ByMahesh Koneru, writer at

Do you see those flaming arrows? The tall statues and the mighty army? And in the midst of it all, do you see this mighty warrior wielding his mace to deadly effect?

Well, say hello to Bhallaladeva, the tyrant king from India's largest motion picture, the two part period epic, 'Baahubali'.

Bhallaladeva is not your average blood thirsty villain. He is the Ruler of the mighty Mahishmati Kingdom. Bhallaladeva is extremely suave, cunning and calculated. It is almost impossible to read his mind and that is why, his real intentions can never be guessed.

Director S.S. Rajamouli has introduced him with these words. "Strength Unmatched. Power Unchallenged. Mind Unread.."

Bhallaladeva is well versed in the art of War and Politics. He is ruthless and power is all that he yearns and lives for.

The role has been played by actor Rana Daggubati, who is popular in India for his roles in Bollywood and Tollywood films.

Director S.S. Rajamouli's takes extreme care about his bad guys. In all of his films, the villain gets prime importance. More often than not, the odds are stacked against the hero.

The director also introduced another mean looking bad dude a few days ago. He is the Kalakeya War Chieftain. Take a look at his image.

Kalakeya Warlord
Kalakeya Warlord

Now, this Kalakeya Warlord has got a very important role to play in the movie. What do you think is his equation with Bhallaladeva? Are they allies? Are they unrelated to each other? Or are they enemies?

Where does that leave the hero 'Baahubali' and Shivudu (Read about him here) ? Let me know what you think?

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