» Is Bahubali An Inspiration For The Mammoth 1000 Cr Budgeted Mahabharatha Venture?
Is Bahubali An Inspiration For The Mammoth 1000 Cr Budgeted Mahabharatha Venture?
The success of Bahubali seems to have given enough courage to the producers to make films of the same genre on a huge budget. Such a project is in the pipeline...
Written by: Mayur Javali
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Until mid-2015, there were no signs of making a historical or a
mythological movie either in Southern or Northern part of the film
industry. Post the inundating response and success braced by
Bahubali, either regions of the film industries are keen
on making movies on the said genre.
It was Bollywood's King Khan who first expressed his wish of
making an epic movie based on Mahabharatha. Though it has been
noted, voiced out and projected that it is ace director SS
Rajamouli's lifetime dream to direct Mahabharatha as a movie, he
had as well mentioned that the movie on the said lines would
consume a lot of time, money, effort and dedication and that the
concept of making the movie can be thought or conceived post
completion and release of Bahubali.
SS Rajamouli has been a major contributor for the idea of
Mahabharatha as a movie. The latest buzz is that the movie would be
made on a grand scale of 1000 Cr budget with the billionaire
businessman and philanthropist, Dr. B R Shetty, who is based in
The extravaganza would be based on Jnanpith award-winning novel
Randamoozham, which has been penned by MT Vasudevan Nair.
The movie would be narrated from Bhima's (one of the five Pandavas)
point of view and Mohanlal is said to have been roped in for the
The action cut for the movie will be handled by a noted ad film
maker, VA Shrikumar and is said to etch the movie in two parts
which will be released by 2020 with just 90 days difference between
both Part 1 and Part 2.
If the plan is executed accordingly, then the movie would be the
biggest ever movie from the Indian origin as the makers are
planning to shoot the movie in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada,
Tamil and Telugu which will see an enormous release in multiple
Indian languages and other foreign languages as well.
Mahabharatha is a tale which every Indian and many
non-Indians would be keen to watch on the celluloid screen and the
makers are planning to cater the movie to almost 3 Billion audience
across the globe.
However, it's the budget of the movie that left people
astonished as recovering a gigantic figure of over 1000 Cr is no
joke. But with the wonders created by both SS Rajamouli's
Bahubali, The Beginning, one can easily gain in confidence
to invest gargantuan figures into a movie with a universal content
and an ensemble star cast.
The marketing strategy used by Rajamouli which made the name
Bahubali, linger in the ears and minds of audience even
before its release is something which needs to be adapted by the
big budgeted movie makers to rake in as much as possible during its
initial weekend which heavily banks upon advanced bookings.
If Bahubali 2 - The conclusion attains its expected
success status, then many such adventurous ventures with huge
figures and experimental storylines could be brought on the silver
No wonder Bahubali has brought in a revolution into the film