Get your Mahishmati experience: Baahubali set is now a tourist attraction
Visitors can now experience the beauty of Mahishmathi kingdom first hand at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.regional movies Updated: Nov 03, 2017 16:38 IST
Baahubali, one the most successful Indian films, had erected a set 100 acre set designed by National Award winning artist Sabu Cyril. After the completion of the movie, you might have wondered what happened to the grand sets of Mahishmathi Kingdom. Ramoji Film City, which was where the film was shot, has opened the grand movie set to tourists. According to the official website, visitors can now experience the beauty of Mahishmathi kingdom first hand. Tickets are priced at Rs 1250 and Rs 2349 for entry to the sets. This includes entry to some of the other attractions that are part of the 1000 acre film studio.
According to a report in Mid-Day, a studio official said that Sabu Cyril’s assistants had apparently created 1500 sketches to help create this set. The same official was quoted as saying, “A cumulative of over Rs. 60 crore was spent on creating the sets of the film over two parts. Besides the set, some props too have been retained for visitors to see. We have many film students, cinema lovers and even general public visiting us. At the moment, it’s the spot that is attracting maximum tourists for us.
Producer Shobu Yarlagadda also explained, “The officials at Ramoji approached us with the idea and we were happy to oblige. It took us months to create the set and we were anyway planning to retain the set for later use. What better than to feel that we’ve created something for posterity.”
Shobu also confirmed that they are not accepting any monetary share. He said, “We work with Ramoji on a regular basis. There need not be a monetary arrangement between us. Our relationship goes beyond that.”
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First Published: Nov 03, 2017 14:08 IST