Vijay Devarakonda, the Self-Made Superstar, is Tollywood’s most hyped actor. Whatever he does becomes a trend among his rowdy supporters. With his adrenaline roles, the “Arjun Reddy” star earned a name for himself in the industry. Vijay has a cult following among young people across the country, not just in Telugu states. So far, the superstar has appeared in 13 full-length films. He made his acting debut in Ravi Babu’s Nuvvila (2011), but it was Yevade Subramanyam who gave him his big break (2015). Later in his career, he went on to act in some highly successful films. Today, we’ll look at his top five films from every perspective. Let’s get started.
1) Yevade Subramanyam (2015)
Vijay Devarakonda made his Telugu debut in the movies Life Is Beautiful and Nuvvila, in which he played minor roles. In Yevade Subramanyam, he was offered a supporting role with Nani (2015). Vijay used the chance and had his greatest performance to date. Rishi, his character, shines brighter than Nani’s lead character, Subbu. Rishi’s character talks to the audience about the importance of exploring life in this film, which grabbed the audience’s interest. Critics and movie lovers applauded Vijay’s performance. This movie perfectly exhibited the acting abilities of our star hero.
2) Pelli Choopulu (2016)
Vijay’s follow-up project to Yevade Subramanyam is Pelli Choopulu. This film was created on a small budget in Hyderabad, with limited locations. The new-age audience was well-connected to director Tharun Bhaskar’s amusing narration and superb writing. The film was a box office smash in Tollywood, grossing a staggering amount of money. This film earned Tharan Bhaskar a national award. Vijay brought life to his character, Prashanth with his natural acting, which was aided by local Telangana slang dialogues that were huge hits among the young. Vijay Devarakonda, Tharun Bhaskar, and Ritu Varma’s careers were established with this film, and they went on to become big stars in the industry.
3) Arjun Reddy (2017)
There isn’t a Telugu linguist living today who isn’t aware of Arjun Reddy’s hype in the Telugu states during 2017. This intense love drama, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, was a box office smash. In every way, Arjun Reddy is a film made for Vijay Devarakonda. His sheer energy and superb screen presence shook the silver screen for months. When Telugu folks think about this movie, they may still experience the Arjun Reddy fever. Even though many controversies surrounded the movie, they couldn’t withstand the film’s popularity. Vijay was established as one of Tollywood’s top new generation actors as an outcome of this film. Sandeep Reddy Vanga remade Arjun Reddy as “Kabir Singh” in Bollywood, with Shahid Kapoor in the lead role. Kabir Singh also achieved massive success in Bollywood.
4) Geetha Govindam (2018)
After the success of Arjun Reddy, Vijay Devarakonda delivered a magnificent film in the form of Geetha Govindam. Vijay gave an outstanding performance as Vijay Govind, a college lecturer. The crowd adored his chemistry with the film’s lead heroine, Rashmika Mandana. Despite the fact that film critics labelled the storyline as a “tried and tested” plot, the film grossed a ton of cash at the box office. Critics and fans praised Vijay’s performance as well as director Parasuram’s work.
Liger is the upcoming movie from the powerful combination of Vijay Devarakonda and the director Puri Jagannath. This project was announced in 2019, but it has been repeatedly postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, in February 2022, the film unit called it a wrap. In this film, Vijay plays a kickboxer, for which he built a six-pack body. This sports drama marks the debut of boxing legend Mike Tyson in the Indian film industry. Liger is produced by Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions. This film will be released in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil, as well as being dubbed in other regional languages. Ananya Pandey plays Vijay’s love interest in this upcoming flick. All these factors have been creating a lot of hype for this film.
Will VD deliver another blockbuster with Liger? Let’s wait until it’s released.