While 2017 saw the emergence of many stars and introduction of new faces in Tollywood, it also marks the comeback of seasoned actors like Chiranjeevi and Rajasekhar and directors like Teja and Sekhar Kammula. Also, stars like Ravi Teja and Akhil heaved a sigh of relief in this year with decent outings.
Boss is Back
Boss is Back is the most craziest tag heard at the start of the year with Megastar Chiranjeevi making a comeback of sorts in a full fledged role in Khaidi No 150, which plundered the box office in Sankranthi season. The matinee idol’s mesmerising screen presence and impeccable performance warmed the cockles of hearts of the legion of cult fans who embraced his comeback with elation.
Rajasekhar proved critics wrong
One more senior actor who made 2017 a turning point in his career is Rajasekhar. Those who wrote Rajasekhar off were taken aback by his strong comeback in a clap-worthy performance as NIA officer in the critically acclaimed slick thriller PSV Garuda Vega. Though the film’s box office performance is limited, it received applause from audience and critics alike.
Maverick director’s surprise comeback
Director Teja, who was going through a lean phase with back to back box office duds, made a surprise comeback with Rana Daggubati’s intense political drama Nenu Raju Nene Mantri. Though the film received lukewarm response from audience, it helped Teja to bag crazy offers in the form of NTR’s biopic and Venky’s next project.
Fidaa reinstates Sekhar Kammula’s fame
Sensible filmmaker Sekhar Kammula , who was away from the limelight for quite some time, restored his lost glory in 2017 with a striking success attained from Varun Tej’s Fidaa. The romantic drama received huge applause for sensible and neat portrayal of characters by Kammula.
Mass Maharaja back in elements
2017 provided much needed relief to Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja who bagged a decent hit after a long time with Raja The Great. After lying low with a streak of lackluster films, Ravi Teja unleased one of his career best performances as a blind boxer and the masala entertainer wowed B and C centre audience.
Akhil signs off 2017 in style
This year has also brought a big cheer for Akkineni third generation actor Akhil, who had to wait for nearly two years to make a promising comeback after his debut film went down the drain. His latest film, Hello, billed as a relaunch, has been receiving good response from audience. Akhil’s neat and no-nonsense act has been widely applauded and it should come as a huge relief for the promising actor.