Rana Daggubati! If you’re a South Indian, you might have heard of this 6 bloody feet of grandiose few times already. If you’re a North Indian, you might have seen his clout in the Baahubali. Let’s start with what makes Mr. Rana Daggubati stand apart from others. While all the other heroes need contributing and triggering factors to make them look heroic, our Tollywood Hanuman is way more heroic and in fact is often the reinforcement in building the heroism of the heroes.
If at all Marvel comes to India to cast the superheroes, there is not an inch doubt that we will witness a verdure yet cogent Hulk with a tinge of fervor in him. Rana Daggubati, the epitome vehemence who has transformed himself from being an immaculate Sekhar Kammula type actor from his debut “Leader” to the quintessential Villain of the “Baahubali,” is nothing but sublimity.
Having that said, here’s why Rana Daggubati should be exalted more than now.
#1 The Authoritative Dialogue Delivery: Sekhar Kammula took a rather brave decision by casting Rana Daggubati in the ‘Leader, ‘ and the movie stands out in the domain of Tollywood movies for the exact reason. Not only did he justified the title role but the way he spoke Telugu in an authoritative voice is nothing less than brilliance. As it is his debut, we have seen him a bit self-conscious and stiff here and there which however did not reduce the charm of him portraying a Young Politician. This movie has changed the definition of politics among the youth and created a new paradigm.
#2 The Gait to select different stories: While his looks are matchless in the film, ‘Nenu Na Rakshasi,’ his energy levels and the expressions are tremendous. He oozed with confidence in each frame, and he has established a trademark style of Rana Daggubati by showing an entirely different shade from what we have seen in the ‘Leader.’ With Puri’s introduction of him as a Shooter, we got to see him perform slick action.
#3 The Meaty Roles: Rana Daggubati looked good in his third film, ‘Na Ishtam’ where he tried certain appealing mannerisms and even the dance. His tall frame appeared adequately pretty in the title track, and the usage of the East Godavari slang worked out exquisite. However, it’s Krish who brought the magic out of Rana. With an author-backed role after ‘Leader,’ he excelled in the ‘Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum.’ His action figure, his diction, and his voice are used to deliver the maximum mileage in this movie. While Krish termed Rana Daggubati to be a revelation in this movie, we can’t agree any less after watching the two gigantic episodes of the interval and the climax. If you ask me about a role which Rana and only Rana can play, it is this role speaking regarding performance and also the body language.
#4 The Powerful Presence in Bollywood: He made his Bollywood debut one year after his first film as DJ Loki in Dum Maaro Dum. Even though the role is not as brilliantly complementary for his physic or acting abilities, he succeeded in playing the earnest musician who watched both his friends turn in flames. Want to know why your girl is head over in heels love with him? Check the ‘Te Amo‘ song, and you will know why. Still not justified with the reason? Do you want to fall in love with him, too? Well, watch ‘Baby’ and you sure will. With very few dialogues in the movie, he speaks with his personality throughout the role standing beside Akshay Kumar as a cherry on the cake.
#5 The hero in his own Mind: Amusingly, being someone who has played such characters; he never thought twice to portray roles like ”Shiva” in ‘Bangalore Naatkal’ or ‘Chalukya Veerabhadra’ in ‘Rudrama Devi.’ As the plot plays out, you will discover that he’s not a person who wants to dominate the screen but the hero who loves to share the screen space and excel in his role personating the sagacity to the the extreme core.
#6 The Vengeful Villian: If I have to name the best Villain in India, I would without a second thought, declare Rana Daggubati as the appropriate choice. According to the scientific studies, the trustworthiness and masculinity of a person are judged by the facial structure. With pointy chin, dominant brows; he is an archetypal threat that keeps us at the edge of our seats. Mirroring Baahubali in the film, he mastered the role of Bhallala Deva and if anyone else disagrees on this point, bring him/her to me so that I can kill them. Imposing, powerful, insurmountable, merciless, unpredictable, irrational, ruthless, vicious; he is a mercenary and a winner. He’s a genius of his own kind when he enacted Bhallala Deva. Let’s take a moment and thank Mr. Rajamouli for giving us a boon, shall we?
Concluding, looking forward to seeing more of the person who is unstoppable until he gets what he wants? Well, here is good news. The first Underwater film of India with a strong subject is in post-production stage, and Rana Daggubati is going to essay the lead role of an Indian Naval Officer in this film.
With the poster being released and the tagline saying, “The war you did not know about,” it is clearly visible that we are going to witness a new shade of Rana Daggubati on the 17th February 2017. Till then, embrace the hotness, please. Happy Birthday Rana Daggubati, apple to my eye.