It won't be wrong to say Bahubali series was the trendsetter in fantasy-historic film across all around the globe. The franchise, directed by S S Rajamouli, not just won hearts but scored a humongous amount at the box office. Now, as Bahubali 2 completes three years, the film has indeed changed the dynamics of cinema and presented a visual extravaganza like never before. Talking about the franchise and the impact it made on the Indian film industry, Rana Daggubati, during an interview with a leading daily, told that nobody on the sets had done something like that before. The actor who played the role of the antagonist Bhallaldev opposite Prabhas in the magnum opus, further added that like Star Wars in the 70s, Bahubali is India's landmark film that changed cinema forever.
“Nobody on that set had done anything like this before in their career, be it an actor or a technician. It was like being in an acting school, a film school and a visual effects school all at once, with a great teacher, SS Rajamouli. Like Star Wars in the ‘70s, this is one landmark film that has changed cinema forever,” Rana told.
Bahubali revolves around Shivudu, an orphan, who embarks on the journey of a lifetime. Meanwhile, he falls in love with a fearless warrior, Avantika and follows her on a mission to rescue Queen Devasena from captivity in a neighbouring kingdom named Mahishmati. During this mission, he learns the truth about his family and realises he must battle a tyrannical ruler in order to restore the kingdom to what it once was. Prabhas played the role of Shivudu and his father Amarendra Bahubali while Tamannaah Bhatia is Avantika. Anushka Shetty plays the role of Devasena. Ramya Krishnan is Sivagami. The second part is the prequel and unveils the events that led to Devasena's captivity and Amarendra's death.
(Source: Mumbai Mirror)