Five Unique Characters Played by Kota

By iQlik Movies - July 10, 2014 - 11:36 AM IST

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Kota Srinivasa Rao is so extremely talented that he can adorn any role and suit it with perfection. He is well equipped with the ability to understand the length and breadth of a character and blend wonderfully with the role. However, this talent is not confined to Telugu Cinema alone. Kota proved his talent even in Tamil and Hindi Cinema. Whether he sings on marriage saying “Bhadram Be Careful Brother” or sing in his own voice “Mandhu Babulam” and shake a leg, a miser, greedy guy, cruel person or a cheater- Kota created a trend in even roles as a father, Uncle, Brother and so on. His portrayals of such characters were so amazing that people started feeling only Kota can adorn such characters.

On the eve of the legendary actor’s birthday, brings you the five unique characters adorned by Kota in his wonderful career:
Yadgiri in Pratighatana: Kota Srinivasa Rao was introduced to Telugu Cinema with this unique role which created a series of MLA roles having a Telangana accent with flawless perfection. The entire industry as well as the common audience looked at his performance which was so fresh and captivating to watch.

Lakshmipathi in Aha Na Pellanta: This character redefined the representation of a miser in Telugu Cinema. Jandhyala’s writing, Kota’s funniest expressions and Brahmanandam’s performance as 'Aragundu- the suffering servant' turned out to be the life of the film. Though there were a plethora of similar characters based on miserliness after the advent of Kota’s performance, 'Lakshmipathi' is one of the timeless comedy performances ever in Telugu cinema.

Political Villain in Shatruvu: Kota’s performance as the wittiest and hilarious villain in Venkatesh starrer Shatruvu became a trendsetter those days. His mannerisms and the dialogue ,” Veedekkada dorikadandi babu!” with a typical slang became talk of the town when the film released.

Gurunarayana in Gaayam: Kota’s characterizations for Ram Gopal Varma’s movies were always funny and unique. Gurunarayana is one such character who can be hilarious as well as vicious at the same time. His portrayal as the local Telangana don and the word exchanges with Tanikella Bharani (the lawyer) became the highlight of the film.

Thadi Mattayya in Hello Brother: This role was an answer to anyone who felt Kota can do only roles involving viciousness and negative style. Thadi Mattayya is a naïve policeman who gets fooled by the thieves all the time. His dialogue delivery and innocent histrionics along with the constable’s (Mallikarjuna Rao) reactions is the biggest asset for this commercial entertainer.

These were just 5 of the zillion memorable characters he did in a phenomenal career spanning over 30 years. wishes the versatile actor Kota Srinivasa Rao a very happy birthday and an eventful year ahead!

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