Gear up. Put on your VR devices and set your smartphones for the first ever 360-degree walk-through in the much awaited lands of the Baahubali2’s Mahishmati. The Baahubali crew has presented a behind-the-scenes video from the palace courtyard, which they call the “City Centre.” We can call it the epicentre of the movie.
Though director S S Rajamouli says it is just 10 per cent of what you will see in the movie but we are absolutely thrilled with what we witness. The quick VR tour shows the baton being passed from producer to director to actor and finally, Rajamouli finishes the show. While they tell us the story, they walk with us to showcase the world of Baahubali like we have never seen it before.
We see soldiers clad in imperial armour marching along while rehearsing for the showdown. Then comes the director who stops you from entering the secret paradise. But worry not, this is where the producer Shobu enters and says we are his “special guest” and takes us inside anyway.
“You are one of the few people who are allowed into Mahismati,” says the director while he remains tight-lipped about the story. While we pan left, we can see stunt master pacing back and forth with a group of soldiers.
Things might not be so much clear from here on but fret not, the director has his magic spell to teleport us right to the top of the epic pyramid from where we can get a panoramic view of the people in action.
Just when you feel you are Baahubali, Devasena (Anushka Shetty) catches your attention and takes you to the place where she was caged for 25 years! She even gets down to pick the chains and points to the right, showing the place where she used to collect twigs for the pyre of Bhallaladeva.
Then we cut to the central view of the palace and the baddie Bhallaladeva (Rana Daggubati) jumps out. Like in the movie, he speaks about the throne and asks whether we want to know “the answer” to “the question”.
Yes, he calls Kattappa (Satyaraj) and tries to persuade him to spill the beans. Kattappa laughs at him and quickly prances back to the set. We know this was likely to happen because why Kattappa killed Baahubali is a question the entire country wants an answer to and we will just have to wait for Baahubali: The Conclusion for it.
The last and the most memorable teleportation is to Baahubali (Prabhas) himself as he is sitting on the throne, surrounded by his soldiers. He steps closer to us and bids farewell in the Baahaubali style. “Jai Mahishmati!” and everyone echos in unison.