These S.S. Rajamouli Films Deserve A Place In Your Favourites!
Whenever someone says ‘S.S. Rajamouli’, the first thing that comes to our mind is – “Katappa ne Bahubali ko kya maara?’ However, that suspense is off the hook now, but the idea conveys the message that it’s S.S. Rajamouli = Baahubali kinda scene! Though Baahubali is a masterpiece created by an exceptionally talented artist, there are other canvas too that he painted on!
S.S. Rajamouli is a talented film director, producer and screenwriter. He has many achievements to his credit, including winning the National Film Awards three times. He is undoubtedly one of the best storytellers that we have in India and indeed the mascot of Indian cinema.
Here are some of the S.S Rajamouli gems that you need to watch R.N:
Cast: Prabhas, Shriya Saran, Bhanupriya, Shafi
Release year: 2005
Streaming on: YouTube
Plot: The film’s story revolves around refugees who are living on the coast of Sri Lanka who are eventually rescued by Shivaji (Prabhas). The cult classic is still remembered for its larger-than-life action sequences, powerful dialogues and engaging background score. Chatrapathi marked the collaboration between S.S. Rajamouli and Prabhas, and the duo did not disappoint!
Cast: N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Bhumika Chawla, Ankitha, Mukesh Rishi
Release year: 2003
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar, YouTube
Plot: The film is filled with action sequences and revolves around an orphan, Simhadri (Jr NTR), who is shown as a mass hero. Apart from showing him the hero, the film also focuses on Simhadri’s love life. After its release, the movie surpassed all the existing records of the Telegu cinema and enjoyed a great response at the ticket counters.
Cast: Nithiin, Genelia D’Souza, Shashank, Pradeep Rawat
Release year: 2004
Streaming on: MX Player, JioCinema
Plot: The sports drama revolves around Rugby and is set up in the background of college students. The storyline focuses on two rivals fighting a common enemy, and a rugby match decided the fate of their college. To do justice to the film, an Iranian rugby coach was also hired, and all artists went through rigorous training for two months. Sye is probably one of the only rugby-based films made in India till now.
Cast: Sudeep, Adithya, Samantha Akkineni, Thagubothu Ramesh
Release year: 2012
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video
Plot: The film is a revenge story where a lover is killed by a jealous man who lusts after his woman. The man then comes back as a fly and decides to take revenge of his death and make the murderer’s life a living hell. The film garnered a lot of praise for S.S. Rajamouli as a distinctive creator, and the stunning VFX kept people hooked to the movie.
Baahubali (The Beginning)
Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Anushka Shetty
Release year: 2015
Streaming on: Netflix
Plot: The first part of Baahubali revolved around the kingdom of Mahishmati and its secrets. Baahubali begins with a tribal warrior boy Shivudu who is completely unaware of his past and whose destiny brings him to the Mahishmasti kingdom. Made with a whopping budget of 180 crores, S.S. Rajamouli really touched the heights of creativity and storytelling.
Baahubali 2 (The Conclusion)
Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishna
Release year: 2017
Streaming on: Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix, SonyLIV
Plot: The second part of the Baahubali series takes us to the past of the Mahishmati kingdom and finally breaks all the suspense that the first part created, the most famous being “Katappa ne Baahubali ko kyu maara?” Baahubali 2 is the highest-grossing film in India, made with a budget of INR 250 crore.