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Chatrapathi is a 2005 Indian Telugu-language action film written and directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The film stars Prabhas and Shriya Saran played the lead roles while Aarti Agarwal, Bhanupriya, and Pradeep Rawat played the pivotal roles. The film released on 29 September and was dubbed into Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi as Chatrapathi, Chandramauli and Hukumat Ki Jung (2009) respectively. It was a huge success at the box office. The film was remade in Kannada under the same name with Dr. Siddhanth and Priyadarshini in lead roles and in Bengali as Refugee starring Prosenjit and Rambha.

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Directed byS S Rajamouli
Produced bySai prasad (Thatha)
Written byM. Ratnam (Dialogue)
Screenplay byS S Rajamouli
Shriya Saran
Arti Agarwal
Pradeep Rawat
Music byM. M. Keeravani
CinematographyK. K. Senthil Kumar
Edited byKotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Distributed byKalpi Creations
Release date
  • 30 September 2005 (2005-09-30)
Running time
165 minutes
Budget80 million (equivalent to 230 million or US$3.3 million in 2018)
Box office220 million (equivalent to 630 million or US$9.1 million in 2018)[1][better source needed]



Shivaji (Prabhas) and Ashok (Shafi) are the sons of Parvati (Bhanupriya). Shivaji is her stepson, but Parvati shows equal affection on both of them. This is not liked by Ashok, 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 defense 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.



Soundtrack album by
Released14 September 2005 (2005-09-14)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAditya Music
ProducerM. M. Keeravani
M. M. Keeravani chronology
Anukokunda Oka Roju

The film has seven songs composed by M. M. Keeravani. The track "Gundusoodi" has been reused from the song "Kambangaadu" from the Tamil movie Vaaname Ellai (1992) also composed by M. M. Keeravani. The song called Agni Skalana is a blatant theft from 2004 computer game MYST IV: Revelation's theme and the song is actually composed by Jack Wall.

1."A Vachhi B Pai Valli"Chandra BoseM. M. Keeravani, Mathangi Jagdish4:44
2."Agni Skalana"Shiv Shakti DattaM. M. Keeravani, Mathangi Jagdish, Mangari3:09
3."Summa Masuriyaaa"Chandra BoseSunitha Upadrashta, Smita, Kalyani Malik, Niraj Pandit4:40
4."Nallanivanni"VeturiK. S. Chithra5:30
5."Mannela Tintivira"Shiv Shakti DattaTippu, Smita, Karate Kalyani4:58
6."Gundusoodi"Chandra BoseSunitha Upadrashta, M. M. Keeravani4:18
7."Gala Gala Gala"VeturiK. S. Chithra, Jassie Gift, Neerippal4:40
Total length:31:59

Box officeEdit

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

Awards and nominationsEdit


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 September 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Telugu Cinema Etc - Nandi award winners list 2005". 11 November 2006. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  4. ^ "53rd Annual Filmfare Awards-South Winners". 9 September 2006. Archived from the original on 29 April 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2007.

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