Doctors at a private hospital in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh screened SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali 2 for the benefit of a patient who was admitted for a critical brain surgery. The woman was admitted to undergo a critical brain surgery and watched the epic drama while the doctors were performing on her. As per reports, the surgery took place at the Tulasi Multi-specialty Hospital in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. The movie was played on a laptop to keep the patient awake during the procedure as it is critical that the patient stays conscious. During the brain surgery, it is crucial for patients to remain conscious so that doctors can pinpoint the exact area from where the tumour can be extracted. The doctors resorted to Prabhas and Rana Dagubatti’s highly acclaimed movie to keep the patient’s interest level up and keep her awake as well.

Dr. Srinivas, a neurosurgeon was quoted as saying, “In this surgery, it was important for the patient to stay conscious and the film managed to do exactly that. The patient did not panic through the process; in fact, she was enjoying and humming the songs.” The surgery took place on September 21, 2017. Vinaya Kumari a 43-year-old woman working as a nurse was the patient who was suffering from fits and was later detected with a brain tumour. The doctors have named the surgery as ‘Baahubali Brain Surgery’ since the operation was a successful one. Bengaluru man plays guitar as doctors operate his brain in operation theatre (See Viral Picture)

The doctors who performed the brain surgery credited the film for the success as it held the patient’s attention and ensured that she stays awake for the one and a half hours that the procedure took. In a similar surgery, doctors at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital had made the patient play guitar while he underwent the surgery. The patient named Abhishek Prasad underwent the surgery in July this year and was awake during the four-hour surgery as doctors performed ‘radio-frequency ablation’ to rectify a rare condition.