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Telugu film industry is famous for periodical, mythological, devotional and experimental movies. It is also known for its originality in scripts, rich costumes and properties used in the movies. Tollywood is one such industry which releases the films based on audience priorities.
Since the movie era started, there has been changes in trends of movies. But Tollywood is one industry, which has made periodical films throughout. Every year atleast one or two movies release with a mythological or historical concept. And the actors who have played romantic or action roles have never shied away from periodical roles also. In fact, many such roles have been benchmarks in these actors' careers.
Forget about actors. Actresses are also not behind in essaying periodical roles. One such bold actress in the industry is Anushka Shetty, who has acted in the title role in the movie Arundhati. She will also be seen as a warrior queen in Rudhrama Devi. Other actresses, Tamannaah and Nayantara has also portrayed such roles.
Here is a glimpse of the periodical roles acted by popular Tollywood actors which are famous now also. The list starts from Nandamuri Taraka Rao's movie Sri Krishna Pandaveeyam to Prabhas starring Baahubali.
NT Rama Rao's Role In Sri Krishna Pandaveeyam
NTR(N.T. Rama Rao),who is an icon of Tollywood, played the negative character of Duryodhana as well as Krishna's role in the movie Sri Krishna Pandaveeyam. A The release of the movie brought great success to NTR.
Akkinenei Nageshwar Rao's Role In Bhakta Tukaram
ANR(Akkineni Nageshwar Rao) is one prominent actor of the industry who made a mark, through his movie Prema Nagar in 1971. The actor's role of a poet Tukaram in the movie Bhakta Tukaram, which released in 1971, is one of his best roles in his career.
Krishnam Raju's Role In Bhakta Kannappa
Krishnam Raju's role as Bhakta Kannappa and Arjuna from the movie Bhakta Kannappa is a prominent role which has set a benchmark. He achieved many awards for his role in the movie.
Balakrishna's Role In Sri Rama Rajyam
Actor Balakrishna's role in the movie Sri Rama Rajyam one that no one can forget, the movie which was released in 2011, depicts a phase from Ramayana.
Mega Star Chiranjeevi In Sri Manjunatha
Mega Star Chiranjeevi, the action hero, acted in Lord Shiva's role in the movie Sri Manjunatha.His acting and elegant looks perfectly matched and the movie was simultaneously released in Telugu and Kannada.
Ram Charan Teja's Role In Magadheera
After father, it was his son Mega Power Star Ram Charan Teja turn and he did Magadheera in 2009, a historical drama-romance film. The young actor played warrior's role in the movie and it became a superhit.
Prabhas's Role In Baahubali
Baahubali is the upcoming periodical movie coming in two parts. Prabhas has acted in two different roles, Baahubali and Shivudu
Anushka Shetty's Role In Rudhramadevi and Arundhati
Rudhramadevi stars Anushka Shetty and Allu Arjun in the lead roles, the actress in the movie will again play a warrior Queen Rudrama Devi after Arundhati.
Jr. NTR's Role In Yamadonga
Jr. NTR has played a role of Yama in Yamadonga, a fantasy and a comedy movie. The movie was great hit at the box offfice
Suman's Role In Annamayya
Suman's role as Vishnu in biographical movie Annamayya, the movie recorded a big hit at box office.
Nagarjuna's Role In Shiradi Sai
Nagarjuna as Sai Baba in Shiradi Sai,the movie was successful hit at the box office.
Venkatesh's Role In Nagavalli
Telugu horror and drama film Nagavalli, in which actor Venkatesh played a role of king Nagabhairava Rajashekar. The movie is a remake of original flick Manichitrathazhu
Mohan Babu's Role In Yamaleela 2
Yamaleela 2 is the upcoming movie in 2014, Mohan Babu and Brahmanandam play the lead roles in the movie.