Baahubali: The Beginning director S. S. Rajamouli and producer Shobu Yarlagadda will be leading a panel discussion at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The southern magnum opus will also be screened at the prestigious film fest.

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Rajamouli, who got the Best Feature Film award at the recently held 63rd National Film Awards, will lead a discussion on virtual reality (VR) at the Marché du Film, a film market event taking place alongside the festival.

The film festival will take place from May 11 to May 22 and Baahubali’s team will be the part of the gala on May 16.

A still from movie Baahubali: The Beginning
A still from movie Baahubali: The Beginning

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 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.

After the discussion, the film will be screened at Palais K at the Marché Du Film venue in Cannes.

Post its success, the second part of the film is already in the works. Baahubali: The Conclusion is the second part in the franchise and it is tipped to be made on a higher budget than its predecessor.

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