10 must-watch Chiranjeevi movies: Telugu film industry has had many superstars over the years and Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad a.k.a Chiranjeevi is one such demi-god to fans.
Megastar, as he’s famously known, is one of the most celebrated personalities of the Indian film industry. August 22nd marks his birthday and gives us another reason to celebrate our beloved Megastar. In a career spanning for almost 40 years, Chiranjeevi has acted in as many as 150 movies, with his upcoming Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy being awaited eagerly. So, let’s take a look at 10 of must-watch Chiranjeevi movies.
10. Khaidi No 786
This movie was directed by Vijaya Bapineedu and released in 1988. The movie cast Chiranjeevi as a man who tries to prove himself innocent after being trapped in a false case. Famous for its fight sequences and songs, Khaidi No 786 went onto become a huge commercial success at the box office.
Chantabbai had Chiranjeevi don the role of a messy detective and had shown the world that Chiranjeevi could even excel in a comic role. Directed by Jandhyala, this movie had entertained a wide range of audience with its fun-filled narrative.
An unemployed youth challenges a rich man that he’ll earn 50 lakhs in 5 years. This enticing storyline by Yendamoori Veerendranath had impressed one and all and the movie was a massive hit. Chiranjeevi played the role with effortless ease and had won many accolades.
7. Swayam Krushi
Swayam Krushi helped Chiranjeevi bag numerous awards. The film was very well-received by both audience and the critics. Directed by K.Viswanath, Swayam Krushi emerged as a blockbuster and celebrated 100 days at many centers.
Rudraveena marked the brilliant combination of director K.Balchander and Chiranjeevi. Chiranjeevi once again delivered a superb performance as a youth who challenges the conventional practices in the society. Even though the movie wasn’t received well at the Box Office, it went on to develop a cult status over the years. In fact, Rudraveena, which is a gem among this list of must-watch Chiranjeevi movies, had inspired many villages in Andhra Pradesh.
Khaidi was the film that had announced Chiranjeevi’s arrival as a big-time player. In fact, the movie, which was directed by Kodandarami Reddy, gave Chiranjeevi his career’s first blockbuster. Khaidi cast him as a man who seeks vengeance for his father’s death. The film had created a rage at the Box Office.
Tagore is one of the biggest hits in Chiranjeevi’s career. It was a remake of the Tamil superhit Ramana and was directed by V.V.Vinayak. Chiranjeevi delivered a powerful performance as the head of the Anti-Corruption Force. The film had released in 2003 and celebrated 100 days across 191 centers.
Indra is one the most popular movies of Chiranjeevi. It’s one of his biggest hits and had also won him his 6th Filmfare award. The actor played the role of a Rayalaseema factionist who kills his rivals for the good of the people. Furthermore, the movie even got dubbed into Hindi and was received well there too.
2. Gang Leader
Yet another blockbuster in the combination of Chiranjeevi and Vijay Bapineedu. Gang Leader saw Chiranjeevi play a reckless youngster who avenges his brother’s death. Also, it helped him form a huge fan base among the youth. The movie was a sensational hit and was even dubbed into Hindi as Aaj Ka Gundaraj.
1. Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari
Finally, our list ends with Director K.Raghavendra Rao’s visual wonder. Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari was a huge phenomenon in Indian cinema at its time of release. Chiranjeevi’s heroics, Sridevi’s charm, and Amrish Puri’s antagonism were superbly well received by the audience and critics alike. Moreover, the movie broke many records and even had a 200 day run at one theatre