S.S. Rajamouli, Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks have teamed up to announce Baahubali: Battle Of The Bold, a new and exclusive digital comic. It is available for free this week via the Graphic Pop app for Android devices. You can download the app here. It isn’t available for iOS users yet.
Baahubali: Battle Of The Bold is a story that takes place years before the events of the film. Aiming to explore a story never seen before, it shows Baahubali and Bhallaladeva taking part in a deadly tournament of champions, competing against fearsome warriors from around the world.
Baahubali and comic fans can devour this novel available Graphics Pop app. The app has been in beta in sometime now, says Graphic India founder and serial entrepreneur Sharad Devrajan. Graphic India, is the culmination of Devrajan's dream to launch superheroes and stories that tap into the unique creativity and culture of India.
"Graphic India has been the leading force in original comics and animation for India. I am thrilled to be working with them to finally bring our fans this untold story of Baahubali which will reveal new insights about the characters from the film in a story about an epic tournament that shaped Prince Baahubali's life early on," said acclaimed filmmaker and Baahubali creator, S.S.Rajamouli.
The app is pre-loaded with numerous free comics that are available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. However, Baahubali comic is currently only available in English. India Graphic is looking to add local language versions of that story in the coming weeks. In addition to Baahubali, other comics on the app include content from renowned creators including Stan Lee and Grant Morrisson (18 Days).
"Baahubali is a film that completely redefined entertainment in this country for a generation and I believe that the future of Indian cinema shall always now be known as "before Baahubali" and "after Baahubali.” The amazing world that S.S. Rajamouli created allows for so many additional stories with these characters that people love and a graphic novel is one of the best ways by which we can tell the stories in a visual storytelling medium," Devrajan, who holds a BFA from Syracuse University and an MBA from Columbia University tells us.
Along with this new piece to the Baahubali story, Graphic and Arkaare also working an animated series dubbed “Baahubali: The Lost Legends”. It is now in production in partnership with Amazon Prime Video.