The shoot of the climax portion of SS Rajamouli's upcoming Baahubali - The Conclusion began on Monday.
According to reports, the war sequence will kick off a 10-week shooting schedule that is expected to wrap up by August.
The climax alone has a reported cost of Rs 30 crore, which is higher than most movie budgets in Tamil cinema. Special sets have been erected at Hyderabad's Ramoji Film City, designed by National-Award-winning art director Sabu Cyril. Actor Prabhas has been rehearsing for the action sequences — which also feature Rana Dagubatti, Tamannaah Bhatia, and Anushka Shetty — for nearly two months.
A photo from the sets of 'Baahubali - The Conclusion', shared by director SS Rajamouli after the first day of shoot
The war sequences are being executed by experts renowned for their work in Hollywood films. Lee Whittaker (Fast & Furious 5, Into the Storm, Pearl Harbor, Jurassic Park 3) is the film's action director, who is working in collaboration with "Brad Allan and his team, known for their work on the Kingsman series; Larnell Stovall, who worked on The Hunger Games series and Salman Khan’s Sultan; and Morne Van Tonder, who had worked in The Hobbit franchise," said a report by The Quint.
Lee Whittaker setting up an action sequence
A part of the set erected at Hyderabad's Ramoji Rao Film City
The makers have also been putting out updates on Snapchat.
Baahubali - The Conclusion, the second part of Rajamouli's National-Award-winning epic blockbuster Baahubali - The Beginning (2015), is slated to release on April 14, 2017.
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