Nandamuri Balakrishna and director B Gopal are a hugely successful combination in the Telugu film industry. The actor-director duo has given a total of five films so far. These include blockbusters, as well as industry hits.
Four of the five films were hits and one was catastrophic. Balakrishna and Bejwada Gopal’s Samarsimha Reddy and Narasimha Naidu’s joint film became a hit in the industry. Both the films received rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
Laurie Driver was the first film the two worked on together. The film was a blockbuster hit at the box office and had a triumphant peace against Balakrishna. Chakraborty’s music helped make the film a musical blockbuster.
His next, Rowdy Inspector was one of the sensational successes of the combo. Released 30 years ago, the film garnered over 10 crore shares and created a sensation.
Samarsimha Reddy was the third film of the duo and by then it had broken all records of Telugu films. He became a trendsetter for Telugu films. The film had a budget of Rs 6 crore and earned Rs 20 crore per share.
Narasimha Naidu was the fourth film for which they worked together and broke several box office records. It was a hit in the industry and was made with a budget of Rs 9 crore. It gained 30 crore shares and became the first Telugu film to do so.
His fifth film, Palnati Brahmanayudu, was a disaster at the box office.
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