India's film industry scripted a new chapter on Friday with the action epic Baahubali, dubbed as the most expensive film the country has ever made, breaking all the box office records. The film which was made on a budget of Rs 250 crores released in four languages - Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam - in over 4000 odd screens. In the US alone the film was exhibited in 135 screens.
S.S Rajamouli’s magnum opus, the first part in a two-part war drama, has set the cash registers ringing by grossing approximately Rs.60 crore on the first day worldwide. In the US alone, Baahubali collected a whopping Rs 15 crore. According to trade analysts, the film will reach the Rs.100 crore club over the weekend. The sequel is expected to hit the screens in mid-2016.
This was the first time a south Indian film taking B-town aback in terms of post-release collection. The film has broken the record set by 2014 blockbuster Happy New Year, starred by Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, which had made Rs 44.97 Cr in its opening day. The highest opening day record for a South Indian film till date was that of Rajinikanth's "Lingaa" with 39 Crore.
Baahubali has outshone ‘300’ in IMDB rating with 9.5 out of 10. The rating of ‘300’ in IMDB was 7.8. IMDB’s rating is one of the most genuine source of rating the movies.
The ‘Baahubali’ team has entered the Guiness World record book for the largest poster of 50,000 sq ft. The poster was unveiled at an event in Kochi where the cast Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty were present were present.
The film's satellite television telecast rights have been sold for Rs 25 crore, the highest for a Telugu film ever.
Bengaluru-based audio company Lahari Audio has reportedly bagged the audio rights of the nine songs of the film in Telugu and Tamil languages. This is the highest ever for any Telugu or Tamil film.
The film, which is about the battle between two brothers for an ancient kingdom, stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannah Bhatia, Nasser and Ramya Krishnan in the lead roles.