Kochadaiyaan could have been Baahubali: AR Rahman
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
However, the Mozart of Madras who watched Baahubali: The Conclusion, after returning from Cannes, at a city screening, praised director SS Rajamouli.
At his recent stint at Cannes where he was promoting two of his films — Sangamithra, (for which he is the composer), and his directorial debut Le Musk, Academy Award-winning composer AR Rahman remarked that the Baahubali team was very lucky.
Reacting to a query on the film, which has been creating a huge buzz internationally, Rahman reportedly said, "I’ll tell you about Baahubali! Even before Baahubali, Shekhar Kapur wanted to make this film called Paani. He had predicted the same thing around seven years ago. He kept trying, but then it slipped out. Then Rajinikanth sir’s Kochadaiyaan could have been a Baahubali, but the animation and CG went wrong. So, it is not like Baahubali is the first film of such scale — there were many attempts earlier, but they were not successful. The belief is right, but the steps were wrong. The Baahubali team is very lucky -— they’re very talented, and they are nice people.’’
However, the Mozart of Madras who watched Baahubali: The Conclusion, after returning from Cannes, at a city screening, praised director SS Rajamouli. He wrote on social media, "To Raja-mouli garu, Keer-avani garu and the whole team of BB2 —Just finished watching it in Chennai. I hope it crosses `2000 crore and above at the box office. You guys have opened the flood gates for South Indian cinema to the world and has given it a new identity. (sic)"