We Bet You Didn’t Know These Things About India’s No.1 Director S.S. Rajamouli

Rajamouli gurinchi entha cheppina takkuve, Telugu cinema ni ekkadiko teesukelli poyadu, Telugu cinema enti Indian cinema ne ekkadiko teesukelli poyadu. Indian Cinema ante Rajamouli ane staayi ki vachesaru. Rajamouli lo anitikante manchi vishayam enti ante, oka cinema teeyadam lo entha pattudhala chupistado ade staayi lo aa cinema ni promote cheyyadam lo nu chupistadu, oka cinema ante pandaga ane feel & curiosity generate chestadu prathi okkarilo, migatha filmmakers lo idi undadu edo teesam annattu untaru vaala cinema meedha vaalake nammakam lenattu, but Rajamouli ala kadu he is on a different level. And Rajamouli is putting Indian cinema on the global map, Jakkanna keep going, THAGGEDHE LE… Marokati, Rajamouli & his family gives everyone golas. Oka family motham kalisi okedani meedha krushi chestaru, they are just adorable. Pakka gentleman, he is.

Ivala Rajamouli gurinchi meeku teliyani konni vishayalu telsukundam randi…

1. Rajamouli & his family hails from Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh. His primary education was done at Kovvur and his higher education was at Eluru.

2. As his father and brother are in the film industry. So, he joined as an assistant with Editor Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao for some time.

3. Then, Rajamouli started directing Telugu soap operas on ETV, under the guidance of K. Raghavendra Rao. Later on, he directed the TV series Santhi Nivasam, produced by K. Raghavendra Rao.

4. Rajamouli married Rama in 2001, after the divorce of her previous marriage. Rajamouli adopted Karthikeya, Rama’s son from her previous marriage. The couple also has an adopted daughter. Karthikeya is married to Pooja Prasad, niece of Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu.

5. His first film Student No.1 was just released with 40 prints & sold at a price of Rs. 2. 75 Cr but the movie collected a huge share well over Rs. 10 Cr

6. After his first film, he planned his first mythological film with Malayalam actor Mohanlal, but the film eventually got shelved. And Rajamouli also planned to direct a fantasy film with Kovelamudi Surya Prakash(Son of K. Raghavendra Rao) however the project was shelved due to high budget and lead actor’s debut film Neetho (2002) became a failure.

7. In the lead up to the ‘2015 Rugby World Cup,’ a video of the rugby scenes from Rajamouli’s Sye went viral. And Sye was a first-of-its-kind film in Tollywood, in that it was based on a rugby game. And Sye was also the first instance where Rajamouli collaborated with K. K. Senthil Kumar.

8. Rajamouli’s Vikramarkudu was screened at the International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section. And while shooting Vikramarkudu, the shooting was disrupted by quarry workers who started pelting the film’s unit with stones, damaging most of the equipment and injuring some of the film crew, including the director Rajamouli. The quarry workers were asked, by the quarry manager, to stop their work and leave the area, for the shooting of particular scenes. What started as a small miff between the manager and the workers escalated with the workers showering stones, even as the film crew was leaving the quarry in their vehicles. The injured crew members were admitted to Apollo hospital. Director Rajamouli suffered a hairline fracture to his hand.

9. Yamadonga, the thrid collaboration between Jr. NTR and S.S. Rajamouli has relaunched the career of Jr. NTR.

10. Rajamouli’s Magadheera changed the scope of Telugu cinema. It eventually became a Industry Hit and collected huge amounts of money. Magadheera was the first Telugu film in India to have a home media release on the Blu-ray format. For Magadheera, Rajamouli won the Nandi Award for Best Director and Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu for the film. This film also won the National Film Award for Best Choreography.

11. In many interviews, Rajamouli stated, “Maryada Ramanna was his personal favourite film among all the films he had directed.”

12. Rajamouli’s 2012 action-fantasy film Eega was screened to critical acclaim at L’Étrange Film Festival. The Tamil version Naan Ee was screened at the 10th Chennai International Film Festival. The Telugu version has also garnered awards for the Most Original Film, Best Special Effects, Best Comedy, Best Fights, Best Film to Watch with a Crowd, Best Editing, Best Villain and Best Hero at the 8th annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival. The Telugu version was also screened the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, the Panorama section of the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival and Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. The film has received Best art direction award at the Fantaspoa film festival of Brazil. Also, it has been nominated for six awards including Best film, Best Cinematographer, Best Special effects, Best Music Composer, Best Editor and Best supporting Actor for the Madrid International Film Festival.

13. And then comes Bahubali, with Bahubali he changed everything. He became the undisputed King of Indian Cinema. Grossing ₹1,796.56 crore worldwide, becoming the highest grossing Indian film of all time, collecting approximately ₹8 billion worldwide within just six days of its release. It became the first-ever Indian film to gross over ₹10 billion, doing so in just ten days. Within India, it set many film records, becoming the highest-grossing film in Hindi, as well as in its original Telugu and Tamil languages. It stands as the highest grossing film in India, the second highest-grossing Indian film worldwide and the 39th highest-grossing film of 2017. The film sold an estimated 100 million tickets (all languages combined) during its box office run, the highest estimated footfall for any film in India since Sholay.

14.Bahubali: The Conclusion has garnered the American Saturn Award for Best International Film, and the Australian Telstra People’s Choice Award. It won three National Film Awards: Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Best Special Effects and Best Stunt Choreographer. The Conclusion was premiered at the British Film Institute, and was the inaugural feature film at the 39th Moscow International Film Festival. It is showcased in the “Indian Panorama” section of the 48th International Film Festival of India.

15. And now, it’s all about RRR – Rajamouli said, “When I read about Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, it was exciting to know that their story is similar. They never met each other. What if they had met? What if they had got inspired by each other? That is what RRR is about. It is completely fictitious. The film is mounted on a very large scale. We had to do a lot of research for it. To know costumes, their dialect, their way of living and that is why it took so much time for us to get this together.”

16. Rajamouli is all set to collaborate with Mahesh Babu for his next film.

17. And the dream project of Rajamouli, the epic Mahabharatha, when will it happen!!

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