It looks like there is no stopping for Prabhas and Rana Daggubatti starrer Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. The sequel of SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus turned out to be bigger that everyone’s expectations. No one ever anticipated that fans would rush to the theatres to find the answer to the most asked question of the decade, ‘Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?’, with so much craze. The film was made in Telugu and was subsequently released in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam languages. Baahubali 2 was not only received well in India but got similar love and appreciation from fans across the borders too. The project as a whole has collected more than Rs 1500 crore all over, which in itself is a huge record. The Hindi version of Baahubali 2 was released under Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions’ banner.
Much like the South Indian versions of Baahubali: The Conclusion, the Hindi version turned out to be a hit. Prabhas and Rana Daggubati became bigger than the Khans in Bollywood with the release of the 2017 film. Baahubali 2 turned out to be the first film ever to enter the Rs 100 crore club in the shortest time ever. The film has completed 4 weeks run in the box office and is nearing the Rs 500 crore club as well. Bollywood Trade Analyst, Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Baahubali2 [Week 4] Fri 4.15 cr, Sat 6.35 cr, Sun 7.80 cr. Total: ₹ 478.30 cr Nett. HINDI. India biz. HIGHEST GROSSER EVER.” (ALSO READ: Here’s how Prabhas is preparing for his big Bollywood debut!)
Baahubali inspired everyone so much that it created loyal fans who kept waiting endearingly for two long years just to find one answer. The social media is filled with appreciations for the Baahubali team. “After many years, a south star is winning heart in Hindi market.#Prabhas has made strong inroads after #Baahubali2 #Saaho is turning HOT….”, tweeted Box Office India. (ALSO READ: Anushka Shetty’s reaction to Prabhas’ Hindi is beyond adorable! Watch video)
Another enthusiastic fan says, “#baahubali2 is the only movie after #sholay that has so many characters people remember by their name and each one loves a different one.”
Although, movies like Meri Pyaari Bindu, Half Girlfriend and Hindi Medium released in the last few weeks, viewers seem to prefer Baahubali over these. Has Baahubali eaten into the earnings of other films released in the recent weeks? What do you think guys?