Daggubati Venkatesh is one of the top heroes in Tollywood from the 90s. He has done 73 films to date and 2 of his movies are in the shooting stages. Venkatesh is a versatile actor and he stood as one of the 4 pillars in Tollywood. He has played many interesting and challenging roles in his career so far. However, his main fan base has always been ladies. Venkatesh has a large women fan base in the Telugu Cinema.
Venkatesh has won seven state Nandi Awards and six Filmfare awards for best acting in his career. Probably, Venkatesh is one of the very few heroes who had zero anti-fans. Now, let us have a look at some of the best films of Venkatesh in his long and illustrious career.
Swarna Kamalam in the direction of K Vishwanath is one of the best and evergreen films in Telugu Cinema. K. Vishwanath is always a classical director. It is a movie that was based on Classical dance. Swarna Kamalam was screened at the Indian panorama section of the 12th International Film Festival of India. Bhanu Priya has played the female lead of the film. Sainath Thotapalli has written the dialogues and they helped the movie to go to another level. Ilaiyaraja’s music is another highlight of the film.
Venkatesh’s one of the biggest commercial entertainers is Bobbili Raja. The movie is a sensational success. B. Gopal who is a director well known for his commercially-oriented flicks has directed this movie. Suresh Babu is the producer for this movie in Suresh Productions banner. Bobbili Raja also marks the debut of Divya Bharathi into films. Her glamour is also the added advantage for the movie. Ilaiyaraaja has once again made sure that the movie’s songs are nothing less than chartbusters.
After the sensational Siva, Ram Gopal Varma has signed his next project with Venkatesh. He has roped in Sridevi for the heroine role. Kshana Kshanam is a thriller and was made in typical Ram Gopal Varma style. The film won four state Nandi awards for best director, best screenplay, best actress, and best cinematography. Kshana Kshanam has got lovely and evergreen songs. MM Keeravani has composed the music. Especially, listening to Jaamu Raathiri is just like heaven.
Prema is a beautiful love story that is directed by Suresh Krishna and produced by D. Ramanaidu. It is an eternal love story that ends on a sad note. When two innocent hearts were denied their relationship,the struggle they go through was shown in an effective way. Especially the climax of the movie is such a highlight.
After the super hit of Kshana Kshanam, Venkatesh is lucky to have another sensational hit in the form of Chanti. Venkatesh has just lived in the character of an innocent man. Meena has played the female lead in the movie. Ilaiyaraaja’s music was another highlight for the movie. Chanti was such a huge hit that it shattered every record in the Telugu Cinema at that time. KS Rama Rao has produced this movie on Creative Commercials banner. Chanti has emulated the banner’s goodwill.
Venkatesh’s strength alwasy lie in picking up versatile subjects. Venkatesh has given his best in essaying family-oriented subjects and at the same time he has done many mass roles. Dharma Chakram is one of the mass roles that Venkatesh has acted in. Directed by Suresh Krishna, D. Rama Naidu has produced this movie. Venkatesh has played the role of a lawyer in the flick. Venkatesh has done an excellent job in doing a character who hates his father for his nature.
It is one of the best emotional subjects that Venkatesh did. His chemistry with Soundarya in all the movies they acted together is just excellent. in Pavitra Bandham, it is a notch higher. Mutyala Subbaiah who is known at best in dealing emotional subjects has directed this movie. Posani Krishna Murali has written dialogues for this entertainer. Pavitra Bandham is such a new concept in those days and it went well at the box office. Pavitra Bandham is one of the very few movies in Indian Cinema that got remade in six Indian languages.
Venkatesh is the best hero to do family entertainers in the Telugu Cinema. This statement is not an exaggeration. Watch Suryavamsam for yourself and you will accept the fact. Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao is the director of this film which is a remake. Venkatesh in his career has done many remakes and most of them are super hits. Suryavamsam is one of the biggest hits in Venkatesh’s career and gives him the title Victory.
While Dharma Chakram is said to be the best mass and emotional movie Venkatesh has ever did, Ganesh is one notch higher than that. Ganesh is a sensational movie in Venkatesh’s career. He has won Nandi and Filmfare awards at the box office. It was directed by Tiruathiswamy and produced by D. Suresh Babu.
Coolie No. 1
Coolie No. 1 is one of the most entertaining movies of Venkatesh’s career. Directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, Coolie No. 1 has helped Venkatesh in his career a lot. He has scored a huge blockbuster with this movie. Coolie No. 1 is Tabu’s debut film as heroine in her career.
Another combination between Venkatesh and K. Raghavendra Rao and another blockbuster is the result. Sundarakanda was made with a very nice concept. It was a remake of the Tamil film Sundara Kandam. It has once again proved that remakes are the main strength of Venkatesh. Meena is the heroine and the girl Aparna will give us a shocking twist in the end.
Nuvvu Naku Nachav
Inarguably, Nuvvu Naku Nachav is the most entertaining film in Venkatesh’s career. It has shattered many records and has won many awards. Nuvvu Naku Nachav is an evergreen movie. Every Telugu audience almost gets every dialogue in the movie. That’s the power of this film. Vijaya Bhaskar has directed it and the film marks Aarti Agarwal debut in Tollywood. Trivikram Srinivas has written dialogues for this film.
When we have to select very few movies from a list of almost 75 movies, that too in a mostly successful career, few movies are ought to miss out. We are sure that we missed a few as well. Do comment those movies.
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