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
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
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
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
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
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.