Subbu, Samba, and other underrated Jr NTR films that deserve more appreciation
Last Updated: 06.35 PM, Mar 30, 2022
Actor, singer, and TV personality extraordinaire; Jr NTR is known as the Young Tiger of Tollywood. In his two-decade-long career, Jr NTR has starred in various films, from blockbusters to critically acclaimed masterpieces. Lately, the actor has been setting the screen on fire with his latest release, RRR. And while his filmography boasts several megahits, there are some underrated gems starring him that deserve your attention!
Taking the classic tale of star-crossed lovers to another level, Jr NTR simply shines in Subbu. He plays the titular character Subbu, an affable college student who falls in love with the charitable Neeraja (Sonali Joshi). He soon learns Neeraja’s father’s role in his family’s demise. Will their love survive? Nailing the portrayal of a cool and charming romantic hero, Jr NTR delivers a subtle performance that was criminally underrated.
Jr NTR stars as the titular Samba, a righteous don who is the son of an underworld kingpin locked in a deadly battle with his sister’s husband over a granite quarry. When Samba’s family is harmed and forced into exile, he sets out to get even. With a star-studded cast including Bhumika Chawla, Genelia D’Souza, and Prakash Raj, this Jr NTR film is a nail-biting watch!
Playing an ill-fated lover out to avenge loved ones is an art form, and Jr NTR is the artist here. In Ashok, the actor plays a mercurial young man who falls in love with a talented dancer (Sameera Reddy). However, when she witnesses a notorious thug KK (Sonu Sood) commit a crime, chaos ensues, and a battle between two sides commences. Switching up his usual flair for a mellow avatar, Jr NTR is a treat for cine-lovers!
Giving fans more of what they want, Adhurs features Jr NTR in a double role! The actor plays identical twin brothers separated at birth and living drastically different lives. When one of the brothers gets kidnapped, the other stumbles upon him and both realise the truth. Starring alongside Nayanthara and Sheela, Jr NTR delivers a flawlessly executed, albeit grossly under-rated performance.
A classic revenge story featuring all the tried and tested tropes is made even better with Jr NTR’s vivid portrayal. The star plays a notorious mercenary who rescues an abducted woman (Tamannaah) and falls in love with her. When he learns that her kidnappers have wiped out her family, he sets out to avenge the wrongdoings. With action, adventure, and romance galore, Oosaravelli is a full-blown masala flick that’s both underrated but a must-watch!
RRR is in theatres now. Are you planning to watch it?