Interesting facts behind the invention of Baahubali’s ‘Kiliki’ language
Published on Jun 15, 2015 3:00 pm IST

During the audio launch of Baahubali, actor Prabhakar, who played the Kalakeya warlord in the film, uttered a few dialogues that sounded alien and yet scary. The language, named as ‘Kiliki’, was unusual and was never heard before and immediately drew all the attention. Popular Tamil lyricist and dialogue writer, Madhan Karky, is the man who invented the language.

In a recent interview, Madhan revealed a few interesting facts behind the invention of Kiliki. Apparently, Madhan invented the language when Rajamouli wanted a ‘powerful and a raw language that incites fear’. For the language, Madhan invented 750 words with 40 grammar rules and even prepared several reference documents, which were used by the interpreters to explain the meaning to the actors during the shoot.

The young lyricist also used to record certain dialogues in Kiliki and send it to the shooting crew, since certain dialogues were difficult to understand and pronounce. Madhan also promises that the final impact of the language, when spoken by the Kalakeya tribes, will be quite frightening. Apparently, the Kiliki language has been used for all the four versions, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi, in which the film would be releasing.

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