Mahesh Babu birthday special: Five must-watch films of the Telugu actor
- Mahesh Babu turned 46 on August 9
- The Telugu actor is knows for his evergreen looks and dialogue delivery
- Athadu is one of his top films
As the iconic Telugu actor Mahesh Babu turns a year older and celebrates his 45th birthday today, here’s a roundup of films that embrace his evergreen looks, bold dialogue delivery, and on-screen presence.
Featuring another Bollywood trope where good wins over evil, Okkadu is a story of a Kannada player who goes to Kurnool to play in a tournament. Mahesh Babu stars alongside Bhumika Chawla who plays the role of a damsel in distress. The young man saves Bhumika’s Swapna Reddy from a man who is creeping in on her. This one’s all about their journey of love and struggles that come along the way.
Arjun is a tale of love between a brother and a sister. Mahesh’s Arjun fights to save his sister Meenakshi, played by Keerthi Reddy, from her in-laws who have set out to kill her from the get-go.
Marking his second collaboration with director Puri Jagannath, Businessman is a ‘desi’ action drama that tells the story of a don from Andhra Pradesh who tries to rule Mumbai. The film was lauded for its incredible screenplay and impressive performance by the cast.
One of the most intense films of Mahesh Babu, this one featured his performance on a subject related to mental health. The film revolves around a schizophrenic musician in search of his parents. Although it failed to do well at the box office, it was highly acclaimed for its execution and ambitious storyline.
Athadu is an action thriller featuring Mahesh Babu in the role of a hitman with a fake identity. Directed by Trivikram Srinivas, it was a massive success at the box office with its wholesome portrayal of family sentiments, action sequences and emotions. It went on to be remade in Bollywood with the title Ek, starring Bobby Deol in the lead