Rajamouli reveals very few people knew ‘Katappa ne Baahubali ko kyu maara’

Mumbai, Dec 9: Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli reveals that still very few people knew the mystery of why Katappa killed Baahubali in the blockbuster hit “Baahubali: The Beginning” in 2015.

Speaking about the much-hyped question which raised curiosity of the viewers after “Baahubali: The Beginning” on online streaming service Saavn’s show “Take 2 with Anupama and Rajeev”, he said it wasn’t very difficult to solve the mystery, adding  if audiences seen the film twice with their mind completely engaged.

Rajamouli was asked: “How many people knew the answer to that question ‘Katappa ne Baahubali ko kyu maara?’ And was it hard to keep that secret?”

Responding to this he said “When we talk about why Katappa killed Baahubali, it is not such a difficult question to answer. If you just look at the film twice and put a little bit mind to it, the answer is evident. Even when people were tweeting to me, there were many people who got it right”, IANS quoted

“But the actual question is not why Katappa killed Baahubali, what they mean by that is how Katappa killed Baahubali, you know that is what people are actually asking. How could he do it? And that answer is not easy to guess,” he added.

Rajomouli threw light on how it remained a seceret even on the sets.

“Very few people, maybe around 10-15 people would have known the entire story. But what happens with your unit is that you’re shooting for such a long time, you’re shooting for about two years and we were not shooting in a chronological order — it was one scene here one shot there”, he added.

“And again when we are shooting, we are shooting so many layers for each shot and the unit members don’t really know what we are actually filming. It is impossible for them to connect all the dots. It’s easy to keep them confused and it’s not willfully done, that’s the pattern how it’s done. That’s the reason why none of the rest of the unit members actually knew the answer,” the 44-year-old filmmaker asserted.

However, the question was answered in the sequel of “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” which was released this year.


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