Many film critics are talking in open about tollywood’s top three heroes Natasimha Balakrishna, Victory Venkatesh and King Nagarjuna who ruled the industry for many decades.Many feel time is fast running out for the top three. Mega Star Chiranjeevi chose to enter politics handing over his legacy to his son Mega Power Star Ram Charan Teja.
All the three crossed 50s, and though Venky is younger of the lot, Nag scores in personality and still many feel that he has it in him for hero roles with the envious looks of ‘Manmadhudu’.However he was the first to realise this change over and handed over the baton to his son Naga Chaitanya. His starring in films like ‘Gaganam’, ‘Rajanna’, ‘Damarukam’ and ‘Shirdi Sai’ shows that as a keen thinker and intelligent person, he is smoothly sailing over other roles.
Venky also tried for similar change over with ‘Eenadu’ and ‘Bodyguard’ but pouring cold water on his aspirations these films didnot succeeed.
Sources say he is playing a different role in ‘Seetamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu’.
Balakrishna has extraordinary stamina but ‘Adhinayakudu’ sent warning signals for him that he doesn’t suit genex sensational dancing roles any more. The message is loud and clear for Balayya that he will excel in powerful roles like in Simha and senior role in Adhinayakudu.
More recently tollywood is facing the scarcity of heroines for older heroes and Balayya too experienced the problem in Parama Veera Chakra and Adhinayakudu.
With 50+ age let see how they could compete with Gen X heroes and entertain audience.