Baahubali without a doubt is the highest grossing movie franchise. Both the first and second part did amazingly well at the theatres and not only that, it garnered a crazy fan following too. So, naturally, when Netflix announced that they were going to make a web series on Baahubali, people were overjoyed. Last year, the online video streaming platform announced that they are all set to bring out their own adaptation of Anand Neelakantan's 2017 novel 'The Rise of Sivagami'.
The Netflix Original web series shall be called 'Baahubali: Before The Beginning' and the cast includes Mrunal Thakur playing the lead, Sivagami, played by Ramya Krishnan, Rahul Bose as Skandadasa, Atul Kulkarni, Vaquar Shaikh, Jameel Khan, Siddharth Arora and Anup Soni. Filming for the series began last year and three sets were erected at locations where the two Baahubali films were filmed. The series captures Queen Sivagami’s journey from a rebellious and vengeful girl to a wise and unequalled queen. The series will be set 50 years before the events of the first film and seventy-five years before the second.
However, the only disappointing factor was that they were only going to release it in 2021. But, reports are now claiming that the shoot has been wrapped up and thus the series may be released much before than its release date.
Isn’t that exciting news? The series will be directed by Deva Katta and Praveen Sataru together and it is bankrolled by the Baahubali franchise makers Arka Media Works.