4 Pillars of Tollywood Still Strong
Before the likes of Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu, NTR etc. took over the reign, Megastar Chiranjeevi, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Nagarjuna Akkineni and Venkatesh were attributed as the four Pillars of Telugu cinema industry.
With megastar Chiranjeevi entering politics and young stars overtaking the seniors, there has been a dull period of a few years for the senior heroes. But, it seems that they are now roaring back to prove that they are still super strong to entertain movie lovers and challenge youngsters.
At 60 plus, megastar is gearing up for his big comeback with ‘Khaidi No.150. After looking at the first look posters, no one would believe if it was told that he has recently celebrated his 61st birthday. Chiru looks very young in the posters and going by the craze for his comeback project, it is expected that the gone era will be recreated for Sankranthi next year.
It would be an understatement to say that no one could dominate Balayya in mythological movies. The first look, teaser and Diwali posters of the legendary actor’s upcoming historical film ‘Gauthamiputra Satakarni’ have proved this point for the nth time. The royal, ferocious and powerful ruler, Satakarni, will be personified for this Sankranthi in the form of majestic Balayya.
Akkineni Nagarjuna, who has experimented and tasted huge success in the devotional genre, has teamed up with his favorite director K Raghavendra Rao for yet another devotional film ‘Om Namo Venkatesaya’. Fresh from the success of Manam, Oopiri, Soggade and MEK, Nag is playing a dreamlike second innings.
After tasting few disasters with tried and tested genre films, Venkatesh has changed gears and done experimental films like Gopala Gopala, Drishyam etc. He is now coming up with a boxing drama, ‘Guru’ and the actor’s transformation as a fierce boxing coach has already garnered the attention of everyone.
With such an interesting line-up, our senior heroes are promising that they will be here to entertain Telugu audiences for another decade at the least.