We are such a blessed audience to have seen such a natural performer like Prakash Raj. He is a versatile actor and can perform many kinds of roles. He can be such a notorious criminal, a doting father, a reckless guy, a comedian, what not everything. Over the years, Prakash Raj has entertained us in many roles and continues doing so.
Prakash Raj is a top artist across languages and he has done many worth remembering roles in Tollywood as well. Now let us have a look at some of the best movies of him in Telugu.
This should be at the top of the list, there is no argument in that. Antahpuram released in the year 1998 but one cannot forget the impact Prakash Raj has created with this movie. He played the role of Narasimha, a ruthless factionist. The film is directed by Krishna Vamsi. Soundarya, Prakash Raj, Jagapathi Babu, Ilaiyaraaja stood as pillars for this movie. The stellar performances and the outstanding technical work is the main highlight of the movie. Prakash Raj has even won National Award for Best Actor in the Special Jury category.
A caring brother cannot be as good as Nanda in this film. He is over possessive about his sister in the movie and yet it is the love he has towards her. Pawan Kalyan, Ameesha Patel, Renu Desai are the key cast in this movie and it is Prakash Raj in the role of Nanda stood as the strong pillar. The confrontation scenes between Prakash Raj and Pawan Kalyan have been conceived very well. Nanda’s dialogue is iconic in the movie. Badri comfortably finds a place in the best film category of this actor.
3. Nuvve Nuvve
Prakash Raj is the best father in Tollywood. There is no doubt about that. Nuvve Nuvve is Trivikram Srinivas’s debut directorial. Tarun and Shriya have played the lead roles and Prakash Raj plays the father to Shriya in the movie. He cares for her and wants a good match for her. But if her daughter brings a normal guy who does nothing in life as his lover, the struggle every father goes through was shown in the best way through Prakash Raj. He received the Filmfare award for the Best Supporting Actor for his performance.
Definitely, Khadgam is one of the electrifying performances of Prakash Raj. He plays a Muslim youth Amjad Khan in the movie. Yet again, it is Krishna Vamsi’s directorial and Prakash Raj has got a beautiful role. Every Muslim youth who lives in India and dedicates their lives to this country will relate to this character very much. This particular scene where some Pakistanis celebrate winning the cricket match in India by trying to burn the Indian flag will give goosebumps. And also the climax sequences will give us an adrenaline rush. He received Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Mahesh Babu and Prakash Raj share great camaraderie between them. In most of Mahesh Babu’s movies, Prakash Raj has played crucial roles and Okkadu will sit at the top comfortably on the list. He plays the role of Obul Reddy in the movie as a factionist who is in deep love with Swapna (Bhumika) in the film. The scene between Mahesh and Prakash Raj is pucca Paisa Vasool. He earned Santosham Best Villain Award for the movie. Gunasekhar is the director of the movie.
6. Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi
We already said that Prakash Raj is a complete artist and he has proved this on numerous occasions. He is excellent in emotional roles. Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi is yet another testament to his caliber. Prakash Raj’s character in this movie has many shades and he has excellently portrayed them. The chemistry between Ravi Teja and Prakash Raj in this movie is superb.
Though all odds are against you the confidence in you shouldn’t go down. Suryam character in Tagore is yet another well-made character for Prakash Raj. The way he investigates the case, the emotional dialogues he utters towards the pre-climax are so good to see. The dialogue “Meere Annaru Kada Sir Maa Telugu Vallu Emotional Fools Ani..” and the continuation will prove how good an actor he is. He was awarded Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
It is an iconic role in the history of Telugu Cinema. Bommarillu’s father is so much addictive that it is used as a reference in everyone’s lives in the Telugu States. The way Bommarillu’s father character designed in this movie is so relatable to everyone. Prakash Raj plays the role of Aravind who is over-caring and thinks every second about his son. The movie itself is a gem and Prakash Raj has yet again proved his worth. He has won Nandi Award for best-supporting actor.
While in Bommarillu Prakash Raj played over caring father character, in Parugu he plays the role of Neelakanta who struggles to get back his daughter who elopes with her lover. Throughout the movie, Prakash Raj’s character struggles to cope up with the truth that his daughter will be happy with her lover and also fears about his second daughter. It is such a complex character and Prakash Raj played that so effortlessly.
10. Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
Relangi Mavayya is another iconic character in Prakash Raj’s career and Tollywood. “No-worry” character who always laughs in tough situations too gives us major goals. Though there are stars like Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu in the movie, Prakash Raj is successful in keeping his specialty. This movie is directed by Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu.
Confining the best movies of Prakash Raj to just 10 movies is definitely not justifiable. He has played many wonderful characters and is continuing to do so. Across the languages, Prakash Raj is definitely a legend. There is no second thought in that. If you think that we missed some of his best roles, then do comment below and let us know.