Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

South ace filmmaker SS Rajamouli turned 49 today (October 10). Colleagues and fans have flooded the Baahubali and RRR helmer with good wishes. Celebrities from across different industries including Ajay Devgn, Ram Charan, Mahesh Babu, etc wished the iconic director who has shaped a unique onscreen identity for them.

Rajamouli: The Trendsetter

Rajamouli, who began his career as a director with a TV serial, faced challenges during his debut movie Student No: 1. The 2001 movie starred Jr NTR in the lead and emerged successful making way for the actor as well as the director for a long run. His second flick Simhadri also became a blockbuster. The list of his remarkable films includes Chatrapathi starring Prabhas, Magadheera with Ram Charan in the lead, and magnum opuses like Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali: The Conclusion and the recent RRR which went on to break several global records. 

In his career spanning over 20 years, Rajamouli has directed only 12 flicks. The roaring success of the movies and the love showered by the fans says it all.

Rajamouli’s upcoming

While fans are still celebrating the monstrous success of RRR, anticipation for his next project has spiked. A recent buzz suggests Rajamouli has teamed up with Mahesh Babu for his next which is tentatively titled SSMB29. Moreover, reports are abuzz that Hollywood actor and Thor fame Chris Hemsworth might be roped in for a cameo in the movie. Well, this has certainly elevated the excitement among all. 

If the reports are anything to go by, it will be certainly exciting for Hollywood movie lovers in India as Chris has won the hearts of movie lovers with his power-packed performances as Thor-The God of Thunder.

Will Thor aka Chris’s magic woo Indian fans?

From the beginning, Chris as Thor is presented as immensely strong. Thor’s importance is no less than Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, or Natasha in Marvel’s cinematic universe. However, his recent flick, “Thor: Love & Thunder” failed to impress a particular section of the audience. Expressing their disappointment many went on to say that Chris as Thor couldn’t meet the expectations of the viewers.

Itishree Purohit, a huge admirer of Chris said, “Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, and Natasha got a definitive end which was, of course, emotional for the fans. However, Thor’s conclusion in MCU with ‘Thor: Love & Thunder’ was not properly executed and quite disheartening for us. The conclusion of his character was a kind of comedy. The makers should have opted to give a definitive ending while maintaining the character’s stature.”

“In ‘Thor: Love & Thunder’ the makers failed to bring out the real personality of Thor which has been shown in the Avengers series as well as the Thor series. Being the ‘God of Thunder’ he was overpowered by many and also was made fun of which was not acceptable and defaming for Thor’s character. Even it was not understandable why Mjölnir was given to his girlfriend. A person worthy can only lift the Mjölnir. Giving it to his girlfriend shows that there is no difference between a normal human and God.” Itishree said.

Further, expressing her opinion about Chris foraying into the Indian cine industry, she went on to add, “It will be certainly exciting to see Chris in an Indian movie. But, the makers mustn’t degrade his stature by involving him in unnecessary scenes and most importantly dance and cheap romance. Chris has a huge fandom in India, and hopefully, the makers won’t dishearten them.” 

SSMB 29 & Rajamouli 

Even rumours are abuzz that apart from Chris, Samuel L Jackson, who was seen as Nick in MCU, may also be seen in the Mahesh Babu starrer. Even it is speculated that Alia Bhatt might be roped in for SSMB 29 as she had a brief appearance in RRR. 

If the reports are anything to go by, Rajamouli currently is busy with pre-production works. Moreover, certain reports claim that the movie will be made at a whooping budget of Rs 800 crore. Though the makers are yet to reveal the cast, reports of Chris and Samuel being a part of the movie have certainly raised expectations among all.

All need to wait for an official announcement regarding the same.