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Amma I Love You to Whistle: Celebrate Chiranjeevi Sarja’s best films

Sanjith Sidhardhan 

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Jun 06, 2021

It’s been a year since the untimely demise of Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja, who passed away after a heart attack. The nephew of Kannada star Arjun Sarja was part of several hits over the years and the news of his death came as a shock for many in the South industry, especially after it came to light that wife and actress Meghana Sarja was pregnant at the time of his passing. A year later, as celebrities from all four South industries pay tribute to the Kannada actor, we look at some of his best films that are currently streaming online:

1
Amma I Love You
6.9OTTplay Rating
After a rich entrepreneur’s mother goes into a coma due to an accident, an ascetic tells him to spend 48 hours as a beggar to revive her. The emotional tale of mother-son bonding had Chiranjeevi in one of his best roles.
2
Samhaara
6.2OTTplay Rating
While trying to help a friend, a visually-impaired chef meets with an accident that leads to him getting back his vision. However, his friend vanishes without a trace. Later, after his fiancée is kidnapped, he sets out on a search to reveal the truth behind the missing cases.
3
Rudra Tandava
6.3OTTplay Rating
Jr Chiru plays a humble, peace-loving man who is forced to take on the granite mafia after the death of his brother in this revenge thriller. The movie is a remake of the Tamil film Pandiya Naadu.
4
Chandralekha
6.3OTTplay Rating
A remake of the Telugu movie Prema Katha Chitram, this horror comedy revolves around four people who come to a haunted house to kill themselves but end up liberating a woman, who is possessed by a vengeful spirit.
5
Whistle
5.9OTTplay Rating
Chiranjeevi played the role essayed by Vijay Sethupati in this Kannada remake of Pizza. It revolves around a pizza delivery boy who reaches a house to deliver food but gets trapped inside and finds that it’s the site of multiple murders.
6
Varadanayaka
6.5OTTplay Rating
This remake of Telugu movie Lakshyam had Kiccha Sudeep in the lead role but it was Chiranjeevi, who stole the show with his outstanding performance as a cop. The movie revolves around the trials and tribulations faced by two brothers, who are also cops, when they take on a gangster and are framed for the murder of a bank manager.
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