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First Lady Action Superstar of Telugu Cinema - Vijayashanthi

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 • Telugu Comments

First Lady Action Superstar of Telugu Cinema - Vijayashanthi

If first lady star of Telugu Cinema or South Indian Cinema is Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, after her Savitri took the throne. Later, it saw several actress gunning for it. Jayasudha, Jayapradha, Sridevi at their prime played musical chairs with it.

As Jayapradha, Sridevi started gunning for All-India Star throne with Hindi films, Telugu Industry saw rise of Radhika, Radha, Vijayashanthi and Bhanupriya. Radha and Radhika couldn't get into the zone of action films successfully and all four faced tough fight with emergence of Rajini, Gauthami, Amala and few others.

They had to do take a break and comeback or try to rise from regular films. Vijayashanthi did Prathighatana, Repati Pourulu kind of communist ideology oriented films that made her close to masses not just as a glam doll but as an actress.

She found right subject like Kartavyam to go ahead and deliver the punch above her weight at that time. The film became super successful and along with it she had several successes big stars too like Gang Leader, Rowdy Inspector and Shatruvu. Her popularity rose to a level where she became equal to heroes.

First Lady Action Superstar of Telugu Cinema - Vijayashanthi

After Mondi Mogudu Penki Pellam and her biggest blockbuster, Osey Ramulamma directed by Dasari Narayana Rao - she got the title, Lady Amitabh Bachchan as she was playing Angry Young Woman roles constantly. She decided to use that name for her political image too. But keeping that side of her life away from this film based write-up, we would like to say that, we enjoyed watching her make a comeback in Sarileru Neekevvaru.

The actress if she chooses to do more films while being busy with her political party affairs, one feels she has much much more to offer. Hope she decides to do so for her fans and admirers as an actor, we would like to wish Happy Birthday to Vijayashanthi garu.

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