SS Rajamouli's magnum-opus 'Baahubali: The Beginning' and 'Baahubali: The Conclusion' set the standards for high for the Indian film industry. The fandom the movies created, is an history in itself. But the history is like to be revisited, as reports are there that the director of the epic series is returning with the team once again with 'Baahubali: Before the Beginning'.
Fans are no doubt excited over the news. The popularity of the movie among fans was again witnessed a couple of months ago when the film completed one year and the Twitter was overloaded with the hashtag ‘1 Year For Indian Epic Baahubali’. The movie was released on April 28, 2017.
According to reports, Baahubali, the highest grossing Indian movie franchises of all time, will soon be streaming on Netflix- a prequel series entitled 'Baahubali: Before the Beginning'.
As per a report published on DNAIndia.com, citing an official release of Netflix, the prequel will have two seasons:
"Season one of the series will comprise nine episodes and is based on Anand Neelakantan’s book, The Rise of Sivagami. This (prequel) series captures Queen Sivagami’s journey from a rebellious and vengeful girl to a wise and unequalled queen. Power, politics and intrigue find themselves juxtaposed against the rise of Mahishmati - from being a city-state to an empire...The series promises to build on the incredible narrative style of the franchise - including its high production values, spectacular visuals and connective-epic story-telling."
With reports of the team from the original Baahubali flick being set to return, Rajamouli said he was excited about the fact that the movies were adapted as a Netflix Original Series and it will give them an opportunity to "create a rich and riveting series and take this quintessential Indian epic to the world".
It is worth mentioning that 'Baahubali: the Conclusion' grossed around US$ 270 million at the global gross box office, including US$ 20 million at the US box office alone.