Here's a look at the Telugu love dramas in the last 10 years which made the audiences have happy tearsFor all eternity, humans have been sharing love and the stories of love with one another. Whether it is Krishna-Rukmini, Heer-Ranjha, Devadas-Paro or Shakuntala-Dushyanta, the romances from mythology and history that are enshrined as stories, are passed on through generations. We have seen reciprocated love, unrequited love, love that ends in loss, love that begins after a loss, and love that goes beyond life and loss.From poems to songs, from books to films, people have immortalised romances in various forms since the beginning of recorded history. The quintessence of storytelling itself stemmed from the love for something – to show it and to share it with the world around. If those stories are of love and about love, no one can ever say ‘no’, in fact, they’ll crave for more.Let’s go back in time and revisit some of Tollywood’s best love stories from the last decade (2022-2013):2022Sita RamamIn a day and age where love is forged on platforms like Tinder and Bumble, Sita Ramam transported us to the era where it was found in letters. The timeless love between an orphaned soldier, Ram (Dulquer Salmaan) and a humble princess Sita Mahalakshmi (Mrunal Thakur), can never be forgotten.2021A year filled with love, 2021 saw four beautiful romances grace the big screen:UppenaAasi (Vaishnav Tej) and Bebamma’s (Krithi Shetty) teenage love in Uppena is way more mature than any dubious adult romances. They fall for each other despite the class and caste differences separating them, and they stand tall even when the limits of their love are tested by society and their own loved ones.Love StoryThe vows – “For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health” – truly come to life in Revanth and Mounika’s Love Story, where they both stand by, support, and fight for each other’s love and life. Shyam Singha Roy Does love happen between two bodies or two souls? Can love go beyond mortality? Shyam Singha Roy says yes and shows how Shyam (Nani) and Rosie’s (Sai Pallavi) love survives the test of time and transcends a lifetime. Most Eligible BachelorDid you ever think about or observe the difference between ‘love’ and ‘romance’? I didn’t, until the Most Eligible Bachelor’s Harsha (Akhil Akkineni) learnt it from Vibha (Pooja Hegde), who believes that love has to be expressed and in ways that make both the partners appreciate and admire each other’s presence in their lives.2020Colour PhotoWhen Telugu movies portray forbidden love, it is usually forbidden by differences in class or caste. Colour Photo changed the game and brought another social issue – discrimination based on colour – to the forefront. The heartbreaking love story between a dark-skinned boy Kittu (Suhas), and a fair-skinned girl Deepthi (Chandini Chowdary), is truly memorable. 2019MajiliUnconditional love is often underrated, goes unnoticed and is unusual, just like Sravani (Samantha) in Majili. She is a confident, headstrong working woman who shrinks herself to make space for her husband Poorna’s (Naga Chaitanya) grief so that he can move on from the loss of his first love. It’s hard to find love like that these days, don’t you agree?Dear ComradeBobby (Vijay Deverakonda) and Lily (Rashmika Mandanna) are the definitions of opposites. She abhors violence, but he believes in fighting for what is right. Our Dear Comrades’ love is the kind where the couple go through things to grow together. His love kindles her will to fight for herself, and her love enables him to choose the right battles. 2018Geetha GovindamLove or friendships which start off on the wrong foot always end up being special, just like Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna’s rom-com Geetha Govindam. We know it’s love when Geetha’s vehement dislike suddenly vanishes after realising the truth about Vijay.Tholi PremaYou can stay mad only at the people you love, just like Adithya (Varun Tej), who harbours anger for his first love (Tholi Prema) and Varsha (Raashi Khanna) for breaking up with him because of his impulsive nature. But the love they have for each other overpowers their egos. Chi La SowCan a romance start with rejection and truly last? Not sure about lasting, but I'll say that it can begin, just like how it does between Arjun (Sushanth) and Anjali (Ruhani Sharma) in this film. It’s an endearing love that blossoms between the two despite their story starting off with a simple ‘no’ and going through a challenging night of comic experiences.2017It is probably the golden year of romance in the 2010s, with six varied love stories coming from TFI. With some over-the-top romances and many rooted in reality, audiences got to watch different perspectives on love in the year. Arjun ReddyWe don’t appreciate the value of something until we lose it. Arjun (Vijay Deverakonda) too doesn’t comprehend the worth of his love for Preethi (Shalini Pandey) until he loses her, but the beauty of the film lies in the fact that he realises his mistakes and makes amends. Despite being one of the controversial films, Arjun Reddy became a cult love story because “everything is fair in love and war.”FidaaThey say that the best things happen when you least expect them, but what if you don’t recognise that they’re the best? Bhanu (Sai Pallavi) faces the same dilemma when she is forced to choose between the man she loves, Varun (Varun Tej), and the love she has for her family, as societal conventions require her to leave the family behind for husband. But guess what, you’ll go Fidaa over Varun’s love for Bhanu as he leaves everything behind and comes for her.Ninnu KoriLife does not always go in the direction we expect it to. The fact hits Uma (Nani) in full force when the love of his life Pallavi (Nivetha Thomas), finds happiness away from him after marrying Arun (Aadhi Pinisetty) for the sake of her family. Ninnu Kori showed that one can find love more than once, and life does not stop because it is going in a different direction than the one envisioned.HelloChildhood friendships ending up in adulthood love is an age-old but evergreen concept. While there’s a trace of romance in Avinash (Akhil Akkineni) and Priya’s (Kalyani Priyadarshan) relationship from the very beginning, it is forged on the foundation of friendship and finding solace in each other’s company.Malli RaavaWhen a person ages up, their worldview changes, and so does what they expect from their partner. So how do people stay in love through these changes? Malli Raava follows Karthik (Sumanth) and Anjali (Akanksha Singh) from childhood to adulthood as they separate and reunite at different stages of their life. Despite various forces pulling them apart, the star-crossed lovers keep finding ways to continue to nurture their love.CheliyaaDo you have anyone with whom you can’t live, but can’t live without them as well? Then you’ll better understand why Leela (Aditi Rao Hydari) longs for VC (Karthi) despite him being egotistical, cruel and illogical at times. It’s passionate and compellingly turbulent, but you still won’t understand why you like the film. Maybe because It’s Mani Ratnam!2016PremamA coming-of-age romance which shows the many shades of love, Premam focuses on how Vikram (Naga Chaitanya)’s perspective and understanding of love change as he gains more maturity and life experiences. The film about love, loss and self-discovery takes you down memory lane.Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema GaadhaKrishna (Nani) and Mahalakshmi (Mehreen Pirzada)... To the world, they’re always at loggerheads with each other, but to them, they’re the only ones for each other in the world. Krishna and Mahalakshmi’s ‘great love story’ is both funny and winsome as he goes to great lengths to secure his relationship with Maha, whether it means repeatedly failing the English board exam or fighting the most wanted mafia don.2015Malli Malli Idi Rani RojuThis movie is about love that persists despite differences and circumstances. You probably won’t find a love like that of Nazira (Nithya Menen) and Raja Ram (Sharwanand) today because waiting or leading a lifetime in memory of the people we love is not a thing of these times. And oh god, the dialogues in the film! No one can forget them.Kumari 21FIt’s a movie that brings to life the saying, “There is no place for doubt in love.” Kumari (Hebbah Patel) and Siddhu (Raj Tarun) love each other unconditionally, but they learn that without trust, their relationship would not withstand the societal pressures. Standing by the people you love without judging them for who they are and were, and striving for their happiness is the kind of love that the world needs.Ok BangaramWe all swooned when we saw the lasting love between the older married couple Ganapathy (Prakash Raj) and Bhavani (Leela Samson), just like the young, ambitious millennial couple Adithya (Dulquer Salmaan) and Tara (Nithya Menen), who live-in and love each other so deeply, but hesitate to commit due to their disbelief in marriage. Ok Bangaram portrayed the beauty of love across generations. 2014Oohalu GusaguasaladeDo teens understand relationships? Are they mature enough to differentiate between love and friendship? When Venky (Naga Shourya) proposes to Sirisha (Raashi Khanna) in their teens, she rejects it claiming that they’re not mature enough to make big decisions like choosing a life partner. Oohalu Gusaguasalade’s practical and sensible approach to teenage romance without discrediting their feelings is just lovely. Raja RaniHow does one deal with a lost love and move on to embrace a new person? You should watch Regina (Nayanthara) and John (Arya) in Raja Rani for that. They marry each other due to familial pressures but resist the relationship due to the emotional baggage from their past. In fact, the movie tells three love stories, one of each of its leads and one of them falling for each other.2013Uyyala JampalaAn innocent teen Uma Devi (Avika Gor), shares a playful enmity with her Baava (cousin) Suri (Raj Tarun), but somewhere there’s a sense of belonging and possessiveness that they don’t recognise as love until they really do. Set in a village, the film offers just enough glimpses of reality in its characters for the audience to relate to.Gunde Jaari GallanthayyindeA simple miscommunication causes Karthik (Nithiin) to call Sravani (Nithya Menen), mistaking her for someone else. Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde is the love story people often daydream about - a blind love where one falls in love with a person based entirely on their personality without being clouded by judgments on background, financials, looks, etc. Going Forward:Hopefully, 2023 and the years after will further add to the vibrant collection of romances over the last decade with more unique love stories. Leading the way is Phalana Abbayi Phalana Ammayi (PAPA), slated for release on March 17, the movie brings back the team of ‘Oohalu Gusagusalade’. Following close after ‘PAPA’ is Shaakuntalam, a retelling of the mythological romance of Shakuntala (Samantha) and Dushyant (Dev Mohan), that will release on April 14. Later in this year, Samantha will return to the big screen with another tale of love, Kushi opposite Vijay Deverakonda.