Hyderabad: Renowned filmmaker SS Rajamouli, celebrated for his blockbuster hits like Baahubali 1 and 2 and RRR, is embarking on a grand cinematic journey to narrate the captivating story of Indian cinema.
Rajamouli is gearing up to craft a cinematic spectacle that delves into ‘the birth and ascent of Indian cinema.’ This ambitious project promises to be a “magnum opus on a monumental scale and canvas,” according to a representative of Rajamouli. Notably, Rajamouli won’t be directing this venture, choosing instead to produce it. Today, Rajamouli took to his official account to announce the same.
Indian cinema boasts a rich and diverse history, tracing its origins back to the 20th century when Dadasaheb Phalke, often hailed as the Father of Indian Cinema, unveiled the first-ever full-length feature film Raja Harishchandra in 1913. Indian cinema transcends language barriers, encompassing a multitude of languages and cultures, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Gujarati, and Bhojpuri.
Rajamouli’s recent triumph with RRR adds another feather to his cap. The film achieved significant acclaim, even securing the prestigious Best Original Song Oscar for Naatu Naatu, featuring lead actors Ram Charan and Jr NTR.
The song’s composer, MM Keeravaani, and lyricist Chandrabose proudly hoisted the Oscar trophy. Impressively, the same track also clinched the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, surpassing stiff competition from international stars like Taylor Swift and Rihanna.
Beyond his Indian ventures, SS Rajamouli has expressed a keen interest in venturing into Hollywood. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly’s Awardist podcast, Rajamouli shared his aspiration, stating, “I think it is the dream of every filmmaker across the world to make a film in Hollywood. I am no different. I’m open to experimentation.” With his extraordinary storytelling prowess, Rajamouli’s foray into the global cinematic arena promises to be nothing short of spectacular.