Flops Temporary … Craze Permanent

There are number of actors in Tollywood who became stars and lost all the shine after few disasters. But when it comes to these, even if they had decade long flops or even they did not release a movie for years, none of them lost their craze at box office. That’s the reason they’re mentioned as Superstars and crazy heroes of TFI whenever we take their name. Let’s see who are they..

Superstar KrishnaSuperstar KrishnaThe one eternally talented and audacious hero of Telugu Cinema, Superstar Krishna. He took many risks and whenever they paid rich dividends he created box office records that no one has witnessed till then. Post Alluri Seetamaraju, he saw a lean period over 7 films but then when he released the village family story, Padipantalu, the movie announced his comeback and box office stamina. No wonder he was considered among the league of actors like NTR and ANR. He also made a huge comeback in early 90’s after years of lean patch with No.1!

Powerstar Pawan KalyanPowerstar Pawan KalyanWhen it comes to Pawan Kalyan, his craze cannot be scaled in terms of flops and hits. He started his career with movie Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi and started a great success run at box office with Sushwagatham and continued it till Khushi. His earlier blockbusters impacted the young audience so much that until Gabbar Singh for 10 years and 9 films, even if the star delivered disasters barring one average, Jalsa his craze did not die down, in fact doubled again with Gabbar Singh.

Prince Mahesh BabuPrince Mahesh BabuWell, Like Father, Like Son! One has to say this when you closely observe the career graph of Krishna and his son Mahesh Babu. After every major success, the actors saw huge disasters still, they’ve unflinching command over box office. After Okkadu, Mahesh saw flops like Nijam, Nani, Arjun still he came back strong with Athadu and Pokiri. After Pokiri again he had a run of disasters in Sainikudu, Athidi and Khaleja, still with Dookudu he proved his power at box office. Recently, after Nenokkadine and Aagadu, he once again scored a blockbuster with Srimanthudu.

Jr NTRJr NTRJunior Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao aka Tarak, saw great success at the beginning of his career. With Student No.1, Aadi and Simhadri, the actor became a huge star but then had weight issues and disasterous run at box office with Narasimhudu, Ashok, Samba, Andhrawala, Naa Alludu failing miserably. He returned back to form with Yama donga and his craze during the down period did not see any change. Once again he had bad run post Brundhavanam but he came back strongly with back to back successes in Temper, Nannaku Prematho and Janatha Garage.

Young Rebel Star PrabhasYoung Rebel Star PrabhasPrabhas should be said the one hero who had constantly craze increasing even though his films tanked at box office. Today, he is a National star with Bahubali franchise but before that he had a lean period for years after his Chatrapathi. Bujjigadu, Darling, Mr. Perfect did provide respite here and there but being a big action star he really made a big come back with Mirchi.

Victory VenkateshVictory VenkateshWell, Venkatesh could have been easily one hero who never saw continuous lean patch for years. Hence, he is called Victory Venkatesh, but the actor post Aaduvari Matalaku Ardhale Verule did not see the success that corresponds with his range. Tulasi, Seethamma Vakitlo Srimalle Chettu, Namo Venkatesa did give his fans some respite but Masala, Nagavalli, Shadow became disasters. The actor came back to form with Dhrusyam again.

Natasimha BalakrishnaNatasimha BalakrishnaBalakrishna does have a brilliant record with mass entertainers but he can also be said as the only hero who faced numerous flops in trying out huge mass films regularly. After Narasimha Naidu he had seen a string of flops till Lakshmi Narasimha and then again he had continuous flops with Okka Magadu, Allari Pidugu, Veerabhadra, Maharathi, Mitrudu, Pandurangadu all turned out to be flops till he came back as Simha in 2010. His craze as box office bonanza was never absent through out those years.