Mumbai: Baahubali: The Beginning director SS Rajamouli and producer Shobu Yarlagadda will be leading a panel discussion at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
- Baahubali, which released last year, was directed by SS Rajamouli
- Rajamouli received the Best Feature Film National Award for Baahubali
- Baahubali featured Prabhas and Rana Daggubati
Rajamouli, who got the Best Feature Film award at the 63rd National Film Awards, will lead a discussion on virtual reality (VR) at the Marche du Film, a film market event which will take place alongside the festival.
The film festival will take place from May 11 to May 22. The film's team will be a part of the gala on May 16.
The director of the film, producer along with Raja Koduri, senior vice president of Radeon Technology Group (RTG), AMD, will lead a panel discussion titled Increasing the Intensity and Scale of Epic Film Experiences through VR at the NEXT Pavilion, read a statement.
The panel will be moderated by Patrick Frater, Asia Bureau Chief, Variety.
The panel will discuss new opportunities that a storyteller has today through VR, to create experiences with unprecedented scale, the need for new technology and powerful graphics processors (GPU's) to build these experiences, challenges in VR production, and new ways to distribute these experiences to reach a mass audience.
The interactive panel will be streamed live via the official Facebook page of Baahubali: The Beginning and AMD.
Baahubali: The Beginning, which was a box office wonder, has been praised for being an imaginative film, monumental by its production values and cinematic brilliance in creating a fantasy world on the screen. It stars Prabhas and Rana Daggubati in the lead.
The second part of the film is already being filmed. Baahubali: The Conclusion is the second part in the franchise and it is tipped to be made on a higher budget than its predecessor.