Monday, April 1, 2019

A2Z April Challenge 2019: B is for Baahubali: The Beginning

Cast:  Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, and Tamannaah
Director:   S. S. Rajamouli.
Year of Release: 2015

Bahulbali has certainly been an iconic film of our times. A movie which has instilled the love of historical romances in many hearts. How can this not touch the hearts of many writers? It has triggered many stories in my imagination. Prabhas, in the role of Shivudu is just awesome. Yes, yes. I know I am too old for this but....:D

Anyway, let's not digress. I am after all a romance writer and imagination is my constant companion.

 So, when he comes to know that he comes from beyond the mountains, he - I think the phrase should be 'climbs like a monkey' :D to reach the entrance to the kingdom of Mahishmathi. From that point, the past and the present merge and this larger than life historical romance keeps the audience enthralled.

India is a land of folktales and one can't deny that in every culture of India there are thousands of such lores. But in this movie, the cinematography took over and for the first time, the movie lovers had a movie which brought history alive. Padmavat and Manikarnika doesn't stand a chance of being ahead of Bahubali.

What attracted me to this movie was not only the story but the marketing of the movie. The Cliffhanger effect that this movie had, made the whole nation unite is asking - Kattappa ne Bahubali ko kyon mara?

One whole year,  all movie lovers waited for the 2nd part of the movie. Cleverly done.

In 2019-20 I am coming out with my first series of book. A three part series.

1. Love Marriage
2. Not a Bed of Roses
3. Picket Fence

Sharing the cover of Book No. 2 and Book No. 3. Let Book No. 1 be a suspense  :D These are not historical romances but I loved the cliffhanger effect of this series and this inspired me to write these 3 books.

Upcoming 3-Book Series

Book 2 
Not a Bed of Roses

Book 2 
Picket Fences 

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At April 1, 2019 at 11:52 PM , Blogger Sundari Venkatraman said...

I loved Bahubali, both the films. I have been dreaming of writing historical romances since the past few years and I find both the films truly inspiring. Don't know how many times I have watched the films. You are absolutely right, Rubina, Bahubali is a true inspiration to romance writers <3

At April 2, 2019 at 12:20 AM , Anonymous Andrea said...

Being outside of India I havent seen this movie, but wanted to say I love your book covers. They're a story in themselves!

At April 2, 2019 at 3:28 AM , Blogger Varadharajan said...

As a romance writer, what was your take on Bahubali's wooing of Avantika? Cringe!

At April 2, 2019 at 1:23 PM , Blogger Dola said...

Bahubali was in a class of its own. And what lovely book covers! Makes me wanna read them NOW!

At January 25, 2020 at 1:59 AM , Blogger David ¬†aarons said...



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