22 facts about SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali
1. An approximate measure states that the VFX footage in certain shots of the film cost Rs 5000/second.
2. Baahubali is the most expensive movie ever produced in the Indian subcontinent.
3. Baahubali is the first Indian film that has successfully managed to transcend regional boundaries!
4. Baahubali has broken all possible records at the box-office. The film collected between Rs.60 and 70 Crore on the first day worldwide!
5. Rajamouli’s first choice for the roles played by Prabhas and Rana were Hrithik RoshanandJohn Abraham!
6. In a few action sequences, stunt choreographer Peter Hein had to control more than 2000 men and elephants.
7. To build the 20-acre kingdom for the film, 1000 workers worked extensively for 200 days.
8. A 100-foot statue of the film’s antagonist, Rana Daggubati, was placed at RFC, Hyderabad.
9. A new language called Kiliki was exclusively created for the film by writer Madhan Karky.
10. A sequence of the film required a maize field. And a maize field was naturally grown in Ramoji Film City for around 7 months.
11. Both Prabhas andRana Daggubatihad a target of consuming 2,000-4,000 K calories a day.
12. ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Baahubali’ have a common factor – both films share the same special effects team.
13. One of the waterfall scenes of the film, also seen in the trailer, took close to two months of overall shooting time of the film.
14. Since the film has aggressive war and action sequences, trainers from Vietnam were hired to train Prabhas, Anushka, Rana and Satyaraj.
15. Baahubali also bagged a position in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world’s largest poster (51,000 square feet).
16. Prabhasdedicated two years of his life to working on this one film.
17. Despite being a regional film, Baahubali became the biggest opener in Indian cinema beating the record ofAamir Khan’s movie PK!
18. A 20-minute battle scene from the film took four months to shoot.
19. Baahubali has 9.4 IMDB rating, making it the highest rated Indian film ever.
20. 600 artists and 17 visual effects studios across India, South Korea and China were roped in to create the film’s 4,500 visual effects and computer graphics!
21. Baahubaliis the only Indian film that managed to feature in the BBC documentary on 100 years of Bollywood. This happened even before the film was released.
22. The film was shot in 16:9 aspect ratio for bigger and better quality pictures!