Continuing the Baahubali legacy on the small screen, a historical fantasy drama TV series titled Aarambh is set to go on air from June 24 on Star Plus.
Produced by Sobhu Yarlagadda and penned by KV Vijayendra Prasad, who had written the script of SS Rajamouli's film, Aarambh is an adaptation of Baahubali series.
Now that Baahubali 2, which made history by becoming the highest grossing film in Indian cinema, has completed 50 days at the box office and still running to packed houses, let us take a look at some of the facts of the TV series.
To be directed by Goldie Behl, husband of Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre, Aarambh is set in a matriarchal society and will depict the clash between two clans- The Dravidians and Aryans, though the story is different from that of Baahubali. The makers of the small screen show have worked on the VFX to maintain the essence of Baahubali.
Tamil film actress Karthika Nair will play the role similar to that of Baahubali 2's Devasena and will also bear the same name.
Madhu of Mani Ratnam's Roja fame will essay the role of a queen, who is a strong leader. Her character is on the lines of Shivagami (essayed by Ramya Krishnan) from Baahubali. "A powerful queen of a matriarch makes rootless decisions. Her decisions are more about keeping the future of her people in mind and not being rooted in personal emotions and feelings. So when the character was explained to me, they had given Sivagami as a point of reference," Madhu had earlier told Indian Express.
Veteran Bollywood actress Tanuja has been roped in to play a key role in the show. Aarambh also stars Rajniesh Duggall in the male lead role.
However, unlike other TV serials, the Baahubali series will not be made in the format of daily soaps but will be a seasonal series with 10-15 episodes and will give the viewers a film-like experience.
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