Celebrate KV Vijayendra Prasad’s birthday with 7 brilliant films

From the upcoming RRR sensation to the decade film Magadheera, veteran KV screenwriter Vijayendra Prasad has seduced the film industry with his killer films. A journey that began as a co-writer for the 1980s film Janaki Ramudu, has now reached the hall of fame as an internationally acclaimed director. While Pak Prasad has seen the same ups and downs, his constant desire to tell a story led him to the galaxy of success. This acclaimed screenwriter has received numerous awards including the prestigious Nandi Award, but even today, when the legendary filmmaker celebrates his 79th birthday, he still has a niche and a passion for one goal – ‘to tell a unique story. ‘.

Any Tollywood fan or loyalist will agree that this man is attracting international attention with the Baahubali script. While 2020 is the lull before the storm, 2021 will definitely make up for it, with RRR and Thalaivi. The two films that have queued up to beat the box office have already garnered social attention and anticipation before their release. While everyone was waiting for the RRR and Thalaivi to come out, Pak Prasad’s meeting with the series of actions at the RRR that brought tears to his eyes had boosted expectations. Thalaivi, starring Kangana Ranaut, is not inferior to the colossal project itself.

While his birthday is a celebration throughout the film corridors and cherished in the film fraternity, Yo! brings to you 7 high-octane films from KV Vijayendra Prasad.

# 1. Manikarnika: Queen Jhansi

Manikarnika is a period drama based on the life of Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi. The film, directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, was adapted from a film scenario by Vijayendra Prasad. Kangana Ranaut, who played the lead role in the film, received the National Film Award for Best Actress at the 67th National Film Awards. The film also has a special screening for the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. Feather on the lid, this film was selected for the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

# 2. Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a Hindi comedy drama starring Salman Khan. The plot is about Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi, a passionate Hanuman devotee who sets out on a journey to reunite a fortified child back to his parents in Pakistan. This film received appreciation from fans and critics alike. The film also received the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Healthy Entertainment at the 63rd Film Awards and was nominated for several other films.

Where to watch: Disney + Hotstar

# 3. Baahubali

The film Baahubali: The Beginning became a popular hit, prompting everyone to ask the main question ‘why did Kattapa kill Baahubali’. This question led to the sequel to Baahubali: The Conclusion’s Worldwide blockbuster. SS Rajamouli is the director of the film, and this story was initiated by his father KV Vijayendra Prasad. This storyline begins with a random story that Prasad used to tell his son. The combination of narration and Amar Chitra Kathas is what triggers director Rajamouli’s appeal to make films. This film is a record-breaking commercially, and a matter of pride to every Tollywood loyalist. KV Vijayendra Prasad has written many films in his career and Baahubali tops them all.

Where to watch: Disney + Hotstar

# 4. Mersal

Mersal is a Tamil original action thriller written by KV Vijayendra Prasad. This film stars Thalapathy Vijay with three roles. The story revolves around two brothers. While one is a magician who loves to avenge the death of his parents, the other is a doctor with a heart of gold. The film received various awards and appreciation, earning critical acclaim from both fans and critics. It was a commercial hit, grossed over 250 crores worldwide, and grew to become the South Indian film with the fifth highest gross. The film was also dubbed for Telugu audiences under the name Adirindhi. While many films want a theatrical release, this Tamil native has 100 days of theatrical screenings in 2018.

Where to watch: Netflix and Disney + Hotstar

# 5. Ega

When a father childishly tells the story of the house fly (Eega) seeking revenge on humans, his son doesn’t wake up to doubt the possibility and instead makes a film about the narrative. KV Vijayendra Prasad presented his first story with his son Rajamouli, and only then did he present it to an artist. The film was one of the first to receive a simultaneous release in Tamil and Telugu. The plot also unfolds with a father telling his son a bedtime story and telling the house fly incident, as well as the trials and tribulations the little creature endures to protect his partner. Action fantasy films are something that has never been seen in Indian cinemas or around the world.

Where to watch: Disney + Hotstar

# 6. Rajanna

Rajanna is an original Telugu period drama and was inspired by the Razakar movement and the life of freedom fighter Suddala Hanumanthu. The film is set in a rural setting and tells the story of a feudal society. The story features Sambayya, an empathetic old man who develops a mysterious attachment to a basil tree that is worshiped by the villagers. The song sung by that little child remains engraved and has stood the test of time, even to this day. This film stars Akkineni Nagarjuna as the main character. While Vijayendra Prasad is known for his cinematography, this Rajanna film was directed by him. This film also earned him appreciation and appreciation, making him a versatile filmmaker. This is truly one of the best films of Vijayendra Prasad’s long career.

Where to watch: YouTube and Disney + Hotstar.

# 7. Magadheera

Magadheera is a fantasy action film, again by son-father duo SS Rajmouli and KV Vijayendra Prasad. The plot revolves around four people who want an actress, and a warrior who wants to conquer their kingdom. Under miserable circumstances, they all died before their wish and the plot jumped 400 years to and fro. This film was at the beginning of an era when the commercialization of the film was just beginning. Films made with 35 crores, witnessed turnover of 73 crores. The film also looks at who from the industry came together to make it. The film’s soundtrack was produced by MM Keeravani. Magadheera was widely recognized as a film of the decade after its release in 2009.

Where to watch: Youtube and Amazon Prime Video

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