Daggubati Venkatesh best movies list – top box office hits
1. Kaliyuga Pandavulu – 1986
Kaliyuga Pandavulu was directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and co-starred by Khushboo, Aswini, Rao Gopal Rao, Ranganath and Nutan Prasad. Film marked debut for Victory Venkatesh in lead role. Film was a blockbuster hit of the year. Film tells the story of college student who is a son of millionaire and arrogant towards all. He falls in love with a girl from middle class family. But his father opposes his love and proves her as a prostitute in court with the help of his henchmen. His son comes to know the game played by his father and leaves the home in search of his girl friend. When he comes to know about the anti-social elements of his father henchmen he forms a team named Kaliyuga Pandavulu and ends their illegal activities.
2. Srinivasa Kalyanam – 1987
Srinivasa Kalyanam was directed by Kodi Ramakrishna and co-starred Bhanupriya, Gouthami, Mohan Babu and Gollapudi Maruthi Rao. Film tells the story of a man who lost his parents at his childhood and grow up selling newspaper and running auto rickshaw. After the death of parents he goes to city and starts a dance school where he falls in love with a girl. Meanwhile hero’s cousin is also in love with him. Rest of story is of love triangle and fighting antagonist.
3. Raktha Tilakam – 1988
Raktha Tilakam was directed by B. Gopal and co-starred Amala, Sharada, D. Ramanaidu, Nutan Prasad and Jaggayya. Film was a commercial hit and remade in Hindi as Pratikar released in 1991 starring Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit and Raakhee.
4. Brahma Puthrudu – 1988
Brahma Puthrudu was directed by Dasari Narayana Rao and co-starred Rajani, Mohan Babu, Jayasudha and Allu Ramalingaiyah. It was remake of Tamil film Michael Raj released in 1987. Film tells the story of young man who always want to help the needy. He meets a girl who was searching for her last father and he decides to help her at any cost. He is also in search of his mother whom he lost because of his father’s treachery.
5. Swarnakamalam – 1988
Swarnakamalam was directed by K. Viswanath and co-starred Bhanupriya and Sharon Lowen. Film was a huge blockbuster hit and earned three Nandi Awards. Film tells the story of young artist helping a girl to achieve something in her dancing career. She is the daughter of noted Kuchipudi teacher Seshendra Shastry but he has no money to provide them good education. Finally both of them fall in love and the accomplished dancer gives up her opportunity to go abroad in order to settle with her true love.
6. Varasudochhadu – 1988
Varasudochhadu was directed by A. Mohan Gandhi and co-starred Suhasini, Mohan Babu, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao and Kota Srinivasa Rao. Film tells the story of young man who was hospitalized due after an accident and in that hospital he meets a man who was counting his last days because of incurable disease. They become best friends and his dying friend tells the story of his life, he killed his best friend in his childhood days by mistake and ran away from home leaving all his property. Now hero tells him to go back to meet his family at least in his last days, but his friend convinces hero to go to village in his place. Hero goes to village and comes to know that his family members are planning to get away with the property. He falls in love with a girl who is none other than sister of best friend whom he killed.
7. Dhruva Nakshatram – 1989
Dhruva Nakshatram was directed by Y.Nageswara Rao and co-starred Rajani, Satyanarayana, Sarada, Gollapudi Maruti Rao and Brahmanandam. Film tells the story of a widow with three children, two sons and a daughter. Her eldest son runs away from rented house after beating the landlord. He becomes a lorry driver and one day by mistake he was caught with smuggle good. The antagonist offers him to join him and promises to help in legal issues but he rejects the offer thereby creating enmity with him forever. In court he recognizes his mother and his brother became a customs officer. The antagonist kidnaps hero family and hero rescues his family winning their hearts.
8. Bobbili Raja – 1990
Bobbili Raja was directed by B. Gopal and co-starred Divya Bharti, Satyanarayana, Vanisree, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Brahmanandam. Film was a huge hit and celebrated 175 day run in 3 centres of the state. Film tells the story of young man who lives in forest area with mother and grandfather. Due to the conspiracy of antagonist they were framed for the murder which they didn’t commit. After 25 years hero is grown up and acts as forest guide. One fine day he guides villain’s daughter in the forest and they fall in love. When villain comes to know this she takes her daughter back from forest and threatens the hero. In the end hero proves his mother as innocent and marries his girl friend.
9. Sathruvu – 1990
Sathruvu was directed by Kodi Ramakrishna and co-starring Vijayashanti, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Captain Raju and Brahmanandam. Film tells the story of young advocate who fights for justice in courts. His father was also an advocate who was murdered while working against anti social elements.
10. Coolie No. 1 – 1991
Coolie No. 1 was directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and co-starred Tabu, Rao Gopal Rao, Sarada, Mohan Babu, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Brahmanandam.
11. Kshana Kshanam – 1991
Kshana Kshanam was directed by Ram Gopal Varma and co-starred Sridevi, Paresh Rawal, Rami Reddy and Brahmanandam. Film tells the story of bank robbey and money kept in cloakroom of a railway station. Hero is a thief and heroine is a middle class girl , they meet in a strange circumstances. The couple is chased by gangster and police. Sridevi won Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance.
12. Chanti – 1992
Chanti was directed by Ravi Raja Pinisetty and co-starred Meena, Nassar, Sujatha, Manjula Vijayakumar and Brahmanandam. It is the first Telugu film to celebrate 100 days run in 40 centers of the state. Film was remade in Hindi as Anari released in 1993 starring Venkatesh and Karishma Kapoor. Film tells the story of young man who is less intelligent but with golden heart and works for local Zamindars. Zamindars are very cruel and punish anyone looking at their beloved sister. In strange circumstances their sister falls in love with this singer and marries him secretly. Rest of the story revolves around how the brothers surrender before his pure love.
13. Sundarakanda – 1992
Sundarakanda was directed by K.Raghavendra Rao and co-starred Meena, Aparna, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao and Bramhanandam. It was a remake of Tamil film Sundara Kandam released in 1992. Film tells the story of young Telugu lecturer who works in his old college. He is fooled by mischievous girl student and he starts to think that she spoiling the classes. Other students wrote a love letter in her name and keep it under his desk but knowing this he blames her and returns the letter. She subsequently falls in love and rest of the story deals with mystery of lecturer life.
14. Anari – 1993
Anari was directed by K. Murali Mohana Rao and co-starred Karisma Kapoor, Raakhee Gulzar, Suresh Oberoi and Gulshan Grover. It is remake of Tamil film Chinna Thambi released in 1991. It was already made in Telugu as Chanti in 1992 starring Venkatesh and Meena. Film tells the story of young man who is less intelligent but with golden heart and works for local Zamindars. Zamindars are very cruel and punish anyone looking at their beloved sister. In strange circumstances their sister falls in love with this singer and marries him secretly. Rest of the story revolves around how the brothers surrender before his pure love.
15. Kondapalli Raja – 1993
Kondapalli Raja was directed by Ravi Raja Pinisetty and co-starred Nagma, Suman, Srikanth, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Sudhakar. Film is remake of Tamil film Annamalai starring Rajinikanth, Kushboo and Sarath Babu. Film tells the story of two best friends one is rich and other is poor. Rich man fell in love with a poor girl and hero holds the wedding against the wishes of rich father. The antagonist decides to break their friendship by playing bad. Rich friend insults his poor friend and then hero takes vow that he will make more money than him and show his strength. Rest of the story is how he becomes business magnet and controls everything in the city.
16. Abbaigaru – 1993
Abbaigaru was directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana and co-starring Meena, Srikanth, Jayachitra, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Brahmanandam. It was remake of Kannada movie Mallammana Pavada starring Rajkumar. Film tells the story of young man who loves his step-mother like his own mother. His mother has a dark heart and never loved him, she is just keeping him alive for his property. With such ulterior motive only she didn’t want him to attend school. He is not that bright but has a kind heart, he falls in love with a girl and marries her. His wife comes to know the ulterior motive and starts to question every transactions of her. His mother goes to the extent of poisoning the daughter in law which was consumed by the hero. After knowing about poison hero gives up all his property and moves out but his mother realizes her mistake and begs him not to leave.
17. Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya – 1996
Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya was directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and co-starred Shilpa Shetty, Malashree, Satyanarayana and Brahmanandam. Film tells the story of young man and a mermaid. Hero has a cousin who loves him a lot but the mermaid start to have feelings for him too. By a miracle mermaid loses her original body and becomes beautiful girl. On the other hand there a witch who is trying to find a treasure which requires the help of mermaid. Finally mermaid returns to water after uniting hero with his cousin.
18. Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu – 1996
Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu was directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana and co-starred Soundarya, Vineetha, Brahmanandam and Kota Srinivasa Rao. Film tells the story of young married couple who cann’t have children because the wife has some physical problems. But he husband doesn’t want to blame her for this and takes the blame on himself. He meets a girl on his tour to Nepal and in strange circumstances marries her and gives birth to a baby boy. Hero adopts the son with his first wife who was not aware of the truth. Finally she comes to know the truth of her husband’s marriage with another girl in special conditions and accepts their marriage.
19. Pavitra Bandham – 1997
Pavitra Bandham was directed by Muthyala Subbaiah and co-starred Soundarya, S.P. Balasubramaniam, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam and Srihari. Film was a huge blockbuster hit and remade in Hindi as Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain starring Anil Kapoor and Kajol. Film tells the story of son of millionaire who never believed in marriage system. His father insists him to settle down in marriage and marry a girl. But hero agrees to marry on one condition that he will first test marriage for one year and if happy with it will continue further. His father asks his office girl to marry him, to resolve her family problems she agrees to marry him for a year. During this one year period she showers him with kind love and after the one year couple break up with divorce. Now hero realizes his mistake and wants to get her back for which she doesn’t agree. Rest of the story is how the couple fall in love with each other.
20. Preminchukundam Raa – 1997
Preminchukundam Raa was directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee and co-starred Anjala Zaveri, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Srihari and Chandra Mohan. Film tells the story of college student falling in love with a girl in Kurnool. But his parents have a different girl in their mind for him, they fix their engagement without asking him. He goes back to Hyderabad and cancels the engagement. The girl in none other than the biggest factionist in Rayalaseema who is against love marriages and ready do anything to punish those who break his rules. Rest of the film tells how he faces goons of his father in law who tries to kill and finally marries his love.
21. Pellichesukundam – 1997
Pellichesukundam was directed by Muthyala Subbaiah and co-starred Soundarya, Laila, Devan, Mohan Raj and Brahmanandam. Film tells the story of young business man who give shelter a rape victim and falls in love with her. She witnesses a murder and villain rapes her. Her own family deserts her for losing virginity but hero comes forward to the rescue and takes care of her as a best friend. Now his distant cousin shows up with an intention to marry the hero and it is for him to choose between the two girls.
22. Suryavamsam – 1998
Suryavamsam was directed by Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao and co-starred Meena, Radhika, Sanghavi, Satyanarayana and Kota Srinivasa Rao. Film tells the story of a joint family where the head of family is considered as god in whole village. His youngest son falls in love with a girl but their family opposes it. However the son marries her despite of strict order from his father and as a result father disowns him and declares him that he no longer considers him as son. Son leaves the house and starts a small business. After several years of hard work he is able to build a big business empire but rivals of him plan to kill the village head and frame the son for murder. Finally son fights the antagonist and unites the family.
23. Ganesh – 1998
Ganesh was directed by Thirupathisamy and co-starred Rambha, Madhu Bala, D.Rama Naidu, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Brahmanandam. It was a huge commercial hit and received five Nandi Awards. Film tells the story of young journalist fighting against the corruption in society.
24. Premante Idera – 1998
Premante Idera was directed by Jayanth C. Paranjee and co-starred Preity Zinta, Satyanarayana, Brahmanandam and Srihari. It was a super hit at box office and was remade in as O Premave starring Ravichandran. Film tells the story of young man falling in love with a girl at a wedding. He goes to a village to attend his friend’s marriage and falls in love with bride’s friend. But her marriage was already fixed with a police officer, he tries hard till the last moment to stop the wedding. Film ends with elders accepting their love.
25. Raja – 1999
Raja was directed by Muppalaneni Shiva and co-starred Soundarya, Abbas, Sudhakar, Brahmanandam and Chandramohan. Film was a blockbuster hit and celebrated 100 days run in 71 centres and 175 days run in 4 centres of the state. Film tells the story of a petty thief who was captured by a beautiful girl in her house. She locks him in her kitchen for a week and during this time he falls in love with her and decides to live a changed life thereafter. Rest of the story revolves around her background and her successful career as a singer. In the end hero was blamed for loss of precious necklace and she realizes hero’s sacrifice for her.
26. Kalisundam Raa – 2000
Kalisundam Raa was directed by Udaya Shankar and co-starred Simran, K Viswanath, Brahmanandam, Ali and Srihari. Film was a huge blockbuster of the year and celebrated 100 days in 103 centres, 175 days in 35 centres and 200 days in 20 centres. It broke several records at box office and considered as one of the biggest hit of Tollywood industry. Film tells the story of a young man coming to his grandparents house in village for ‘shastipoorti’ ceremony. His father married a college friend against the wishes of his parents which created enmity between the two families since then. The hero is able to win the hearts of everyone with his pure love and here he falls in love with a beautiful girl. Subsequently the elders arrange the girl’s marriage with rival family with a hope of ending their enmity.
27. Jayam Manade Raa – 2000
Jayam Manade Raa was directed by N.Shankar and co-starred Soundarya, Bhanupriya, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Brahmanandam and Atul Kulkarni. Film tells the story of young man living in London. In a soft drink contest 8 people won a trip to Europe. Young man acts as a tour companion with them and falls in love with a girl. At the end of their tour she decides to tell her feelings and sends him a message in answering machine. Since she receives no reply from him she thinks that he doesn’t love her and leaves to India. Rest of the story is about how he wins her back facing challenges.
28. Nuvvu Naaku Nachav – 2001
Nuvvu Naaku Nachav was directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar and co-starred Arti Agarwal, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam, Sunil and Tanikella Bharani. Movie was a big blockbuster hit and celebrated 100 days in 57 centres and 175 days in 3 centres of the state. Due to its success it was remade in Tamil as Vaseegara. Film tells the story of young man who comes to his father’s friend’s house for an engagement. He helps the family with all the works of engagement and while doing this the bride falls in love with him and expresses her love to him but the hero with an intention of saving his father’s reputation he rejects her and decides to leave the city. Rest of story is how he joins the girl.
29. Vasantam – 2003
Vasantam was directed by Vikraman and co-starred Aarti Agarwal, Kalyani, V.V.S.Laxman, Sunil and Chandra Mohan. Film turned out to be the biggest hit of 2003 and celebrated 50-day in 139 centres and 100 days in 71 centers of Andra Pradesh. Film tells the story of tow childhood friends who considers friendship as more sacred than love. They are very close from the beginning and they never have any love feelings for each other. When her father dies he takes her to his house and they live together. Now the heroine enters the life of hero and both get married. Rest if how they convince her for marriage.
30. Malliswari – 2004
Malliswari was directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar and co-starred Katrina Kaif, Naresh, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Gajala, Brahmanandam and Sunil. Film tells the story of young man falling in love with billionaire girl. He is a bank employee and was desperately in search of eligible bride. The rich girl inherited property worth INR 750 crores from her parents but her care taker decides to kill her to get property in his name. Rest of story is how he saves his girl friend from goons and marries her.
31. Gharshana – 2004
Gharshana was directed by Gautham Menon and co-starred Asin, Salim Baig, Ravi Prakash and Daniel Balaji. Film tells the story of firebrand police officer who has no faith in judiciary and takes law in his hands. He falls in love with a girl and reluctantly expresses his love, which he accepts happily. Due to his work nature he earned numerous enemies and one day they take revenge by kidnapping his wife. Rest of story is how he saves her from goons and punishes them.
32. Sankranti – 2005
Sankranti was directed by Muppalaneni Shiva and co-starred Sneha, Arti Agarwal, Srikanth, Sangeetha, Prakash Raj and Sharwanand. It was a remake of Tamil blockbuster Aanandham and turned out to be huge commercial hit. Film tells the story of join family with four loving brothers. Hero falls in love with his relative and their engagement was approved by the elders but due to some reasons hero family loses all property and their marriage engagement was broken. Insulted by this hero earns much more wealth than he previously had and marries a simple girl. Trouble starts when his brother marries a jealous girl and rest of story is how those loving brothers solve their problems together.
33. Lakshmi – 2006
Lakshmi was directed by V.V. Vinayak and co-starred Nayantara, Charmme Kaur, Brahmanandam, Sunil and Sayaji Shinde. Film was a huge blockbuster hit and celebrated 50 days in 215 centres and 100 days in 94 centres of Andra Pradesh. Film tells the story of joint family lead by the eldest brother. He is a very disciplined man and runs an industry worth hundreds of crores. Antagonist was a former employee of the factory who was dismissed for committing forgery. The antagonist successfully marries his son with the sister of hero successfully without revealing his identity. Now hero reveals that he is not their brother by birth but was adopted by their father, the younger brothers throw him out of the house. Rest of film show how he saves his brothers and fights the don.
34. Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule – 2007
Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule was directed by Sri Raghava and co-starred Trisha, K. Vishwanath, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sriram,Swati Reddy and Sunil. Film was a huge blockbuster hit and celebrated 50 days in 200 centres and a 100 days in 21 centres of Andra. Film tells the story of young intelligent man who couldn’t find a job because of his poor English skills. His father always criticizes him for being unemployee. Rest of the story is how he becomes successful in his career and falling in love with a girl.
35. Tulasi – 2007
Tulasi was directed by Boyapati Srinu and co-starred Nayantara, Shriya, Ashish Vidyarthi and Rahul Dev. Film was a super hit and celebrated 50 day run in 225 centres of the state, being first in the Industry. Film tells the story of a young architect who marries his love. After knowing that his wife is pregnant he takes his wife to his native place share happiness with the family. Their village was ruled by factionists and in rivalry his family members are killed, finally to save his own son hero kills all those people who killed his people.
36. Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu – 2013
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu was directed by Srikanth Addala and co-starred Mahesh Babu, Anjali, Samantha, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha. Film was made with budget of INR25 crore and grossed INR54 crore at box office, celebrating 50-days run in 25 centers of Andra Pradesh. Mahesh Babu won Filmfare Best Actor Award for his performance in the film.
37. Drushyam – 2014
Drushyam was directed by Sripriya and co-starred Meena, Nadhiya, Naresh and Chalapathi Rao. Film was made with budget of INR10 crore and grossed INR60 crore at box office. It was remake of Malayalam blockbuster hit Drishyam starring Mohanlal. Film tells the story of a simple cable operator and his family. One bad day their family commits a murder for protecting themselves and rest of the story is how hero saves his family from police.