On Prabhas’ birthday, here’s a look at five best films of the Baahubali star
Prabhas was always a popular Telugu star. However SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali catapulted him into international limelight. On his birthday today, here are some of his best works.Updated: Oct 23, 2017 09:18 IST
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Thanks to the global reach of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali franchise, Prabhas is no longer an Indian actor and his popularity has transcended boundaries. His talent goes beyond playing the father-son duo in Baahubali and on the occasion of his 37th birthday on Monday, we give you a glimpse of five other best films of the Saaho star. In a career spanning over a decade, Prabhas may not have impressed with great choice of films but he surely chose interesting characters that will stand the test of time.
The film marked his first collaboration with SS Rajamouli and continues to be one of the biggest blockbusters of his career. In an angry young man avatar, Prabhas won over audiences with his raw and unadulterated performance as a vagabond turned gang lord. The film is still remembered even after 12 years since its release for Prabhas’s intense performance and the awe-inspiring interval block. Apart from being violent, the film explored the beautiful relationship between the mother and her son.
A modern-day remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s Don, this version of the film presented Prabhas in a slick and most stylish avatar. With this project, he went on to prove that he can also play characters way out of his league effortlessly. He was paired with Anushka Shetty, his rumoured girlfriend for the first time in the film, and the pair since then has worked together many times. Billa is celebrated even today for its overall presentation, even though it was a remake.
In this Karunakaran-directed romantic drama, Prabhas played a carefree lover who, in order to escape from marrying a don’s daughter, weaves a story of meeting his childhood sweetheart again. A lighthearted entertainer, the film brought forth Prabhas’s comic sense and explored a never seen before side of his.
A heartwarming family drama, this Dasarath entertainer worked because of introducing audiences to the concept of nuclear family. The story is about mending relationships and Prabhas plays a key part in bringing together two families. Unlike most of his films where we get high dose of action and violence, Mr Perfect came as a whiff of fresh air and worked wonders at the box-office.
While critics even today debate about the amount of violence that was endorse via Mirchi, this action-drama from Koratala Siva was about the value of a life. Prabhas plays a man who returns to his hometown to reform his girlfriend’s goon-like family. In the process, it is revealed that Prabhas’s character has a dark past himself. Even before they played Baahubali and Kattappa, Prabhas and Sathyaraj were seen as son-father in this revenge-based drama.
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First Published: Oct 23, 2017 09:11 IST