Baahubali: the real start – 7 years after the start, 10 things you might not know

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Prabhas in a still of Baahubali: the conclusion. (Image courtesy: baahubalimovie)

Strong points

  • The shooting of the Baahubali series started on July 6, 2013
  • Baahubali continued to rewrite the history of box office
  • The film blurs the boundaries between Bollywood and regional cinema

New Delhi:

A historic chapter in the history of Indian cinema began today seven years ago when the magnum opus of filmmaker SS Rajamouli the Baahubali the series was launched on the floors on July 6, 2013. The epic two-part drama has blurred the boundaries of Bollywood and regional cinema like never before and has rocked the Indian box office. The first film in the series, Baahubali: the beginning released in 2015 and ended with an epic hanger when the eponymous character (played by Prabhas) was killed by his confidante Kattapa (Sathyaraj), is an unexpected turn of events. The promotion of the second film was linked to the biggest question that made moviegoers curious (perhaps after the question: “When will Salman Khan marry?”) – “Kattapa ne Baahubali ko kyun mara?”

The answer arrived two years later in April 2017 and all hell was unleashed. Baahubali: the conclusion rewritten the history of Indian cinema at the box office and set extremely high targets for big blockbusters on their way to theaters.

The day “when it all started” we made a list of 10 facts you should know Baahubali series:

Baahubali: the beginning

# 1 Baahubali: the beginning entered the Guinness Book Of World Record for having produced the world‘s largest poster for a film during the audio release of the film in Malayalam. The record has since been broken by the film MSG-2 The Messenger (2015).

# 2 The creators of Baahubali created the first fictional language for an Indian film character for the representation of the Kalakeya clan. The fictional language was called “KiLiKi”, with 748 words and 40 grammar rules and it remains the same in all versions of the film.

Actress # 3 Sridevi was approached for the role of Sivagami who went to Ramaya Krishnan. Sridevi would have asked for a salary of Rs 6 crore. However, in 2017, Sridevi refuted reports and said she was “shocked” by what Rajamouli said about her rejection Baahubali.

Director # 4 Rajamouli reportedly said that when his father, screenwriter Vijayendra Prasad, told him the story, he was captivated by the character of Sivagami and wanted to make the film about her. After the success of the film series, the SS Rajamouli collaborated with the author Anand Neelakantan (who wrote the Ajaya series) to release The rise of Sivagami, the first novel in a three-part series, which explored the story of the main character. The books served as a prequel to the Baahubali film series.

# 5 Baahubali: the beginning, when it was released in 2015, became the most profitable film in India, the third most profitable Indian film in the world by collecting Rs 650 crore in the world. The box office collection for his suite was much higher.

Baahubali: the conclusion

# 6 Baahubali 2 was the most sought-after film in India for the year 2017 when it ranked seventh in the world.

# 7 The film held the highest fundraising record on opening day in 29 of India’s 30 states. The exception was Tamil Nadu due to the delayed release.

# 8 Fans of the series can visit Mahishmathi at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. A massive complex spread over 100 acres and built on a budget of 60 crore rupees was kept by Ramoji Film City and opened to tourism in 2017.

# 9 Baahubali 2 has become the most profitable Indian film of all time. It was the first Indian film to collect more than 1,500 crore rupees worldwide.

# 10 Prabhas spent five years just for the Baahubali series. After starting filming Baahubali: the beginning he has not signed another film for five years. The remaining main actors – Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty – all made many films between the release of the two Baahubali movies.

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