A First Look Behind The Scenes Of SS Rajamouli's EEGA Follow-Up, BAHUBAALI
Not a whole lot is known about the film, however, we do know that Bahubali is a period piece, far from the contemporary setting of Eega, but the time period is hardly foreign to SS Rajamouli. Before Eega, Rajamouli released the equally entertaining Magadheera, which gained mild Internet notoriety thanks to a clip that circulated featuring a jeep flying into a helicopter (linked below). Magadheera was a reincarnation themed epic featuring massive battle sequences, plenty of dismemberment and impalement, and lots of amazing, hip-shaking dances. Bahubali revisits those days, and I've been told by people inside the production that this is ambitious far beyond anything that Telugu cinema has ever seen.
The video below is probably the most genuine and respectful making-of clip I've ever seen. Rather than miles of b-roll and outtakes, the producers actually took the time to introduce some of the true behind-the-scenes forces that make films happen, and I find that incredibly refreshing. Don't fear, though, there are a few seconds of Prabhas at the end of the clip showing off some pretty mean swordplay. With the release date so far off, I can only imagine the heaps of BTS footage we'll see between now that then, and I welcome it.
Ladies and gentlemen, your first look at Bahubali.