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Baahubali effect: Prabhudheva’s costume drama Gulebakavali gets a budget enhancement

Prabhudheva and Hansika Motwane’s Gulebakavali, a lavish Tamil costume drama, will now cost more. The makers will pump in more money to keep up with the standard set by Baahubali.

regional movies Updated: Jul 31, 2017 12:44 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai
Baahuabli,Prabhudheva,Hansika Motwane’s Gulebakavali
Prabhudheva and Hansika Motwane’s Gulebakavali is a lavish Tamil costume drama.

Gulebakavali, a lavish costume drama featuring Prabhudheva and Hansika Motwane has undergone a budget enhancement, just to keep up with the standard set by Baahubali.

After the spectacular success of SS Rajamouli’s two-part spectacle, all costume dramas in the country have a new benchmark to live up to.

Director Kalyan S’s team for Gulebakavali is trying to ensure that the film has at least some scenes spectacular enough to compare with Baahubali.

“Even if we get 10 to 15 minutes of footage that is comparable with Baahubali, we are happy,” Prabhudheva said, adding that Baahubali is a game-changer for costume dramas.

“The level of acceptability for the costume drama has changed. In Gulebakavali, we are spending close to three months on the special effects to make sure audiences don’t feel cheated,” he said.

Full of praise for Rajamouli, Prabhudheva added: “I’ve known him for years. He has always been a path-breaker. I did his Rowdy Rathod in Hindi. I’d love to work with him in the near future.

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First Published: Jul 31, 2017 12:44 IST