Most awaited Bahubali 2 to wash off Hollywood fever
The next franchise of Bahubali, released in 2015; Bahubali : the Conclusion is the most awaited film of the year. The artists are spending day and night to make it better and larger. With the audience preferring Hollywood movies like The Fast and the Furious" the makers of "Baahubali 2" hope its top-notch visual effects will wean Indian audiences from Hollywood blockbusters, enticing them with the magical kingdoms, rampaging armies and towering palaces of a homegrown fantasy epic.
In the city of Hyderabad in darkened studios the artists are busy preparing the last touches for the ambitious film whose first part broke many records and was lauded for its VFX and animation.
Film-maker S.S. Rajamouli aims to do even better when the next installment is released on April 28.
The makers want that they should come out with something that can stand in line with Hollywood flicks which are masters in visual effects.
"They have heavy budgets, they have huge star casts and huge studios backing them," Rajamouli, 43, said in an interview in Hyderabad, his home city.
"But if we make 10 percent of it in an Indian context, with our stories, our heroes and heroines ... we can easily compete."
Agencies that closely track the box office say "Baahubali 2" is the most highly awaited Indian film of the decade. But the competition for Spider-Man and other movie franchises from overseas isn't coming from Bollywood.
Let’s hope it gives a movie which can lower our love for Hollywood visual effects.