Baahubali 2, the movie made by SS Rajamouli has crossed it’s 1500 crore mark. But it’s not due to just the Hindi version alone. In Bollywood, the film managed to gross a mere Rs. 400 crores. Only after being dubbed in several other languages, did it reach its 1500 crore milestone. There are some Hindi Dubbing Artist For Bahubali.
So, it is the dubbing artists that should take a bow here! Not only did they help the film succeed in other regions, but their dubbing and voice-over skills were also really one of a kind. You must have come across those movies that are really badly dubbed. Where the voice-over segment comes in just seconds after the actor in the scene mouths a dialogue?
Who Are These People?
Well, That’s Not The Case Here – So Who Are These Super-Dubbers?
As you already know, the films were originally shot in Tamil and Telugu, or rather a mix of both. These are regional languages that are tough to grasp, as beautiful as they might be. Rajamouli felt that his Magnum Opus deserved an even bigger audience. And what better way than to change the original script into other regional dialects – in this case, Malayalam and Hindi.
More Than a Movie
Dubbing Baahubali didn’t just stop at the translation of the script. The voice-over artists that were chosen for the film actually connected with the characters they voiced, adding emotions and expressions through speech.
1. Sharad Kelkar For Baahubali (Prabhas)
Sharad Kelkar is a known TV star and voice-over, dubbing artist as well. He is in pretty big demand in the Bollywood circuits and has a very impressive resume to back that up. So far, he has covered big films like Mad Max: Fury Road, Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Return of Xander Cage, X-Men Apocalypse, Guardians of the Galaxy. Kelkar said, later on, that he only gave the voice-over test just so he could meet Rajamouli.
2. Niti Mathur & Smiti Malhotra for Devasena (Anushka Shetty)
Niti had voiced over Devasena for the first film and is famous for modulating according to the character, emotions.
Smiti Malhotradid the second film. But, before Baahubali, she dubbed the roles made famous by Nargis Fakhri, Katrina Kaif, Elli Avram for foreign audiences. Smita has also dabbled in a bit of acting before these stints. You may recognize her from her other endeavors – Parineeta, ‘Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali’music video by Euphoria and Shubha Mudgal’s ‘Ab Ke Sawan Aise Barse’.
3. Manoj Pandey for Bhallaladeva (Rana Daggubatti)
Manoj is an unsung hero and has worked on films like The Transporter, The Lord of the Rings, Skyfall, Deadpool, and The Expendables.
4. Mausam for Rajmata Sivagami (Ramya Krishnan)
Hailing from Surat, but now settled in Mumbai, Mausam has been in this profession for years. The seasoned veteran started out in the theatre but eventually made her way into voice-overs. She has worked on Dhol, Himmatwala, Saud and Chahath – this is in addition to an even longer list of Gujarati and Bhojpuri films. On top of that, she was also the voice for the character called Kalia, from the ChhotaBheem.
5. Samay Raj Thakar for Kattappa (Sathyaraj)
Samay is the other seasoned veteran who had done a lot of Tamil and Telegu films. His Hollywood pursuits include King Arthur, Zero Dark Thirty, The Dark Knight, and The Avengers. He had to voice over a character that underwent life transitions. His character, Kattappa, required a powerful voice when he was a skilled warrior. And a softer, weaker voice for when he was the Queen’s slave and an eventual guilt-stricken man.
6. Deepak Sinha for Bijjaladeva (Nassar)
The only difference here is Deepak, an actor who was a part of Bhojpuri films; Saransh, ZakhmiAurat, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara and Awargi. Dubbing films is an additional skill for this big-shot and has now lent his voice toBijjaladeva.
7. Tamannaah Bhatia for Avanthika
Tamannaah not only played Baahubali’s love interest but had also dubbed herself for the Hindi version.
Those were some Hindi Dubbing Artist For Bahubali movie. Sure, actors take all the credit, but it’s what happens behind the scenes that count. Don’t you agree?? Check out my other articles on what’s going on in Bollywood here.