Challenging Star Darshan Thoogudeep best movies list – top box office hits
1. Majestic – 2002
Majestic was directed by P. N. Satya and co-starred Rekha, Jai Jagadish and Harish Roy. It is the debut film of Darshan in lead role. Film tells the story of orphan who becomes a gangster of the city. How the society takes the negative characters and it doesn’t even allow a criminal to come back to normal life. Immaturity of the youth brain and vicious circle of goons is depicted nicely in the film.
2. Dhruva – 2002
Dhruva was directed by M. S. Ramesh and co-starred Sherin, Om Puri and Avinash.
3. Kariya – 2003
Kariya was directed by Prem and co-starred Abinayasri. Film was a blockbuster hit of the year and celebrated 675 days run in Karnataka. Film tells the story of young Gangster falling in love with a dancer girl. Movie is directorial debut of Prem. Film created a controversy because of its lyrics “Nee nanage sigadiddare acid hakuve”, women organizations demanded banning of film.
4. Laali Haadu – 2003
Laali Haadu was directed by H. Vasu and co-starred Abhirami, Umashree and Ruthika. Film tells the story of village singer who comes to city for making successful career in music. A girl tries to impress him and marry him for money but fortunately the couple break up. Hero loses hope in life and gets into depression. Rest of the story is how heroine bring back his faith in life.
5. Daasa – 2003
Daasa was directed by P. N. Satya and co-starred Amrutha and Avinash. Film tells the story of young college student who loves his mother more than anything in life. He is a from very poor family and his mother is working in minister’s house. One day when chief minister was murdered hero was imprisoned for the murderer alleging that his mother had illicit relationship with minister. Rest of the story is how he takes revenge for injustice.
6. Kalasipalya – 2004
Kalasipalya was directed by Om Prakash Rao and co-starred Rakshita, Mohan Raj, Raju Ananthaswamy and Avinash. Film is inspired from Tamil blockbuster hit Dhool. Film tells the story of young man who failed matriculation seven times. His family lives in Kalasipalya area of Bangalore. He wants to start a business and his father helps him financially. But local goons and politicians who were beaten up by him doesn’t leave him alone. They kill his family members and rest of the story is how he takes revenge.
7. Bhagawan – 2004
Bhagawan was directed by H. Vasu and co-starred Daisy Bopanna, Bhavana and Sai Kumar.
8. Ayya – 2005
Ayya was directed by Om Prakash Rao and co-starred Rakshita, Avinash and Srinagar Kitty. Film was a blockbuster hit and celebrated 100 days run at box office. Film is remake of Tamil blockbuster Saamy. Film tells the story of young police officer who kills the gangsters mercilessly. He is not just brave but also a clever who uses illegal means to get justice done.
9. Gaja – 2008
Gaja was directed by K. Madesha and co-starred Navya Nair, Devaraj, Pradeep Rawat, Subbaraju and Komal Kumar. Film is a remake of Telugu super hit Bhadra. Film tells the story of young man visiting his friend’s house where he falls in love with a girl. He becomes involved in the village rivalry of two families, his friend’s brother is killed and hero tries to save his friend and heroine. But when his friend is killed by villain he kills the villain and goes to city. Rest of the story is how he fights the antagonist.
10. Saarathi – 2011
Saarathi was directed by Dinakar Tugudeep and co-starred Deepa Sannidhi, Sharath Kumar, Rangayana Raghu and Sharath Lohitashwa. Film story is inspired from Hollywood film Lion King. Movie was a huge blockbuster hit and celebrated 50 days run in 93 centres and 100 days run in 16 centres of Karnataka. Film tells the story of auto-rickshaw driver who falls in love with a girl. She was taken away by her relative who is planning to marry her. Hero fallows her to village and comes to know that hero is the sole proprietor of rich family which ruled over the area. Rest of the story is taking revenge for his father’s death.
11. Sangolli Rayanna – 2012
Sangolli Rayanna was directed by Naganna and co-starred Jayaprada, Shashi Kumar and Nikita Thukral. Movie was a blockbuster hit and became all time hit in the history of Kannada industry. Film tells the story of freedom fighter Sangolli Rayanna who fought against British rule in India. He was the army chief of Kittur Rani Chennamma state. He was hanged for treason in 1831.
12. Bulbul – 2013
Bulbul was directed by M. D. Shridhar and co-starred Ambarish, Rachita Ram, Tennis Krishna and Sadhu Kokila. Film was made with budget of INR12 Crores and earned INR50 Crores at box office. Film celebrated 100 days run in 130 centres of Karnataka. Bulbul is remake of Telugu super hit Darling. Film tells the story of young friend meeting after several years. Hero wants to impress his childhood sweetheart. But she neglects him initially and rest of the story is how he wins her heart.