Chhatrapati (film)

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Directed by S. S. Rajamouli
Produced by B. V. S. N. Prasad
Written by M. Ratnam (Dialogue)
Screenplay by S. S. Rajamouli
Story by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Starring Prabhas
Shriya Saran
Pradeep Rawat
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography K. K. Senthil Kumar
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Distributed by Sri Venkateswara Creations
Release dates
  • 30 September 2005 (2005-09-30)
Running time
165 minutes
Country  India
Language Telugu
Budget 80 million (equivalent to 210 million or US$3.2 million in 2016)
Box office 220 million (equivalent to 590 million or US$8.7 million in 2016)[1][better source needed]

Chhatrapati is a 2005 Action drama Telugu film written and directed by S. S. Rajamouli. Prabhas plays the lead role and Shriya Saran, Bhanupriya, and Pradeep Rawat appear in other roles. The film released on 29 September 2005 and was dubbed into Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi as Chandramouli, Chhatrapati and Hukumat Ki Jung respectively. It is loosely based on the Hollywood film Scarface. The film was remade in Kannada with the name Chhatrapati with Siddhanth and Priyadarshini in lead roles and in Bengali as Refugee.


Shivaji (Prabhas) and Ashok (Shafi) are the sons of Parvati (Bhanupriya). Shivaji is her stepson, but Parvati showers equal affection on both of them and this is not liked by Ashok, who is her biological son. They are one of the families living on the coast of Sri Lanka. One day, these villagers are forced to evacuate the coast. By Ashok's dislike on Shivaji, he lies to his mother that Shivaji died in the fire that was burning everything. Then he is separated from his family. He ends up in a different boat and lands in Vizag port. He is brought up in the port itself But his search for his mother never ceases. In that process he comes across Neelu (Shriya).

Here, the port is dominated by Baji Rao (Narendra Jha) and some goons using refugee labor for their own gain. Shivaji is an aggressive guy, but is controlled by his well wishers. One day, he reacts aggressively in defence of himself and the other refugees. People start calling him Chhatrapati. Ras Bihari (Pradeep Rawat) comes down to Vizag in the hunt for Shivaji since he killed his brother Baji Rao. Ashok, too, lands in the same place. Realizing that Shivaji is his brother, he joins hands with the bad guys. The story is then of Chhatrapati who is searching for his mother and has a bunch of bad guys including his brother on his back while the entire port looks up to him. The plot is loosely based on Scarface.


Shriya Saran was selected as lead heroine marking her first collaboration with Prabhas.


The film has seven songs composed by M. M. Keeravani. The track "Gundusoodi" has been reused from the song "Kambangaadu" from the 1992 Tamil movie Vaaname Ellai also composed by M. M. Keeravani.

  • "A Vachhi B Pai Valli" - M. M. Keeravani, Mathangi
  • "Agni Skalani" - M. M. Keeravani, Mathangi, Mangari
  • "Summama Suruyaaa" - Kalyani Malik, Sunitha, Smitha, Niraj Pandit
  • "Nallnivanee" - K. S. Chitra
  • "Manela Tintivira" - Tippu, Smitha, Kalyani
  • "Gundusoodi" - M. M. Keeravani, Sunitha
  • "Gala Galagala" - K. S. Chitra, Neerippal, Jassie Gift

Box office[edit]

The film had a 100-day run in 54 venues.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards South [4]


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