S.S. Rajamouli is one the most successful film directors in Tollywood. He is the son of popular tollywood story writer, Vijayendra Prasad. He was introduced as a director by K. Raghavendra Rao. Starting form his first venture as a director, Student No. 1, all his movies have fared well at the box office.
Simhadri was a major success. His movies, Yamadonga and Magadheera have a mythological background, and show the director’s versatility apart from his handling of predominantly contemporary subjects, such as Sye. Rajamouli’s movies often boast a good story, superior technical values and are overall, proven powerful packages.
Previously, Rajamouli directed teleserials under the guidance of his guru K. Raghavendra Rao. His first gig was Student No. 1, which he directed under K. Raghavendra Rao’s supervision. He often collaborates with Vijayendra Prasad (Writer), who is also Rajamouli’s father, M. M. Keeravani (Music director) and Kalyani Malik (Music director).
Rajamouli born in Raichur of Karnataka. However, his native place is Kovvur. He studied up to Class IV at Kovvur and continued his education till Intermediate at Eluru. Moreover his father and brother are in the film industry. So, he joined as an assistant with Editor Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao for some time.
Later, he worked for some days in AVM recording theatre. After that, he joined his father as an assistant with his father S Vijayendra Prasad afor about six years. During that time, Rajamouli used to narrate his stories to several directors.
After his home production Ardhangi turned out be a disaster, his family returned from Chennai to Hyderabad.
Rajamouli joined as an assistant with director K. Raghavendra Rao and worked for Santi Nivasam, a teleserial. However, his seniors Vara Mullapudi and Yeleti Chandrasekhar used to get more importance than he did. Consequently, worked harder, which earned him the ‘working devil’ (Pani Rakshasudu) title from K. Raghavendra Rao.
Rajamouli finally got an opportunity to direct a film under the supervision of K. Raghavendra Rao as Student No. 1 with Jr. NTR, which turned out to be a a super hit.
Later on, he got another chance to direct Jr. NTR again for Vijaya Maruthi Combines. That is Simhadri. His third film Sye with Nitin Kumar Reddy was also a big hit. After the completion of a hat-trick of hits, Rajamouili directed Prabhas for Chatrapathi, which was also blockbuster hit.
Then he chose Raviteja as hero for ‘Vikramarkudu’ which was also a super hit film. During the shooting of the film Rajamouli was injured. After completing five successive hits, Rajamouli brought out a socio-fantasy film with Jr. NTR again- Yamadonga. Rajamouli brought out the film on his own banner ‘Viswamitra Creations’. With this, he had completed a double hat-trick personally.
His next venture was Magadheera which upon its release turned out to be one of the biggest blockbuster with terrific and record breaking collections of all time. Magadheera is considered the seventh wonder of Rajamouli.
His comedy thriller film Maryada Ramanna (2010) had actor Sunil as the male lead. This was the biggest hit of that year. It was remade in Hindi as “Son of Sardar”. In one of the popular MAA TV shows, Mee Star, Rajamouli said Maryada Ramanna is his personal favorite movie among all the movies he has directed.
His next film Eega was released in Telugu and Tamil (Naan Ee) on 6 July 2012. It is a fictional film, with major part for Visual effects (VFX), received positive reviews from audience and critics as well.
Rajamouli’s much awaited movie Baahubali – India’s Biggest Motion Picture Released on July 10th 2015.
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