Swinging between No.1 and No. 2

By - October 01, 2013 - 11:50 AM IST

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The crown of No.1 with respect to Tollywood heroes always seems to change. Now the No.1 crown is swinging between Pawan Kalyan and Mahesh Babu. When Mahesh Babu took over the crown with Dookudu, Pawan Kalyan got it back with success of Gabbar Singh. Again Mahesh Babu got it back with two successful films Businessman and Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. It was at the same time Pawan’s Cameraman Ganga tho Rambabu did not fare well and it looked like he was taking the backseat. But he proved his stamina by breaking many records with his recent Attarintiki Daaredhi.  He is rewriting old records and writing new history! With this, the no.1 crown is back to Pawan now.

In fact, this is a healthy and delightful competition. The industry needs consistent commercial hits from star heroes. These two heroes stopped the unending wait for successful films. It is needless to explain the stamina levels of Pawan and Mahesh Babu. After Magadheera, it was Dookudu which got such record collections. With that success, Mahesh’s stardom reached new heights. In his next film Businessman, Mahesh Babu took it forward with his one man show. Though everybody knew there was nothing new in the story, Mahesh made sure the film goes on with his charisma and got a hit. Next came the multi starrer, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu on the eve of Sankranthi this year. It showed the festive atmosphere to every Telugu household and was highly successful. With a series of hits like this, Mahesh babu came near to the crown of No.1 Hero in Tollywood.

Many Pawan fans have dissatisfaction that he could not get such range of a hit after Kushi. It was compensated to some extent with Jalsa and audience warmly welcomed the success. Pawan boosted up his energy levels according to the likes of fans, and thought process. Though Teen Maar and Panjaa showed him bitter failure, he was back in full form with Gabbar Singh. He mesmerized the audience with his own style of dialogue delivery and mannerisms. This film surpassed Dookudu in terms of box office collections. With this, Pawan’s stamina at the Box Office was proved right again. Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu however was stuck in controversies on the second day of its release.  The film was stopped in some areas saying it hurt the sentiments of Telangana people. Because of it, the film could not generate the required magic.  Now, Attarintiki Daredhi is searching for new paths of breaking records. Though the story is not new, Pawan Mania became the lifeline of the film. As a result, Pawan once again proved that he is no.1 in Tollywood!