The word hattrick always catches the attention of people and a hattrick is taken notice of by everyone involved in a stream of art, sport, or other things. A repetition of success in a stream back to back for three times is termed hattrick. A bowler taking three wickets back to back. A tennis player winning a tournament back to back three years. An actor/director/making team scoring 3 hits back to back. The harder the achievement, the valuable the hattrick is.
In the good old days when star heroes like superstar Krishna, N. T. Rama Rao, Chiru, etc. making dozens of films each year, director actor combinations repeating back to back was not a big issue. Nowadays, star heroes are not releasing even a film a year (Prabhas: Hi darlings). Filmmakers directing multiple movies in a year is long forgotten since the days of Darsaka Ratna Dasari Narayana Rao and Darsakendra K. Raghavendra Rao.
Now where is the chance of a star acting in a director's films back to back three times (Exception was the current superstar Mahesh and Gunasekhar)? There is no guarantee that a combination successful once repeating the same the second time. But fortunately, Darsaka Dheera S. S. Rajamouli and Young Tiger N. T. R. gave us back to back super hits. And recently we have seen Allu Arjun and Trivikram delivering one hit after another culminating with the industry hit Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.
Here, we handpicked 7 actor-director combinations that delivered 3 back to back successful movies in recent times.