The three-time National awardee, Padma Shree recipient filmmaker, Golden Glob Awardee, Best Director award recipient at New York Film Critics Circle Award 2022, S.S. Rajamouli had the Midas Touch since the day he entered the film industry. His directorial journey started off with the 2001 Tollywood film Student No.1 starring N.T. Rama Rao Jr.
The small film had minted Rs 12 crores of share and a hundred-day run at the forty-two centers. It also marked the Telugu superstar NTR’s first superhit film. Further, the action film was adapted in Tamil and Odia languages as STN1 and Mate Ta Love Helare respectively.
After Student No.1 became the super hit at the box office, the journey of the director, who has given the highest-grossing film India Baahubali 2, began and since then he never looked back.
Rajamouli gave continuous hits after hits at the BO and never had the setbacks in his over 20-21yrs filmmaking career. It would not be exaggerating if we say that he gave the boost to many Telugu superstar’s careers like Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, NTR Jr, etc
He has directed 12 films in his career including his latest period action flick RRR, which is the widest ever release Indian movie. Along with the direction, he also writes the screenplay for his films, received Golden Globe award for chartbuster Naatu Naatu, Hollywood filmmakers and audiences have praised the film.
Although all his films have the label of the successful stick, we are going to tell you his 10 those superhit movies that prove his sheer brilliance in the storytelling and need to be included in your must-watch list.
Rajamouli admits in one of his interviews that the theme of his films derives from the Hindu epics Mahabharata and the Ramayana.
Here are the S.S. Rajmouli or Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli’s 10 Best Movies in the nonsequential order, these are among Best South Indian Movies dubbed in Hindi.
Star Cast: Ram Charan, Kajal Aggarwal
Budget: Rs 35 Crore
Box Office: Rs 150 Crore
Magadheera is set in the 4000yrs ago from the present revolves around the reincarnation theme. The story of the film is written by K.V Vijayendra Prasad, Rajamouli’s father.
The film was loved by the audience, especially Mouli’s direction was made on a budget of around Rs 35 crore and churned out Rs 150 crore at the BO.
Star Cast: Sudeep, Nani, Samantha
Budget: Rs 25-40crore
Box Office: Rs 125-130 crore
Sudeep starrer bilingual film Eega graced the cinemas in 2012 and was both critically & commercially successful film. Before Rajamouli who would’ve thought about making a film on a fly?
The wonderful screenplay and the writing of Rajamouli not only made the film successful but also copped two National Awards in the category of Best Feature Film Telugu, and Special Effects.
3- Baahubali2: The Conclusion
Star Cast: Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamannah
Budget: Rs 250 crore
Box Office: Rs 1,810 crore
The epic action film that created the brouhaha at the box office, was released in 2017. And with the overall bo collection of Rs 1.8crore, the film became one of the highest grosser films in India.
It churned out three National film awards in Best Popular film providing, wholesome entertainment, and special effects.
4- Baahubali: The Beginning
Star Cast: Prabhas, Tamannah & Anushka Shetty
Budget: Rs 180 Cr
Box Office: Rs 650 Cr
It serves as the prequel of the Baahubali 2 and lay the foundation for the latter’s mammoth Box office success. Baahubali was also a critically & commercially successful film and copped two National awards in the category of Best film & director.
5- RRR (Roudhram Ranam Rudhiram)
Star Cast: N.T.Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt
Budget: Rs 550 Cr
Box Office: TBA
1200 Cr+ WW collection, RRR was released in March 2022, still receiving rave reviews from the critics as well as the fans. Critics praised the VFX, Emotions which is always the backbone of Mouli’s films, dialogues, and performance. The film has received several nominations and awards including best foreign film award at Critics Choice Awards, Golden Glob and others.
Star Cast: Ravi Teja, Anushka Shetty
Budget: Rs 30 Cr
Box Office: Rs 118 Cr
You can guess the film’s success from its remakes only, it was released in the year 2006 and was adapted in Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Indian, and Bangladesh Bengali twice.
Star Cast: NTR, Mohanlal, Brahmanandam
Box Office: N/A
The commercially and critically successful film was released in 2007 and marks the third collab between Rajamouli and NTR. The Tamil version of the film was released in the year 2019 as Vijayan.
Star Cast: Prabhas, Shriya Saran
Budget: Rs 8 Cr
Box Office: Rs 24 Cr
2005 released this Telugu action film was also successful at the box office, it made with the Rs 8 Cr budget and raked in around Rs 24 Cr at the box office.
Bengali and Kannada adaptations of the film are Refugee and Chatrapathi respectably, the Hindi remake is still in the process.
9- Maryada Ramanna
Star Cast: Sunil, Saloni
Budget: Rs 6Cr
Box Office: Rs 30-40 Cr
The action-comedy graces the cinema on 23 July 2010 and was a BO success with churning over Rs 30 crores. Further, it was remade in four Indian Languages (Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada)
Star Cast: Nithin, Genelia D’Souza
Budget: Rs 8Cr
Box Office: Rs 13 Cr
The sports drama film marks the third successful film of the director Rajamouli, was released in the year 2004 and emerges as a box office success.