Karthi: Baahubali, KGF paved way for huge films to be presented to bigger film markets
Ponniyin Selvan 2 will hit the cinemas on April 28
Actor Karthi, who will be soon seen essaying the role of Vandhiyathevan in the upcoming sequel of 'Ponniyin Selvan', feels that films like 'Baahubali' and 'KGF' have made the road easier for spectacle films from regional film industries of India.
In a conversation with IANS, Karthi said, "Earlier, to think about a film like Ponniyin Selvan to be mounted from the point of view of a regional language was not easy, but films like Baahubali and KGF paved the way for huge films to be presented to bigger film markets and audiences."
He further mentioned: "Today, people are more aware of our work or our stories and eagerly waiting for the films to come out of either of the South Indian film industries, and this is a very good time for us to bring the Indian epics to life as we are getting better budgets, the best of technicians from all over India and best artistes. It is the right time for the Indian epics to be made."
Based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's novel, Ponniyin Selvan is adapted by Mani Ratnam, along with Elango Kumaravel and B Jeyamohan. The first part was released in September last year and minted big at the box office. The film stars an ensemble cast including Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Trisha, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, R. Sarathkumar, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Rahman and R Parthiban.
S S Rajamouli's Baahubali was released in two parts, the first in 2015 and the second in 2017. The film featured an ensemble cast including Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishna, Sathyaraj, Nassar, and Subbaraju.