SS Rajamouli: How He Became a Master of Commercial Cinema

Most of the movies that have been released in South India happen to be hero-centric for many decades. Most of the directors prefer working with star heroes who are backed by huge fan following and are bankable and can pull huge crowds to theatres. At the time when star heroes are dominating the film industry by overshadowing filmmakers, there comes a man with absolute charisma in filmmaking and took the whole film industry by storm with not just one but multiple industry-breaking hits. He’s no other than SS Rajamouli; the one who needs no introduction.

SS Rajamouli – Supreme Director in Indian Cinema

SS Rajamouli is a gifted film director with brilliant directional skills and currently. he’s considered the best director in the entire Indian cinema. It has almost been more than 20 years since his debut as a director and over the years he has successfully carved a niche for himself by helming 11 back-to-back successful films that include many blockbusters. He made his debut in the Tollywood film industry back in the year 2001 with the film ‘Student No. 1’ starring Jr. NTR. Having impeccable imagination skills, captivating screenplay, and terrific action blocks, he has been very much successful in transcending cinematic boundaries.

Perhaps the Only Director in South Film Industry with 100% Success Rate

SS Rajamouli is now one of the most celebrated directors in the Indian film industry with a 100% success ratio to his credit. In his entire career span of 20 years, starting with NTR’s ‘Student No. 1’ in 2001 till the latest ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ he has never given a flop film. The record for 100% film success rate was earlier held by the Tamil filmmaker Shankar however in recent years some of his films failed to meet the expectations of the audience and did moderately low business at the box office.

Rajamouli also happens to be one of the highest-paid directors in the Indian film industry. As per a report released by the Times Now, Rajamouli has charged remuneration of Rs 28 crore for helming the entire Baahubali franchise and this remuneration is on par with the remuneration of many leading Indian actors.

SS Rajamouli – Redefining Direction in the Indian Cinema

Rajamouli doesn’t particularly stick to any one film genre and he has done movies from action thrillers, comedies, and family dramas. With brilliant storytelling, using stunning visual effects, and casting larger-than-life heroes, Rajamouli’s films have got everything to make people come to theatres to watch them.

His 2012 film Eega is the perfect example to depict his passion for filmmaking. In this, a film he has made use of stunning visuals and brilliantly merged a script with Hollywood high-concept with Indian emotion. The film starring Nani depicts the story of a lover who is reborn as a fly, and he takes revenge for his murder. The film keeps you glued to the screen with a captivating screenplay. With several accolades and awards, this film has given him national wide fame. His films have also been successfully remade in Bollywood by big stars like Akshay Kumar & Ajay Devgan.

Rajamouli’s film ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ happens to be the first Indian film to rake in a total of Rs 1000 crore at the global box office.

Rajamouli’s RRR Release Date

Rajamouli’s upcoming film RRR is a period film that is being produced on a hefty budget of Rs 400 crore starring a superstar cast that includes Ramcharan, JR.NTR, Ajay Devgan, Alia Bhatt, Samuthirakani and others. Rajamouli also announced the release date of RRR. This film is set to hit theatres on October 13, 2021.


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