Mahesh Babu’s 5 movies that deserve more appreciation

But over the years, audience has come to love the film after repeated viewings on television. Also Read |Sarkaru Vaari Paata first notice: Mahesh Babu looks stylish in first look, movie to release on January 13
Naani (2004)

This film was miles away from the audience’s expectations from a Mahesh Babu film back in the day. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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After Krishna and Chiranjeevi, Mahesh Babu is the only actor to star in a Western in Telugu cinema. Mahesh, the younger son of veteran Telugu superstar Krishna Ghattamaneni had made his acting debut as a child artist with Needa (1979) and became a solo lead actor with the K Raghavendra Rao directorial Rajakumarudu in 1999. (Photo: PR Handout)
Actor Mahesh Babu is celebrating his 46th birthday today. Murari (2001)

This Krishna Vamsi directorial is a supernatural drama that proved the mettle of Mahesh Babu as an actor. The concept of an eight-year-old turning into an adult and vice versa was perhaps too much for the viewers to digest. Directed by Jayanth C Paranjee, the movie was made at a lavish scale but turned out to be an average grosser. While the films had a lot of potential, they failed to deliver as expected at the box office. Over the years, the movie achieved cult status, especially for its action that was part choreographed by Peter Heins. Written by Gabbeta Ranjith Kumar
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The first look poster of Mahesh Babu from Sarkaru Vaari Paata. Mahesh Babu played a hitman named Parthu, and it looked like a role tailor-made for him. Perhaps if the movie had its release now, it would be a hit. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


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Athadu (2005)

This Trivikram directorial is a blockbuster on television sets but didn’t work very well when it released in theatres. The film is about hunt for a lost treasure, but what makes it special is its emotional core. Despite an impressive filmography, there were a few films of the actor that punched below their weight. While the makers of his next, Sarkaru Vaari Paata, revealed the teaser of the film to mark his special day, his fans and colleagues have been wishing him on social media. 1: Nenokkadine (2014)

A psychological thriller, the film failed to bring audience to theatres but is a big hit on TV. Despite a chartbuster album from Mani Sharma and a solid story, the movie stayed average at the box office.