S.S. Rajamouli is an Indian film director and screenwriter who primarily works in Telugu cinema. Rajamouli is a recipient of various national and international honors including a New York Film Critics Circle award, a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, two Saturn Awards, three National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards South, and five state Nandi Awards.; He is considered one of the most prominent filmmakers in the Indian film industry. Rajamouli has directed twelve feature films so far, and all of them have been successful at the box office. Here is the list of the Top 10 Movies By director S.S Rajamouli.
Best S.S Rajamouli Movies
IMDb Rating- 7.3
The second movie from SS Rajamouli, Simhadri starring Jr. Ntr, Bhumika Chawla, and Ankitha in the lead roles revolves around the main character, who is adopted by a family, who raises him as one of their child and the patriarch’s granddaughter falls in love with him. But he leaves her to be with a mentally unstable girl. Simhadri is all about the emotional bond between a brother and a sister. The film is well-made with impressive cinematography and a strong soundtrack. Jr. NTR delivers a powerful performance as Simhadri, showcasing his skills as an action hero and emoting well in the dramatic scenes. Bhumika Chawla and Ankitha also deliver solid performances as the female leads.
IMDb Rating- 7.4
Sye is a 2004 release romantic movie. Two rival student groups led by Prithvi(Nithin) and Shashank band together to fight a common enemy, a local mafia. What follows is a thrilling rugby match that will decide the fate of their college and the land on which it sits. There are a few problematic things with this film but it’s difficult to fully criticize those scenes because it was released in 2004 or maybe I’m just being biased. This might’ve not been the message S.S. Rajamouli might’ve been trying to send out but I really appreciate the theme of students taking direct action toward change, it’s uplifting and motivating.
8. Maryada Ramanna(2010)
IMDb Rating- 7.4
Maryada Ramanna is a 2010 Telugu comedy thriller film. Starring Sunil and Saloni Aswani in lead roles. the film is inspired by Buster Keaton’s 1923 film, “Our Hospitality”. This is the second film for Sunil as a hero. This is an outstanding movie. We don’t think of a comedian as a hero. But Rajamouli proved that anyone can be a hero. The film opened to favorable reviews from critics and turned out to become a super hit.
IMDb Rating- 7.6
Chatrapathi is a Telugu-language action film. The film stars, Prabhas, Shriya Saran, Bhanupriya, and Pradeep Rawat. The story of the film features Chhatrapati Sivaji who beats the tyranny of a local rowdy and comes together with his long-gone mother and brother.
Prabhas is perfect as the larger-than-life hero, with the right screen presence and physique. His innocent expression and smile add softness and an urge to cheer him on. But the film contains some incredible action moments, (usually involving Prabhas doing wrestling moves on sharks and gangsters). While the end of the movie falters with comedy/songs and a poorly written heroine, the mother-son bond delivers deep emotion to carry the film to the end.
IMDb Rating- 7.7
Magadheera is a Telugu-language fantasy action film. The film stars Ram Charan, Srihari, Kajal Aggarwal and Dev Gill appear in prominent roles. The story is about a warrior who gets reincarnated 400 years later, after trying to save the princess and the kingdom, who also dies along with him. He then sets back again to fight against all odds and win back his love.
One of the best movies in the reincarnation genre. Brilliant performance from Ram Charan and Kajal. Their chemistry was palpable, you could feel it. MM Keeravani’s background music makes this movie even more beautiful.
IMDb Rating- 7.7
Vikramarkudu is a Telugu action thriller film. Ravi Teja and Anushka Shetty play the lead roles. Ravi Teja played a double role, for the first time, in this film and was praised by big stars for his commendable performance. The film was given an ‘a certificate upon release. It was released on 23 June 2006 and was a big success. Vikramarkudu had multiple remakes. The film was remade in Kannada as Veera Madakari (2009), in Tamil as Siruthai (2011), in Hindi as Rowdy Rathore (2012), in Indian Bengali as Bikram Singha (2012), and twice in Bangladeshi Bengali as Ulta Palta 69 (2007) and Action Jasmine (2015)
IMDb Rating- 7.7
The star cast of the film includes Sudeep, Samantha, and Nani. The story of the film is based on reincarnation where a murdered man gets rebirth as a housefly and seeks to avenge his death.
The movie is a masterpiece in itself. VFX for the time was truly astounding! An awesome unique concept of a relationship between a fly with a human. Samantha and Nani and especially the villain Kichcha Sudeep did a brilliant job.
IMDb Rating- 7.9
The film starred Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn play a cameo in the movie. The story is about a fictional history of two legendary revolutionaries’ journey away from home before they began fighting for their country in the 1920s.
Rajamouli has taken storytelling to new heights and it’s evident in the way he introduces you to the story and the characters. The brotherhood between Jr NTR & Ram Charan is something special, with both getting plenty of moments to shine. They have devoted their souls to this film. Incredible Cinematography & Shot selection by Senthil Kumar. MM Keeravani’s BGM makes your hairs stand up And surges you with energy. Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt shine in their brief yet integral roles. This movie again broke many records in Telegu Film Industry and Indian Cinema with the never-before drama between lead pairs, action episodes, and storytelling at its best. RRR becomes the biggest opener of Indian cinema.
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2. Bahubali: The Begining(2015)
IMDb Rating- 8
Baahubali: The Beginning is a 2015 Indian epic action film. It features Prabhas in a dual role. The story is set in the fictitious kingdom of Mahishmati. The young Shivudu(Prabhas) is left as a foundling in a small village by his mother. By the time he’s grown up, it has become apparent that he possesses exceptional gifts. He meets the beautiful warrior princess Avanthika(Tamannaah) and learns that her queen has been held captive for the last 25 years. Shividu sets off to rescue her, discovering his own origins in the process.
You should watch this movie by giving your logical mind a backseat. It is a movie meant to be enjoyed to its fullest. Great visuals, terrific BGMs, and awesome acting, all at epic scales. This film has created a new era in the history of Indian cinema. It’s so amazing that it can be watched again and again even after watching its conclusion. The film was a huge commercial success, grossing over $100 million worldwide and winning several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film.
1. Bahubali 2: The Conclusion(2017)
IMDb Rating- 8.2
After waiting for almost two years, the audiences get their answer to the question – Why did Kattappa stab Baahubali? In this sequel, having uncovered the truth of his legacy, Mahendra Baahubali (Shivudu), avenges the murder of his father, vowing revenge against the tyrannical ruler of the Mahishmati Kingdom, his uncle, Bhallaladeva. The film was even more successful than its predecessor, grossing over $250 million worldwide and becoming the Second highest-grossing Indian film of all time.