Telugu cinema of yesteryear used to have national recognition only for commercial films and occasional family films. A film that has completely changed the situation of Telugu films, which hardly cross one hundred crore rupees, and has given today’s Telugu directors and other actors the courage to dream at the international level. A hero who dedicated the most important five years of his successful career to that film and changed the identity of the Telugu industry to box office. That hero is ‘Prabhas’ and that movie he acted in is Baahubali.
Once upon a time, NTR was remembered as Krishna and Rama, such was his appearance on screen. If Prabhas is walking like Amarendra Baahubali with a height of six feet, with a serious voice and a muscular body, Rajante must be like this. 2000 crores collection worldwide, the wax statue of that cutout, which has won a place in millions of hearts, has been installed in Madame Tussauds Museum in Bangkok.
After his father Surya Narayana Raju, who was a producer, and grandfather Krishnam Raju, who was a hero, Prabhas entered the industry with Ishwar as a successor and achieved huge successes like Varsha, Chhatrapathi, Billa, Darling, Mr. Perfect, Mirchi, Baahubali, Saaho. In turn, he went from rebel star to Pan Indian star and won an international fan following. If the director Rajamouli himself said that there would be no Baahubali film without Prabhas, one can understand the level of his dedication.
For 20 years, growing up in the hearts of the audience as an uncrowned maharaja, Prabhas continues to call his co-actors and the rest of the team affectionately as ‘darling’ even after reaching the level of receiving the highest salary in the country. The famous producers and directors who have worked with him without getting involved in any controversy in his career say that they want to work with him again and again.
At present, not only Tollywood Bollywood but the whole world is waiting for Prabhas’s film. Directed by National Award winning director Om Raut, ‘Adipurush’ is a film based on Ramayana with a budget of around 500 crores. Prabhas, who is naturally dressed to match the portrayal of Rama in Valmiki’s Ramayana, will be seen as Raghava Rama in this film, while the film will be seen with 250 crore visual effects with full 3D technology.
Also, ‘Salar’ is the first big film in India to be made using dark centric theme technology with KGF film director Prashant Neel and Prabhas as the hero. It is noteworthy that the actors and technicians who have worked in the film say that the action and visuals will be at a level that has never been seen before.
There are huge expectations on ‘Project K’, which is being made as a huge science fiction film with a budget of around 500 crores in a famous production company like Vyjayanthi Movies. While Pan Indian actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone will be part of it, the film will have a huge market in the world with Mahanati director Nag Ashwin joining Prabhas.
Apart from this, Arjun Reddy’s director Sandeep Reddy Vanga and director Maruthi’s big films are also going to start soon.
For the past 20 years, Prabhas has done many service programs. Many huge donations were made during floods and during covid. He also adopted 1650 acres of Khajipalli Reserve Forest land and provided many facilities for the development of an Eco Park in his father’s name. Hardika wishes Prabhas, who has earned a place in everyone’s hearts not only as a rebel star but also as a good-hearted Maharaja, to achieve many more wonderful achievements on his birthday on October 23.