‘Baahubali’ filmmaker SS Rajamouli is known for guaranteeing hits. His films have changed the condition and direction of Indian cinema. He was the first to present a Pan India level film, after which he started the trend of such films. Otherwise, the Indian film industry was also divided between linguistic walls before that. Each language had its own film industry, where films were made for the linguistic public there. But Rajamouli has made the concept of pan-Indian films a reality by breaking down the language wall. Even the ordinary actors working in his films have become pan-Indian superstars. Rajamouli hasn’t had such a huge success overnight. Rather, behind this are his years of severe penance. He has long range thinking. He has tireless work and great dedication. For all these qualities, today he is a different filmmaker.
Four things that make Rajamouli a great filmmaker…
1. Diligence and Dedication
‘Udyameen hi siddhanti karyani na manorathaiah’ means that all deeds succeed only through hard work, not by mere desire of the mind. It is very necessary for a man to work hard to be successful. SS Rajamouli lives by this mantra. It is because of his hard work and dedication that movies like ‘Bahubali’ and ‘RRR’ have been produced in Indian cinema. His dedication can be understood from this that when the film ‘Bahubali’ was being produced, at that time he imprisoned himself and the entire film crew for five years. He shot for these movies continuously for about 380 days, which is double the days it takes to make any major Hollywood movie. Such dedication to a film has not been seen in any director working in the Indian film industry. This is why Rajamouli’s films create history.
The world of fantasy captivates everyone. A supernatural world is created through fantasy. Rajamouli is known for composing the cinema of him in this supernatural world. Take his movie ‘Bahubali’ only. The Mahishmati kingdom shown in this has nothing to do with reality. But the way Rajamouli has created this empire, it seems to be real. Similarly, the fantasy world is also seen in his movie ‘Magdheera’. The hero of this movie fights alone with 100 warriors for her girlfriend and dies while he saves her. After 400 years of that he is born again. In this life, once again both lovers meet again and remember the story of his previous birth. Let us tell you that fantasy is an imaginary idea, which has no real form. Imagine a world that is rarely possible in real life. This thought forces you to dream with your eyes awake being present in a corner of the mind.
3. Ability to take risks
Taking risks is not everyone’s business. Only those who believe in themselves can take risks. Before investing money in mega-budget movies, the producer or investor must see what he is betting on. The bet is on the credibility of the director or the credibility of the hero. The person who invests money in Rajamouli movies bets on his credibility. Because the bettor knows that every penny he takes in his film will be recovered. The benefit that will come after this will surprise everyone. Take for example his movie ‘Bahubali’. Rs 250 crore was spent to make its sequel. But the film made a business of Rs 1,800 crore at the box office. In this form, the film had earned almost four times the cost. Similarly, the budget for ‘RRR’ was Rs 550 crore. The film has done a business of 1.2 billion rupees at the box office. Prior to this, most of Rajamouli’s films have been successful at the box office. All of this is a result of his risk-taking.
4. Expert director and screenwriter
The life of any film lies in its script. If a strong, tight script is written, then the film has a better chance of doing better. After this, the role of the director becomes important. If the director responsibly does his job according to the script, the film will surely be a success. To a large extent, the performance of the actors depends on the skill of the director. The most important characteristic of Rajamouli is that he himself writes the script and the film script of it. Along with this, he also directs. In such a situation, it is easy for him to direct while understanding the script. Along with this, he also manages to get the best performances of the actors in the movie from him. This is the reason why the stars who work in his films become superstars after the release. It will be called the miracle of Rajamouli. Credit will go to his excellent filmmaking.