Contributed by Pavan Survi
2018 has been a year of mixed fortune for several actors. But it managed to give the biggest hits and value for money returns to production houses. It did make it clear that brands do not work anymore and new talents have emerged even stronger. Let’s look at the hits of 2018,
The film that sent a shockwave to all the audiences you were least expecting such a humane tale from the makers like Sukumar and actor Ram Charan. Many were expecting a film that again ends has could have been better like Sukumar previous films, but the director made a cult film out of all the odds that were counted against him.
Anushka Shetty can deliver an opening equal to male stars! This statement has been proved right by the actress with the movie and horror thriller became the first hit of the year.
Varun Tej after a cool breezy blockbuster like Fidaa, continued his love affair with romantic movies and this one also opened new doors for Raashi Khanna, as she proved herself as a performer. Venky Atluri delivered a solid entertainer on debut.
Naga Shourya always wished to be able to deliver a hit that will take him close to youth. This one did take him close but more than him Rashmika Mandanna became famous. Venky Kudumula made a good impression on debut.
Bharat Ane Nenu
Mahesh Babu after a disaster like Spyder was under huge pressure to deliver a hit. He did deliver a good hit with Bharat Ane Nenu, proving his collaboration with Siva Koratala is a money spinner. Kiara Advani became highly popular with the film.
Keerthy Suresh never even in her boldest dreams would have thought that she will get to play Savitri role on screen. She took the opportunity by both hands and director Naga Ashwin took care of the rest.
Vijay Devarakonda became a popular star with this film. His box office pull improved immensely with this film following a film like Arjun Reddy. Rashmika Mandanna became even popular as Geetha.
Adivi Sesh made another low budget quality film that made many big budget makers sit up and notice how money needs to be spent well on quality than quantity.
Aravindha Sametha Veera Raghava
Trivikram Srinivas made a strong comeback after a humiliating disaster like Agnyathavasi. Jr. NTR proved that he can fit into any universe and deliver any writer’s lines effectively.
Karthikeya and Payal Rajput became the most talked about actors after the release of the film. Payal instantly became the dream girl of youth. Ajay the director delivered a memorable film on debut.
C/O Kancherapalem became the most talked about the film as the movie came out of nowhere with non-actors and delivered solid entertainment. Venkat Maha proved his talent as a storyteller on debut.
Nagarjuna and Nani combination became the talk of the town. Mani Sharma’s music made the movie even more popular. Trade counts this as a hit as it recovered maximum amount at the box office while few are trying to picture it as a disaster.
Vijay Devarakonda’s box office pull helped the movie to be a safe venture on the first day and it collected a good amount of profit to everyone involved. Rahul Sankrityan proved his talent and Priyanka Jawalkar made a confident debut.
Hello Guru Prema Kosame
Even Ram Pothineni couldn’t believe that the movie collected as much as it did to make it a hit. Dil Raju after many disasters found some respite with the film and even Anupama Parameshwaran found a hit after several flops.