A few months ago, he turned 30, but his Hispanic charm and aura is still so arresting, so juvenile. Since his breakthrough in 2009, Naga Chaitanya has been delivering back to back super duper hits in Telugu cinema. And what less the viewers expect from acting King Nagarjuna’s son.
If you too are a regular viewer of Chaitu’s cinema, here is our collection of Top 10 Movies by the Star of sobriquet Tollywood.
Many familiar faces were part of this 2011 film star cast with Kajal Aggarwal playing the female lead opposite Naga. Rahul Dev played the antagonist in the film. Action packed scenes inspired by Sherlock Holmes along with a plot that turned itself from romantic tussles to human trafficking and ended as a love story, this action-romance drama kept the audience hooked to their seats for over 2 hours.
Dhada was dubbed in Hindi and Tamil by the names of Dhada and Tiger Vishwa respectively. The overall box office collection of the movie was Rs. 225 million.
Dohchay was director Sudheer Verma’s next following his 2013 superhit Swamy Ra Ra. It was released on 24th April, 2016. The crime action film played a lot of entertaining action scenes mostly inspired by the British series Hustle. In the movie, Naga played the role of a local conman who later on falls in love with Meera, played by gorgeous Kriti Sanon. Owing to her presence in Bollywood also, Kriti Sanon grabbed a large number of audience.
Hindi Music Rockstar Arijit Singh’s voice was a part of many songs in the featured music album. And how come we miss a film that features our dear comedian Brahmanandam and that too with a lovely name, Bullet Babu!
8. Autonagar Surya
Autonagar Surya was very well received by the fans of Naga. The Samantha Prabhu starrer political thriller impressed the critics with its cinematography, dialogues and heroic sequences. The film features many beautiful sets of automobile factory in a town by the name of Autonagar. In this factory, Surya played by Naga works on his desire of creating a battery operated vehicle after coming out of jail.
Film’s soundtrack and background score was composed by Anoop Rubens, acclaimed as one of the best musicians in Tollywood.
7. Oka Laila Kosam
In the movie, Oka Laila Kosam was the name of a book that the male lead Karthik was writing to admire her love Nandana, a character played by Pooja Hegde. The engaging romance drama astounded the viewers with its tight plot, exotic romance settings and top-of-the-line performances that danced to the music compositions of Anoop Rubens.
Produced by his father-actor-director, Naga grabbed a huge fan following on the very first day of OLK’s release with revenue of around 50 million INR. In its total run, the film grossed a box office collection of 400 million INR.
Directed by famous director, Chandoo Mondeti, Premam is a re-make of 2015 Malyalam film of the same name. The rom-com drama features two time leaps opening in 2000 and ending in 2016. During each of the leaps, Naga’s role Vikram akka Vicky shifts from being a shy lover to a con boy to a top Hyderabadi chef. Female protagonists in the film are played by Anupama Parameswaran, Shruti Hassan and Madonna Sebastian.
Premam received a positive response both from the viewers and critics, especially Chaitu’s performance in the film.
5. Ye Maaya Chesave
Breathtaking locales, modern age romance, stirring emotional drama indeed created magic at the big screen with Ye Maaya Chesave, meaning ‘What A Magic’. The 2010-release attracted a lot of media interest to itself along with a revenue of 3 million INR. Along with Naga Chaitanya, the star cast of the film included prominent names like Samantha Prabhu and Sudheer Babu.
YMC was directed by state-of-the-art director Gautham Menon and featured a background score of Academy award winner A. R. Rahman. Rahman’s music once again instilled the hearts with its tunes accentuated by picturesque sets at Princeton University, USA.
Tadakha is a remake of blockbuster Vettai, a 2012 Tamil film directed by N. Linguswamy. This action packed rom-com was critically acclaimed a Super Hit at the box office. Released in the summers of 2013, the film proved to be a family entertainer. The light-hearted story of two brothers Sivarama and Karthik with an interesting presentation and ravishing twist points keep the viewers engaged from beginning to end. Naga played Karthik in the film.
Comic strips by actor Sunil Varma won him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, Telugu. Actors Andrew Jeremiah and Tamannaah added to the romantic appeal of the rom-com drama.
3. 100% Love
100% Love presents a typical Indian love story with its hassles and ego tussles but in an exceptionally well filmy setting. Chaitanya received a lot of praise for his performance as Balu in the film. The female lead Tamanna also bagged the title of Best Actress in 2012 CineMAA Awards.
The 2011 film directed by Sukumar was dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam as 100 Kaadhal and Nooru Sadhaveedham Kaadhal respectively. Also, the film featured into a 2016 Bengali remake Prem Ki Bujhini.
This fantasy drama wooed the audience with its plot twists, light family moments and continuous rolling movement. The film was produced under the Akkineni Family banner Annapurna Studios. Being the last film of ANR, Manam was highly regarded by the audience and critics alike. Male protagonists in the film were played by Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya followed by guest appearances of actor Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Chandra and ANR’s younger grandson Akhil.
The film spanned a time period of hundred years and was partly shot in the campus of BITS Pilani. Manam was screened at the 45th Inernational Film Festival and was also awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu.
1. Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo
You are on a road trip. Everything is cool and you are happy-go-lucky. Then all of a sudden, something happens and boom! your course of life is entirely changed. This is how Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo feels like when you see. It’s an excellent roller coaster of love and thrill directed by Gautham Menon. Besides, the background score by A.R. Rahman adds a timeless touch to the movie.
The film hit the box office in November 2016 and declared a blockbuster hit.
So, what’s the wait for? If you got Naga frenzy, watch the movies if you haven’t yet!