The 'baby' that Sivagami, played by actress Ramya Krishnan, holds aloft as she drowns in a raging river was actually an empty bottle, later morphed into the infant Shivudu.
If that revelation has diminished the wonder of the film for you even a little, do not look at the picture below.
We told you not to look.
The video, put together by the Hyderabad-based Makuta VFX which were responsible for Baahubali's Hollywood-worthy graphics, details the painstakingly hard work that goes into transforming green and blue screens into CGI the scale of Baahubali, believed to be India's most expensive film. Most of the film - the lush forests, the waterfalls, the lofty mountains, the cities, towns and palace interiors - were all chroma-keyed in during post-production. (Also Read: Baahubali Went Over Original Budget, Says Producer )
Like this before and after picture of actress Tamannaah Bhatia against the waterfall:
Baahubali, a two-part fantasy epic directed by S S Rajamouli, also stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Anushka Shetty. Part One released on xxx in four languages and has steamrolled through box office records.
Watch the making of Baahubali's VFX: