SS Rajamouli Birthday Special: Before Baahubali, a look at the ace storyteller's best films so far
Updated On : 10 Oct 2018,02:04 PM
Some might know him for his Blockbuster drama/fantasy Baahubali that took the entire country by storm, but SS Rajamouli’s flair in weaving stories and presenting a perfect Cinematography extended way before Baahubali even proliferated. From starting out with a low budget movie, Student No. 1 to a massive-success Baahubali franchise and the many more successes to come SS Rajamouli is a master storyteller.
As he turns a year older today, we open to you the bigger book of the ace director, SS Rajamouli that will make you appreciate his work beyond the success of Baahubali:
Eega: A fantasy movie about lust, reincarnation, revenge, Eega has all the paraphernalia to extoll thrill and curiosity among the audience. Known as one of the only directors with his use of compositing softwares, Eaga even made its way to the prestigious Cannes Film festival in 2013. Not only was the movie a success, Eega also helped Kannada’s superstar Sudeep have a grip in the Telugu industry.
Chatrapathi: Even before the coming-together of Baahubali, fate had already bonded together SS Rajamouli and Prabhas. A movie more on the sentimental side, Chatrapathi is a film about a one-man-army with love, drama, politics and highlights SS Rajamouli’s skill in every genre as a director.
Sye: As the highest budget movie in Rajamouli's career till 2004, Sye yet again showcased SS Rajamouli as one among the few who would make the conventional, warring student situation into an intense showdown of fixation and entertainment.
Magadheera: A fan of the epic-war movie Baahubali? Then Magadheera is a must-watch! A movie of crafty visuals juxtaposed with a theme of reincarnation, Magadheera became an instant hit in the Telugu cinema. Given the success of the movie, Magadherra was later remade in the Bengali version titled Yoddha: The Warrior.
Vikramarkudu: With a gravity-defying fight scene, Vikramarkudu is a heightened South-action thriller at is best. Based off on a small-time thief Sathi Babu who has a look-alike in the form of IPS officer Vikram Singh Rathod and how these doppelgangers make their way through the baddies,Vikramarkuddu has action, comedy, to keep audience entertained and even be remade into the Bollywood version of Rowdy Rathore starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha.