S.S. Rajamouli, the three-time National awardee, Padma Shree winner director, and Best Director award holder at the New York Film Critics Circle Award 2022, has had the Midas Touch since he entered the film business. His directing career began in 2001 with the Tollywood film Student No.1, starring N.T. Rama Rao Jr.
The tiny film grossed Rs 12 crores in share and ran for a hundred days in forty-two theaters. It was also the first superhit film for Telugu superstar NTR. The action film was also remade in Tamil and Odia as STN1 and Mate Ta Love Helare, respectively.
After Student No. 1 became a box office smash, the adventure of the filmmaker, who has delivered India’s highest-grossing picture Baahubali 2, began, and he has never looked back again.
Rajamouli delivered blockbuster after the smash at the box office and has never had a failure in his nearly 20-year filmmaking career. It would not be an exaggeration to claim that he boosted the careers of numerous Telugu superstars, including Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, NTR Jr, and others.
He has directed 12 films in his career, including his most recent period action blockbuster RRR, which was the most widely distributed Indian film ever. In addition to directing, he also writes screenplays for his films.
Rajamouli confesses in an interview that the themes of his films are inspired by the Hindu epics Mahabharata and Ramayana.
Despite the fact that all of his films have received the successful label, we are going to tell you about his ten superhit flicks that demonstrate his absolute talent in narrative and should be on your must-see list.
BAAHUBALI2: THE CONCLUSION
Star Cast: Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamannah
Budget: Rs 250 crore
Box Office: Rs 1,810 crore
In 2017, the epic action blockbuster that created such a buzz at the theaters With a total box office revenue of Rs 1.8 crore, the film became one of India’s top grossing films.
It won three National Film Awards for Best Popular Film, Family Entertainment, and Special Effects.
BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING
Star Cast: Prabhas, Tamannah & Anushka Shetty
Budget: Rs 180 Cr
Box Office: Rs 650 Cr
It acts as a sequel to Baahubali 2 and lays the groundwork for the latter’s massive box office triumph. Baahubali was also a critically and commercially successful film, winning two National awards for Best Film and Best Director.
Star Cast: Ram Charan, Kajal Aggarwal
Budget: Rs 35 Crore
Box Office: Rs 150 Crore
Magadheera is about 4000 years ago now and centered on the rebirth topic. Rajamouli’s father, K.V Vijayendra Prasad, wrote the film’s plot.
The public adored the picture, particularly Mouli’s directing, which was created on a budget of roughly Rs 35 crore and grossed Rs 150 crore at the box office.
Star Cast: Ravi Teja, Anushka Shetty
Budget: Rs 30 Cr
Box Office: Rs 118 Cr
The film’s popularity can be judged solely by its remakes; it was released in 2006 and has been remade twice in Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Indian, and Bangladesh Bengali.
Star Cast: N.T.Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt
Budget: Rs 550 Cr
Box Office: 1500 Cr
The film was a blockbuster at the box office and earned up to 1500 cr worldwide.
RRR has already received positive feedback from both reviewers and fans. Critics complimented the visual effects, emotions (which are always at the heart of Mouli’s flicks), lines, and acting. The film is the most widely distributed Indian film ever (10k+ screens).
Star Cast: Nithin, Genelia D’Souza
Budget: Rs 8Cr
Box Office: Rs 13 Cr
The sports drama film is Rajamouli’s third successful film, and it was released in 2004 and became a box office triumph.
Star Cast: Sudeep, Nani, Samantha
Budget: Rs 25-40crore
Box Office: Rs 125-130 crore
Sudeep’s multilingual film Eega was released in 2012 and was highly financially successful. Who would have dreamed of producing a film on the fly before Rajamouli?
Rajamouli’s superb script and writing not only made the picture successful, but it also won two National Awards for Best Feature Film Telugu and Special Effects.
Star Cast: Sunil, Saloni
Budget: Rs 6Cr
Box Office: Rs 30-40 Cr
The action-comedy hit theaters on July 23, 2010 and grossed over Rs 30 crores at the box office. It was also recreated in four Indian languages (Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada)
Star Cast: NTR, Mohanlal, Brahmanandam
Box Office: N/A
The financially and critically successful film premiered in 2007 and is Rajamouli and NTR’s third collaboration. The Tamil adaptation of the film, Vijayan, was released in 2019.
Star Cast: Prabhas, Shriya Saran
Budget: Rs 8 Cr
Box Office: Rs 24 Cr
This Telugu action film, which was premiered in 2005, was also a box office hit. It was created with a Rs 8 Cr budget and earned in roughly Rs 24 Cr.
Refugee and Chatrapathi are the Bengali and Kannada adaptations of the film, respectively, while the Hindi remake is still in the works.