2017 has seen the Pillars of Industry – Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Nagarjuna, and Venkatesh coming back to enthrall the audience. Chiranjeevi who made a comeback after a decade announced his arrival loud and clear but his son, Ram Charan do not have a single release. Nani is the most successful hero of the year with Nenu Local, Ninnu Kori, and MCA. Sharwanand has two hits with Shatamanam Bhavathi and Mahanubhavudu while Radha is a disaster.
Vijay Deverakonda is a surprise as his Arjun Reddy became a sensation and became the biggest hit of the year in terms of Return on Investment. Varun Tej also got the first 45+ Crore Share film of his career with Fidaa. Bunny and NTR confined to Average films with DJ and Jai Lava Kusa simultaneously.
Rana got the first hit as a Solo hero with Ghazi and Nene Raju Nene Mantri. His Villain Role in Baahubali-2 also had a stunning impact. Naga Chaitanya has one hit – Rarandoi Veduka Choodham and a disaster with Yuddham Sharanam. Ravi Teja made a comeback with an average film, Raja The Great. Prabhas’ Baahubali-2 emerged as the Second Biggest Hit of All Time in Indian Cinema. Gautamiputra Satakarni is Balayya’s first 50 Crore film while Nagarjuna’s Raju Gari Gadhi-2 is just an average. Venkatesh’s Guru has become a hit.