S.S. Rajamouli in Modern Masters: SS Rajamouli.
Modern Masters: SS Rajamouli. S.S. Rajamouli in Modern Masters: SS Rajamouli. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

One of the most beloved modern Indian director, SS Rajamouli, whose works include Academy Award winning ‘RRR’ and one of India’s most expensive film ‘Baahubali’ is getting a Netflix documentary honoring his works and creative process. Netflix, Applause Entertainment, and Film Companion Studios partner for an upcoming biographical documentary feature titled Modern Masters: SS Rajamouli, which premieres on August 2. 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.

‘Modern Masters: SS Rajamouli’ is directed by director and founder of Riverland Entertainment Raghav Khanna, along with co-director Tanvi Ajinkya.

Presented by Indian author, journalist, and film critic Anupama Chopra, the documentary features some of the biggest names in film including James Cameron, Joe Russo, and Karan Johar, as well as close friends and colleagues such as Prabhas, Jr NTR, Rana Daggubati and Ram Charan. Celebrated as a multifaceted talent, the documentary sheds light on untold stories and perspectives from Rajamouli’s family and collaborators.

Producer and host Anupama Chopra talks about her experience working on the documentary, sharing “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.”

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 S.S. Rajamouli documentary. His uniquely inventive narrative style has revolutionized Indian filmmaking and we are excited to present his artistic development from his humble beginnings to ‘Baahubali’ and ‘RRR’. This partnership demonstrates our dedication to creating authentic Indian stories for a global audience.”

Monika Shergill, Vice-President Content, Netflix India, shares, “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 will premiere exclusively on Netflix August 12, 2024.

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