It was on this day in September 2005, blockbuster movie of Prabhas, 'Chatrapathi' in the direction of S.S.Rajamouli was released. It's six years since the movie was released, but i'm sure this movie is still creating fans all around the world for Prabhas (me for instance in 2007). Undoubtedly, this movie was a milestone in the career of Prabhas and created a whole new image for him, and of course millions of fans. The awesome characterisation of Prabhas and the jaw dropping action scenes, executed extraordinarily by Prabhas were the main highlights of the film. I still get goosebumps while watching the scenes starting with the fight scene with Katraj upto the interval climax scene when he is hailed 'Chatrapathi'. If i am fan of Prabhas today, i owe it almost entirely to this movie.
Idlebrain on Prabhas's Performance in the movie:
Prabhas arrives with Chatrapati as a force to reckon with in Telugu film industry. He is extraordinary in action sequences. There is a unique style and macho charm in his screen presence. He is extremely good in emotional scenes (involving his mother). His dancing abilities have improved tremendously compared to his earlier films. Prabhas did 100% justice to the title role of the film.
S.S.Rajamouli on Prabhas's Performance in the movie:
Prabhas has looks and body language that has mass/action image written allover it. I wonder why he has not done any out-and-out mass film so far. All the films he has done so far are love subjects. Chatrapati is his first mass film. But, his histrionics are great. He is a thinking actor. He would ask me about the scene before and scene that follows for every scene in order to assess what exactly he needs to enact. That unique quality itself would take him to a very high level.
Chatrapathi completed 100 Days in 54 Centres. It's still the favourite movie of Prabhas. In an interview in 2008, asked about his favourite movie, Prabhas has said "Certainly, it is CHATRAPATHI. I could find perfect outlet to my characterization. There was superb ease. As a character, it amassed the wealth of admiration from the audiences. That is one film, which keeps me alive in the industry, irrespective of flops or non-performers."
A Few interesting Links for Chatrapathi
CHATRAPATHI ON WIKIPEDIA
CHATRAPATHI RELEASE CENTRES
CHATRAPATHI 50 DAYS CENTRES
CHATRAPATHI MOVIE REVIEW (IDLEBRAIN)
CHATRAPATHI MOVIE ONLINE IN HD WITH ENGLISH SUBS (ON MAA CHANNEL)
CHATRAPATHI MOVIE WALLPAPERS
CHATRAPATHI MOVIE STILLS
CHATRAPATHI AUDIO CD LAUNCH FUNCTION
CHATRAPATHI 100 DAYS FUNCTION
SHOOTING SPOT - GUNDUSOODHI SONG
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