In 2017, actor Vijay Deverakonda became a household name when Arjun Reddy opened to a phenomenal response at the box office and impressed all and sundry. The film, featuring him in a raw avatar, clicked with fans and this helped it become a superhit. Thereafter, he consolidated his standing with Geetha Govindam, which became a sleeper hit. Sadly, his next release NOTA bombed at the box office, much to the shock of his 'Rowdies'. Luckily, Taxiwala exceeded expectations and helped Vijay Deverakonda bounce back in style. With 2017 and 2018 in the rearview, Vijay Deverakonda is currently gearing up for the release of Dear Comrade, one of the biggest releases of the year.