Rowdy of Tollywood
2 weeks ago | By harshapagilla
It's not easy to slide into the film industry without any background and it is impossible to become a star in the industry by an outsider. There are one in a million possibility but for the past few years in Telugu industry, we are seeing miracles happen on a daily basis. One such miracle is Vijay Devarakonda. People are going crazy on this rowdy. Within 3 years (2016-2018), Vijay got 4 blockbusters, those blockbusters played a crucial role in his career. Let's look into his filmography over the past few years and analysis his success.
No one thought a 60 lakhs budget movie cast a large shadow in Tollywood. The story of a careless boy and ambitious girl to start a food truck loved by every movie lover. Vijay Devarakonda perfectly portrayed the character in a realistic approach. Pelli Choopulu was sensational in 2016, it banged 2 National & Filmfare awards. Maybe he is not credited much for this movie but because of this movie, he got so many opportunities.
Pelli Choopulu may have cast a shadow in Tollywood, but Vijay's next flick "Arjun Reddy" made an impact throughout the country. The anger management medical students journey of Arjun made everyone fall for Vijay Devarakonda. This movie is compared to 1983's cult classic "Shiva". Nobody can match Vijay's performance as Arjun Reddy(we have already seen Tamil and Hindi version response). This movie made him talk of the industry and received film fare for this movie.
Any actor is not accepted as a star in the Telugu industry unless he bangs 100 crore gross. Vijay achieved this feat with his next flick "Geetha Govindam". To convince the audience after one of a lifetime role to the boy next door is impossible. Vijay made it looks so simple by doing Geetha Govindam. The switch from Anger Management guy to Quintessential good guy is uncanny. Arjun Reddy may be his best performance but Geetha Govindam is undoubtedly the movie which made him star.
After the disastrous NOTA, everybody starts thinking Vijay's stardom is just going to fade away. The controversy stirred after his tweet about his comeback. People start criticizing him for his failure and forgot his blockbusters till then. As he promised to come back soon, he made his promise by 2018 movie "Taxiwala". Despite the entire movie leaked before the release of the movie, Taxiwala restored the stardom of Vijay. Taxiwala made 21 crore share in the box office which was a triple blockbuster to its budget.
Hate him or love him for his attitude Vijay surprised us in every possible way for the past few years. He may not be an icon for his off-screen behavior but he surely is a great example for newcomers in the industry. Today he is celebrating his 30th birthday, so on the eve of his birthday, we are posting this article as a token of gratitude.
Written By: Harsha Pagilla
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