Trivikram Srinivas is one of the best directors of Telugu Movie Industry who is also known for his work in story writing and lyricist. Tirvikram has made his debut as a writer in Swayamvaram in 1999 under director K. Vijaya Bhaskar. In 2000, Trivikram wrote dialogues for Nuvve Kavali which won National Award for Best Fim in Telugu. Trvikram Srinivas makes his directorial debut in 2002 “Nuvve Nuvve” starring Nuvve Kavali actor Tharun Kumar and later went to be critical and commercial hit. Trivikram movies are always known for it thrilling moments and humor in characters.
Here is a ranked of all Trivikram Srinivas movies list ranked from best to worst. To note this list didn’t include movies of Trivikram work as story or dialogue writer.
Trivikram Srinivas Movies Ranked From Best To Worst
Athadu was the first big production movie of Trivikram, and also the first movie as an action drama. Athadu starring Mahesh Babu and Trisha in lead, but the pivotal characters played by Sonu Sood and Prakash Raj came out as a surprise. Athadu is one of the most celebrated action drama of Tollywood, but the initial response was not that great. Athadu remains as the best thriller in among all Trivikram Srinivas movies.
The movie is about professional hitman Nandu and his partner Malli. Nandu was hired in 1.5 Crore for a pre-planned failed assassination of Shiva Reddy who is about to become Cheif Minister to gain sympathy. Things go wrong when Shiva Reddy shot by someone else and died on spot, Nandu succeeds in escaping from a train where he introduced with Pardhu.
Athadu is praised for its intelligent screenplay writing of unpredictable twist and turns and the action scenes directed by Peter Heins. Athadu gains a cult following from it’s Home Video and Television broadcast, Telugu digital TV channel Maa TV renewed there contract after seven years for 35 Million Indian Rupees.
Cast: Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan
Box Office: Average
Nuvve Nuvve is the debut movie of Trivikram Srinivas, in a very mid-budget production of the time. Nuvve Nuvve is the safest game in among all Trivikram movies. There is a scene in the movie where which is well lifted from Hollywood teen movie “10 Things I Hate About You.”
Nuvve Nuvve is best known for the performance of Prakash Raj and Shriya Saran. The film plot is based on a daughter-father relationship, Anjali daughter of a millionaire Viswanath and he loves her so much that when Anjali asked her for an ice-cream he brought the whole ice-cream parlor. Vishwanath expects is a son-in-law who will never oppose him in any matter but things don’t go as it planned. Anjali met a middle-class boy Rishi who is a senior of her in college.
Cast: Tarun, Shriya Sharan
Box Office: Hit
After four years of break, Mahesh Babu came with the role of a Taxi Driver that no one is expecting. Khaleja is a comedy-drama which itself based on so many interpretations. Khaleja later titled as “Mahesh Khaleja”, Khaleja is another movie of Trivikram which made on a whopping budget of the time and not recovered its budget.
Khaleja is about a village called Pali in a remote area of Andhra where villagers are dying because of an unknown disease. A Tantrik of the village predicts a powerful man will come to their lives and save the village. And in the search of the man with supernatural power. In other hands, a taxi driver Alluri Seetharam Raju, a cab driver who is obsessed with his bad luck and accidents, and he is in search of a man who will give him one lacs for his cab damage. Fortunately, Raju brought in Paali, where the villagers take him as granted as their god and some unnatural incident occurs and leads to many unknown things revealed from the geological reasons.
Khaleja unacceptable at the time because of it’s non-linearity in story narration. The first half of the movie is bit confusing, Khaleja released with a mixed response from audience and critics. But later the movie is not released in Home Video, while the television premiere brings many audiences and considered as an underrated movie of both Trivikram and Mahesh career.
Cast: Mahesh Babu, Anushka Shetty
Box Office: Flop
Jalsa is the came after three years of Athadu which bring Trivikram to the mass audience. Jalsa was the third Trivikram movies and first with Pawan Kalyan. Jalsa released at the time when Pawan Kalyan stardom was blurred a bit but Jalsa later became highest grossing movies of the year.
Mahesh Babu has narrated the story of Sanjay Sahu, that time Mahesh is in a break of four years. Jalsa is delayed for many days because of its post-production which includes some Digital Intermediate. Jalsa said some bold statements but in a high mass which have all the elements of action, comedy, and rebalism. Definitely, Jalsa is the best Pawan Kalyan movie in Trivikram movies list.
Jalsa tells a story of Sanjay Sahu (Pawan Kalyan), is a post-graduate from Osmania University and is working as a gym instructor. At first, he is in love with Indu but her father declines because of old acquaintances. Meanwhile, after Indu’s marriage, Sanju met Bhagi (Ileana D’Cruz) and falls for her. But, Bhagi is the second daughter of Indu’s father. In other hands, a land grabber eagerly wants Sanju to be dead and after a high voltage intermission, many dark truths came out of Sanju’s life.
Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Ileana D’Cruz
Box Office: Super-Hit
Julai was the first collab between stylish star Allu Arjun and Trivikram Srinivas. Julai stated as most smark work among all Trivikram Srinivas movies. The film stars Sonu Sood, Rajendra Prasad, and Ileana D’Cruz in a very pivotal role. Julai was later remade in Tamil as Saagasam starring Prasanth but fail to recreate the success.
Julai starts with introducing a thug named Bittu ( played by Sonu Sood) and a local MLA Varadarajulu (Kota Srinivasa Rao) plan to rob (₹1500 crore) from a bank. Ravi (Allu Arjun) believes in earning quick money rather than toiling like his father Narayana Moorti (Tanikella Bharani). During a chance meeting with Bittu, Ravi reveals his intention of making quick money by betting on an IPL match and discloses the location of the betting ring.
The heist scene is highly influenced by Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight”, while Bittu takes advantage of betting by informing to the cops and distract them. But Ravi is smart enough to crack his plan and team up with the cops and leads to Bittu in prison and his brother got killed by Ravi.
Cast: Allu Arjun, Ileana D’Cruz
Box Office: Hit
#6.Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava
Aravindha Sametha is the first Trivikram movies with Jr NTR and Pooja Hegde. This was the first time when two movies of Trivikram Srinivas releasing in the same year. In just three days film collect 100 crores, breaking all non-Baahubali records. Aravindha Sametha released with mixed to a positive response from audience and critics and became the highest opening of the year.
Read: Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava Review
Aravindha Sametha’s plot is about Narappa Reddy’s son Veera Raghava Reddy(Jr. NTR) returns to his village after finishing his education. Before the train could reach the station it is stopped and he is received by his father and his uncle. On their way, they are attacked by Bhasi Reddy’s henchmen. While driving Raghava loses his control after a goat suddenly enters the non-metalled road.
Cast: Junior NTR
Box Office: Blockbuster
If Khaleja and Athadu are the most underrated Trivikram movies than Attarintiki Daredi is one of most overrated Trivikram movies. The film is entertaining for the mass audience but at the same time, the movie is regressive. When Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram came together it forgets it’s no-nonsense plot start dividing the audiences.
The films don’t as remain Trivikram movies at all, the slapstick comedy goes more over the top. In Attarintiki Daredi the scene of a theatre sequence between Brahmi and PK, and in Agnyathavaasi there is a scene of belt and cycle scene, where the audience left the theatre. Powerstar Pawan Kalyan is always the hero from the first frame, which not makes him fit for Trivikram movies.
Attarintiki Daredi focuses on Gautham Nanda, a business heir who acts as a driver in his alienated aunt Sunanda’s house to mend her strained relationship with his grandfather Raghunandan who expelled her for marrying against his wishes years before. You can find similarities with S/O Sathyamurthy and A Aa. Atarintiki Daredi was the highest grossing Telugu movie before Baahubali The Begining surpass and then by Srimanthudu.
Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Samantha
Box Office: Blockbuster
A Aa is about two cousins Anasuya (Samantha Ruth Prabhu) and Aanand Vihari (Nithin). Anasuya had recently attempted because of the patriarchy of her mother. She falls in love with Aanand after meeting and staying in his house but doesn’t express it because he is already engaged.
After a long time, Trivikram’s true art is well expressed in some moments of the movie. Trivikram movies have broken some nom of Telugu movies, A Aa is told from the perspective of a female character. But when it comes to heroism Anand characters looks over the top unnecessarily.
A Aa is loosely based on the novel Meena written by Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani. A Aa had already been adapted into a 1973 movie Meena starring actor Krishna and his wife actress Vijaya Nirmala in her first movie as a director.
Cast: Nithin, Samantha
Box Office: Hit
As a second worst movies in Trivikram movies list, S/O Sathyamurthy is the most misguided in the movie in the list. S/O Sathyamurthy is all right before it’s release, the movie came in the year where two big hits of Tollywood released – Baahubali: The Begining and Srimanthudu. SOS trailer released is one of the most viewed and acclaimed trailers of the year and most of the song are chartbusters composed by Devi Sri Prasad.
Son of Sathymurthy cast two big heroes of South India Allu Arjun and Upendra along with three actress Adah Sharma, Nithya Menon, and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Allu Arjun played Viraj Anand, son of Prakash Raj who has done everything possible for a billionaire father. Viraj came to know his father was suddenly dead because of an accident and he finds out there is nothing stable in his home. But, what happens next is not appealing to the audiences at all.
Son of Suryamurthy is initially planned as a multilingual film shot in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu, the producers filmed in Telugu and dubbed it into Malayalam with the same title. S/O Sathyamurthy was the second consecutive movie of Allu Arjun to collect 500 Million shares, which was the first time in Tollywood.
Cast: Allu Arjun, Upendra
Box Office: Hit
Tivikram is always known for lifting iconic scenes from world cinema, in a very good manner. Trivikram has lifted scene in his previous movies like Khaleja from Sabrina and last episode of Game of Thrones, Julai heist scene from The Dark Knight, Attarintiki Daredi’s tree scene of Brahmandam from Hollywood movie “A Thousand Words”.
But, Agnyathavasi is not a great lift inspiration from French thriller “Largo Winch”. Actually, that not only the reason for the failure, Agnyaathavaasi has some good reference from Mahabharata of the time period of Agnyatvaas but not last for a good screen time such as Vishwaroopam referred from Nartanasala story of Arjun.
Agnyathavaasi is about Vindha Bhargav played by Boman Irani and his family. Pawan Kalyan introduces as Balasubramanyam and he is seeking revenge from his father’s killer and he has very good bonding with her stepmother Indrani. The film has a very loose plot but the music of Agnyathavaasi composed by Anirudh which is the debut of Anirudh.
After giving two consecutive super hits – Jalsa and Attarintiki Daredi, the third release of the successful combo came with massive hype. Agnyaathavaasi released in the United States in the highest number of screens for any movie in Telugu.
Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Khusboo, Keerthy Suresh
Box Office: Flop
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