Every once in a while comes a film that marks a watershed moment for filmmaking and the technique of cinema across the globe. A film or a brand new mega film franchise that make or breaks genre stereotypes, seamlessly blends art house, mythos and mainstream, breathes new life into the guilty pleasures of popcorn potboilers or simply raises the bar of the expression ‘pure entertainment’. If there’s one film industry in India that is unfaltering committed and dyed-in-the-wool to entertain the bourgeoisie, it’s the Telugu Film Industry. And if there’s one man who relentlessly elevates that criterion of storytelling, production, technical finesse, visual grandeur and cutthroat screenplay, it’s the one and only SS Rajamouli and Baahubali is his pièce de résistance.
If you’ve seen the colossal prequel released in 2015, you know what we mean. Each person, whether it’s an extra donned as a commoner in the kingdom to the set decorator who has worked meticulously on a single monument, each one has literally sacrificed a huge chunk of their careers into making this magnum opus. There are linguists who have created separate languages within the movie’s universe to stunt people who have literally shed blood just to wow their audiences.
Baahubali 1 & 2 are living testaments of how far one can push the limits of gigantic filmmaking. While we may or may not get to hear these stories in the making DVDs of the respective films, SpotboyE.com salutes the spirit of Rajamouli and his team. Here’s a look at some of most fascinating and salient features of the sequel that were well guarded by the team. Check out the video above.