S S Rajamouli's 'Bahubali' is going to add yet another feather in its cap. Not only is it going to be one of the most expensive films ever made in India, but also, the film boasts of a never-before-heard budget for its visual effects alone.
With his latest venture Rajamouli beats the VFX budgets of Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan - for we hear that this film becomes the highest spender of VFX in Bollywood. Since 'Bahubali' is a period action drama, the makers have decided to go all out to create a visual extravaganza that'll surely take the audience by storm.
The film's VFX budget alone is approximately going to exceed a whopping Rs.80-85 crores - which is more than the budget of most of his earlier films including 'Eega' aka 'Makkhi' in Hindi.
For 'Bahubali', their team is going to create almost two hours of environment for the film. The VFX team will create, extend and enhance the fictional kingdoms, forts and palaces in all their glory, apart from creating beautiful landscapes. Apart from all this, the VFX team will also be involved in creating several realistic action sequences, some of which involve animals. S S Rajamouli and his team spend almost a year in pre-visualizing the entire film and the VFX team has already begun working on specific scenes which require greater efforts and time. Producer, Shobu Yarlagadda added, "There is a lot of complex computer generated imagery (CGI) and VFX shots will be present in 90% of the movie. That means about 4500 - 5000 VFX shots. So when you look at numbers like that budgets will naturally be very high. Baahubali will be one of the most expensive films ever produced in India along with highest VFX budgets ever. VFX is a very complex art and Rajamouli has been a pioneer in this space. His earlier films too have had great VFX but with Baahubali, he will take it several notches higher."
The film stars Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Rana Daggubati in lead roles, apart from Ramya Krishnan, Nasser, Sathyaraj and Sudeep in supporting roles. M M Keeravani is scoring the music and Senthil Kumar is the cinematographer. Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni are producing the film under Arka Mediaworks banner and K Raghavendra Rao is presenting it.
'Bahubali' is being simultaneously shot in Telugu and Tamil and it'll also be released in Hindi, Malayalam and other foreign languages in 2015.
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