10. NIJAM   

Nijam is directed and produced by Teja and was released in 2003. Though not a huge commercial hit, this movie definitely deserves the awards it has received. It is the story of a mother and son duo who are forced to become serial killers for rightful justice which they were denied by corrupt officials. Through this movie, Mahesh Babu has shown the other dimension of his acting skills and the transformation from being a nerdy weakling to hero-on-mission was enacted with so much poise. Talluri Rameshwari and Gopichand whose roles are pivotal to the story have done it with great perfection.


Nenokkadine is a Sukumar’s directorial, released in the year 2014 and it is a deviation from typical Tollywood formula movies. The script was perfectly executed by Sukumar and screenplay of this movie is worth an applaud. Mahesh Babu plays the role of a Rockstar who has a psychological disorder due to which he creates situations in his mind. The way in which Mahesh Babu portrays the struggle he undergoes within himself to distinguish between truth and hallucination has proved that Mahesh Babu is indeed Prince of Acting.

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In an era where well-established stars do not prefer to do multi- starrer films, this movie could be considered as trend-setter. Mahesh Babu with Godavari slang and quirky one-liners, gave a realistically fresh performance in this movie. With great emphasis on values, family bonding and emotions, this movie got well-connected to middle-class family audience. Director Srikanth Addala has managed to put the notion ‘Manishi ante ne manchivadu’ successfully in the heads of audience through this movie.


Dookudu is an out and out Mahesh Babu Starrer commercial entertainer and is the highest grosser of 2011 in Telugu cinema. Mahesh Babu’s charm and Brahmanandam’s comedy timing did wonders and left viewers in splits of laughter. Mahesh Babu’s maturity can be clearly seen when he takes back-stage for a while to let Brahmanandam be centre of the show. Srinu Vaitla with this movie once again proved that no one else can utilize Brahmanandam’s talent like he does.


How many of you know that Athadu’s success is not limited to just Telugu? Dubbed version of Athadu in Polish, named ‘Poszukiwany’ is a blockbuster hit in Poland and hailed the fame of Telugu Film Industry at International level. Mahesh Babu looks cool and confident as a hit man and has expressive body language and mannerisms which he has never before done in his previous movies. Trivikram ensured that this movie has perfect balance of action, emotion, comedy and romance which


Murari is yet another classical love story from the creative genius Krishna Vamsi but with a divine touch to it. This movie is a pure celebration for viewers where most of the movie was shot with house decorated using flowers and leaves. Despite being a star, Mahesh Babu never showed his heroism when not needed. Also he was so engrossed in the character that audience got to see only Murari on screen and not Mahesh Babu. Sonali and rest of the characters in the movie are bliss to watch with beautiful costumes and even more beautiful performances.


Director Guna Sekhar, known for putting up classy sets for his movies has set-up entire Charminar for this movie which stood as one of the major attractions. Mahesh Babu plays the role of a Kabaddi player who unintentionally crosses path with Obul Reddy, a Rayalaseema factionist. Mahesh Babu has re-defined Heroism by proving that action sequences and intense scenes could be carried out with cool attitude as well. Beauty of this movie lies in simple storyline, Mahesh Babu’s performance,


Through this movie, Koratala Siva has given new meaning to the concept of ‘Beauty’. ‘You are beautiful both inside and outside’ – I bet anyone who has watched this movie would understand this. If there is any role that is made for Mahesh Babu, then it is Harsha from Srimanthudu. Mahesh Babu is irreplaceable in this movie and his intense acting along with Shruti Hassan’s, did wonders in impressing the audience. As a message oriented movie with balanced commercial elements, Srimanthudu became an instant hit.


Taking an intense political drama and making it into commercial potboiler with regular songs-romance-fight sequences and creating a blockbuster is a risky task, but Koratala Siva has done it. Mahesh Babu was a perfect fit to the role as Chief Minister of United Andhra Pradesh with his magical charm and great performance. Though not a very practical movie, it gives out a wonderful message as to how each person should behave responsibly be it a common man or a public figure.


Pokiri is a movie with simple story and great screenplay-direction. Mahesh Babu is an asset for this movie and this could be considered his best ever performance. With well-scripted dialogs, wonderful music, cheeky romance, great action sequences, fantastic characterization and good amount of humor, this movie is bound to become a blockbuster hit. ‘No one can watch just once’ would be an apt statement for this movie as anyone would want to watch the movie again and again for Mahesh Babu and his powerful one-liners.

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