be with the doctor. But first love often turns into a first heart-break. Fate had similar plans for Malli. But her true love was waiting around. Watch what happens to Malli here.


Starring the legendary actor, ANR, Buchibabu is an out and out comedy flick, which released in 1980. The film also stars Jaya Prada. The story begins when the accomplished Buchibabu returns to India. He plans on marrying his childhood sweetheart, Bujji. In order to impress her parents, before proposing marriage, Buchibabu turns into a househelp at Bujji’s residence. Is this a good idea? Watch if he will marry his sweetheart here.


Released in 1994, Teerpu was the first of its kind judiciary drama. It features Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jagapathi Babu, Aamani, Rohini Hattangadi in lead roles. The story begins after Justice Rao decides to cut all ties with his son when the police tag him as a wanted Naxal. Given all the emotional reasons, Justice Rao’s wife denounces him as her husband. How he fixes things and mends the familial relationships is what the film is about. Watch it here

If this isn’t enough, here are a few more old films that might interest you. For something new and happening, check out Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna starrer Geetha Govindam on ZEE5.

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