Baahubali 2 will release only in April but the excitement around the second part of the popular franchise is growing by the day. While there have been a quite a few poster releases, director SS Rajamouli hasn’t said much about his pet project.
But now in an interview with a Telugu channel, the maverick director has spoken at length and also given a glimpse into the world of Baahubali 2. And if you thought Baahubali: The Beginning was full of drama and action, wait till you see Baahubali: The Conclusion.
Rajamouli reportedly said what audiences saw in Baahubali 1 was merely a starter before the main course.
“In the first part, we just introduced the characters and showed what they are capable of. The audience will see the actual drama, which will be high on emotions, in the second part,” he said.
One of the highlights of the film was the action scenes. However, viewers didn’t get to see Shivudu and Bhallaladeva clash and that the filmmaker says will be the highlight of the sequel.
“Now, the audience know the physical strength of two main characters, Shivudu and Bhallaladeva. But we didn’t show them what could happen when these two face each other in a fist fight in the first part. Even though we have war sequences and all, the fight between them will be the father of action scenes in Baahubali 2,” he said.
People keen on seeing the trailer of the film will have to wait till mid-March.
“We haven’t announced the release date due to a practical problem. We have already cut the trailer, but we are waiting for a few CG shots. Once we get them, it will take a couple of more days to fine tune and package them. So we are unable to announce a release date but it will definitely come out in mid-March,” Rajamouli said.
The film, starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty, is in the post-production stage and is expected to hit the screens on April 28, 2017.
With Baahubali 2 yet to release, speculation about Rajamouli’s next film supposedly based on the epic Mahabharata is already rife. It was also extensively reported that the director was planning to rope in heavyweights from three Indian film industries -- Rajinikanth (Tamil), Aamir Khan (Hindi) and Mohanlal (Malayalam).
Explaining his position, the Indian Express quoted Rajamouli as saying, “Making Mahabharata is my ambition. But, it will take at least 10 years for me to gain the experience and technology that will allow me to bring my vision of that story on the big screen.”
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