With a worldwide collection of close to 550 crore rupees, SS Rajamouli's Baahubali is one of India's highest grossing film ever, certainly the highest when taken into account its box office collections from our country alone.
Though it is hard to ignore the monetary benefits this film has rendered, it shall be done for a moment to take notice of the cinematic brilliance of Baahubali, for money could help one forget the fact that it always follows quality.
Yes, Baahubali is quality personified, and rightly so, its director Rajamouli was eulogized by many for his efforts with the latest applaud coming from 'Kaviperarasu' Vairamuthu who went on to call him the address of Indian cinema to the world.
That being said, it would be a transgression if we tend to forget the contribution of each and every person involved in this modern day showpiece.
While it is not feasible to recognize the workmanship of all those who have worked in Baahubali, it is definitely possible to value the work done by the movie's main antagonist Rana Daggubati, who played an intimidating character named Paalvalthevan (Bhallala Deva in Telugu).
But interestingly, Rana in a recent interview has acknowledged that the reason behind his success in Baahubali is none other than 'Ulaganayagan' Kamal Haasan, according to a report.
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Rana Had To Silence His Critics
After having bagged an important role in India's costliest film and biggest motion picture ever made, Rana had to silence his critics through his performance in Baahubali.
Rana's Character-An Aged Man
He had to play an elderly person for most part of the film. Playing an old man could be challenging to any skilled actor but Rana had managed to pull it off quite effectively, which earned him praises from fans and critics alike.
This is where Kamal Haasan's contribution comes into play. The funny part is 'Kalaignani' Kamal himself wouldn't have known that he was contributing to the film's grandeur in a small yet significant way.
Kamal Haasan The Textbook
If you are wondering in what way Kamal contributed to the film, here it is: Rana has revealed that he watched Nayagan many number of times to make sure he gets the body language of an elderly person right, according to a report by IndiaGlitz.
Kamal Haasan The Inspiration
He has also disclosed the fact that Kamal Haasan serves as an inspiration and helped him to learn the nuances of mimicking an old man on-screen through his movie.
Rana The New Ekalavya
By learning the subtlety of acting just by looking at his work, Rana could be called as the new age Ekalavya, one might feel. This is a healthy trend and a good quality every actor can possess.