SS Rajamouli has given some of the most memorable films to Indian cinema. He is one of the finest filmmakers that the industry is blessed with. Rajamouli has taken all sorts of risks and tried to give cinephiles something unique. And with that what one can immediately think of is the Baahubali series. He became a global phenomenon after delivering Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017). Rajamouli has turned a year older today and fans of this ace filmmaker have been pouring in birthday wishes across social media platforms.
SS Rajamouli who has turned 46 on October 10, 2019, was born to screenwriter KV Vijayendra Prasad and Raja Nandini. Before getting into films, Rajamouli directed Telugu soap operas and later even directed TV series. He made his directorial debut in 2001 with the film Student No.1, which was a superhit. On his birthday, let’s take a look at the five films that just cannot be missed.
Student No 1 – SS Rajamouli made his directorial debut with the Telugu film Student No 1 starring Jr NTR and Gajala. It was not only a major breakthrough for Jr NTR but it also shot the filmmaker to fame.
Chatrapathi – It was Prabhas’ first film with SS Rajamouli that released in 2005. It was an out-and-out action film that turned out to be a huge hit at the box office. Prabhas portrayed the character Chhatrapathi/Shivaji.
Vikramarkudu – In 2006 Vikramarkudu starring Ravi Teja and Anushka Shetty hit the big screens. It was produced under the budget of Rs 110 million. This movie was also screened at the International Film Festival of India.
Magadheera – This Telugu flick starring Ram Charan, Kajal Aggarwal, Srihari and Dev Gill was one of the most fascinating stories narrated by SS Rajamouli. It was based on the theme of reincarnation; made on a budget of approximately Rs 35 crore. This film has minted more than Rs 200 crore at the box office.
Baahubali – This was the one of the biggest hit in SS Rajamouli’s directorial career. Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017) shot him to fame globally and even today, his work is praised. This period drama starred Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Tamannaah, Nassar and Rohini.
SS Rajamouli has given Indian cinema some of the best films. His works speak volumes and the result can be seen on the big screens and at the box office. He is presently working on the magnum opus, RRR that stars Ram Charan, Jr NTR and Ali Bhatt in the lead. Based on the lives of revolutionary freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, RRR will be released in multiple Indian languages. We just cannot wait to watch it! Here’s wishing SS Rajamouli a very happy birthday!