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5 Films That Make SS Rajamouli One Of The Most Bankable Directors

Today, as Rajamouli turns a year older, we take a look at some of his most unforgettable big screen outings.


Updated:October 10, 2016, 6:11 PM IST
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It was nearly 14 years ago that SS Rajamouli entered the Telugu film industry when he directed the low budget musical-drama Student No.1. As luck would have it, the film fared pretty well at the box office, helping him kick start his career in the best way possible.

However, not one to rest on his laurels, the filmmaker soon consolidated his standing in the industry even further courtesy a host of entertaining yet relatable directorial ventures.

Today, as Rajamouli turns a year older, we take a look at some of his most unforgettable big screen outings.

Bahubali: Generally regarded as SS Rajamuli’s ticket to international stardom, Bahubali created quite a stir amongst movie lover thanks to its top-notch visuals as well as powerful screenplay. Featuring an ensemble cast headlined by Prabhas and Rana Daggubatti, the film collected more that Rs 600 crore at the box office. Interestingly, Bahubali was shot simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil under the same title. Moreover, it was also dubbed into Hindi and Malayalam.

Eega: Touted as a fantasy drama, Eega focused on a young man who is reincarnated as a fly shortly after being killed by a scheming womanizer. Boasting of some lifting music from MM Keeravani, the movie was screened at the prestigious Cannes Film festival in 2013 where it was praised by all and sundry. Interestingly, the film’s success helped Kannada superstar Sudeep firm footing in the Telugu industry as well.

Vikramarkudu: Featuring none other than Telugu cinema’s resident Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja in the lead, this action-drama is perhaps best remembered for its gripping fight sequences as well as lively performances. Also featuring Anushka Shetty and Vineet Singh in important roles, the film was screened at the International Film Festival of India. Released in 2006, it was later remade in Hindi (Rowdy Rathore), Tamil (Siruthai), Bengali (Bikram Singha) and Kannada (Veera Madakari).

Sye: Serving as strong proof of SS Rajamouli’s uncanny ability to come up with simple yet unconventional storylines, Sye focused on the often overlooked sport of Rugby. Boasting of quite a few intense on showdowns, the film was a runaway hit at the box office. Shot in Telugu, it was later on dubbed into Hindi and Malayalam.

Magadheera: Revolving around the intriguing phenomena of reincarnation, Magadheera became an instant hit with movie buffs courtesy its good production values and sincere performances. Released in 2009, the film proved to be a major commercial success and helped actor Ram Charan find firm footing in the industry. Interestingly, Magadheera was later on remade in Bengali as Yoddha: The Warrior.

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| Edited by: Kriti Tulsiani
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