Superstar Mahesh Babu is one of the major stars in Indian Cinema and one of the leading stars in the Telugu Film Industry.
In a career spanning 21 years as a leading actor, the growth of Mahesh Babu as a star kid to one of the most powerful superstars in Telugu Cinema is commendable.
Besides this, he is also praised for his stylish looks and classy acting. Here are his top 15 Best movies of Mahesh Babu in which he won the audiences over his acting and his style
Here the List of all best movies of Mahesh Babu:
Mahesh Babu’s debut film as an actor “Rajakumarudu” released in the year 1999. The film was produced under the Vyjayanthi Movies banner by C. Ashwini Dutt and his daughters.
The film was a simple romantic comedy with the character trying to woo his girl amidst family enmity. The film was directed by veteran director K. Raghavendra Rao.
Preity Zinta was the lead actress of the film while Prakash Raj, Krishna, Jaya Prakash Reddy, and Sumalatha Ambareesh co-starred with him. The film had collected a 10.79 crore worldwide share and was considered a commercial success.
14. Athidhi 
Athidhi was Mahesh Babu’s only release in the year 2007. The film produced by noted Bollywood producers Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur along with Mahesh Babu’s brother G. Ramesh Babu under the banner Krishna Productions was an average success at the box office.
It was directed by Surender Reddy. The film revolved around Athidhi an orphan who is in search of a psychotic killer and his childhood sweetheart who thinks that he is the one who killed her parents. Upon release, the film received mixed reviews and collected 35 crores at the box office.
The film starred Amrita Rao as Mahesh Babu’s co-star. It also starred Murli Sharma, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sunil in supporting roles.
13. Nijam 
Nijam marked the only collaboration between Mahesh Babu and Teja. The film a coming-of-age action revenge drama was released in the year 2003 to positive reviews from critics but became a below-average venture at the box office. Alongside Mahesh Babu, Macho Star Gopichand starred in the film as the antagonist Devudu.
When Seetaram [Mahesh Babu]’s father Venkateswarulu an honest fire officer is killed in grudge by Devudu and his sub-ordinates, how Seetaram and his mother fight back and take revenge was the story of the film.
Besides Mahesh Babu and Gopichand, Rameshwari Talluri, Rakshitha, Raasi, Suman Shetty, Jaya Prakash Reddy also starred in the film. Nijam is the best movies of Mahesh babu in his early days of acting career.
Seethama Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu was one of the most anticipated films in the Telugu Industry at that time. considering its multi-star cast. The film a family drama starred Victory Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu in lead roles while Anjali, Samantha Akkineni played the female leads. Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Rohini Hattangadi, and Rao Ramesh starred in supporting roles.
The film was directed by Srikanth Addala and was produced by noted producer Dil Raju under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations. The film received critical acclaim over its simple story and excellent handling and performances of the multi-star cast.
It was also a commercially successful venture with a perfect Sankranthi release date apt for the theme of the film. It is the best movies of Mahesh Babu in 2013, people’s appreciate his acting in this movie.
11. Sarileru Neekeevaru 
Mahesh Babu’s latest Sankranthi blockbuster. The film directed by Anil Ravipudi and produced by Dil Raju, Anil Sunkara and Mahesh Babu clicked with the Telugu audiences to a great extent. Rashmika Mandanna was the female lead of the film while senior actress Vijayashanti marked a comeback to films with the film.
The film featured an Army officer who travels to Kurnool to report about his colleague’s health to his family. In that process, he tries to solve the issues of his colleague’s family and how he tries to change a morally corrupt person’s heart.
Despite a clash with Allu Arjun’s family drama “ Ala Vaikunthapuramloo” and mixed reviews from critics, the film became a blockbuster at the box office. This movie surely win your heart and it is one of the best movies of Mahesh Babu career.
10. Maharshi 
A milestone 25th Film and a celebration of 20 years in the Telugu film industry as a leading man for Mahesh Babu, Maharshi was destined to be a commercial success.
The film revolved around a business tycoon Rishi who starts of as a bright student in college and how he becomes the CEO of a multinational company, but after seeing the plight of farmers in India he decides to return to his motherland and help the farmers in their cause.
Besides being a landmark film in his career the film also received critical acclaim for its story and ideas. Alongside Mahesh Babu, in the lead, the film starred Pooja Hegde, Allari Naresh, Kamal Kamaraju, Jagatpati Babu, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha in main roles.
The film was directed by Vamsi Paidipally and was jointly produced by Dil Raju, C.Ashwini Dutt and Prasad V Potluri under their banners Sri Venkateswara Creations, Vyjayanthi Movies, and PVP Cinema. This movie is one of the best movies of Mahesh Babu and worth to watch.
9. Murari 
Mahesh Babu’s first-ever mega-hit. The supernatural family drama directed by Krishna Vamsi and produced by Ram Prasad Arts was the breakout film in Mahesh Babu’s career.
When Murari a youngster gets to know his clan was cursed by Goddess Durga and according to the curse one of the heirs of the family will lose their lives in their early 30s he is shocked to know that this time he is the one who is going to die. How does he take back the age-old curse and how does he save his life with the help of his grandmother is the plot of the film.
Sonali Bendre stars opposite Mahesh Babu as the leading lady while Lakshmi, Prasad Babu, and Kaikala Satyanarayana play supporting roles. The film’s music which was composed by Mani Sharma became hugely popular during the release of the film.
8. Okkadu 
While Murari made him a star, Okkadu made Mahesh Babu one of the biggest superstars in Telugu Cinema. Under Gunasekhar’s direction and M.S Raju’s production in Sumanth Art Productions banner. Okkadu a sports action film catapulted Mahesh Babu in the big league with actors like Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna and the new phenomenon Jr.NTR.
Ajay a kabbadi player rescues Swapna from the clutches of Obul Reddy who wants to marry her forcefully. How does Ajay manage to defeat Obul and his goons, while also falling in love with Swapna is the story of the film?
The film became a huge blockbuster and was remade in Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, and Odia. The Tamil remake Ghilli was an all-time blockbuster for actor Vijay while the other versions particularly the Hindi version Tevar starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha performed dismally at the box office.
7. Athadu 
After a string of average to below-average films after Okkadu’s monster success, Athadu gave a new lease of life to Mahesh Babu’s career. The film directed by Trivikram Srinivas in his 2nd Directorial Venture after the sleeper hit Nuvve Nuvve was a hit at the box office.
The film produced by Murali Mohan under Jayabheri Arts was also their resurgence after flops given by the production house.
When Nandu a professional hitman’s assassination attempt on the opposition leader goes awry, he flees and masquerades as Parthu a man he met on the train and was killed by the police thinking that it was him. How does he manage to not reveal his identity in front of Parthu’s family and how a CBI Officer is on his trail.
Trisha Krishnan played the lead actress in the film while Sonu Sood, Prakash Raj, Rahul Dev. Nasser star in supporting roles. The film was also a bigger hit on home video where CDs and DVDs of the film had a record number of sales.
Its Television premiere and further telecasts on Maa TV [now known as Star Maa] helped the film to reach many audiences. Due to this, its renewal rights were bagged by the same channel for a huge sum of 4 Crores which was a pretty huge number for a 2005 release.
6. Nenokkadine 
One of Mahesh Babu’s most brave and ambitious projects in terms of concept, scale, and grandeur, 1: Nenokkadine was a high concept psychological action thriller directed by Sukumar. It was produced by Ram and Gopi Achanta under the 14 Reels Entertainment banner along with Anil Sunkara’s AK Entertainments.
Gautham a schizophrenic musician whose 25% of grey matter is missing from his brain is troubled by his parent’s death whom he believes is done by three men.
Is Gautham hallucinating? Did Gautham have any parents? Who killed Gautham’s parents ? are the questions that form the basis of the plot of the film.
Upon release the film received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, citing that the film is too dark which also resulted in the dismal box office performance of the film as well. But over the years both critics and audiences have shown considerable praise towards the complex, layered screenplay, the out of the box and slick presentation of the film and is regarded as a cult film today.
The film starred Kriti Sanon marking her debut in the Indian film industry alongside Mahesh Babu while the supporting cast starred Nasser, Pradeep Rawat, Anu Hasan, Kelly Dorji, and Anand. It also marked the debut of Gautham Krishna Mahesh Babu’s son into films.
5. Dookudu 
The turning point of Mahesh Babu’s career after he took a three-year-long sabbatical from acting came in the form of Srinu Vaitla’s Dookudu. Produced by Ram and Gopi Achanta under 14 Reels Entertainment banner. Dookudu was a box office smash upon release. it becomes the best movies of Mahesh Babu and
It broke the many records at the box office and was the highest-grossing Telugu film until Pawan Kalyan “ Attarintiki Daredi” released in 2013. Seeing its box office success The Los Angeles Times referred to the film as “the biggest blockbuster you’ve never heard of”
When Ajay and I.P.S officer’s father Shankar an honest MLA gains consciousness after being in a coma for a prolonged period, Ajay makes his father believe that nothing is changed since he slipped into coma years ago and lies to him that he is an honest politician. Alongside Ajay tries to finish Nayak a dreaded underworld don responsible for the drug menace in India.
The film which had some elements of the German comedy “ Goodbye Lenin” mixed with masala ingredients of Telugu cinema worked wonders amongst critics and audiences, which resulted from the film being a big blockbuster in Mahesh Babu’s career.
Samantha Akkineni played the lead female role while Sonu Sood, Nasser, Prakash Raj, and Brahmanandam played important supporting characters. Dookudu is becomes the best movies of Mahesh babu in 2011.
Puri Jagannadh and Mahesh Babu ‘s second collaboration “ Businessman” was a major box office success despite mixed reviews. The film was written by Puri Jagannadh and was produced by R.R.Venkat under his R.R.Movie Makers banner.
The film told the story of Vijay Surya a.k.a Surya Bhai who becomes Mumbai’s biggest mafia leader after eradication of the underworld in Mumbai.
How does he take revenge on a scheming politician after becoming a dreaded gangster tells the story of the film?
Kajal Aggarwal paired up with Mahesh Babu for the first time in her career while the supporting cast included Nasser, Prakash Raj, Raza Murad, Sayaji Shinde, Bramhaji and Rajeev Mehta.
It was also one of the most controversial films in Mahesh Babu’s career since there were some dialogues which were found objectionable by various women groups while the film also had censor board problems regarding the censor certificate name of the film.
It also came under the fire among the ABVP and Bajrang Dal functionaries due to the “Bad Boys” item number in the film. This is the one of the best movies of Mahesh Babu out of top 15.
3. Bharath Ane Nenu 
The 2018 political action thriller Bharath Ane Nenu featured Mahesh Babu and Kiara Advani in lead roles. It was directed by Koratala Siva and was produced by DVV Danayya under his DVV Entertainments banner. It was the second collaboration between Koratala Siva and Mahesh Babu.
Bharath Ram an Oxford University Post Graduate is suddenly made the chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh. After his father’s untimely demise.
How does he manage to overcome hurdles among the politics played by the opposition and also manage to solve the internal power struggle within some powerful leaders of the party, is the basic outline of the film.
Besides the main cast Prakash Raj, Ajay, Sarath Kumar, Aamani, Sithara, Brahmaji star in supporting roles. The film was the highest-grossing Telugu film in 2018. Bharat Ane Nenu is become the blockbuster of all time and becomes the best movies of Mahesh Babu of his career.
2. Pokiri 
One of the biggest blockbusters in Telugu Cinema, Pokiri has been the game-changer movie for the Telugu Cinema audience. Mahesh Babu’s first all-time blockbuster Pokiri was directed and produced by Puri Jagannadh.
The film told the story of a ruffian who is an undercover police officer who is assigned to finish the mafia gangs in Hyderabad city. Alongside Mahesh Babu, the film starred Ileana D’Cruz as the leading lady, Prakash Raj, Ashish Vidyarthi, Nasser, and Sayaji Shinde played the roles of the supporting cast. The film was so successful that it was remade in other languages successfully.
The Tamil and the Hindi remakes namely Pokkiri and Wanted were big blockbusters upon release, the latter resurrecting Salman Khan’s career in Bollywood. The Kannada remake titled Porki starring Darshan too was a commercial hit.
1. Srimanthudu 
Hands down the best Mahesh Babu movie and an all-time blockbuster, Srimanthudu was the perfect balance between a commercial film and a competent story.
Srimanthudu film which was directed by Koratala Siva in his second directorial and produced by debutant producers Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar and C.V. Mohan under their production house Mythri Movie Makers along with Mahesh Babu was an all-time blockbuster. it is the best movies of Mahesh Babu.
This movie told the story of Harsha a rich business tycoon’s son who is disinterested in business matters, and values relationships and bonds. When he falls in love with Charusheela who reminds him of his roots in his village, he adopts the village and tries to develop it.
Film is an all-time blockbuster in Mahesh Babu’s career and was also praised for its script and direction by Koratala Siva. The film has achieved a great milestone and is the best film in Mahesh Babu’s career.
These are the list of top 15 best movies of Mahesh Babu Films in his 26 films 20-year long cinema career.
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