S.S. Rajamouli is India’s most successful and influential director. His movies are renowned for their epic scope, stunning special effects, and gripping narratives. As a result, some of his films have earned among the biggest sums in Indian film history. The song Naatu Naatu from RRR is the first Asian song to win an Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, making it a glorious day for Indian cinema. Since the director has delighted audiences with stunning stories throughout his career, here are the top Rajamouli movies that you should definitely watch!
RRR has been one of the most talked-about films of the year 2022. The film received multiple nominations and won the Oscars and Golden Globes in 2023 in the Best Original Song category for the song Naatu Naatu. RRR is set in pre-independent India where a daring warrior on a dangerous expedition meets a steely cop working for the British forces. The epic drama features N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris, among others in prominent roles.
- Bahubali: The Beginning
Rajamouli co-wrote and directed this film, which is set in ancient India in the kingdom of Mahishmati. In the movie, Shivudu learns about his family’s complicated background and his legacy while seeking his love interest. Now, he must get ready to confront his recently discovered archrival. When the film was first released, it had the most gripping cliffhanger, stunning cinematography, and an engaging plot that captivated fans. Along with Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishna, Sathyaraj, and Nassar in prominent roles, Prabhas portrays the film’s key character.
- Baahubali: The Conclusion
The film is a sequel to Bahubali: The Beginning, in which the audience finally gets an answer to the cliffhanger scenes after more than two years of anticipation. Mahendra Baahubali (Shivudu), who has learned the truth about his family’s history, seeks revenge on his uncle Bhallaladeva, the oppressive monarch of the Mahishmati Kingdom. The intriguing thing about the movie is that Rajamouli’s father, V. Vijayendra Prasad, wrote the screenplay after telling him two stories: one about Kattappa, who he tied to an Indian epic, and the other about Sivagami, a woman who crosses a river while holding a baby in her hand. This is definitely a must-watch epic drama.
The cast for this fantasy action film includes Ram Charan, Srihari, Kajal Aggarwal, and Dev Gill in prominent roles. According to the reincarnation tale, a princess named Mitravinda and the warrior she adored, Kala Bhairava, passed away in 1609 AD. The warrior returns as Harsha, a motorcycle stuntman, 400 years later. Sparks fly as his hands brush with a girl and he remembers his previous life. He soon starts looking for this young woman after realizing that he is destined to love her.
Indu keeps Harsha at a distance and plays pranks on him till she gets to know him better because she can’t remember her previous life. Unfortunately, a dark force from their common past reappears just as the two start to fall in love!
If there is one genre where the director excels beyond his peers, it is the combination of fantasy and romance in his storylines. Similarly, many spectators were left perplexed and interested by this movie. Eega is about a murdered man, who gets resurrected as a housefly. He seeks revenge on the jealous businessman who killed him while getting a chance to reconcile with the love of his life. The movie stars Kiccha Sudeep, Nani, and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in lead roles.