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Cannes 2016: What is team Baahubali doing at the coveted festival?

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Baahubali: The Beginning director SS Rajamouli and producer Shobu Yarlagadda will be leading a panel discussion at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Rajamouli, who was conferred with 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 along with the festival.

The film festival will be held between 11 May and 22 May, 2016. The film's team will be a part of the gala on 16 May.

The director and producer of the film, 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 on an 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, with monumental production values and cinematic brilliance in creating a fantasy world on screen. It stars Prabhas and Rana Daggubati in the lead.

The sequel, Baahubali: The Conclusion, is already being filmed and is tipped to be made on a higher budget than its predecessor.

-- PTI

First published: 10 May 2016, 5:01 IST