On the fifth anniversary of Bahubali: The Beginning, one of Indian cinema's biggest hits, we also got the first look of Prabhas' new film (his 20th), and his second after the Bahubali franchise, with the film being titled 'Radhe Shyam'.
First impressions suggest an epic love story set in Europe, as is suggested by the colosseum in the background. Even the mood the first look is going for is something more serious than just a light rom-com. And as the title suggests, Prabhas' character will go by Shyam with Pooja Hegde being Radha, hinting at an epic Krisna-Radha like love story.
Even earlier, the first announcement poster was being dissected with fans suggesting it being a love story with a time travel backdrop given the clock covered with flowers at its centre. Other fans, however, seems to think that the film will be another action film from their star.
In terms of a release date, the poster reveals nothing more than "in theatres 2021".
And as expected, given the superstardom of Prabhas, one of India's few pan-Indian stars, the film will release in four languages—Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.
Directed by Radha Krishna Kumar, who made the much-loved Jil, the mega-budget film also stars Pooja Hegde. The film is being shot by Manoj Paramahamsa who shot classics like Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya.
His previous film Saaho, made at a rumoured cost of more that Rs.300 crore, went on to become one of the year's highest grossers despite the middling to negative reviews it received.
Earlier this year, the first look motion poster of SS Rajamouli's RRR too was launched amid high expectations.