ByMahesh Koneru, writer at Creators.co

Over the last few years, Indian films have started gaining traction in various countries across the world. I have seen fan clubs for Indian movies in places as far as Peru and Ecuador. When you think of Indian cinema, what usually comes to mind is dance and song, larger than life drama and lots of spectacle.

You don't associate films like 'Lord of The Rings' with India. But an upcoming Indian film called 'Baahubali - The Beginning' may change all that. It is an Indian film unlike any that has been made before. India is an ancient land with a rich history of mighty Kings, historic civilisations and epic mythology. Baahubali is a testament to that India.

Prabhas as Baahubali
Prabhas as Baahubali

“Baahubali”, which means a man with immense strength in his arms, is an upcoming Indian film directed by the renowned Indian director, S. S. Rajamouli. Backed by an exceptional team that has 12 National Awards between them, “Baahubali” is a much awaited two-part movie. The first part, 'Baahubali - The Beginning', is going to hit the screens this summer.

Tamannah Bhatia as Princess Avantika
Tamannah Bhatia as Princess Avantika

With a budget of US$ 40 Million, which is the highest ever for an Indian film, the sheer extravagance, scale and depth of “Baahubali” will offer an unprecedented visual delight for audiences. The pre-production visualisation process itself demanded the work of over 25 artists, who drafted at least 15,000 sketches, like the ones shown below.

Concept sketch of a war machine
Concept sketch of a war machine

The movie has also received coverage in Twitch Film. See what James Marsh had to say about the film here - http://twitchfilm.com/2015/04/take-a-peek-at-the-set-of-ss-rajamoulis-medieval-epic-baahubali-gallery.html#29

Set in the fictitious medieval Indian Kingdom of Mahishmati, Baahubali is a tale of bravery, loyalty and love.

Baahubali is making use of Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) and Visual Effects (VFX) on an unprecedented scale and over 600 Artistes from 17 Globally renowned companies across India, China, South Korea and Los Angeles are working on this movie.

Entry to the Kingdom of Mahishmati
Entry to the Kingdom of Mahishmati
Rana Daggubati as Bhallala Deva
Rana Daggubati as Bhallala Deva

Baahubali will release in multiple languages and it is being produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni on Arka Mediaworks banner.

Check out a nice video of the Film here. Visualising the World of Baahubali

Over the next few weeks, I will be revealing more about Baahubali and the cutting edge filmmaking techniques that were used to mount this spectacle.

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