The magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has created waves as much for its story line as for its extravagant sets. The viewers are as curious to find out why Kattappa killed Baahubali as much as they want to see what the sets and costumes hold in store for them. Considering that the project is one of the most expensive films ever made in Indian cinema, it's only legit that not just its sets but costumes, jewellery and other detailing add to its magnificence.
Amrapali, the official jewellery designer for the second film in Baahubali franchise, completed this mammoth task in a short span of time and sent approximately 1500 pieces to the film's team. Earrings – from traditional jhumkas to danglings, heavy necklaces, nose rings, bangles, rings, armlets and conventional maang-tikkas – all pieces have been specifically designed in tandem with the maker's vision.
The jewellery is carved out of silver metal with gold plating in accordance with the characters' detailing and promises to lend credibility and elevate the visual journey for viewers.
“In every frame, the jewelry was modified to maintain the essence of every character yet be visually impactful,” said Rajesh Ajmera, Co-founder of Amrapali Jewels.
Directed by SS Rajamouli, the film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubatti, Tamanaah Bhatia, Anushka Reddy in pivotal roles. Baahubali: The Beginning broke all language barriers and went on to become a pan-Indian hit film. The film, however, ended on a cliffhanger and created a weird interest for the catchphrase 'Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali' in the viewers' minds. While much has been written and spoken about its sequel's climax, it remains to be seen what the makers have brought to screen this time
The highly-anticipated film is all set to hit the theatres today.
First Published: April 28, 2017, 8:48 AM IST