Superstar Mahesh Babu is celebrating his 44th birthday on August 9. #HBDMaheshBabu has been trending on Twitter since yesterday showing the star power of Mahesh Babu.
Mahesh Babu is one of the few stars who always tried to strike a fine balance between commercial films and experimental subjects.
On the occasion of his birthday, let us have a look at the five best films for Mahesh Babu in his career.
Okkadu: This is the first blockbuster movie of Mahesh Babu's career. Mahesh played the role of a Kabaddi player who risks his life to save a girl from the clutches of a dreaded faction leader from Kurnool.
The movie brought Mahesh a huge appreciation from the audience. Mahesh delivered a memorable performance as the energetic youngster with an aim to save the innocent girl. Gunasekhar is the director.
Athadu: Mahesh Babu played the role of a contract killer in this movie. This is one of the complex characters portrayed by Mahesh in which he has to emote through body language and gestures rather than with dialogues.
Mahesh speaks very less in the movie. It is a tough job for a hero to pull off such characters but Mahesh did it with ease. This is one of the memorable films for Mahesh Babu. Trivikram Srinivas is the director.
Pokiri: Mahesh played the role of an undercover cop and a reckless rowdy in this Puri Jagannadh directorial.
The way soft-spoken Mahesh Babu transformed himself into a careless rowdy has stunned the audience. 'Pokiri' has all the qualities, content, performances and style.
The movie is one of the highest grossers of Tollywood. The one-liners from this film are so popular that they are used by people in their conversations even today.
Apart from the characterization, Mahesh Babu's hairstyle in his film is one of the best hairstyles he sported till now.
1-Nenokkadine: Directed by Sukumar Nenokkadine is one of the boldest attempts by Telugu star heroes.
Mahesh played the role of a rockstar suffering from schizophrenia who is searching for the killers of his parents. Mahesh played the character with perfection.
This psychological thriller didn't click at the box office but it is regarded as one of the best films done by Mahesh Babu.
Srimanthudu: Mahesh Babu played the role of a multi-millionaire who adopts his native village to provide better facilities.
Directed by Koratala Siva, the movie showcased Mahesh Babu as a perfect commercial hero who can pull off message-oriented subjects in a convincing manner.
The movie turned out to be one of the biggest hits of Mahesh Babu's career.
To sum up, though Krishna Vamshi's Murari is considered to be a film that has showcased the best performance from Mahesh Babu those days, the present generation of Mahesh Babu fans have been discussing only about his recent films on social media.