There are some films that create history in cinema for its larger than life spectacle. The ‘Baahubali’ franchise is one of those properties that not only broke various box office records but also created a rage among people globally.
SS Rajamouli gave us a film that we will cherish forever. The hype for the film is so huge that it is still creating headlines. But then you can’t expect anything else from a film that wasn’t just a visual treat but showed the world of Mahishmati in the most stunning manner.
But wouldn’t it be great if one could actually visit a place like that? So, here’s what will make all of you happy. The sets of ‘Baahubali’ have been retained and turned into a tourist attraction.
The management of Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad (where the film was shot) have decided to keep the Mahishmati Empire enact and preserve it, so fans like us could see and experience the world of ‘Baahubali’ and feel the vibe.
Talking to Mid-day, an official said, “A cumulative of over Rs. 60 crore was spent on creating the sets of the film over two parts. Besides the set, some props to have been retained for visitors to see. We have many film students, cinema lovers, and even general public visiting us. At the moment, it’s the spot that is attracting maximum tourists for us.”
But visiting the place where this magnum opus was shot comes at a steep price. The tickets range between Rs 1250 and Rs 2348. If you are interested, the bookings can be made online. However, for the booking are only available until 14, December 2017.
Talking about the idea, producer Shobu Yarlagadda expressed her delight and said, “The officials at Ramoji approached us with the idea and we were happy to oblige. It took us months to create the set and we were anyway planning to retain the set for later use. What better than to feel that we’ve created something for posterity.”
However, the producer has decided that there is no need of any monetary change between them and Ramoji. “However, the production team of Baahubali is not taking any monetary share from Ramoji for the sets, We work with Ramoji on a regular basis. There need not be a monetary arrangement between us. Our relationship goes beyond that.”
Now wouldn’t it be really interesting to experience what we once saw on the silver screen in reality? We are already getting goosebumps!