The biggest mystery has been solved. Why did Katappa kill Baahubali? Many of us now know! Was the answer worth the wait? Yes. Will Baahubali continue to shatter records? Yes. Will it end up becoming one of the biggest and most successful franchises of the decade? Well, yes. Rajamouli’s dream project didn’t just manage to keep sleepless nights to all its fans but the film industry is in awe of the film and its every frame that is no less than a visual masterpiece. The reviews that have dropped in are all massively positive and if you’re still waiting to get your tickets, too bad, the tickets are not easily available. In case you are someone who is wondering if the film is worth all the hype, fret not, we have all the answers.
1. To train for his role, Prabhas built a volleyball court in his house
Reports claim that Prabhas got a volleyball court constructed in his house, that also has a specialized sand court. The main purpose of the court has been in training body for mobility and improving reflexes. To fulfill the key requirement for his physique, Prabhas ended up playing a lot of volleyball during his practice session and he ended up acing the sport! Now, that’s what we call dedication.
2. Hotel Rajwadu in Ahmedabad introduced a special ‘Baahubali thali’ in Ahmedabad.
A hotel in Ahmedabad, Rajwadu, has introduced Baahubali thali, as their tribute to the film. Rajesh Patel and Manish Patel, owners of Rajwadu introduced a thali, dedicated to Baahubali, depicting the grandness of the franchise!
3. The VFX team that worked on the Baahubali Franchise also worked for Hollywood masterpiece Jurassic World
Just so you know from where the incredible VFX effects and shots were designed for Baahubali films, now you have an answer. The film is setting some really high standards for other films to follow in terms of visual effects. Reports claim that it took more than two years to get the VFX elements in the film. And more than 30 studios from countries like Ukraine, Serbia and China were brought on board for Baahubali’s sequel.
4. Shooting the climax alone in Baahubali: The Conclusion had reportedly cost a whopping Rs 30 crore!
Apart from being one of the most expensive climax shots, the sequence is approximately 40-45 minutes long, which means as a Baahubali fan, you know you are up for a visual treat with some stunning graphics and effects. Paisa vasool? Yes, for sure
5. Just to give you another example of Prabhas’ dedication for the project, the 37-year-old actor trained for 30 days to shoot one particular action scene in the film
Prabhas, who plays the role of Amrendra Baahubali in the film, wanted to ensure that he gets that particular scene absolutely right and that’s why he trained for almost a month.
6. Apart from Prabhas and Rana Daggubati, who gave it all for the project, Anushka Shetty also enrolled for a special weight loss program in the US before she kicked off the shoot of Baahubali 2
Also, Anushka Shetty is the only actress to work with Rajamouli for the Second time. Not many know that Rajamouli is one director who does not repeat any of his actresses but with Anushka, he made a special exception. While Vikramarkudu was Anushka’s first film with Rajamouli, she was roped in for Rajamouli’s dream project-Baahubali. Anushka had gained around 20 kilos for Telugu-Tamil bilingual Size Zero and that’s why to get back into the shape for Baahubali, she enrolled for a weight loss programme in the US. Talk about worth ethics here!
7. Rana and Prabhas gained and shed weight according to the demand of the script and that’s what makes them two of the most bankable actors of Indian Cinema today
You would be living under a rock if you’re unaware of Prabhas and Rana’s dedication towards the project. Prabhas and Rana Daggubati gained enormous weight for Baahubali 2. Apart from spending most of their time in the gym, the actors followed a strict fitness regime. Both Rana and Prabhas had to weigh more than 100-Kg weight for the movie. Prabhas’ diet required him to consume 40 boiled egg white everyday, which he did.
8. Prabhas dedicated peak time of his career and more than five years of his life to Baahubali and he did not sign up any project in between!
Prabhas did not sign any other project while working with SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali and Rajamouli was so moved by his gesture and dedication towards the franchise that he also gifted him the armor of Baahubali. Rana too dedicated five out of seven years of his acting career to Baahubali but he juggled between some Hindi films in between
9. In an interview with Indiatimes, Rajamouli revealed how Prabhas believed in the story of Baahubali to an extent that he never really cared for his fee
Talking about Prabhas’ dedication towards the project and how the film would never have been possible without him, Rajamouli said, “Everyone knows that he has given three and half years to the film. Prabhas is a top hero, he had three consecutive hits and producers kept running g after him with money, he only focused on Baahubali. He instructed his manager not to demand anything from producers and take anything they give.”
10. Baahubali 2 has managed to get the highest ever opening for a Hindi-dubbed film in history.
The first day collection day was over Rs 100 crore whereas some trade sites claim it’s Rs. 125 crore. The figure is much more than the first-day collection of Salman Khan-starrer Sultan’s Rs 36 crore. Baahubali 2 has also surpassed Aamir Khan’s Dangal’s collection on the first day, which was Rs 29.50 crore.
11. Reports claim that more than 1 million tickets were sold online within 24 hours of opening of advance booking. Yes, that’s a first! It has almost managed to get the highest ever opening for a Hindi-dubbed film in history
Baahubali has already shattered the record created by Aamir Khan’s Dangal in 2016. In Chennai and several parts of Tamil Nadu, several websites crashed as soon as advance booking for the film started. And if you’re planning to book your tickets for today till 2nd of May, sorry but most of the movie halls are either selling fast or are sold out! That’s what we call the Baahubali craze.