Manu Jagadh, who was offered an art director's job for Baahubali and later got to see his name as an art assistant in the credits, has been facing the greatest possible humiliation ever since the film released.
The creative genius had worked before, for 13 films as an art
director and he is said to be a protege of Sabu Cyril. After
moving to Hyderabad and completing all the designs despite his eye
infection, what he has finally got is the de-promotion to an art
assistant, according to him.
However, Manu is not ready to blame anyone and is only stating
that God had cheated on him. Though we do not know where the
mistake had happened, Manu Jagadh's sorrowful tale that is going
viral on Facebook will surely move you.
"It is okay if you are being paid less but creative people
always are happy when they are given a credit. I have decided not
to work for the second part. All my friends, my family in Kerala
and everywhere knew, I am working on Baahubali. I am thoroughly
insulted. It is such a huge picture where art is so important but
there is no art director in the credits.", Manu stated in a blog he
had written for a website, with a heavy heart.
Baahubali's production design was handled by Sabu Cyril
if you go by the credits and there is no specific title card for
the art direction.
It instead termed Manu Jagadh as an art assistant, making art
direction an integral part of production design, which is not
necessarily done going by the talks of Manu, when he was offered an
art director's role.
To have a clear idea on what Manu had exactly done for
Baahubali, check out the sketches he had done for the film
in the slides below and you will surely stunned by the minute
details in his sketches.
Manu Jagadh's Art
The very popular Statue scene of Bhallaladeva, sketched by Manu
before shooting it.
Anushka's prison design by Manu Jagadh.
Manu's Bindi Design
Prabhas's bindi design by Manu.
Manu's Art - Mahishmati
A part of Mahishmati sketched by Manu.
Rana's bindi designed by Manu.
Manu's Art - The Village
The village of Mahishmathi atmosphere sketched byManu.
A lot more sketches are available on Manu's facebook and he is
said to have worked for Part two of Baahubali too. However, he is
not ready to work anymore for the film.