Megastar Chiranjeevi best movies list – top box office hits
1. Mana Voori Pandavulu – 1978
Mana Voori Pandavulu was directed by Bapu and co-starred Krishnam Raju, Rao Gopal Rao, Murali Mohan and Prasad Babu. It was remake of Kannada blockbuster hit Paduvaaralli Pandavaru directed by Puttanna Kanagal. Film tells the story of 5 youngsters uniting to fighting against cruel village landlord and his goons.
2. Yamakinkarudu – 1982
Yamakinkarudu was directed by Raj Bharat and costarred Raadhika, Kaikala Satyanarayana and Sarath Babu. Film tells the story of two young police officers working together arrest a goon for a crime. The villain escapes from prison and kills one of the friends. The other friend decides to bring him to justice, rest of the story is how he does it.
3. Khaidi – 1983
Khaidi was directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy and co-starred Madhavi, Sumalatha, Rao Gopal Rao and Nutan Prasad. Film was a huge blockbuster hit of the year and considered as a turning point of Megastar career. Due to its success it was remade in Kannada and Hindi subsequently. Film tells the story of young man falling in love with the daughter of rich landlord. The landlord warns hero’s father about his son but when he doesn’t listen he kills him. Hero was asked to repay the debt of his father and his henchmen destroy the crops and rape his sister. Rest of the story is how he takes revenge against landlord.
4. Allulu Vasthunnaru – 1984
Allulu Vasthunnaru was directed by K. Vasu and co-starred Geetha and Chandra Mohan. Film was a huge hit and remade in several languages. Film tells the story of two young men who goes to the house of rich man pretending to be someone else. Rich man wants his daughters to be married to his friend’s sons but these two imposters came to his house acting as sons of his friend. Girls fall in love with these imposters and film ends with young men saving rich man from problems and marrying his daughters.
5. Pasivadi Pranam – 1987
Pasivadi Pranam was directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy and co-starred Vijayashanti, Sumalatha, Raghuvaran and Babu Antony. Film was a blockbuster hit and it was his first film to complete silver jubilee. Film tells the story of young painter who lost his wife recently. Hero’s life changes drastically when a deaf and dumb kid enters his life. Hero’s parents are murdered by the antagonist and the kid was the only witness to the incident, hence villain and his henchmen try to kill him. Rest of the story is how hero save the kid and takes revenge.
6. Swayamkrushi – 1987
Swayamkrushi was directed by K. Viswanath and co-starred Vijayashanti, Sumalatha, Master Arjun, Brahmanandam and Charan Raj. Movie was a blockbuster hit and celebrated 100 days run in many centres of Andra Pradesh. Film tells the story of cobbler who is a very kind hearted person and takes care of his dead sister’s son. He subsequently makes huge money and his brother in law, a criminal wants to snatch his wealth.
7. Yamudiki Mogudu – 1988
Yamudiki Mogudu was directed by Ravi Raja Pinisetty and co-starred Vijayashanti, Radha, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Allu Rama Lingaiah. Due to its blockbuster status it was remade in Tamil as Athisaya Piravi. Film tells the story of young kind hearted rowdy who goes works for his landlord and fights against his rival. Hero goes to rival to warn him but falls in love with his daughter. Knowing this villain kills the hero and hero goes to Yamaloka. Rest of the story is how he takes revenge with the help of lord Yama.
8. Khaidi No.786 – 1988
Khaidi No.786 was directed by Vijaya Bapineedu and co-starred Bhanupriya, Mohan Babu, Suthi Velu and Nutan Prasad. Movie was a commercial hit and remade in Kannada as Nammoora Hammeera. Film tells the story of music teacher who falls in love with a girl of landlord. Her father is enraged by this and sends a goon to kill hero. But hero beats the goons and warns him not to try it again, but landlord kills the goon and frames hero for his murder. Rest of the story is how he proves his innocence and marries his girl.
9. Marana Mrudangam – 1988
Marana Mrudangam was directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy and co-starred Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Radha, and Nagendra Babu. Film tells the story of two young men running a small restaurant falling in love with two girls. One day they help the girls to attend interview and get their jobs. One day they find drugs in their hotel eggs and rest of the story is they running behind drug mafia leaders.
10. Attaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu – 1989
Attaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu was directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy and co-starred Vijayshanti, Vanisri and Rao Gopal Rao. Due to its commercial success it was remade in several languages in India.
11. Kondaveeti Donga – 1990
Kondaveeti Donga was directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy and co-starred Mohan Babu, Sharada, Vijayashanti and Radha. Film tells the story of young man returning to his village after completion of his education. He can’t tolerate the injustice done by his village landlord. He instigates the village men to file case against his village head. But landlord succeeds in court cases and few people commit suicide blaming hero for evil. He decides to take everything in his hand and changes his identity to Robinhood avatar.
12. Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari – 1990
Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari was directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and co-starred Sridevi and Amrish Puri. Film was a chart buster and celebrated 369 day run in the state. Film tells the story of kind hearted young man taking care of orphans. One of these kids was injured in an accident and someone suggested him to take the kid to Himalaya for medicine. Interestingly daughter of lord Indra visits Himalaya and loses her divine ring without which she could not go back. Hero finds the ring and rest of story is how he manages strange behavior of divine soul unaccustomed to earth life.
13. Pratibandh – 1990
Pratibandh was directed by Ravi Raja Pinisetty and co-starred Juhi Chawla, Rami Reddy, J. V. Somayajulu and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. It was first Bollywood film of Chiranjeevi in lead role. Film tells the story of young firebrand police officer who fights for justice. He rejects the bribe of villain and protects a witness of crime. Minister is with the villain and does everything to stop police officer from interfering with their mafia. Enraged by this villain kills police wife and rest of story is how here takes revenge.
14. Gang Leader – 1991
Gang Leader was directed by Vijaya Bapineedu and co-starred Vijayashanti, Rao Gopal Rao, Anandaraj and Murali Mohan. Film was major blockbuster hit and broke previous records at box office. Film tells the story of three loving brothers. One of them is bread earner, other is preparing for civil exams, and last one is carefree guy without any future plans. Hero’s brother was killed by antagonist but the hero thinks it was an accident. When his brother passes IAS exam he marries the daughter of antagonist. Rest of story is how hero discovers the mystery behind his brother’s death and takes revenge.
15. Gharana Mogudu – 1992
Gharana Mogudu was directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and co-starred Nagma, Rao Gopal Rao, Kaikala Satyanarayana and Vani Viswanath. It was a chart buster and became first Telugu film to gross INR10 crore at box office. Film tells the story of poor young man helping to save the life of industrialist. She offers him a job in her factory and to her shock he becomes reason for industrial strikes. In order to pacify the things she decides to marry him but despite of marriage he continues to trouble her. Film ends with she realizing her mistakes and deciding to treat workers with more respect.
16. Mutha Mestri – 1993
Mutha Mestri was directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy and co-starred Meena, Roja, Sharat Saxena and Gummadi Venkateswara Rao. Film tells the story of young patriotic man who doesn’t tolerate any injustice. He fights local dons in order to save poor people. Chief Minister inspired by this gives him special powers to hunt down goondas. Antagonist enraged by his acts falsely implicates in prostitute case and she commits suicide. Later hero resigns to his job and takes revenge.
17. Mechanic Alludu – 1993
Mechanic Alludu was directed by B. Gopal and co-starred Vijayashanti, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Kaikala Satyanarayana and Brahmanandam. Film tells the story of young mechanic falling in love with daughter of his boss. Subsequently girl’s father comes to know that hero is son of his enemy and disapproves their love. Rest of story is how hero and heroine convince their parents.
18. Alluda Majaka – 1995
Alluda Majaka was directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana and co-starred Ramya Krishna, Rambha, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Lakshmi and Brahmanandam. Moview was a huge hit and completed 100-day run in 27 centres of Andra Pradesh. Film tells the story of young man who is son of Panchayat President. His father is a great man who distributed his own property among his labors. Antagonist son falls in love with sister of hero but antagonist wants his property as dowry for his son. Due to some reasons their marriage couldn’t be done and hero is falsely implicated in a crime and sent to jail. He escapes from prison and takes revenge against injustice.
19. Bavagaru Bagunnara? – 1998
Bavagaru Bagunnara? was directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee and co-starred Srihari, Rambha, Paresh Rawal and Rachana. Hero runs a restaurant in New Zealand and also takes care of orphanage in India. He falls in love with a girl there. When he comes to India he saves a girl from suicide and upon learning of her pregnancy he agrees to act as husband until the delivery of baby. But when his girl friend comes to India she comes to know that her boy friend is her brother in law. She isn’t convinced by his words, film ends in hero getting her boy friend back from other village where he was kept captive.
20. Choodalani Vundi – 1998
Choodalani Vundi was directed by Gunasekhar and co-starred Soundarya, Prakash Raj, Anjala Zaveri and Brahmanandam. Choodalani Vundi was a huge blockbuster hit and grossed INR20crores which was very huge for that time. Hero is a mechanic who falls in love with daughter of underworld don. To escape from the goons of her father the couple run away to forest. Antagonist was planning to marry her daughter with son of another don. In a struggle his wife dies leaving their only child. Hero was jailed falsely and rest is how he unites with his son.
21. Sneham Kosam – 1999
Sneham Kosam was directed by K.S. Ravikumar and co-starred Meena, Prakash Raj, Vijay Kumar, Brahmanandam and Kota Srinivasa Rao. Movie was a huge hit and celebrated 100 days run in 70 centres of Andra Pradesh. It was a remake of Tamil super hit film Natpukkaga.
22. Annayya – 2000
Annayya was directed by Muthyala Subbaiah and co-starred Soundarya, Ravi Teja, Sarath Babu and Kota Srinivasa Rao. Film was a box office success and celebrated 100 days run in 60 centres of Andra Pradesh. Film tells the story of three loving brothers. Hero is owner of fleet of lorries and falls in love with garment factory owner. She seeks his help with saving her sisters from goons, but it turns out that goons are his brothers only, hero takes it lightly as they are young and stupid. Later her sisters fall in love with his brothers but she rejects the proposal stating that they are drunkards. Rest of the story is how hero manages to bring out the change in his brothers and marry them to lovers.
23. Daddy – 2001
Daddy was directed by Suresh Krishna and co-starred Simran, Gadde Rajendra Prasad, Ashima Bhalla and Kota Srinivasa Rao. Film was a hit and celebrated 100 days run in 24 Centres of Andra Pradesh. Film tells the story of audio company owner and loves his friends more than any. He is married and the couple had a daughter, but when the daughter is ill instead of using bank money to save his daughter he uses money to save another person injured in accident. His daughter dies because of his mistake and his wife, who is pregnant, leaves him. Rest of story is how hero and heroine reconcile after their second child was born.
24. Indra – 2002
Indra was directed by B. Gopal and co-starred Sonali Bendre, Arti Agarwal, Mukesh Rishi,Prakash Raj and Sivaji. Film was a blockbuster hit grossing INR350 million at box office and celebrated 100-days run in 98 centres of Andra Pradesh. Film tells the story of young man taking oat to take revenge for the death of his family members. Rival leader kills his family leader in order to take over leadership of village. Hero goes to city and starts to live a simple life as a taxi driver. Rest of story is how he takes revenge.
25. Tagore – 2003
Tagore was directed by V.V.Vinayak and co-starred Jyothika, Shriya Saran, Sayaji Shinde and Prakash Raj. Film was made with budget of INR10 crores and earned INR35 crores at box office. Film tells the story of a man who creates his own Anti-Corruption Force to clean the society. His team eliminates the white collar criminals in a systematic manner. Public pressure builds and police intelligence is working 24 hours to find the murderers. Rest of the story is how police try to find out and how he outsmarts police.
26. Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. – 2004
Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. was directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee and co-starred Sonali Bendre, Paresh Rawal, Srikanth and Girish Karnad. Film was remake of Bollywood hit Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Film tells the story of a gangster who joins medical college to become doctor to realize his parents dream. His parents were insulted by dean of college. He is not smart but was able to get good marks in exams by cheating. He is kind and funny guy loved by everyone in his college and hospital. Rest of story is how he wins the heart of his girl friend though he fails to complete MBBS.
27. Stalin – 2006
Stalin was directed by A. R. Murugadoss and co-starred Trisha, Prakash Raj, Khushboo, Ravali and Pradeep Rawat. Film was made with budget of INR300 million and grossed INR350 million at box office. Film tells the story of army man serving poor people in society. He is shocked by the death of innocent girl who was not helped by people around her. There after he establishes a system where people help each other and in return other should help three more instead of just saying thanks. Rest of story is how he rubs with local goons including local MLA and how his concept wins at last.