Sandalwood superstar Kichcha Sudeep is turning 50 on Thursday, September 2. The artiste best known for his multi-language movies, potent performances, incredible screen presence and scintillating dance moves has never missed an opportunity to enthrall his innumerable fans.
Though the actor is known for his hero roles in Kannada films, he has often proved that he can shift from the avatars and can even play the main antagonist with utter ease. It wouldn't be wrong to say that it is his experiments with roles that have helped him garner much attention from the audience.
Apart from Kannada, Sudeep has also been a part of film industries including Tollywood, Kollywood and even Bollywood. Not just films, but the actor is also known for his oratory skills. Sudeep has been hosting the popular game reality show Bigg Boss Kannada consecutively for the last eight seasons. Well, his brilliance cannot be conveyed in words and as the actor rings in his birthday today, we introduce you to his 5 must-watch films. Here we go!
Sudeep indeed left his fans in awe when he essayed the role of a deadly villain in the 2012 SS Rajamouli directorial Eega. His role as a business magnate, Sudeep garnered huge attention from the audiences and critics alike. His intense performance and villainy avatar in the film fetched him multiple accolades and honour especially at the SIIMA (South Indian International Movie Awards), CineMAA Awards and Toronto After Dark Film Festival. The fantasy action film also features Nani and Samantha Akkineni.
Interestingly, the action film is directed by Sudeep. Also featuring Ragini Dwivedi, the film revolves around a police officer Kempe Gowda who takes on a gangster, Arumugam. Soon, Gowda is caught off guard when he discovers the mafia leader's close alliance with the bureaucrats. Also starring P Ravi Shankar and Girish Karnad, the film was released in 2011. The actioner and its cast and crew also won a number of accolades and honour at various award nights.
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Sudeep's role as chief Avuku Raju is said to be one of his best-played characters. Directed by Surender Reddy, the film also features Chiranjeevi, Nayanthara, Tamannaah Bhatia, Vijay Sethupathi and Jagapathi Babu in prominent roles. Released in 2019, the historical drama follows Narasimha Reddy (played by Chiranjeevi) who fights the British East India Company so as to put a closure to their heinous atrocities.
It might surprise many, but Kichcha Sudeep indeed rose to fame with Om Prakash Rao's 2001 film Huchcha. Starring Rekha Vedavyas as the female lead, the romantic drama revolves around a rough and tough college student who falls head over heels for a fresher. However, things take a turn for the worse when he faces vicious attacks that puts him in the hospital with head injuries causing amnesia. For the unversed, the Kannada film is an official remake of Tamil romantic entertainer Sethu starring Vikram and Abitha. Interestingly, Kichcha won the year's Filmfare Award South in the best actor category.
Written by Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo director Trivikram Srinivas and helmed by Nanda Kishore, the film boasts a star-studded cast that includes Prakash Raj, Rachita Ram, Haripriya and Madhoo in key roles. The film is about a youngster's mission to reunite his ageing grandfather with his estranged daughter. Sudeep's amusing character received huge applause from the audience upon the film's release in 2015. The action drama is an official remake of the Telugu flick Attarintiki Daredi starring Pawan Kalyan and Samantha Akkineni.