Made an entry into the film industry as Megastar Chiranjeevi’s young brother, Pawan Kalyan has grabbed the Telugu audience with his choice of films. Fondly known as Powerstar of Tollywood, Pawan debuted in films with 1996 released, Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbaayi, to date, Pawan Kalyan acted in 24 films in the lead role and did a cameo appearance in two films such as Shankar Dada MBBS and Shankar Dada Zindabad. Now, we bring you the box office verdict and collections report of Pawan Kalyan’s films.
1. Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbaayi (1996)
Touted as a youthful romantic drama, AAIA was directed by reputed director EVV Satyanarayana. Produced by Allu Arvind under his Geetha Arts banner, the film has Pawan Kalyan and ANR’s granddaughter Supriya as the lead pair. Though the film has impressed Mega fans, box office collections wise the film is an average grosser. As per the industry reports, Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbaayi was made with a budget of Rs 10 crore but failed to achieve the break-even status by the end of its full run.
2. Gokulamlo Seetha( 1997)
Directed by Muthyala Subbaiah, Gokulamlo Seetha is an official remake of the Tamil film, Gokulathil Seethai. Starring Pawan Kalyan and Raasi as the lead pair, the film also has Kota Srinivasa Rao in a key role. As per the industry sources, Gokulamlo Seetha was made with a budget of Rs 11 crore and managed to collect more than Rs 11 crore at the box office and achieved the break-even target and ended up as a hit at the ticket windows. Songs composed by Koti are received well by the audience.
3. Suswagatham (1998)
The film is an official remake of the Tamil movie Love Today. Directed by Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao, the film has Pawan Kalyan and Devayani as the lead pair. Box office verdict wise the film is a hit. SA Rajkumar’s music and songs are a huge hit among the Telugu audience. Super Good Films banner bankrolled the film.
4. Tholi Prema(1998)
Touted as a romantic drama, Tholi Prema was director Karunakaran’s first movie. Produced by GVG Raju, the film has Pawan Kalyan and Keerthi Reddy as the lead pair. Music composed by Deva, the film is one of the biggest hits in those times. Made with a limited budget, the film generated huge revenues at the box office and ended up as a blockbuster success. The film won the National award for Best Feature Film in the Telugu category and even won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film for that year. Later, Tholi Prema was remade in Hindi as Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai and in Kannada as Preethsu Thappenilla.
5. Thammudu (1999)
Touted as a sports action family drama, Thammudu was directed by PA Arun Prasad. Starring Pawan Kalyan, Preeti Jhangiani and Aditi Govitrikar in the lead roles, the film is a blockbuster success at the box office. Songs composed by Ramana Gogula are a trendsetter in those times. Made with a budget of Rs 13 crore, the film achieved break-even status in few weeks of the film’s release and ended up as a blockbuster success at the box office. The film was later remade in Tamil, Kannada and Bengali languages.
Being director Puri Jagannadh’s debut film, Badri is a triangle love story starring Pawan Kalyan, Renu Desai, Amisha Patel in the lead roles. Made with a budget of Rs 12 crore, the film collected huge revenues at the box office and ended up as a huge hit. The film songs composed by Ramana Gogula are a massive hit among the audience. Puri Jagannadh later remade the film in Hindi as Shart: The Challenge.
Touted as a romantic comedy entertainer, Khushi is an official remake of Tamil hit, Kushi. Starring Pawan Kalyan and Bhumika Chawla as the lead pair, the film is a huge hit at the box office. Music composed by Mani Sharma is the biggest advantage of the film. SJ Suryah directed and AM Ratnam produced Khushi.
Pawan Kalyan took almost two years gap after blockbuster Khushi and came made a directional debut with the 2003 film, Johnny. Touted as an action film made on martial arts, the film was produced by Allu Arvind under his Geetha Arts banner. Though the film ended up as a disaster at the box office, the action sequences in the film choreographed by Pawan Kalyan himself received good applause from the audience.
9. Gudumba Shankar(2004)
Directed by Veera Shankar Bairisetty, Gudumba Shankar is a comedy-drama starring Pawan Kalyan and Meera Jasmine. The film was a flop at the box office but the songs composed by Mani Sharma are a good hit among the audience.
Touted as an action drama, Balu stars Pawan Kalyan, Neha Oberai and Shriya Saran as the lead pair. Directed by Tholi Prema fame Karunakaran, the film failed to repeat the same magic and ended up as a flop at the box office. Reputed producer C Ashwini Dutt bankrolled the film.
Directed by Kollywood director Dharani, the film stars Pawan Kalyan and Meera Chopra in the lead roles. Though the film failed the impressed the audience, songs composed by Vidyasagar are a good hit among the audience. AM Ratnam produced the film.
Directed by Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao, Annavaram is an official remake of the Tamil film Thirupaachi. Starring Pawan Kalyan, Asin as the lead pair, Mega Supergood Films produced the film. The film failed to impress the audience and ended up as a flop at the box office.
Touted as a romantic comedy-drama, Jalsa was directed by Trivikram. Starring Pawan Kalyan, Ileana, Parvati Melton, Kamalinee Mukherjee in the lead roles, the film is an average grosser at the box office. Songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad are a good hit among the audience. Allu Arvind produced the film under his Geetha Arts banner.
14. Komaram Puli(2010)
Directed by Khushi fame SJ Surya, Komaram Puli is a huge disaster at the box office. Starring Pawan Kalyan and Nikeesha Patel as the lead pair, even AR Ratnam’s music for the film failed big-time to impress the audience.
15. Teen Maar(2011)
Teen Maar is a romantic drama film directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee and has its screenplay written by Trivikram Srinivas. A movie is a remake of the 2009 Hindi film Love Aaj Kal. Starring Pawan Kalyan, Trisha, and Kriti Kharbanda in the lead roles, the film failed to impress the Telugu audience and ended up as a flop at the box office. The film’s music is composed by Mani Sharma.
Directed by Kollywood director Vishnu Vardhan, Panjaa is an action film produced by Arka Media Works and Sanghamitra Art Productions. Starring Pawan Kalyan, Sarah-Jane Dias, Anjali Lavania, Jackie Shroff, Adivi Sesh and Atul Kulkarni in key roles, the film is a flop at the box office. Though Pawan Kalyan’s stylish looks impressed the audience, the lack of gripping screenplay and story is the main drawback for the film.
17. Gabbar Singh(2012)
Touted as an action comedy film directed by Harish Shankar and produced by Bandla Ganesh under Parameswara Art Productions, Gabbar Singh stars Pawan Kalyan and Shruti Haasan while Abhimanyu Singh, Ajay, Suhasini Maniratnam, Nagineedu and Kota Srinivasa Rao in supporting roles. The film is an official remake of Salman Khan’s 2010 film, Dabangg and gave a major relief for Pawan Kalyan, who is suffering from back to back failures. The film has collected more than Rs150 crore gross at the worldwide box office and ended up as a blockbuster success. Songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad are a huge hit among the audience.
18. Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu(2012)
Touted as a political action film written and directed by Puri Jagannadh, the film stars Pawan Kalyan, Tamannaah and Gabriela Bertante in lead roles. Though the movie has enough fan moments, the lack of interesting story and scene order is the main reason behind the failure of the film. Box office wise, the film is a below-average grosser at the ticket windows.
19. Attarintiki Daredi(2013)
Touted as an action family drama film written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas, the film stars Pawan Kalyan, Samantha, and Pranitha Subhash in the lead roles. Produced by B. V. S. N. Prasad under the banner Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra in association with Reliance Entertainment, the film emerged as the highest grosser during those times and ended as an Industry hit.
20. Gopala Gopala(2015)
Touted as a satirical comedy-drama, the film is directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani and jointly produced by D. Suresh Babu and Sharrath Marar under the Suresh Productions and North Star Entertainment banners. Starring Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan, Shriya Saran, and Mithun Chakraborty in key roles, the film is a remake of the 2012 Hindi film OMG – Oh My God! which was itself based on the Gujarati stage play Kanji Viruddh Kanji and the 2001 film The Man Who Sued God. Released amidst high expectations, Gopala Gopala ended up as an average grosser at the box office.
21. Sardar Gabbar Singh(2015)
Directed by K. S. Ravindra, the film is produced by Pawan Kalyan, Sharrath Marar and Sunil Lulla jointly under their banners Pawan Kalyan Creative Works, North Star Entertainment and Eros International. While Pawan Kalyan himself provided the story and screenplay for the film, Sardar Gabbar Singh ended up as a huge disaster at the box office and left the buyers in huge losses.
This action drama was directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani and produced by North Star Entertainment. Starring Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan, Tarun Arora, Siva Balaji, Ajay, Ali, Kamal Kamaraju, Chaitanya Krishna, Pradeep Rawat, Rao Ramesh, and Nassar appear in key roles, the film is a remake of Tamil film Veeram. Though the film has a good premise, Pawan Kalyan’s mass image became a big minus for the film and ended up as a flop at the box office.
Written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas, Agnyaathavaasi was released amidst high expectations among the audience but failed miserably to impress the audience. Sold for high prices, the film failed to recover even Forty percent of the invested amount and brought huge losses to the buyers. Starring Pawan Kalyan, Keerthy Suresh and Anu Emmanuel as the lead pair, the film has its music by Anirudh.
24. Vakeel Saab(2021)
The film is an official remake of the Hindi hit, Pink. Vakeel Saab is also a comeback film for Pawan Kalyan, who gave a break for the films for almost two years for the 2019 elections. Released on April 9, 2021, the film faced many problems from the Andhra Pradesh government during its release. Though the film only had hardly a two-week run at the box office due to the Covid second wave, Vakeel Saab has collected close to Rs 80 crore share at the worldwide box office and ended up as a hit.
As of now, Pawan Kalyan has interesting projects such as Bheemla Nayak and Hara Veera Mallu films at the shooting stage. Later, he will be collaborating with Gabbar Singh fame Harish Shankar for a movie and yet another with director Surender Reddy.