July 31 is the 5th anniversary of Ram Charan Teja and Kajal Aggarwal's Blockbuster Telugu movie Magadheera, which was released in theatres on July 31 in 2009. Ace director SS Rajamouli, the creator of this master piece, remembers his fond memories and recalls the responses of Megastar Chiranjeevi, Srihari, Pawan Kalyan and Superstar Rajinikanth.
SS Rajamouli, who is busy shooting for his upcoming magnum opus
Baahubali, was surprised to see the flood of viewers'
wishes, when he logged into his Twitter page this morning (July
31). The elated director tweeted, "Just saw my TL filled with 5yrs
of MD tweets. All of us are blessed to be a part of that film which
is so fondly remembered by so many.. TQ"
Meanwhile, SS Rajamouli he also recalled the appreciation that
he received from the industry stalwarts. He wrote, "Still remember
the words of appreciation by Chiranjeevi garu and tears of emotion
in Srihari garu's eyes when I first narrated the script How can I
forget PSPK's call after release "This film might hav taken 2 years
to make but I as a film maker I know it must have been in the
making in your mind prior to that".. I don't exactly remember what
Rajnisir said except4his signature ha ha ha.I was in a happy
Magadheera is a historical romance drama film that is
all about a bike stuntman, who recalls his previous life as a
warrior and pursues his love's reincarnation. How a sinister figure
from their shared past threatens to separate them forever will form
the crux of the story. We bring you rare pictures and some
interesting facts about the film. Continue to see them in
Magadheera Script Work
Besides direction, SS Rajamouli has also written the screenplay
for the movie Magadheera, while his father KV Vijayendra
Prasad penned the story. M Ratnam has written dialogues for the
Magadheera Star Cast
Ram Charan Teja and Kajal Aggarwal have played the lead roles,
while Sunil, Srihari, Dev Gill, Sarath Babu, Rao Ramesh, Sameer,
Saloni Aswani, Brahmanandam and Hema essayed other important roles
in the film Magadheera.
Chiranjeevi's Guest Appearance
Megastar Chiranjeevi has made a guest appearance in a scene
after remix version of his chartbuster song 'Bangaru Kodipetta' in
Magadheera. This song featured Mumaith Khan as Reshma,
Dirt Bike race organiser.
Kim Sharma's Item Song
Kim Sharma has made special appearance as a dancer named Hamsa
in the item song 'Jorsey' in the movie Magadheera.
Nearly 90% of Magadheera was shot at Gujarat,
Rajasthan, Rann of Kutch and Badami in Karnataka. Some scenes were
filmed at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. The first song of the
film, 'Bangaru Kodipetta', was filmed at the Chennai Port. The song
'Nakosam Nuvvu' was shot in Switzerland. 'Panchadara Bomma Bomma'
was shot at Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad.
Magadheera Technical team
Rajamouli's wife Rama was the costume designer for the movie
Magadheera, which has MM Keeravani's music, KK Senthil
Kumar's cinematography and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao's
Magadheera Grand Release
Allu Aravind's Geetha Arts released Magadheera with 625
digital UFO prints in 1250 theaters across the globe on July 31,
2009. This happens to be the biggest ever release for a Telugu
film. The movie graced more than 1000 screens in Andhra Pradesh.
The film opened up with 25 prints overseas.
Magadheera Collection Records
Magadheera is a historical Blockbuster in Telugu Cinema
with its theatrical distributor share of Rs 73.1 crore at the
worldwide Box Office. It was all time highest grosser Telugu movie
until the release of Pawan Kalyan's Attarintiki Daredi, which has
pushed it down to the second place.
Magadheera Theatrical Run
Magadheera has completed 50 says in 302 direct theaters
worldwide inn which 280 theaters are from AP.It ran 100 Days in 225
direct theaters in India and 720 days in 5 theaters and 1001 days
in 1 theatre in Kurnool.
Magadheera Tamil Version
Maaveeran, the Tamil version of Magadheera,
was released in 350 theaters across Tamil Nadu state and it has
collected Rs 8 crore (US$1.3 million) at the TN Box
Office in its life time.
Magadheera Malayalam Version
Dheera - the Warrior, the Malayalam dubbed version of
Magadheera, was released in record number of theatres in
Kerala on May 27, 2011. This version has collected Rs 3 crore
(US$500,000) at the Kerala Box Office in its life
Awards For Magadheera
Magadheera has won two National Film Awards, nine Nandi Awards,
six Filmfare Awards in various categories.
Magadheera DVD Release
The DVDs of Magadheera were released by Sri Balaji
Videos in NTSC video format and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround audio
format on 5 March 2010. The film was released on a high definition
blu-ray disc on 13 April. The movie holds the top position in sales
of the 720p Blu Ray edition with 5.1 Dolby digital sound
Magadheera has got record prices for its satellite
rights, music and home media rights.
Magadheera - A Trend-Setter Movie
Magadheera has set many new records. Hundreds of
big-ticket movies have released in the last five years after its
release, but hardly few of its records are broken. The Ram Charan
Teja and Kajal Aggarwal starrer has continued to topped several
record chart till today. Hats off to SS Rajamouli.