RRR: Happy Birthday Rajamouli, The man, the inspiration, the genius
As S. S. Rajamouli turned forty eight today and is flooded with birthday wishes pouring in from round the corner including the film Industry and of course the RRR team that include his favorites - Jr NTR, power star Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt and Mahesh Babu.
We look at the wishes from the RRR team and others and go back to trace what inspired this maverick Indian filmmaker to tell stories, his favourite movie and what he prefers to be called.
Shares a special bond with Magadheera and RRR director SS Rajamouli.
Ram Charan took to his social media to wish the legendary director a happy birthday.
He shared a candid picture from the sets of RRR and captioned it as, “I look up to in many ways & admire the strength he portrays through his simplicity. Happy Birthday Rajamouli Garu. @ssrajamouli 🎉❤️🎂”
In the said picture, Ram Charan can be seen in a Police uniform with a clean shaven look while the director can be seen a linen white shirt with his signature sunglasses. The duo can be seen sharing a hearty laugh on the sets of their upcoming magnum opus film RRR.
The movie is scheduled to release on January 7th, 2022.
“Very many happy returns of the day Rajamouli Garu. It’s a memorable experience working & learning from you,” actor Ajay Devgn tweeted.
Jr NTR shared a picture of him sharing smiles with Rajamouli and tweeted, “Happy Birthday dear Jakkana @ssrajamouli. Love you.”
All praises for Rajamouli on his birthday.
“Wishing you a very happy birthday @ssrajamouli sir. May your genius continue to inspire and redefine Indian cinema,” he tweeted.
Sharing the picture with SS Rajamouli, Alia's said, "Happy Birthday to the master storyteller! So grateful and honoured to have been directed by you! Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world."
Son of noted Telugu writer K. V. Vijayendra Prasad –Rajamouli as a kid was awed by one of the most popular Indian comic called ‘Amar Chitra Katha’.
The folklore, mythology, stories about Indian historical figures, the epic, the grandiosity, the scale made a huge impact in the mind and heart of the young Rajamouli. It is reported that Rajamouli shared his Amar Chitra Katha experience with his friends like many of us have done in our childhood after watching a movie of our favourite star.
But Rajamouli had something unique in him, it is said that he told stories from Amar Chitra Katha with his own interpretation.
And this reportedly happened at the age of seven. So a grand storyteller was already in the making at the age of seven.
“Mayabazar' was the film I immensely loved as a kid. Only when I became a filmmaker about 20 years later did I realize its technical marvel and what a great epic it was”. Rajamouli has been quoted sharing this. The movie has made a huge impact on the maverick’s mind and the Baahubali and RRR director while interacting with media during Baahubali promotions has said that “Old classic 'Mayabazar' caught the attention of me. So, I was inspired to make fantasies. I used to discuss about each every shot in Mayabazaar with many people. The inspiration for making Baahubali is Mayabazar movie".
One of the greatest Telugu movies, a true milestone, Mayabazar is a 1957 Indian epic fantasy directed by K. V. Reddy. Starring he legendary N. T. Rama Rao as Lord Krishna, S. V. Ranga Rao as Ghatotkacha, Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Abhimanyu – Telugu version), Gemini Ganesan (Arjun in the Tamil version with his love - Balarama's daughter (Savitri).
Produced by B. Nagi Reddy and Aluri Chakrapani under their banner, Vijaya Vauhini Studios.
Mayabazar was shot simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil languages; the story is an adaptation of the folk tale Sasirekha Parinayam, based on the epic Mahabharata.
We all call him a maverick, a genius, a master but the filmmaker in all humility prefers to be called as ‘Raja’
We at cineblues.com wish the maverick genius a very happy, healthy and epic birthday.