Baahubali, the biggest motion picture ever made in India, will not have a wide release in Kerala today. The state wide release of the Malayalam version of Baahubali has been stalled, due to the theatre strike in Kerala.
Popular entertainment trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai confirmed that Baahubali will not have a wide release in Kerala, through his official Twitter page. But the movie will be screened in about 55 multiplex screens and Government theatres across the state.
The theatre owners association decided to close the theatres, to retaliate against the piracy. The decision was made on the grounds of the recent piracy controversies regarding the recently released Nivin Pauly starrer Premam.
Various film associations have been trying to stop the theatre owners association from the strike; but all the efforts went in vain. Active discussions have been going on regarding the issue.
Baahubali Malayalam was heavily promoted in Kerala and was expected to have a grand opening. The team has conducted a luscious audio launch function at Kochi, in the presence of eminent personalities of Mollywood.
The movie directed by SS Rajamouli has Prabhas in the title role. Anushka Shetty and Tamannah essays the female leads and Rana Daggubati plays the antagonist. The Hindi version of the movie is released by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions.
Check out the slides to know some interesting facts about Baahubali
Biggest Motion Picture Ever Made In India
Baahubali is the biggest motion picture ever made in India. The pre-production works of the movie lasted for about one year. The team initially planned to shoot the movie in sync sound; but later dropped the idea.
Baahubali is a period film set and that made the production more tougher. According to art director Sabu Cyril, everything featured in the film, including the sets and properties are artificially made.
It was a tough job for the stunt director Peter Hein as well. Reportedly, the he had to handle about 2000 stunt men and elephants at a time.
The Lead Actors
The lead actors of the film, Prabhas and Rana underwent heavy physical training, in order to attain the bulked up look of the warriors. Both the actor also took training on martial arts for a few months.
The Leading Ladies
Anushka had to gain weight for her role, as she is appearing as a pregnant woman. Tamannah has also gained weight and underwent martial arts training, to look fit for the role of a warrior princess.
The Supporting Cast
Ramya Krishna essays Rajamatha Sivagami, one of the most strongest characters in the film. Nassar plays Bijjala Deva and Sathyaraj appears as Kattappa, a warrior. Kannada actor Sudeep makes a cameo as Aslam Khan.