Author: Anand Neelkantan
Published by: Westland
Date of Publication: 7th March, 2017
Price: Rs. 239 (Paperback), Kindle Edition: Rs. 175
Baahubali the magnum opus of director SS Rajamouli has ruled the box office in 2015. The fans of the series are waiting for conclusion of the movie which is expected to hit the screens on April 28 this year. But, the Baahubali team has other idea which is a surprise for both the movie lovers and novel readers.
A Baahubali novel series has been unveiled recently by SS Rajamouli and Rana Dagubati. The novel titled “The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali – Before the Beginning” speaks about the story of Sivagami the step mother of Baahubali. The novel is an authorial of Anand Neelkantan who is famous for his fictions based on Ramayan and Mahabhrath.
The novel was launched by SS Rajamouli and Rana Dagubati in a launch function. The later has read an excerpt from the novel as well. The novel is set before Baahubali’s time. It narrates the story of Sivagami (Baahubali’s step mom). The preview says that Sivagami’s father was murdered and she is left as an orphan at a young age. She is waiting for a time to avenge her father’s death.
The novel will be available from 7th March, 2017 for sale. The pre order has already begun in few shopping websites. It would be a double dhamaka this summer for Baahubali fans for sure.