Published: Mon 29th Aug 2016 06:35 AM
Nagarjuna Has No Competition in Devotional Roles
The genres of films are broadly classified into mythological, historical, devotional and movies with contemporary themes. The successful era of mythological and historical films ended in 70s itself, though, some films are being made once in a blue moon day and are receiving lukewarm response among audience. Stories based on contemporary themes dominate the fray.
Long back, thespian Akkineni Nageswara Rao would act in devotional entertainers like ‘Vipranarayana’, ‘Bhaktha Jayadeva’, ‘Bhaktha Tukaram etc. and proved he was the best among other heroes, who live in devotional characters.
ANR’s son, King Nagarjuna’, however, proved that he was the best among the other heroes in current generation in displaying the roles of a devotee in ever remembered devotional flicks like ‘Annamayya’ and ‘Sriramadasu’. Apart from registering runaway successes at the time of their releases, the films come under the category of classics of Tollywood. No other hero seems to be outsmarting Nagarjuna in flaunting devotional roles. Right now, Nagarjuna is working for another devotional character Hathiram Baba for his ongoing film ‘Om Namo Venkatesaya’ in the direction of K Raghavendra Rao. This film is also hoped to be another classic from Nagarjuna.