SS Rajamouli’s magic has been wowing Bollywood since long, even before ‘Baahubali’. Here’s how…
Filmmaker SS Rajamouli is one name that doesn’t need any introduction. The visionary genius director is the man behind the creation of a magnum opus like ‘Baahubali‘ series. After the enormous success of the first instalment, director SS Rajamouli is ready with the second part titled ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’, which is going to be released soon. Like the countless admirers out there, we too are eagerly waiting with bated breath to catch this epic historical fantasy fiction film on big screen.
But, as we have to wait for these few days before this epic film hits the screen, there is something else that caught our attention. And it is related to none other than the genius director SS Rajamouli himself. It is his influence on Bollywood films even before ‘Baahubali’ was created. (Also Read: SS Rajamouli is disappointed over ‘Baahubali 2’ being targeted and banned in Karnataka)
Yes! The filmmaker has helmed 11 films to date which includes the ‘Baahubali’ series as well. But, before ‘Baahubali’, there are two Telugu films of Rajamouli that have been officially remade in Bollywood. The first being ‘Vikramarkudu’ which was remade as ‘ROWDY RATHORE‘ starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role, and the second one is ‘Maryada Ramanna’ which was remade as ‘Son of Sardaar‘ that starred Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt playing the lead roles. Ironically, both the films had actress Sonakshi Sinha playing the female lead. Not surprisingly, both these remakes were well-received and turned out to be a successful venture proving SS Rajamouli’s influence in Bollywood films.
Films like ‘Eega’, which was dubbed in Hindi as ‘Makkhi’, too made people aware of Rajamouli’s brilliant and visually extravagant way of storytelling.
Recently, the theatrical trailer of Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon‘s upcoming film ‘Raabta’ was released online. This romantic film which carries the theme of reincarnation also reminded many of ‘Magadheera’, which was made on the similar lines. Yet another classic film made by SS Rajamouli.
Well, we can say without any hesitation that there’s no other storyteller like SS Rajamouli. And now with ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’, it has got another good reason to wait for.