Baahubali prequel novel ‘The Rise of Sivagami’ explores SS Rajamouli’s epic universe: In 2015, when Anand Neelakantan saw SS Rajamouli’s showstopper Baahubali: The Beginning, he was sure that he would soon get a call from the director to adjust his past books Ajaya: Roll of the Dice, Asura: Tale of the Vanquished, and Ajaya: Rise of Kali into highlight movies.
He got a call from Rajamouli; be that as it may, the director surprised Anand when he pitched written work a prequel novel to investigate the starting point of a portion of the key characters from the film like Sivagami and Kattappa.
Anand, who had been chipping away at TV series like Siya Ke Ram, Chakravarthin Ashoka, and Mahabali Hanuman, imparted his thoughts to Rajamouli about how he imagined the characters and the two fortified over their adoration for mythology and period shows.
In fact, Rajamouli requesting that he record couple of scenes and later, went ahead to review them on a size of 1-10. “Some of the scenes got 8, 7. But then, there were scenes which got even 2,” Anand giggles as he goes down the world of fond memories.
Before the finish of the discussion, Rajamouli requested that Anand compose a story joining scenes which were reviewed 7 or more. What’s more, along these lines started Anand Neelakantan’s voyage to compose ‘The Rise of Sivagami’, the first of the three books which investigate the untold stories of the Mahishmathi kingdom.
Anand wrapped up the primary draft of ‘The Rise Of Sivagami’ in 64 days and completed the process of composing, altering the entire novel in 108 days. The book at long last hit the racks in mid March and it was officially launched in New Delhi on March 31. Rajamouli went on record to express that the books will be adopted into a TV series and the buzz encompassing the initial segment of the set of three is clear.