Prince Mahesh the Primo who showed the power of Indian Cinema to US box office
Mahesh Babu who entered into Tollywood with ‘Rajakumarudu’ as heir to the legacy of Superstar Krishna is shortly out of that cocoon and became trendsetter by introducing new age cinema like ‘Okkadu’. The film ‘Okkadu’ is the purely script-based film. No one would dare to do such an attempt. But he was given ample freedom to director Gunasekhar and delivered a classic ‘Okkadu’.
If you may believe or not, ‘Varsham’ is on the lines of ‘Okkadu’ only with little modifications by blending Ramayana touch. Coming to his journey, right from Okkadu, Takkari Donga, Murari, Athidhi, Athadu, 1 Nennokkadine, Srimanthudu, Khaleja, Bharath Ane Nenu etc.,
All these films are experimental. Each film varies from the other. Like his good friend, Trivikram said, because of directors’ mistakes films failed but never Mahesh failed as an actor. With Athadu, Superstar Mahesh Babu who opened the doors for US market has later stunned the Bollywood Superstars like Shahrukh Khan by his phenomenal conquering on foreign soil. And it is no exaggeration, Mahesh has a lot of fans as foreigners irrespective of Telugu.
Why Mahesh’ Khaleja hasn’t performed well is unknown to many? But the film has been continuing to gain top TRPs whenever it telecasted on small screen. If anyone feels low, automatically search for Mahesh’ energetic performance in Khaleja. His humor touch in Khaleja no one can match. In Khaleja, he himself presented new after Athadu. Some credit definitely deserved by his good friend Trivikram. Maybe Trivikram knowns better to unfold different dimensions of his friend, Superstar Mahesh Babu.
Like his father, Mahesh has been continuously experimenting with films and roles. Whatever the Telugu movie lovers witnessed some new experience is pure because of Mahesh Babu. Now everyone is following him. Whoever doing different roles or films is because of Superstar Mahesh. With his inspiration only, Tarak and Cherry have done different films like Nannaku Prematho and Rangasthalam.
With the above statement, fans may get angry. But if you observe calmly, you may come to know the truth. Tarak and Cherry who are in tough times are back into success route when they change their regular commercial format.
Mahesh is doing an experiment for every alternate film if you observe keenly. If you may or may not accept, Mahesh is the other Superstar who redefined cinema and stardom with the films like Okkadu, Athadu, Pokiri etc., If Mahesh won’t dares to do Okkadu, Athadu, Pokiri, still Telugu cinema is in the old format of regular type of heroism like ‘Rama is a good boy’, ‘revenge format’ etc.,
For this new age cinema, he is one of the other Superstar who sown seeds. Coming to box office, Mahesh is the undisputed king of Domestic and International box office. And it is not an overrated statement, Bollywood Superstars think twice to release their film along with Mahesh Babu especially in the overseas. He introduced half million, million dollar clubs to South with his films mainly at US box office. Now whatever the attention we getting from Hollywood is due to Prince. His films' collection resulted in discussion there at US box office because his films trend top by beating Hollywood films. If you observe premiere collections and advance booking of superstar' films, you came to know how much his impact is at the US box office.
As a human being, he is unbelievable. Mahesh speaks less, does more. His charity work unveils everything. He brought smiles to the faces of children who were suffering from heart problems and other issues etc., In collaborating with some hospitals, he has been funding for the surgeries from the past many years. By adopting villages in Telangana and Andhra, he corroborated to the world as the true 'Srimanthudu', who is gold in and out.