Baahubali: The Beginning Movie (2015) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Baahubali: The Beginning

July 10, 2015
2hr 39min

Baahubali: The Beginning Movie Details:

Movie NameBaahubali: The Beginning
Original titleబాహుబలి:ద బిగినింగ్
Country India
Language Telugu, Tamil
Dubbed inHindi, Malayalam
GenreAction, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Release Date10 July 2015
Running Time2hr 39min
CastPrabhas
Rana Daggubati
Anushka Shetty
Tamannaah Bhatia
Ramya Krishna
Sathyaraj
Nassar
Directed by S.S. Rajamouli
Story by V. Vijayendra Prasad
Screenplay by S.S. Rajamouli
Produced byShobu Yarlagadda
Prasad Devineni
Cinematography by K. K. Senthil Kumar
Visual effects by V. Srinivas Mohan
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Music byM. M. Keeravani
Production CompanyArka Media Works
Distributor Arka Media Works (Telugu)
Global United Media (Malayalam)
Studio Green, Sri Thenandal Films (Tamil)
Dharma Productions, AA Films (Hindi)
Budget₹180 crore
Box Office Collection₹600–650 crore

Baahubali: The Beginning Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Prabhas in a dual role as
    • Amarendra Baahubali, the crown prince of Maahishmati (Telugu) / Magizhmathi (Tamil), nephew of Sivagami and Bijjaladeva, father of Mahendra Baahubali and adored member of the kingdom
    • Mahendra Baahubali “Sivudu” (Telugu) / “Sivu” (Tamil)
  • Rana Daggubati as Bhallaladeva (Telugu) / Palvaalthevan (Tamil), Baahubali’s older cousin and a spoiled, arrogant prince with tyrannical aspirations for taking the throne.
  • Tamannaah Bhatia as Avantika, a former resident of Kuntala, skilled combatant, and powerful member of the resistance.
  • Anushka Shetty as Devasena (Telugu) / Devasenai (Tamil), Amarendra Baahubali’s wife and Mahendra Baahubali’s biological mother, who has been tortured and imprisoned in Maahishmati (Telugu) / Magizhmathi (Tamil).
  • Ramya Krishnan as Sivagami Devi, Bijjaladeva’s wife, Bhallaaladeva’s mother, and an established high-ranking member of the royal family, who oversees the kingdom as its stewardess while the princes grow up.
  • Sathyaraj as Karikala Kattappa Nadar, the general of armed forces, a mentor and combat teacher to the royals of Bhagavanth Kesari (Telugu) / Magizhmathi (Tamil). Despite this his status is equal to that of a servant and comes from a long line of slave warriors bound to the kingdom’s monarch. (P. Ravi Shankar dubbed his voice in the movie).
  • Nassar as Bijjaladeva (Telugu) / Pingalathevan (Tamil), the deranged older brother of Vikramadeva and rejected prince, who has a deformed left arm.
  • Rohini as Sanga, leader of the Amburi tribe and Mahendra’s foster mother
  • Meka Ramakrishna as Jaya Varma, leader of the Kuntala rebels and Devasena’s brother.
  • Tanikella Bharani as Swamiji, an Amburi sage who has devoted himself to Shiva’s prayer.
  • Adivi Sesh as Bhadrudu (Telugu) / Bhadra (Tamil), Bhallaladeva’s adoptive son, who, while being zilch in prowess or ability, has taken an arrogant and controlling personality alike his father.
  • Prabhakar as the King of Kalkeyas, who took leadership as a young boy and declares war on Mahishmati (Telugu) / Magizhmathi (Tamil) after their failed truce.
  • Sudeepa as Aslam Khan, an Arabian weapon’s dealer who befriends Kattappa.
  • Charandeep as Kalakeya King’s brother
  • Teja Kakumanu as Saketudu (Telugu) / Sahithan (Tamil), a traitor who tells the Kalakeyas information about Mahishmati (Telugu) / Magizhmathi (Tamil)
  • John Kokken as Kalakeya
  • Madhu Sneha Upaadhyaay as dancer in blue blouse in song “Manohari”
  • Nora Fatehi as dancer in green blouse in song “Manohari”
  • Scarlett Mellish Wilson as dancer in orange blouse in song “Manohari”
  • S. S. Rajamouli, as the spirit seller before the song “Manohari”

Storyline:

When Sanga and her husband, part of a tribe living around the province of Mahismathi, save a drowning infant, little do they know the background of the infant or what the future holds for him. The kid grows up to as Shivudu, a free-spirit wanting to explore the mountains and in the process learns of his roots and then realizes the whole purpose of his life and ends up confronting the mighty Bhallala Deva!

About Baahubali: The Beginning Movie:

  • Baahubali: The Beginning was produced in Tollywood and was filmed in both Telugu and Tamil languages simultaneously.
  • The film’s story was written by Rajamouli’s father V. Vijayendra Prasad, who randomly told him a story about Sivagami, a woman who carries a baby in her hand while crossing a river, and a few years later about Kattappa, which intrigued Rajamouli. His fascination with Mahabharata and the tales of Amar Chitra Katha and Chandamama further fuelled his interest in the story. However, it took the writers three months to complete the final draft.
  • The film was made on a budget of ₹180 crore ($28 million), making it the most expensive Indian film at its time of release.
  • Baahubali: The Beginning was released worldwide on 10 July 2015 along with the dubbed versions in Hindi and Malayalam. It received universal acclaim for Rajamouli’s direction, story, visuals, cinematography, action sequences, music, and performances, and became a record-breaking box office success.
  • With a worldwide box office gross of ₹650 crore ($93–100 million), it became the highest-grossing Telugu film and the second highest-grossing Indian film worldwide. It is currently the eleventh highest-grossing Indian film worldwide.
  • Its Hindi dubbed version also broke several records by becoming the highest-grossing dubbed film in Hindi of all time.
  • Both budget and box office records have since been surpassed by Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, the highest-grossing film in India of all time.
  • The Telugu version of Baahubali: The Beginning became the first Indian film to be nominated for American Saturn Awards, receiving five nominations at the 42nd ceremony, including Best Fantasy Film and Best Supporting Actress.
  • The fictional language Kiliki (also referred to as Kilikili) spoken by the Kalakeyas, a ferocious warrior tribe, was created by Madhan Karky for the film. It is said to be the first fictional language to be created for Indian film.
  • On 21 February 2020, on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, Rajamouli launched the official website of Kiliki language. He called the language as “world’s youngest and easiest language.”

Awards & Accolades

At the 63rd National Film Awards, Baahubali: The Beginning won the Best Feature Film, becoming the first Telugu film to win the award, and Best Special Effects. At the 63rd Filmfare Awards South, the Telugu version won five awards from ten nominations, including Best Film, Best Director for Rajamouli and Best Supporting Actress for Ramya Krishna respectively. Both the Tamil and Telugu versions won several awards in their respective categories, including Best Film, Best Director for Rajamouli, and Best Supporting Actress for Ramya Krishna at the 1st IIFA Utsavam. Baahubali: The Beginning became the first Indian film to be nominated for Saturn Awards, receiving five nominations at the 42nd ceremony, including Best Fantasy Film and Best Supporting Actress for Tamannaah.

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