Baahubali 2 Press Meet (Set 2)
‘Baahubali-The Conclusion (Baahubali 2) Press Meet
The shooting of Super Successful director SS Rajamouli’s big-budget period action extravaganza ‘Baahubali 2’ that features top south Indian artistes such as Prabhas, Rana, Anushka, Tamannaah, Sathyaraj, Nassar and Ramya Krishnan in key roles, is nearing completion. On this occasion, the film unit held press meet on Friday (September 30) to make announcements. Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni are producing tis spectacle under Arka Media Works banner with Dasrakendrulu K Raghavendra Rao as presenter.
SS Rajamouli, Prabhas, Rana and producers Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni were present at the press meet.
Making of the film is nearing completion:
One of the producers of the film Shobu Yarlagadda said, “In the shooting point of view, almost all pivotal episodes have been completed. Entire shooting part will be completed in October, November and December. Fe scenes and songs are left to be filmed.
First Look on my birthday:
Speaking at the press meet, Prabhas revealed, “Comic books of ‘Baahubali’ are being released. Animated series teaser will be released on October 22. First look of ‘Baahubali 2’ will be released on October 22 that happens to a day before my birthday. At first I thought to do a film in between the gap. Later I felt that it would be wrong to do small films in front of this big-budget period action spectacular and therefore took rest. I have given my nod to two film, one with Sujith and another with Radha Krishna.”
Baahubali is a spectacular film:
Rana said, “Protesting against terror attack on Indian Army camp in Uri, we thank the army for teaching Pakistan a lesion. As a big fan of cinemas, I used to watch English films a lot. I love war films like Indiana Jones. I used to study books related to war stories. I would think that when we get such films in India. When I met Rajamouli garu he has shown me a map explaining Mahishmati kingdom, its king and people and their things. Mahishmathi kingdom is the creation of Rajamouli. It’s a widely distributed tree. It has several branches and ‘Baahubali’ is one. Television series, comic books, merchandising and virtual reality and many more things are being introduced from this tree. It is known to everyone that makers are keeping their heart and soul for making the finest war film in the country. We see many films are using T-shirts for promotions. The teaser for Baahubali's animated series will be on Amazon Prime Video on October 1. It’s like a world-class animation.”
‘Baahubali 2’ with virtual reality experience:
On this occasion, SS Rajamouli said, “October is an exciting month for ‘Baahubali’ team. Many things regarding the film have been released on the same month. Animated series of Baahubali will be out on Amazon Prime. The teaser will be revealed on October 1. Prabhas fans will get a good treat on October 5 and it is suspense. It’s really the pride to entire south India. Baahubali is like a widely distributed tree. TV series, comics, books and games are being designed with huge budget. Virtual reality is an innovative, immersive experience. We are bringing you a Baahubali virtual reality experience of the highest quality. Audience will experience Mahismati in 360 degrees. I went to US to learn virtual reality technology. The visual effects alone apparently cost Rs 25 crore. We will introduce virtual reality before 1 month of the release of the film. Making videos are being made with high quality virtual reality technology. The first making video with VR will be released on October 22 on the occasion of Prabhas’s birthday.”
During the media interaction, SS Rajamouli replies:
What is the special news related to Prabhas on October 5? Does he won any award?
It’s not related to any award. Our intention is audience should experience as much thrill as we experienced when we got the news. It will be disclosed on October 5.
Tell us about highlights of ‘Baahubali 2’?
For my earlier film, I revealed the details in a definite method, but we decided not to reveal anything regarding Baahubali.
Will ‘Baahubali 2’ have songs featuring Tamannaah?
You will see Tamannaah in the second half. It will not have any song featuring the actress. Anushka is the main heroine in Baahubali 2. There will be songs on Anushka.
Tell us about the progress of war scenes?
We have wrapped up the shooting of key scenes. Regarding graphics and artists, we dint have any problems. It took nearly two and half months to complete the key scenes and did editing and graphics.
What parts are left to be canned?
Two songs, small patchwork and small action episode are left to be canned.
When are you releasing Prabhas and Rana?
Shooting part related to Prabhas and Rana will be wrapped up in December. We will release all artists along with Prabhas and Rana after completing 2 weeks shooting in December.
Can we expect ‘Baahubali 3’?
‘Baahubali’ is like a widely distributed tree. The film is just a branch in that. We will get many films from that tree. ‘Baahubali 3’ is on the cards. As of now, I can’t say anything about the film.
Is the use of virtual reality experience technology is to target the international market?
My target is national audience. We collaborated with AMD people regarding virtual reality technology. They are helping us to bring high quality 360 degree image with good quality latest cameras, related technology and stitching. Presently, CG work is going on at graphics companies in Los Angeles.
What is the inspiration to use virtual reality technology? Was it used only for was sequences?
We are expecting that the technology will reach many platforms. It is set in the war. But, we used this for the entire film.
Have you set any time frame for ‘Baahubali’?
It is forever. I don’t want to leave Baahubali. Franchises is the same in west side. Let us take star wars which is being continued even after the creators were left. All artists have put in lot of effort and I don’t want our effort should go in vain. ‘Baahubali’ should be continued forever.