Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today heaped praises on SS Rajamouli’s latest release ‘Baahubali 2-The Conclusion’, saying the film has taken Indian cinema to an entirely new level. He watched the film yesterday and compared it to Hollywood classic ‘The Ten Commandments’. “It is a great visual treat… giving the experience of legendary Hollywood films like ‘Ben-Hur’ and ‘Ten Commandments’,” Venkaiah told reporters here. “I am amazed by the canvass of the film, courage of director Rajamouli…characterisation, commitment to ensure the quality of production and the fine blend of emotion with technology in dishing out such a global quality film,” the Information and Broadcasting minister said.
“The film has taken Indian cinema to an entirely new level and coming from regional language (Telugu) team is all the more praiseworthy. I have met Rajamouli. He has proved that he has the capacity to compete with Hollywood directors,” he said. “As I&B minister, I compliment Rajamouli, producers and the entire team for the wonderful Baahubali sequel. We feel proud of them,” he added.
To a query, the senior leader said in a lighter vein, “The PM (Narendra Modi) is ‘baahubali’ for me and then the cinema.” On being asked whether regional movies should have Hindi subtitles or be dubbed in that language, he said, “It is not mandatory. Those who want to promote (their film) can put subtitles. “As far as language is concerned, if you go outside (from a state) you have to put subtitles and translate or dub, else people will not be able to enjoy.”