Prabhas, who will be seen next in Radha Krishna-directed period drama, tentatively titled Jaan, turns 40 today. The Rebel Star, whose original name is Uppalapati Venkata Satyanarayana Prabhas Raju, is flush with the stupendous success of Saaho, especially in North India.
While Prabhas made his acting debut in 2002 with Eeshwar, he also made a mark in Raghavendra that was released a year later. It was Varsham (2004) that established him as a full-fledged action hero and catapulted him into the league of superstars. In a career spanning 17 years to date, the star has had 19 releases, many of which are action cinema in different genres. On the birthday of the Baahubali star, we bring you some of his popular scenes that no other actor could have possibly pulled off as well as him.
Prabhas’ entry scenes are always power packed
The action hero always gets exaggerated introduction scenes that are meant mostly to flaunt his striking physique — be it the underwater fight-sequence with a shark in Chatrapati, or his grand entry in Baahubali: The Conclusion in which he tames an angry elephant. Among all his intro scenes, however, it is the one in Raghavendra that is said to be the most remarkable.
Prabhas’ sentimental scenes from Chakram
Despite being a box office failure, Chakram is considered to be one of the best movies of Prabhas. He was lauded for coming out of his comfort action zone and excelling in this Krishna Vamsi-directorial romantic drama high on emotions.
Depiction of aggressive emotion in Chatrapati
It is well-known that Prabhas got his first ‘all-time blockbuster’ with SS Rajamouli-directorial Chatrapati. The actioner not only elevated him in the top league but also proved his box office mettle. The film also proved why he is the best choice for portraying aggressive emotional content on camera.
Prabhas’ very own comic timing
Prabhas also has a unique comic timing. His Bujjigadu is one of its kind. The movie brought out Prabhas 2.0 and made him a ‘darling’ among the youth. His stylish acting with satiric dialogue delivery in this film won him huge Telugu audience.
The macho man
It will not be an exaggeration to say that many of Prabhas’ fans go to theaters for his towering presence on the big screen, irrespective of how the movie has fared at the box office. Many, however, still claim that no director has fully succeeded in capturing the charismatic macho avatar of Prabhas except S S Rajamouli. The heroic elevation of Prabhas in Rajamouli’s Chatrapati and Baahubali series is the perfect utilisation of his physique for cinematic pleasures and crowd-pulling. “Evvadanta Evvadanta” song from Baahubali: The Beginning is the best example of that.