Chiranjeevi… He is not just a person. He made sure that the greatness of Telugu Cinema could be heard by all over the country.
Chiranjeevi… He is not just a Hero. He changed the conditions and situations in Telugu Cinema like never before.
Chiranjeevi is not just a star. He taught new Commercial rules to Box office.
The history of Telugu Cinema can be divided as Before Chiranjeevi and after his regime. With the advent of his acting career, a new “Punadhi Raayi” (Milestone) was formed in Telugu Cinema. During the days when people had their own standards of how a hero should look, dance and do stunts, Chiranjeevi arrived and completely changed the standards. He proved that a Hero can look something different, and dance uniquely and fight with a peculiar style. He rewrote history in his regard.
An actor can rise to new heights in Telugu Cinema without the aid of a Godfather, and after coming to the industry he can compete equally with stalwarts of film industry, thereby becoming a star, and monopolize the industry for decades along- these facts were proved by Shiva Shankara Varaprasad aka Chiranjeevi. His career journey is like a personality development lesson to current aspiring actors. Character actor, Villian, one of the heroes in a multistarrer, and then Hero- this was how Chiranjeevi climbed the ladder of success. He laid the foundation of his career house by placing brick by brick and made a brilliant monument now. His career turning film was undoubtedly Khaidi. Telugu Film industry was stunned by watching this film. The slow paced style of heroism was suddenly zoomed in with the Suryam character in it. With that film Chiranjeevi’s acting marathon began. His fantastic journey began by redefining the word “Action Hero”. Pasivadi Pranam is another milestone in his career. He made several experiments in Dance and he is the one who introduced Break Dance to South Indian film industry then. He became no.1 with this film and his marathon continued with Gharana Mogudu, Gang Leader, Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari…can we name one film? Many blockbuster hits reassured his number one position as a hero in Telugu Cinema.
The above mentioned films turned Chiranjeevi into star. But in order to satiate the acting interest in him he also acted in films like Aaradhana, Swayam Krushi, Rudraveena, Apathbandhavudu and so on. In short, he acted in those roles which would bring out the best acting skills in him. Being an essentially mass hero, he acted in the roles with class touch as well. The 100% Comedy angle in Chiranjeevi came out in Chantabbai. Though the film was not commercially successful, it remains in the classics section for showing Chiranjeevi’s stamina in a new dimension.
Chiranjeevi now stands at 149 films not out! Though he left acting career and joined politics, his fans still praise his work. This in itself shows that his position is unperturbed. The moment Chiranjeevi declares he will do his 150th film, the complete Indian Film industry’s attention will revert to Tollywood.
When Mahesh Babu was asked the question “Are you the next megastar?” the answer he gave was “There is only one Megastar in Tollywood, and that can be Chiranjeevi alone”.
That is Chiranjeevi!
Iqlikmovies wishes Megastar Chiranjeevi a very happy birthday and a glorious year ahead!