Look who beats Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan

Glamsham Editorial
1/30/2014 5:05:16 PM

Rajamouli beats the VFX budgets of Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan. His upcoming film, BAAHUBALI, becomes the highest spender of VFX in Bollywood.

S S Rajamouli's BAAHUBALI 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.

Since BAAHUBALI 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 whopping Rs. 80 - 85 crores! This is more than the budget of most of Rajamouli's previous films including EEGA, which was dubbed in Hindi as MAKKHI.

With his earlier films, he has proved that he is the God of VFX and someone who understand the nitty-gritties of visual effects and the extent to which VFX designers, artists and others go to make things look real.

For BAAHUBALI, their team is going to create almost two hours of environment for the film. Since the film is set in medieval India, there'll be plenty of visual effects in terms of creating extravagant sets, palaces and even kingdoms. 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.

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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.

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.

Producer, Shobu Yarlagadda adds, 'BAAHUBALI is an ambitious project and attempting to make it the most spectacular film ever on Indian screen. And we are using some cutting edge technology to achieve this. 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.'

BAAHUBALI is being simultaneously shot in Telugu and Tamil and it'll also be released in Hindi, Malayalam and other foreign languages in 2015.