Chatrapathi (2005 film)

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Chatrapathi is a 2005 Indian Telugu-language action film directed by S. S. Rajamouli and produced by B. V. S. N. Prasad. The film stars Prabhas and Shriya Saran while Shafi, Bhanupriya, and Pradeep Rawat play supporting roles.[2] Aarthi Agarwal makes a guest appearance. The film released on 29 September 2005. The film collected an estimated 22 crore distributors' share against a budget of 8 crore. The film was remade in Bengali as Refugee (2006), and in Kannada with the same name in (2013). A Hindi remake with the same title began its production in 2021.The film won two Nandi Awards.

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Directed byS S Rajamouli
Screenplay byS S Rajamouli
A.M Ratnam (dialogue)
Story byK. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Produced byB. V. S. N. Prasad
Shriya Saran
Pradeep Rawat
CinematographyK. K. Senthil Kumar
Edited byKotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Music byM. M. Keeravani
Distributed bySri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
Release date
  • 30 September 2005 (2005-09-30)
Running time
165 minutes
Budget₹8 crore
Box officeest.₹22–24 crore[1]


Sivaji and Ashok are the sons of Parvati. Sivaji is her stepson, but Parvati shows equal affection for 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 Sivaji, he lies to his mother that Sivaji 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. Here, the port is dominated by Baji Rao and some goons using refugee labor for their own gain. Sivaji 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. Meanwhile, Ras Bihari comes down to Vizag in the hunt for Sivaji since he killed his brother Baji Rao. Ashok, too lands in the same place. Realizing that Sivaji 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.



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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.

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.[3]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Awards Category Nominee Result
Nandi Awards[4] Best Supporting Actress Bhanupriya Won
Best Music Director M. M. Keeravani Won
53rd Filmfare Awards South


Best Film B. V. S. N. Prasad Nominated
Best Director S. S. Rajamouli Nominated
Best Actor Prabhas Nominated
Best Actress Shriya Saran Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Shafi Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Bhanupriya Nominated
Best Comedian Venu Madhav Nominated
Best Villain Pradeep Rawat Nominated
Best Music Director M. M. Keeravani Nominated
Best Lyricist Shiva Shaki Datta (for song "Agni Skalana") Nominated

Dubbed versions and remakesEdit

The film was dubbed and released in Tamil as Chandramouli (2013), Malayalam as Chatrapathi (2011) and in Hindi as Hukumat Ki Jung (2009).

The film was remade in Bengali as Refugee (2006) starring Prosenjit and Rambha, and in Kannada with the same name in 2013, with Siddhanth and Priyadarshini.[citation needed] It will be remade in Hindi with Bellamkonda Sreenivas making his debut in Hindi cinema.[6]


  1. ^ "#Birthdayspecial: Before the grand success of Baahubali, Prabhas delivered these hits". Times Now news. 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Film Review:Chatrapati — Sivaji wields mass appeal". The Hindu. 1 October 2005. Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 September 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Telugu Cinema Etc – Nandi award winners list 2005". 11 November 2006. Archived from the original on 9 November 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  5. ^ "53rd Annual Filmfare Awards-South Winners". 9 September 2006. Archived from the original on 29 April 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2007.
  6. ^ "Chatrapathi to be remade in Hindi". India Today.

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