He burnt the candle at both ends. He walked the extra mile and rose to great heights. A man who needs no introduction is Srisaila Sri Rajamouli, popularly known as S.S. Rajamouli. Like almost every person of his generation, Rajamouli grew up watching films and films were his only passion. Influenced by his father K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, a noted screenwriter at that time, his passion towards the movies grew much fonder. In his mid teens, Rajamouli had an epiphany as he sat in a dark cinema theater watching larger than life heroes and heroines cavorting, crying, laughing, leading larger than life lives…. For the first time since he discovered films he decided to be a filmmaker.
Rajamouli his career with the popular Television serial “Shanti Nivasam” on Eenadu Television, Rajmouli stormed into the big screen with a bang. His debut film “Student No.1” with Jr., N.T.R., marked the onset of the legend. The film wasn’t just a commercial success, but, it paved ways the unsurpassed stardom for Jr. N.T.R., who was still a novice to the industry. A single film turned out to be fortune changer for Rajamouli and there’s no stopping for this movie maverick.
Hit after hit, he delivered 11 blockbusters on a trot. His notable filmography includes “Simhadri,” “Sye,” “Chatrapathi,” “Vikramarkudu,”
“Yamadonga,” “Magadheera,” “Maryada Ramana,” “Eega,”
“Baahubali: The Beginning” and “Baahubali: The Conclusion,” which is still in the making.
With “Eega” and “Baahubali,” Rajamouli has put Indian cinema on an International pedestal. These movies brought him immense popularity along with international acclaim. The Tamil version of “Eega” was screened at the 10th Chennai International Film Festival and the Telugu version at 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Getting your movie played at the Cannes Film Festival is a milestone for every director indeed!
“Baahubali:The beginning” became the third global highest grossing Indian film of all time. Perhaps there is nobody in the world who hasn’t watched his magnum opus, and “Baahubali:The Conclusion” is on its way to surpassing all the existing records and create the new ones.
People who create stories are the most powerful people on Earth. They write with a heart filled with conviction and bring the characters from imagination to reality. All they have in life is imagination. S.S.Rajamouli’s conviction has delivered consecutively 10 blockbusters and numerous awards and felicitations to his credit. We are truly inspired by this enthusiast director. It leaves us in no doubt of his creations. The director turns 42 today. We at the telugufilmnagar.com wish S.S.Rajamouli a very Happy birthday.