Naga Chaitanya is certainly the happening actor from Akkineni family. Right from legendary Akkkineni Nageshwar Rao to Naga Chaitanya, somehow the Akkineni clan is more of romantic stereotypes than for something rough and rugged. ANR might have tried his hands at variety of genres, but romance had been his forte at which he excelled and he is the one who did many roles as novels’ hero. Many of the popular novels like ‘Secretary’, ‘Murali Krishna’, ‘Doctor Chakravarthy’ and many more which got translated on to the silver screen chose ANR as their romantic hero.
Continuing his legacy, Nagarjuna portrayal of romantic characters earned him the title ‘Manmadhudu’. His gentle body language and super romantic mannerisms combined with his characteristic low pitch voice helped him big way to make his mark as a romantic hero. His son, Naga Chaitanya made his entry into films with a different genere concerning students’ politics. But that became a minus for Chaitu. Like his father and grandpa, he tried romance in ‘Em Maaya Chesave’. That turned out to be a block buster film.
After that he tried action filled mass entertainers ‘Bejawada’ and ‘Dhada’. Both bombed at the box-office. Only ‘100% Love’ came to his rescue as a romantic entertainer. Though ‘Manam’ and ‘Thadaka’ also are his hit films they are multi-starrers. So no credit went to him. Next ‘Autonagar Surya’ happened which was a socio-political drama to prove that Chaitu’s solo hits came only when he did romantic entertainers. Once again he is coming up with another full length romcom ‘Oka Laila Kosam’. Going by the track records of Akkineni clan, one can surely expect a superhit this time from Chaitu.
Well, I can hear someone’s soul crying out, “STOPPPPPPPPPPP, first tell us ‘Who this Karthik is before signing off?”. Nothing special folks, that has been the name of Naga Chaitanya in every second film :-). Seems film makers find the name Karthik fitting perfectly the romantic image of the actor. Like Prem for Salman Khan in Bollywood, it’s Karthik for Chaitu.