We all know about the screenplay making and cinematography of Tollywood industry which also includes a great story and an entertaining talented star-cast. For example, let’s look at the Bahubali and the madness around the movie. So, before the article will end and you’ll start comparing Odia movies with Tollywood industry; let us remind you that even Bollywood is lacking behind when it comes to VFX or good stories.
A good story and a good star-cast but there are few Telgu/Tamil stars who’re loved by all and mostly famous in Odisha. If you think why we’re talking about these Telgu/ Tamil cinema stars in particular, then there’s reason behind this!
Now a days Odia movies are continue to face time-bound challenges & copying stories from South Indian cinema and the cause is pretty obvious, that is entertaining stories to hold the audience. As every cinemas ultimate goal is to entertain but it depends how entertaining the acting is and these South Indian movie stars are masters of entertainment and you can call some of them as ‘GOD’ of new era of movies.
And don’t get surprised to know that multiplexes in cosmopolitan cities like Rourkela also prefers to release a good number of famous Tamil/Telgu movies. You can say one of the major reason is Odia industry never goes out for promotion and always stuck in the cities like Puri-CTC-BBSR.
But anyways, the love for South cinema is everywhere! Let’s have a look at the most popular South Indian super-stars in Odisha.
Prabhas : Starting his career in 2002; he was paid Rs 20 crore for the period drama Bahubali. Bahubali is one of the most famous & successful movie in the Indian cinema history. His charm is not only limited to South industry but globally. Bahubali is the one and only South Indian cinema dubbed in Hindi which went onto become houseful in all the cinema halls in ODISHA and that includes multiplexes and miniplexes.
Allu Arjun : One of the coolest super star known for his unique acting and dancing ,who started his journey of success with a Filmfare award for his movie ‘ARYA’. Ollywood movie ‘Pagala Premi’ is a remake of ‘Arya’. ‘Happy, Desammuduru, Badrinath & Rudramadevi’ among his superhit movies. Rudramadevi movie was also released in Rourkela and got a good commercial success.
Mahesh Babu: With a series of super hit movies, he’s the most stylist actor of South cinema industry. With names like King of Andhra, Prince Mahesh; he’s having a huge fan base in Odisha with multiple facebook fan pages. One of them is ‘Mahesh Babu Fans of Berhampur’. A real star!!
Rajnikanth: No need of introduction we guess! Not only Tamil/ Telgu, he’s the biggest superstar of Indian Cinema with billions of fans across the globe and millions of fans in Odisha. In 2007, he was the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan at the time.
Nagarjuna: His complete name is Akkineni Nagarjuna. One of the legendary actor of South industry who is having many admirers here in the Odisha state. Not one or two, many Odia movies are remake of his movies in Telgu.
Venkatesh : Daguubati Venkatesh is one of top Telgu actors of all time. He’s the only actor who featured in only 72 movies in the long 30 years of career and most of them are Blockbuster.
Dhanush: He debuted in the same year with Prabhas in 2002. Dhanush’s ‘Why This Kolaveri’ Song was the first ever Indian song to cross 100 Million views on Youtube and got the attention of many superstars internationally.
Ram Charan : Debuted in 2007, he’s one of the highest paid actors of Telgu cinema. His movie Magadheera was one of the biggest hit and released in many theaters in Odisha. Not to forget that Bahubali- The beginning has broken many records set by Magadheera.
Junior NTR : Ranked among India’s TOP 100 celebrities NTR has many followers in Odisha. His excellent skill in dancing and action makes him most favorite actor for producers. NTR takes around 18 Crore per movie which is more higher than any Bollywood stars and 18 times higher than the total budget of any Ollywood movies.
Suriya: Singham, Ghajini and a lot of other Hindi superhit movies were inspired by his movies. His charming smile is just enough to melt the audience.