Now it may sound a little weird when I am comparing today’s film to a film which was released almost 14 years ago. But, the interesting part is both these films are from the same director. It has been 5000 days since “Simhadri” has been released, but I am sure that all of us remember each and every scene from this movie, and that ‘singamallay’ background tune was so popular that we can even recollect it today. Right from the start, S.S. Rajamouli’s career graph was always at a peak. Till date, there were no downfall for him and it can never happen!
He has been setting targets for himself and he has been breaking his own records. After “Baahubali” he had the attention of the audience from all over the world. There is not a single person who does not know about this super creative veteran director.
“Simhadri” is not only a memorable project for Rajamouli but also for Jr. N.T.R. after this movie this young hero’s stardom has reached peaks. Almost a decade and a half ago this film has created a sensation and unbeatable records. No other film to date has come close to this one in terms of a few records.
After receiving such humongous response from the audience the movie ran for 50 days in 191 theaters, 75 days in 173 centers, 100 days in 154 centers, 125 days in 89 centers, 150 days in 63 centers and 175 days in 52 centers. These were the figures that no film in Tollywood has achieved till then. It was a milestone in Telugu film industry. After a very long time some films broke this record but there is one record which is still left unbroken, that this mass entertainer ran for 175 days in 52 centers. This credit for creating such records is held only by Rajamouli.
“Baahubali” has created a sensation worldwide and now “Baahubali 2” is creating a sensation even before its release. This is touted to be one of the most awaited films globally. Collection wise both the audience and the makers are sure that it is going to create such wonders that no film anytime soon can even reach that stage, but the question is will it be able to break the record of “Simhadri,” which is left untouched till date.
After seeing all this, it is amazing to know that S.S. Rajamouli gets all the credit for creating wonders like this. I feel more than privileged to call him as our very own Telugu director.