Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu is an Indian actor, producer, media personality, and philanthropist who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. He is the son of veteran Telugu actor Ghattamaneni Krishna. He is one of the most bankable actors in South India. He won many awards, including the prestigious Nandi Awards, Filmfare South Awards, and SIIMA Awards. He is referred to by the media as the Prince of Tollywood, and he is described as the superstar of Telugu cinema by his fans. He appeared in 25 films, with a career spanning over 22 years in Tollywood.
Here are some of the best pictures of him that can’t be missed.
- POKIRI ( 2006):
Pokiri is the biggest hit film from the superstar’s catalog. Puri Jagannath, the mastermind behind the character Pandu, created the massy raw persona in a unique way. Mahesh Babu’s raw attitude and slick dialogues elevated the film to new heights. This film is a milestone in the new era of storytelling in the Indian film industry. With its dramatic climax, this film keeps you glued to your seat until the very last second. This film, which has made on a budget of 12 crores and grossed over 66 crores at the box office, set an all-time record for a Telugu film at the time. After three years, Rajamouli’s Magadheera broke the record in 2009. This cult classic film has been remade in different languages.
- Athadu (2005):
2005 was a resurgence for Prince Mahesh Babu as he bounce backed from his back-to-back failures with the Blockbuster film Athadu. Set against the backdrop of a hitman named Nandu, who eventually acts on behalf of the deceased Parthu in his role. Filmmaker Trivikram made his mark on the Telugu cinema industry with his exhilarating action sequences, timeless comedy, and heartfelt dialogues. Sonu Sood and Naseer play the prominent parts, with Trisha as the leading lady. At the box office, the movie was an instant hit. This film later went on to become one of the most viewed films in-home media and on television. Trivikram deserves credit for bringing this timeless masterpiece to Telugu audiences.
- Okkadu (2003):
Mahesh Babu rose to fame as an action hero with Okkadu. Okkadu is a film in which only a few actors get cast in a part like this once in a lifetime. Prior to this film, Prince Mahesh Babu was the choice of classy films and audiences, but after this film, Mahesh Babu became the deity of mainstream mass cinema in Telugu. Gunashekar, a visionary, directed this picture. He deserves credit for the excellent narration and screenplay. With Mahesh and Bhoomika in the lead roles and Mukesh Rishi and Prakash Raj in supporting roles, this film had the perfect cast. The film follows a Kabbadi player who is on the verge of pursuing a sports career until he gets caught in the middle of rescuing Swapna (Boomika), a factionalism victim, from Obul Reddy’s (Prakash Raj) attack. With his attractive attitude, Mahesh Babu was an absolute show-stopper. Prakash Raj shines in his extremely wicked role of Obul Reddy, This film will go down in history as Mahesh Babu’s best action picture.
- Businessman (2012):
Another power-packed combo from Prince and Puri after 6 long years. Previously, they had worked together on Pokiri (2006). A powerful crime action film set against the backdrop of Surya Bhai (Mahesh Babu), a ruthless man who arrives in Mumbai from Andhra Pradesh with ambitions to rule it. Surya goes through serious hurdles to achieve his goals. This film represents the current turmoil in our society in a unique way. This flick is a one-man show by Superstar Mahesh Babu. His screen presence and Puri’s direction are the huge pluses of this film. The one-liners from this film by the Superstar are 2012 trendsetters. The dialogue “Surya Bhai is not a name, it’s a brand” has set the theatres on fire upon its release. Although the film is not as successful as Puri-Mahesh’s previous combination, Pokiri. It emerged as the biggest blockbuster of the year.
- Khaleja (2010):
Director Trivikram Srinivas paired up with Mahesh Babu for the second time with the film Khaleja. This time, this combo came up with fantasy and action-comedy-themed content. The flick Starrs Mahesh Babu and Anushka Shetty in lead roles, with Prakash Raj and Sunil in supporting roles. The plot follows Raju (Mahesh Babu), a cab driver who faces GK (Prakash Raj), a powerful mineral trader, in order to save a village. Trivikram delivered the film in his own unique style, with a hilarious comedy in the first half. In the second half, the director brilliantly explored the themes of fantasy, God, and a Messiah. The film also makes us rethink unlawful mining and the devastating consequences it has on many innocent lives in our neighborhood. Mahesh Babu was presented by Trivikram in a never-before-seen avatar. The industry’s analysts applauded the superstar’s performance. Despite the film’s failure at the box office, it is generally regarded as a cult classic among new-age film fans. Like a wonderful wine, this film improves with age. A must-watch film from Mahesh Babu’s filmography.
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