‘Baahubali 2’ team reveal exciting facts about the movie

The entire country and the world at large, is waiting with bated breath for April 28, 2017 when ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ will be out, and the gnawing question as to why Kattappa killed Baahubali will be answered.

In the meantime, the team of the epic film, including director S S Rajamouli, producers Prasad Devineni and Shobu Yarlagadda, and actors Rana Daggubati and Prabhas, made some interesting announcements about the ‘Baahubali’ franchise. The second part of the movie is in its final stages of shooting and will be wrapped up in a span of two and half months.

During a press-meet in Hyderabad recently, Rajamouli revealed that ‘Baahubali’ is not just about the movie, but has much more to it.

“The movie is just a branch of a huge tree. There will be animated series, comic books, games and Baahubali virtual reality experience. You can get 360 degree photos and making videos from the shoot directly on your phone too,” the director said.

The first in the timeline of the events is the teaser of the ‘Baahubali’ animated series which will be released on October 1 on Amazon Prime Video. Interestingly, the animation series will have only the base story by Rajamouli.  The rest of it will be helmed in 2D by Graphic India. 

The comic books will be out along with the first look of ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’, on October 22, a day ahead of Prabhas’ birthday. The teaser and trailer will be revealed in early part of 2017, probably in January, but the date has not been decided yet. Anushka Shetty will be the leading lady of the second part of the film and there will be no songs featuring Tamannah Bhatia, the team said. 

“The animated series or the comics will have a separate stories altogether and they will have no relation to stories of part one or two of the ‘Baahubali’, said the director.

Rajamouli said that the movie will incorporate VR effects (virtual reality) of the highest quality, and a making video made on VR technology will be out on October 23 (Prabhas' birthday). The visual effects alone apparently cost Rs 25 crore.

“We are also going to setup VR booths in around 200 theatres on a budget of Rs 25 crore. The VR experience will be launched on October 23 and the booths will be made available for public a month before the release date,” Rajamouli added.

Rajamouli also made a big revelation, that a third part in the ‘Baahubali’ franchise is also on cards.

The team also unveiled the logo of the film highlighting the big question ‘Why Katappa killed Baahubali’ with the hashtag #WKKB.