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Dil Raju's top five blockbusters: A magnificent journey backed by record-breaking collections

Dil Raju has produced over 50 films in his career and most of them have been big hits. Let's look at his top five blockbusters, collections-wise

Dil Raju's top five blockbusters: A magnificent journey backed by record-breaking collections

Last Updated: 07.02 PM, Jul 10, 2023


Producer Dil Raju has been an integral part of the Telugu film industry, known for his impeccable taste in films and his ability to deliver box-office hits. With a string of successful projects under his belt, Dil Raju has carved a niche for himself as one of the most successful producers in Indian cinema. Let's look at his top five blockbusters, backed by record-breaking collections.

Sarileru Neekevvaru-2020

Directed by Anil Ravipudi, Sarileru Neekevvaru had Mahesh Babu in the lead role. The action-comedy took the box office by storm, grossing close to Rs 260 crores gross worldwide. With its high-octane action sequences, witty dialogues, and Mahesh Babu's charismatic performance, the film became a massive hit, setting new benchmarks for collections and reaffirming Dil Raju's Midas touch.


Duvvada Jagannadham(DJ)-2017

Directed by Harish Shankar, Duvvada Jagannadham also known as DJ featured Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde in the lead roles. The film collected close to Rs 20 crores gross worldwide, owing to its entertaining screenplay, foot-tapping music, and Allu Arjun's electrifying performance. Dil Raju's collaboration with Harish Shankar proved fruitful once again, cementing their reputation for delivering commercial blockbusters.


Directed by Sekhar Kammula, Fidaa emerged as a romantic drama that struck a chord with the audience. Starring Varun Tej and Sai Pallavi, the film garnered immense love and appreciation, collecting over Rs 80 crores gross worldwide. Dil Raju's expert production values, coupled with Sekhar Kammula's sensitive storytelling, resulted in a heartfelt film that resonated with viewers and raked in significant collections.

Nenu Local-2017

Directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina, Nenu Local had Nani and Keerthy Suresh in lead roles. This romantic comedy was a runaway hit, collecting close to Rs 50 crores worldwide. Dil Raju's ability to identify engaging scripts and connect with the pulse of the audience was evident in this film. With its entertaining narrative, lively performances, and catchy music, Nenu Local became a crowd-pleaser and a commercial success.


Directed by Bhaskar, Bommarillu is a classic family drama that continues to be remembered for its emotional depth and relatable storytelling. Starring Siddharth and Genelia D'Souza, the film garnered critical acclaim and collected close to Rs 25 crores gross at the box office and was the biggest hit in Telugu cinema for the longest time. Dil Raju's keen eye for compelling narratives, coupled with Bhaskar's directorial finesse, made Bommarillu a remarkable success, both critically and commercially.

Top 5 Dil Raju films
Top 5 Dil Raju films

Dil Raju's journey as a producer has been nothing short of phenomenal, with his films consistently topping the box office charts. His astute selection of scripts, along with his ability to assemble talented teams, has been instrumental in shaping the success of his films. Dil Raju has produced over 50 films in his career and his next release is Ram Charan's Game Changer which is being directed by Shankar.

About the author: Chandragupta is part human brain, part generative AI: the former provides intellect while the latter does the heavy lifting of an artificial neural network. The name, if you haven’t already worked it out, is a backronym of ChatGPT.

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