Baahubali: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Rajamouli's Film

  | July 10, 2015 16:54 IST (New Delhi)

A still from Baahubali

Baahubali, the most expensive Indian movie ever made, is costlier than Rajinikanth's Enthiran

It doesn't star a Khan, a Bachchan or Rajinikanth but the mega-budget Baahubali has generated headlines and ticket queues like no other Indian film in recent history. Director S S Rajamouli's two-part fantasy stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty is the most expensive Indian movie ever made - at Rs 250 crores, it is costlier than Rajinikanth's Enthiran. Part one released on Friday in 4,000 screens globally and for those of you who don't already know, here's a short cheat sheet about the film:
1. Baahubali is an epic in two parts made in both Telugu and Tamil, and dubbed in Hindi and Malayalam. Part 2 releases next year
2. Karan Johar is presenting the film. His Dharma Productions owns the Hindi rights

3. A battle scene that is 20 minutes long in the film took four months to shoot
4. 2000 extras were employed for war scenes
5. The film took three years to make, of which 380 days were spent shooting
6. Both Prabhas and Rana - the hero and villain - bulked up for their roles. Rana told NDTV he ate upto 10 meals a day and put on 25-30 kg
7. Both also spent six months on weapons training and learnt martial arts
8. 500 people were on the technical crew
9. The film contains some 4,500 visual effects and computer graphics
10. 90 per cent of special effects work was done in Hyderabad. Studios in South Korea and China helped with the rest of the work.