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aahubali: The Beginning From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Baahubali: The Beginning Baahubali The Beginning Movie Poster.jpg Theatrical release poster in Telugu Directed by S. S. Rajamouli Screenplay by S. S. Rajamouli Story by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad Produced by Shobu Yarlagadda Prasad Devineni Starring Prabhas Rana Daggubati Tamannaah Anushka Shetty Ramya Krishna Sathyaraj Nassar Cinematography K. K. Senthil Kumar Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao Music by M. M. Keeravani Production company Arka Media Works Distributed by Telugu: Arka Media Works Tamil: Studio Green Sri Thenandal Films UV Creations Hindi: Dharma Productions AA Films Release date 10 July 2015 Running time 158 minutes (Telugu) 159 minutes (Tamil) Country India Languages Telugu Tamil Budget ?180 crore Box office est. ?650 crore Baahubali: The Beginning is a 2015 Indian epic fantasy action film directed by S. S. Rajamouli, and produced by
Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni under Arka Media Works. Shot simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil, the film features an ensemble cast including Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishna, Sathyaraj, and Nassar. The first of two cinematic parts, the film follows Shivudu / Shiva, an adventurous young man who helps his love Avanthika rescue Devasena, the former queen of Mahishmati who is now a prisoner under the tyrannical rule of king Bhallaladeva. The story concludes in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. The film was conceived by Rajamouli's father K. 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 mythology and the tales of the Amar Chitra Katha comics further fuelled his interest in the story. However, it took the writers three months to complete the final draft. The soundtrack and background
score were composed by M. M. Keeravani while the cinematography, production design, and VFX were handled by K. K. Senthil Kumar, Sabu Cyril and V. Srinivas Mohan respectively. The film was made on a budget of ?180 crore (US$25 million), making it the most expensive Indian film at its time of release. The film opened worldwide on 10 July 2015 along with the dubbed versions in Hindi and Malayalam, garnering critical acclaim and record-breaking box office success. With a worldwide box office gross of ?586.45 crore (US$82 million), it became the highest-grossing film in India, third highest-grossing Indian film worldwide, and highest-grossing South Indian film, at the time of its release. Its Hindi dubbed version also broke several records by becoming the highest-grossing dubbed film in India. Both budget and box office records have since been surpassed by Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, the second highest grossing Indian film of all time. It received several accolades. It won the Nationa
l Film Award for Best Special Effects and Best Feature Film, becoming the first Telugu film to win the award. 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. 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 Actre