Trend setting movie ‘Baahubali’ was announced as the winner of the prestigious National Award for Best Film for the year 2015. In an interesting video released by Dharma Productions, SS Rajamouli talks about his experience of making India’s biggest motion pictures, the challenges he faced, bringing his father’s story to life and everything in between.
When asked about his biggest challenge he faced, the director said, “We shot for around 380 days, and after 330 days, I could feel that the energy levels going low. So pumping energy into the whole team is one of the biggest challenges. I don’t know how it is in the other industries, but as far as our industry is concerned, everybody takes their energy from the director. The way the director steps into the unit makes a whole lot of difference to the entire unit for that whole day. I myself was very exhausted but I was acting as if I was full of energy and was pumping it into others. ”
Talking about his collaboration with Dharma productions, he said, “ I never met Karanji before and his sensibilities of filmmaking are entirely very different from mine but somehow we knew that we had a good product- Baahubali, and we just wanted very good presentation for our Hindi speaking audience. When Rana took the product to Karan ji and explained it, he was immediately in without seeing any shots. I met him during the time of promotions and I had very brief chats with him and I realised that even though we have different sensibilities, our love for cinema stands the same. ”
In an interesting turn of events, the director also ended up revealing why Katapa killed Baahubali, a question that has haunted fans ever since the film released.