He was voted as the most desirable man in the Times Most Desirable Men 2013 online polls conducted by the Indiatimes Group.He was ranked 31st on celebrity 100 list by Forbes India in 2012, and 54th in 2013, and was ranked 30th in 2014. It is very difficult to choose ten of his finest films but nevertheless. Movienasha compiled a list of 10 Mahesh Babu movies. We hope this will entice you to watch some. Numbers here are in any random order and does not suggest the level of greatness in the movie. Please leave a comment if you think differently and have something in mind which you want me to notice. Your comment are most welcome! (last updated on 23 August 2015)
1. 1 (2014)
1:Nenokkadine (English Translation: I am Only One) is a Telugu Language Indian Neo-noir, psychological thriller film written and directed by Sukumar. The film was produced by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara under 14 Reels Entertainment. It was released on 10 January 2014 starring Mahesh Babu and Kriti Sanon. In this film, a rock star must overcome his psychological inhibitions to seek revenge for his parent’s death.Upon release, the film received positive reviews from critics who appreciated Mahesh and kriti’s performance and considered one of the best Mahesh Babu movies. The film grossed $ 1.2 million in the US, making it one of the fastest to reach $1 million marks, and one of the best opening ever for an Indian Film. The film is subsequently dubbed into Hindi as 1: Ek Ka Dum, produced by Riwaz Duggal.
2. Okkadu (2003)
Okkadu (English: One Man) is a Telugu melodrama film directed by Gunasekhar and produced by M.S. Raju. It was released on 2003 starring Mahesh Babu, Bhumika Chawla, Parkash Raj, Mukesh Rishi, Geetha. In this film, a Kabaddi player rescues a young woman from an unwanted marriage and hides her in his home. The film gained eight Nandi Awards and four Filmfare Awards South. It was also remade in Hindi by Boney Kapoor as Tevar starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha. It was also remade in Bengali as Jor. This movie was later remade into Tamil as Ghilli and became a blockbuster and regarded as one of the finest Mahesh Babu Movies.
3. Pokiri (2006)
Pokiri is a Telugu, gangster-thriller film written, directed by Puri Jagannadh. It was released on 28 April 2006 starring Mahesh Babu, Illeana D’cruz, Prakash Raj. The film is a joint production between Puri Jagannadh’s Vaishno Academy and Manjula Ghattamaeni’s Indira Productions. In this film, Pandu is a killer for hire, and will accept any contract provided the amount is right. The Police wants him for questioning while the underworld needs him to silence their opponents. Upon release, the film received critical acclaim from critics and emerged as a Blockbuster.It was remade in multiple languages such as in Tamil as Pokkiri (2007), Hindi as Wanted (2009), in Kannada as Porki (2010) an also dubbed into Hindi as Tapoori Wanted. The film was premiered at the 7th IIFA Film Festival held in Dubai.
4. Athadu (2005)
Athadu is a Telugu action thriller written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas. It was released on 10 August 2005 starring Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood, Sayaji Shinde, Brahmanandam. In this film, A gunman for hire is framed for murder and assumes a dead man’s identity while hiding from the police. The film went on to become one of the highest-grossing films in Tollywood and marked Mahesh Babu’s career popularity after a hat-trick of flops. It was remade in Hindi as EK starring Bobby Deol, Nana Patekar, Shriya Saran and Kulbhushan Kharbanda and in Bengali as Wanted. It is one of the top Mahesh Babu movies and his performance in the movie was appreciated by the audience.
5. Murari (2001)
Murari is a Telugu Supernatural thriller film written, directed and edited by Krishna Vamsi. The film was produced by Nandigam Gopi on Ram Prasad Arts banner. It was released on 17 February 2001 starring Mahesh Babu, Sonali Bendre, Prakash Raj, Lakshmi, Satyanarayana and Dhulipala. In this film, A family is cursed by their goddess Sri Durga because of a sin made by a person, Every 48 year a person gets killed. Sabari who saw the killings of her father, and her husband makes an ultimate sacrifice to save her grandson. The film was dubbed into Tamil with the same name due to Sonali Bendre’s popularity there. The film was remade in Kannada as Gopi with Murali playing the lead role. It is one of the crucial Mahesh Babu movies and he quoted the role of Murari as his favorite role.
6. Khaleja (2010)
Khaleja is a Telugu action comedy film directed by Trivikram Srinivas.Singanamala Ramesh and C Kalyan produced the film as a Kanaka Ratna Movies production.It was released on 7 October 2010 starring Mahesh Babu, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Sunil, Brahmanandam. In this film, when a mysterious illness ravages a remote village, the villagers embrace a reluctant taxi driver as their savior.This movie won two Filmfare South Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and Best Lyricist. The film was dubbed in Tamil as Bhadra, in Hindi as Jigar Kaleja , Bengali as Ekai Eksho and in oriya as Abatar.