In 2015, the maverick film-maker SS Rajamouli became the talk of the town when Baahubali: The Beginning opened to a thunderous response at the box office and redefined the tenets of Telugu cinema. Featuring Prabhas in the titular role, the film revolved around the story of a war for an ancient kingdom and clicked with the audience thanks to its awesome presentation. Nearly three years later, Baahubali 2 hit the screens and became a blockbuster. Now, Baahubali mania is set to grip the nation again.
In an exciting development, Netflix has revealed that a prequel to the Baahubali saga is in the works and would be released soon. Titled Baabubali: Before The Beginning, it's based on Anand Neelakantan's book, The Rise of Sivagami and is going to feature nine episodes. The series will apparently focus on the politics behind Mahismati's rise to prominence. One is likely to get a clear picture about Baahubali: Before The Beginning in the days to come.
Interestingly, even though more than a year has passed since the release of Baahubali 2, the franchise still remains a craze amongst the movie buffs. Some time ago, SS Rajamouli had said that he received a warm reception in Japan thanks to the popularity of the Baahubali saga.
"Thanks to #Baahubali, we had a chance to visit many countries. But Japan became our most favourite. I can't ever forget the reception they gave us, and the love they showered on us and our film. Incredible. They sent me home with lots of gift packs. We just started unboxing one by one and it brought a wide smile on my face again. Every gift we got and every art made was so unique and amazing. Thanks for all your efforts, it really means a lot to us. I feel truly blessed. Didn't want to open #Prabhas, @Ranadaggubati's gifts... We will unbox them once we all meet. 🙂 Thank you so much #Japan," (sic) he had said.
We sincerely hope that Baahubali: Before The Beginning becomes a hit too and gives the fans a reason to rejoice.