Ace director SS Rajamouli’s upcoming period drama Baahubali is growing bigger and better with each passing day. The latest buzz is that the makers are shelling out a hefty amount on its special effects to make it a visual effects extravaganza. They say that it has huge amount of VFX works and will beat the record of Shahrukh Khan’s Ra.One and Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3, which had the highest amount of VFX shots.
SRK’s Ra.One, science fiction superhero film of 2011, had 2,500 VFX shots incorporated under the supervision of Jeffrey Kleiser and it was a big record in the Indian cinema. Recently, Krrish 3 broke this record by incorporating 3,500 VFX shots. Now, Baahubali makers are all set to create a history by including 4,500 VFX shots. Shobu Yarlagadda describes that it will be a ‘technical marvel’ and VFX splendor.
We want to offer the audience a real visual spectacle and have been working in that direction from the outset. It’s a period drama that will transport the audience into a world of ancient forts, palaces, epic war sequences and the works. The VFX is going to be the most crucial element in the movie.
We have the best national and international experts working on the film,” TOI quotes producer Shobu Yarlagadda as saying. Baahubali features Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamanna in lead roles. It is rumoured that the film is being made with a whopping budget of Rs 100 crores and will be the first Telugu film to be made on such huge budget. When quizzed about it, Shobu Yarlagadda declined to comment on it.