Saturday, October 1st, 2016

‘Baahubali’ animated series: Amazon Prime Video partners with S.S. Rajamouli

Laxmi Vijith | October 1, 2016 2:36 pm Print
Baahubali animated series would allow customers to discover hidden stories and legends from the Baahubali world.

S.S Rajamouli’s Baahubali, which is all set to release a sequel ‘Baahubali: The conclusion’ has now got a new feather on it’s cap. Baahubali, was one of the biggest recent hits in Indian film industry.

Amazon Prime Video said, on Friday they have partnered with filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, digital character creator Graphic India and film production firm Arka Mediaworks to launch the series ‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends.’

This is an animated series which based on the film Baahubali. Amazon Prime Video India director and country head Nitesh Kripalani has been quoted as saying that, “The animation series will allow our customers to discover hidden stories and legends from the Baahubali world.”

The company in a statement said that the series is set before the invasion of Kalakeya which has been depicted in the movie when Baahubali and Bhallaladeva are still both young princes of Mahishmati.

It said the animated series would be featuring new stories about the characters from the film, which would include Prince Baahubali, Bhallaladeva, Kattapa and Sivagami, as well as dozens of new characters who will expand the world of Baahubali and reveal hidden secrets for millions of fans.

The animated series was conceived by Rajamouli, Graphic India co-founder and chief executive Sharad Devarajan, and Arka Mediaworks, who will all be producers along with Jeevan J. Kang, Graphic’s EVP (creative) and lead character designer for the new animated series, and Graphic’s senior animation writer Ashwin Pande.

Rajamouli in a statement said“What we managed to showcase in the film was just the tip of the iceberg.” He added, “From the minute I started working on this story, I knew the world of Baahubali can’t be encompassed into a film or two, simply because there’s so much more to tell and animation is another way to do that.”

(With inputs from PTI)

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