The RRR director helmed the Telugu version of Chatrapathi in 2005 with Prabhas, Shriya Saran and Bhanupriya
Last Updated: 11.08 AM, May 10, 2023
If Prabhas announced his arrival as an action hero with Sobhan’s super hit Varsham, it was SS Rajamouli’s Chatrapathi that signalled his rise as a bankable star. The action-drama based on Hindi cinema’s favourite lost and found formula revolves around a mother and an adopted son who are separated during a crisis and are reunited under miraculous circumstances many decades later.
The 2005 release is memorable for many reasons - the mind-blowing action sequences, the pulsating background score besides the performances of its actors - Prabhas, Bhanupriya and Shafi in particular. 18 years after its release, the film’s Hindi remake with the same title, directed by VV Vinayak, starring Bellamkonda Sreenivas, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Bhagyashree is hitting screens this weekend.
Jayantilal Gada of Pen Studios is releasing Chatrapathi in Hindi on a grand scale worldwide. While Chatrapathi team is busy promoting the film across the various parts of the country, the director of the Telugu original, posted a special message, wishing them well before its release. The director’s father Vijayendra Prasad is associated with both the Hindi and Telugu versions of Chatrapathi
“Chatrapathi releases on May 12. I am so happy because this is directed by VV Vinayak (garu), one of the massiest directors of Indian film industry. The story is so close to my heart and I’m especially pleased because it’s Vinay who’s helming the project. All the best to Jayantilal Gada (ji); I’m sure he’s put all his production muscle behind the film, it requires that kind of support film him,” Rajamouli said.
“Bellamkonda Sreenivas, who’s a big mass hero in the Hindi belt, is apt for Chatrapathi and the story suits him and his body language perfectly. I wish the team all the very best and I request audiences to watch it only in theatres this weekend,” he added. Sharad Kelkar, Johnny Lever play another crucial roles in the mass fare which has music by Ravi Barur and Tanishk Bagchi.