Director SS Rajamouli, recently at the Busan International Film Festival, has revealed that "Baahubali: The Conclusion" (Bahubali) will be bigger and more emotional than "The Beginning".
His blockbuster movie "Baahubali: The Beginning" was screened at the Open Cinema strand in the Busan Film Festival on Sunday. SS Rajamouli took some time off from the shooting schedule of "Baahubali 2" to attend this event. The director was thrilled at the huge response from the audience in South Korea.
Many expressed their desire to watch the sequel to "Baahubali". Speaking to the media about the sequel, SS Rajamouli said, "We realise that the commercial success of part one predominantly came from the visual effects and the war. And I know people will be expecting more from the second part. They will not be dissatisfied. It will be much bigger." Variety quoted him as saying.
"We are banking on emotion, the sequel is much more emotional than part one. The way the characters behave in part two will be entirely different. The characters will be seen in a new light. The characters are the same, but the characterisations will be different," the director added.
Soon after the screening of "Baahubali: The Beginning" was over, many movie buffs from South Korea flocked the director for his autograph and photos. Producer Shobu Yarlagadda posted a photo featuring this scene and tweeted, ".@ssrajamouli signing autographs after the show @busanfilmfest"
— Shobu Yarlagadda (@Shobu_) October 4, 2015
It was really a moment of pride for SS Rajamouli, who retweeted the post of Shobu Yarlagadda. The director commented, "It was a nice feeling when your work is appreciated by people who doesn't speak your language."
SS Rajamouli was overwhelmed by how much the film-goers in South Korea were eager to watch "Baahubali: The Conclusion". The director tweeted, "I had only two questions from most of the people "when is the second part releasing" and you know what is the second question."
SS Rajamouli has already completed 40% of the shooting for "Baahubali: The Conclusion". He is expected to commence shooting of the sequel in November. Reports say the team will start filming at special-erected sets in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. Later, they head to Himachal Pradesh for the shooting of some forest sequences.