Netflix announces documentary on S.S. Rajamouli

Modern Masters: S.S.Rajamouli. is a documentary on Netflix releasing on August 2.

Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli has redefined Indian cinema with his grand storytelling and groundbreaking visual effects, mastering multiple crafts along the way. From creating the Bahubali franchise, one of India’s most expensive films, to setting new records and contributing to bringing home an Oscar with RRR, his achievements are limitless.

Netflix, Applause Entertainment and Film Companion Studios partner for an upcoming biographical documentary feature titled Modern Masters: SS Rajamouli. Through an immersive journey and interview with Rajamouli, behind-the-scenes footage and captivating narratives, this collaboration endeavors to encapsulate the filmmaker’s creative universe, showcasing his profound influence on Indian and international cinema, his enduring legacy and his innovative contributions to filmmaking.

Presented by Anupama Chopra, the documentary also features insights from global luminaries like James Cameron, Joe Russo and Karan Johar as well as close friends and colleagues such as Prabhas, NTR Jr., Rana Daggubati and Ram Charan. Rajamouli is celebrated as a multifaceted talent — a master storyteller, perfectionist and international sensation. But what fuels his remarkable success? This docu-film sheds light on untold stories and perspectives from his family and collaborators.

Pointing out the significance of the documentary film, Sameer Nair, Managing Director of Applause Entertainment, shares, “We’re thrilled to be working with Netflix and Film Companion Studios on this documentary. His uniquely inventive narrative style has revolutionized Indian filmmaking and we are excited to present his artistic development from his humble beginnings to Bahubali and RRR. This partnership demonstrates our dedication to creating authentic Indian stories for a global audience.”

Talking about her experience working on the documentary, producer and host Anupama Chopra adds, “S.S. Rajamouli is a visionary whose imagination has altered the course of Indian cinema. His craft has captivated audiences around the world. His epic narratives have redefined storytelling standards. We are thrilled to work with Netflix and Applause Entertainment to highlight his extraordinary career and his lasting influence on the world of film.”

Monika Shergill, Vice-President, Content, Netflix India, states, “S.S. Rajamouli is an icon whose visionary storytelling and cinematic brilliance has built deep fandom and put Indian cinema on the global map. His adventurous spirit and mastery of fantasy and epic genres have left an indelible mark on entertainment-loving audiences globally, breathing life into iconic tales from Indian history and culture. Modern Masters: S.S. Rajamouli offers a unique glimpse into the master storyteller’s creative world and mind like never before. I can’t wait for audiences to be enthralled by his journey.”

The documentary is directed by Raghav Khanna and co-directed by Tanvi Ajinkya and will be streaming from August 2.





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