Baahubali is an epic historical fiction film set in medieval India, which takes its cues from mythology, history and folklore. It’s a bold project and the director’s vision of the picture’s scope and larger-than-life setting has meant the film commands previously unheard of VFX integration in Indian filmmaking.
This scale has given Baahubali a unique status: in India, most states produce their own films, and fans are fiercely passionate about their region’s titles.
Baahubali is rare because it transcends these regional boundaries. Baahubali 1: The Beginning is India’s highest ever grossing film, and the 3rd highest grossing Indian film worldwide. Expectations for the sequel are running high, with many hoping the film’s success will pave the way for more Indian films on this scale.