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Baahubali

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. Filmmakers use Dolby Atmos to place and move sounds anywhere in the movie theatre, including overhead, to make film audiences feel as if they are inside the movie and not merely watching it.

Baahubali is produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni of Arka Mediaworks, and is directed by S.S. Rajamouli, an award-winning screenplay writer and director who is best known for the films Magadheera and Eega/Makhi. Baahubali is his next high-budget project that is sure to engage audiences. The film features Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, and Tamannaah in the lead roles. Apart from them, the film features an ensemble cast of Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar, Adivi Sesh, Tanikella Bharani, and Sudeep in crucial roles.

The soundtrack for the film has been designed by P. M. Satheesh in the Dolby Atmos format, with music composed by M.M. Keeravani. The film is being mixed by Debajit Changmai at FutureWorks, Mumbai.

P.M. Satheesh, the sound designer on Baahubali, said, “Using Dolby Atmos for Baahubali has been a captivating experience. I believe that Dolby Atmos is the most powerful sound technology we have ever used, giving us the freedom to place and move sounds anywhere around and above the audiences.” He added, “The massive scale on which the film is shot with the enormous amount of VFX combined with the sound design and mix in Dolby Atmos will make audiences feel as if they are in the middle of the onscreen action. Audiences will be able to distinguish each and every clink of a soldier’s weapon among thousands. In the war scenes, one can actually feel as if they are flying with the fireballs thrown into the air by the medieval war machines and landing on the enemy’s battlefield thanks to the Dolby Atmos soundtrack.”

“We are very excited with the response Dolby Atmos has received in India, including from directors and sound engineers. We believe that Baahubali will be an extraordinary experience with Dolby Atmos,” said Pankaj Kedia, Sr. Regional Director, India, South East Asia, ANZ, Dolby Laboratories. “With Dolby Atmos, the audiences are no longer watching a movie but experiencing it.”

Dolby Atmos has quickly become the preferred choice for next-generation sound in the cinema, with major studios, award-winning filmmakers, and exhibitors from around the world embracing its approach. Unlike traditional channel-based sound systems, like 5.1, 7.1, and 11.1, which require filmmakers to think about the number and location of speakers, Dolby Atmos allows them to simply designate where in the cinema space each sound should be placed or moved to make audiences experience the film as if they were within its world.

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