Baahubali a rehash of Mahabharata, Tamil fantasy series Ambuli Mama: Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan is hard to please--he says Baahubali is nothing but a rehash of Mahabharata and Tamil fantasy series Ambuli Mama. He, however, added that Baahubali is the best thing to happen to Indian cinema, financially speaking.regional movies Updated: May 18, 2017 14:58 IST
Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is not so easy to please. While everybody is going gaga over SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali, the film didn’t seem to impress the Vishwaroopam actor that much. Answering a question on Baahubali, he admitted that the film is the best that thing that could have happened to Indian film industry, financially speaking.
“They’ve worked hard for it. But when they say that we can beat Hollywood, I’d say hold your horses. That’s because these are CG (computer graphics) horses. But Baahubali is a step forward. It also proves that we have a great culture and also the best of stories here.” He was speaking to The Hindu.
In another interview to Tamil magazine Vikatan, he said Baahubali is nothing but a rehash of Mahabharata and Tamil fantasy TV series Ambuli Mama. He also said that the success of Baahubali doesn’t add any pressure on him. “That’s the exact route sheep would take - go with the herd. I’m no sheep. I’m not the shepherd too. I am a different animal.” With historical projects such as Sanghamithra and Randamoozham cashing in on the success of Baahubali, does Kamal plan on reviving his dream project Marudhanayagam? “Fans have been asking for it for a while. I started it a long time back, but then we began Marmayogi and story boarded it. It’s not like we are a fountainhead of ideas. We inspire each other. I might be inspired to do something.”
On the career front, Haasan is readying Vishwaroopam 2 for release and he is also set to host the Tamil version of Bigg Boss, which will go on air from next month.
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First Published: May 18, 2017 14:57 IST