Reckoning the gigantic response Baahubali: The Beginning received, Arka Mediaworks and acclaimed filmmaker S. S. Rajamouli have announced a partnership with character entertainment company Graphic India to take epic blockbuster film and extend it beyond movies into original comic books, novels, animation and video games.
“Extending the World of Baahubali beyond movies allows us to reach a larger audiences and that is really exciting for me,” said director SS Rajamouli.
CEO of Arka Mediaworks, Shobu Yarlagadda said “Having created so many iconic stories and characters, there is no one more equipped than Graphic India, to take the story of Baahubali forward. We are very excited for what's to come.”
Graphic and Arka are also working on a larger animated project, tentatively entitled, “Baahubali: the Lost Legends,” which is being developed and produced by Rajamouli, Shobu Yarlagadda, and Graphic India Co-Founder Sharad Devarajan. More details on that project will be released in the coming months.
“The epic storytelling and groundbreaking visuals that S. S. Rajamouli created have captivated millions of fans including myself, and the future of Indian cinema shall now always be defined as ‘before Baahubali’ and ‘after Baahubali’,”added Graphic India Co-Founder & CEO, Sharad Devarajan. “
Through comics and animation, millions of fans will finally be able to experience secret stories and hidden legends about the world and characters from Baahubali. Two brothers competing to rule the greatest kingdom of its age and the epic adventures they must endure to prove they are worthy to one day wear the crown. One shall rise to be King of the throne, while the other shall become King of the people.