Celebrated as one of the most loved stars in Indian cinema today, Man of Masses NTR Jr has proved his versatility time and again with various outstanding performances. From action to romance, the actor has done it all – winning the audiences each time. His blockbuster film ‘RRR’ made India proud by winning an Oscar in the Best Original Song category earlier this year for the dance number Naatu Naatu.
Currently busy working on his highly anticipated next magnum opus ‘Devara’, Man of Masses NTR Jr recently shared his list of five favourite Indian films. Making to the list were some of the most iconic mainstream and regional films, right from Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Deewaar’ to Kamal Haasan’s ‘Thevar Magan’.
Below we present to you NTR Jr’s five most favourite Indian films which should definitely be on your watch list. Take a look…
Daana Veera Soora Karna
An Indian Telugu-language Hindu mythological film co-written, produced and directed by N. T. Rama Rao, ‘Daana Veera Soora Karna’ is based on the life of Karna from the Mahabharata. The film uses poetry and moving dialogues to depict the rise of Karna and becoming an accomplished warrior ever born in history. A 1997 release, the film continues to receive the same love from the audiences.
One of the biggest hits of megastar and cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan’s career ‘Deewaar’ is a 1975 actioner. The film takes us through the lives of two brothers Vijay Verma (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi Verma (Shashi Kapoor) who eventually end up becoming an underworld figure and police inspector respectively. A blockbuster, ‘Deewaar’ is hailed as one of Amitabh Bachchan’s greatest performances of all time.
A 1987 Tamil epic crime drama written and directed by Mani Ratnam, ‘Nayakan’ stars Kamal Haasan, Saranya (in her feature debut) and Karthika in the lead. A blockbuster, ‘Nayakan’ narrates the story of a young boy who ends up becoming a gangster in Mumbai after witnessing his father’s brutal murder and taking revenge for it. Produced by Muktha Srinivasan, the film was a critical and commercial success.
A 1992 Tamil drama, ‘Thevar Magan’ is helmed by Bharathan, and written and produced by Kamal Haasan. A creative masterpiece, the film’s story revolves around the life of a respected village chieftain’s son who aspires to do business but is expected by his father to help the villagers. The film co-stars Sivaji Ganesan, Revathi, Gautami and Nassar and more in pivotal roles.
The Telugu crime action drama starring Nagarjuna Akkineni, Amala Akkineni and Raghuvaran in the lead, ‘Siva’ takes audiences through the life of a college student-turned-gangster. Written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma, the film shed light on the subject of student exploitation by anti-social elements and crowd psychology.