After Mahesh Babu, actor Daggubati Venkatesh also took to Facebook to praise Rajamouli’s Baahubali, especially the film’s visual effects. Calling it a ‘majestic work of art,’ which had ‘set a new benchmark for Indian cinema,’ he said the film’s most inspiring achievement was that international audiences had taken to an Indian mythological story:
“I sincerely thank and congratulate SS Rajamouli, Prabhas, Rana, all the co-stars, the technicians, the VFX artists, and the thousands of support staff and artistes who worked behind the scenes to help create such a majestic work of art on celluloid.
“‘Baahubali’ strikes a near-perfect balance between larger-than-life versus classic story telling. In the making for over 2 years, with state-of-art visual effects, this mythical good over evil plot has brought the Telugu Film Industry into global spotlight. The most heartening thing for me is that, international audiences have accepted an Indian mythical story with such warmth.
“I would also like to congratulate K Raghavendra Rao garu and Shobu for having believed in the project and invested their time, effort and resources in showcasing the true potential of Telugu cinema. Rajamouli has set a new benchmark for Indian cinema with “Baahubali”, a proud moment for everyone.”