S.S Rajamouli is one of the most celebrated Indian directors of our times. With his passion for pushing cinematic boundaries with his incredible imagination and engaging story-telling, he has won millions of hearts across the world. He has given us many really mind-boggling action movies with strong characters, which left a lasting impact.
In the hero-worshipping movie industry, it is hard to find filmmakers, who have the strength to overshadow the charisma of so-called superstars and engage the audience in their own world. And, no one can deny that S.S Rajamouli is one of them.
Here are the 10 Best S.S Rajamouli movies that show why he is one of the best storytellers we have in the country today.
1. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)
When after a long wait, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion finally hit theatres, it shattered many box-office records with its thrilling experience. The saga of the Mahishmati kingdom generated a craze among fans all over the world. The movie’s epic grandeur and the entertaining war sequences left many awestruck. The movie’s success made SS Rajamouli – one of the most successful Indian directors of all time.
2. RRR (2022)
Shattering all the records of the box-office collection, RRR is one of the most successful movies of 2022. This super-hit period action drama is set in the 1920s. The movie revolves around two legendary revolutionaries away from their homeland and how they begin fighting for their country. Featuring Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, and Shriya Saran, this movie is a must-watch. You can watch it on Netflix.
3. Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
With powerful actors like Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Ramya Krishnan, and Satyaraj, SS Rajamouli created havoc at the box office. This fantasy drama stood at part with some of the finest cinematic experiences of all time. At that time, many labeled Baahubali as India’s finest movie in the epic genre.
4. Eega (2012)
Shattering all the set conventions, this revolutionary story captured an inter-species reincarnation that no one had the courage to capture before Rajamouli. In one of his brave attempts, S.S. Rajamouli’s hero returns as an angry housefly and takes revenge to win back his girl.
5. Vikramarkudu (2006)
This movie captures the story of Vikram Rathod, a policeman, who joins with a small-time thief Satthi Babu who looks identical to him to avenge his own destruction. In case you don’t know Akshay starrer Rowdy Rathore is an official remake of the 2006 Telugu film Vikramarkudu.
6. Magadheera (2009)
Starring Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal, the Telugu fantasy action film Magadheera was again another huge hit at the box office. The movie earned around Rs 150 Crore at the box office and left everyone stunned. The movie is based on a reincarnation plot in which a warrior gets reborn after 400 years and fights against all odds to save his love and kingdom. In case you haven’t watched it yet, please watch it. We are sure this movie won’t leave you disappointed.
7. Chatrapathi (2005)
With Prabas as a lead actor, the movie revolves around Chatrapati Sivaji, whose family is uprooted from their community in Sri Lanka and winds up as bonded laborers in Vishakhapatnam. Like his legendary namesake, he rises up to become the savior of the oppressed.
8. Sye (2004)
Sye ( transl. Challenge) is a 2004 Indian Telugu-language sports action film that captures how two rival student groups join hands to form a Rugby team and defeat a violent gang of thugs to get back their college land.
9. Maryada Ramanna (2010)
Maryada Ramanna is a 2010 Indian Telugu-language action comedy-drama film co-written and directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The movie is about a man, who returns to his hometown to sell a piece of land he owns and falls in love with a young woman only to find out that her parents want him dead.
10. Simhadri (2003)
With talented actors like Jr. NTR and Bhumika Chawla, Simhadri received love from many fans. This 2003 Telugu-action film revolves around the character Simhadri, a loyal servant in a landlord’s house, who also leads a secret life as Singamalai, a powerful leader in the state of Kerala.
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