Baahubali Trivia: War Sequences Were Shot For 120 Days, Non-Stop

  •   Ricky
  •   July 31, 2017
  •   265
  •   0
  • Photo Courtsey:
Loading...
Baahubali Trivia: War Sequences Were Shot For 120 Days, Non-Stop

Team Baahubali: The Conclusion has every reason to cheer and take a well-needed break, once the film releases on April 28. The much-awaited film has taken over a large chunk of over four years of its cast and crew. All through the exhaustive schedules, what was it that kept the team motivated to give it their best shot? How much of their personal lives did the crew put on hold so that one of the most mammoth productions in India could take shape? In an exclusive chat with KK Senthil Kumar, the cinematographer of Baahubali, we get a sneak peek into some of the behind-the-scenes moments of this historical epic.

Senthil Kumar, who has worked with director S S Rajamouli in several films prior to Baahubali, like Maghadheera and Eega, says "Baahubali is my eighth film with S S Rajamouli. He is a visionary director. He has a head brimming over with lots of great ideas. Everything is done by him by meticulously planning in advance."

For over four years now, Senthil Kumar admits he has had no such thing as a social life. "A film of such magnitude required a detailed pre-production planning process of which I was a part. Then began the actual shoot. It was shot majorly in Hyderabad but at a distance from my home, at Ramoji Film City. So I would have to wake up at 4.30am every day to reach the studio at 6.30am, in order to begin shoot at 7am. At 6pm, we could hit pack up but I would have to stay back and discuss the next day's shoot till 7pm on most days. By the time I would get home through the traffic it would be 9.30 pm. This was my daily routine for nearly five years. Usually in other films, one would shoot for 15 days and then take a break for a few days. But for Baahubali, it was entirely different. For instance, for the war sequences in the film, we shot continually for 120 days with just breaks of one or two days in between. Whenever we shot outdoors in the Film City premises, we could pack up at 6pm because light would fade after that. But the days we had to shoot indoors on floor sets in the Film City, the shooting would extend until late in the night if needed because the lighting was artificial and therefore under our control. So, if there was some delay or some improvisation needed, we would continue shooting till late at night. Our main priority would be to complete the scenes and on certain occasions, we have even shot for 24 hours to complete the scenes." 
"Nothing would stop us"

Team Baahubali: The Conclusion has every reason to cheer and take a w