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baahubali Verdict: All Time Blockbuster

Release Date: 2015-07-10 AP/TS First Day: Rs. 22.24 Cr
AP/TS First Week: Rs. 61.23 Cr AP/TS Lifetime: Rs. 111.10 Cr
India First Week: Rs. 86.08 Cr India Lifetime: Rs. 149.20 Cr
Worldwide First Week: Rs. 110.73 Cr Worldwide Lifetime: Rs. 183.75 Cr
USA Locations: USA
USA Premiers: $ 1,365 K USA First Day: $ 2,430 K
USA First Week: $ 4,971 K USA Lifetime: $ 6,862 K

INDIA CIRCUIT COLLECTIONS

  • ALL INDIA 1st Week: Rs. 86.08 Cr | Final: Rs. 149.20 Cr
  • TELUGU STATES 1st Day: Rs. 22.24 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 61.23 Cr | Final: Rs. 111.10 Cr
  • NIZAM 1st Day: Rs. 6.28 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 22.59 Cr | Final: Rs. 42.70 Cr
  • CEDED 1st Day: Rs. 4.95 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 12.12 Cr | Final: Rs. 21.80 Cr
  • UA 1st Day: Rs. 1.75 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 5.30 Cr | Final: Rs. 9.75 Cr
  • GUNTUR 1st Day: Rs. 2.54 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 5.47 Cr | Final: Rs. 9.50 Cr
  • EAST 1st Day: Rs. 1.97 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 5.21 Cr | Final: Rs. 9.10 Cr
  • KRISHNA 1st Day: Rs. 1.26 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 3.64 Cr | Final: Rs. 6.85 Cr
  • WEST 1st Day: Rs. 2.56 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 4.65 Cr | Final: Rs. 7.10 Cr
  • NELLORE 1st Day: Rs. 0.93 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 2.25 Cr | Final: Rs. 4.30 Cr
  • ROI 1st Week: Rs. 24.85 Cr | Final: Rs. 38.10 Cr
  • CAST & CREDITS

    • Movie HeroPrabhasRana Daggubati
    • Movie HeroineAnushka ShettyTamannaah
    Director: S. S. Rajamouli

    Baahubali2 final worldwide shares & astonishing records

    Baahubali2 worldwide collections

    The final instalment of the Baahubali franchise , Baahubali : The Conclusion has concluded its Run worldwide. It is running towards 100 days in few centres but collections from those centres don’t account to the distributor. The film has collected an astonishing 310.25 Cr distributor share worldwide which is first for any single language in India. Hindi version of the this film has also earned close to 300 Cr share worldwide.

    Here are few achievements of the film

    • Biggest blockbuster ever in the history of telugu cinema by any yardstick
    • Beats previous record grosser I just 1 week as it has collected 197.10 Cr(7 days) while Baahubali : The Beginning had collected 183.70 Cr in it’s entire run.
    • Ran for 50 days in 235 centres which is a record for any film that released in 1000+ Screens in Telugu States
    • Beats the previous highest record of any hero by double the margin in every single territory
    • SSR has 2 movies that were the highest grossers of South India,1 movie which is the highest grosser of India and he is the only director to have such a feat.

    Below is area wise breakdown of Baahubali The Conclusion closing share in comparison with Baahubali The Beginning and Non Baahubali record.

    Area
    Baahubali2 : The ConclusionBaahubali : The Beginning
    Non-Baahubali
    Nizam6842.7
    23.45 (Attarintiki Daaredi)
    Ceeded34.7521.815.30 (Khaidi No.150)
    Uttarandhra26.509.7513 (Khaidi No.150)
    Guntur
    18.05
    9.50
    7.35 (Khaidi No.150)
    East Godavari
    17
    9.10
    8.15 (Khaidi No.150)
    Krishna14.05
    6.80
    5.75 (Khaidi No.150)
    West Godavari
    12.30
    7.10
    6.10 (Khaidi No.150)
    Nellore
    8.05
    4.30
    3.55 (Khaidi No.150)
    AP/TS
    198.70
    111.05
    78.75 (Khaidi No.150)
    Rest of India51.40
    38.10
    10.55 (Khaidi No.150)
    India250.10
    149.15

    89.30 (Khaidi No.150)
    Overseas
    60.1
    34.55
    15.10 (Srimanthudu)
    Worldwide
    310.20183.7
    102.05 (Khaidi No.150)

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    5.4 Cr tickets Sold for Baahubali: The Conclusion

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    Baahubali: The Conclusion emerged as the biggest Indian feature film that released during summer this year. Directed by SS Rajamouli, the movie has been declared as a blockbuster in all the released languages. Prabhas, Rana Dagguati and Anushka essayed the lead roles. As per a report, 5,40,43,000 tickets have been sold for Baahubali: The Conclusion in all the languages across the globe. Baahubali: The Conclusion is the third most watched Indian film after Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Sholay.

    Baahubali: The Conclusion crossed many mighty blockbusters like Dangal, PK and Sultan which released in the recent times. Hum Aapke Hain Koun is leading the list with 7,39,67,000 tickets and followed by Sholay with 5,52,34,000 tickets sold. Baahubali: The Conclusion has been produced by Arka Media Works and the movie is gearing up for a wide International release soon. Baahubali: The Conclusion is being dubbed into many International languages. The film which released in Taiwan recently has been receiving decent response from the audience.

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    Rajamouli Regrets His Comments on Sridevi

    Responding to the controversy involving him and veteran diva Sridevi over Sivagami’s character in ‘Baahubali’, Rajamouli said that he regret to have talked about her on a public platform.

    In an earlier interview, Rajamouli said that Sridevi couldn’t play Sivagami character as she had too many and too exorbitant demands. Reacting strongly to Rajamouli’s comment, Sridevi in another interview said that the ‘Baahubali’ director shouldn’t have spoken about her remuneration and other details on record. Besides saying that she was hurt by his comments, Sridevi denied to have made the demands allegedly divulged by Rajamouli.

    In a chat with a leading national media house, the ace director said that he shouldn’t have discussed the details of approaching Sridevi and the following happenings on public platform, and that he regrets his mistake. Rajamouli went on to say that he has huge respect for Sridevi, who has been a flag-bearer of the Southern film industry in Bollywood for many years. He wished her all the best for ‘Mom’ and other upcoming projects.

    When asked about Sridevi denying to have asked the high remuneration and other demands that he had divulged earlier, Rajamouli said that as both of their versions are now in front of people, they can decide whose version they want to believe.

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    Rajamouli’s humility bigger than success of ‘Baahubali’: Raju Mahalingam

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    Raju Mahalingam of Lyca Productions, the makers of superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming Tamil science-fiction action film “2.o”, finds the humility of filmmaker S.S Rajamouli much bigger than the success of “Baahubali”.

    “Met Rajamouli. Realised his humility is bigger than mega success of ‘Baahubali’. Respect sir,” Mahalingam, creative head of Lyca Productions, tweeted on Saturday.

    Earlier this week, Mahalingam confirmed that the post-production of “2.o”, a sequel to 2010 Tamil blockbuster “Enthiran”, is going on in full swing.

    He told the media here that the film needs to be watched on more number of 3D screens.

    “The film has been shot in 3D, and on a budget of Rs. 400 crore. As of now we have only 1500 3D screens in India as opposed to over 10000 in China. We hope to have more screens converted into 3D and ready for the release of ‘2.o’,” he said.

    Slated for release next year, “2.o” has been directed by Shankar, who has teamed up with Rajinikanth for the third time.

    The film, which will be released in Telugu and Hindi, also stars Akshay Kumar as the antagonist, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain.

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    Ranbir Kapoor in awe of Prabhas

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    Actor Ranbir Kapoor has joined the list of admirers of “Baahubali” star Prabhas.

    Ranbir was asked about his favourite performer in the recent times, and it turned out to Prabhas, who has earned worldwide fame with his performance in the epic drama.

    Ranbir said: “I have really liked Prabhas. He is amazing in ‘Baahubali’.”

    Meanwhile, the Bollywood actor is awaiting the release of “Jagga Jasoos”, which will hit the screens on July 14.

    Ranbir has also co-produced “Jagga Jasoos”, helmed by Anurag Basu.

    Talking about his experience as a producer, he earlier said: “I am a bad producer. I can’t get things done, can’t do man management. I was lucky that a lot of the work was taken care of by Anurag Basu. I can be happy that I can just collect awards for the film.”

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    Sridevi’s Response to Rajamouli’s Allegations

    Veteran actress Sridevi, who had been avoiding the question of rejecting Sivagami’s role in ‘Baahubali’, and the subsequent outburst of Rajamouli against her in an interview, has finally opened up.

    ‘I am being asked the same question when I attend for interviews in Mumbai, Chennai or Hyderabad. I have rejected many films in the past due to my own reasons. They went on to become big hits. I thought they were not in my destiny. Neither I or any filmmaker talked about those films ever. I don’t know why it has become an issue in the case of Baahubali,’ Sridevi said.

    Clarifying on her exorbitant demands, as revealed by Rajamouli, she said, ‘It is being alleged that I have demanded Rs 8 crore remuneration, an entire floor in a star hotel and 10 flight tickets to sign Baahubali, it is completely false. I wouldn’t have acted in 300 films if I make such demands”.

    ‘Rajamouli is a dignified and very calm filmmaker, I have huge respect for him. I think he was misinformed on my demands by producer. Anyway, he shouldn’t have talked about me in that manner on a public platform. I was really hurt when I saw his interview,’ she concluded.

    Sridevi is currently busy promoting her upcoming film ‘Mom’, which will hit screens on July 7.

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    Prabhas and Rana party hard with Karan Johar

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    Young Rebelstar Prabhas and Rana Daggubati have been delighted after their recent outing Baahubali: The Conclusion has been declared as the country’s biggest blockbuster. Prabhas has been on a break and he is yet to join the sets of his next film Saaho and Rana Daggubati wrapped up Nene Raju Nene Mantri recently. Prabhas and Rana Daggubati flew to Mumbai to celebrate the success of Baahubali with Karan Johar who distributed the Hindi version of the film.

    Though Karan threw lavish parties earlier, Prabhas went missing for the parties as he was in USA. Now Prabhas, Rana along with Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Siddarth Malhotra, Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapoor attended the lavish bash. Varun Dhawan has been spotted sharing a candid moment with Prabhas and he posted it on his official instagram.

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    Baahubali Buyers bag 2.0 Bollywood Rights

    Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion got wide release across the circles of Bollywood. It was Karan Johar along with AA Films who made it possible and sensational director Shankar too wanted his next film 2.0 a massive release across the globe. This Rajinikanth starrer is being made on a massive budget and it has been planned for release next year. Amy Jackson and Akshay Kumar will be seen in other prominent roles in the film.

    The makers officially announced that the Hindi version of 2.0 will be released by AA Films across the country. The exact price has not been disclosed however there are talks that the deal has been closed for Rs 80 crores. The post-production work of the film is currently on and 2.0 is made on a budget of Rs 350 crores. Lyca Productions is producing the film and AR Rahman is the music composer. There has been huge demand for the film’s rights and the makers are yet to close the deals in other languages.

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    Demand for ‘Baahubali’ superhero toys surprising: Designer

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    The popular characters Amarendra Baahubali and Bhallaladeva from S.S. Rajamouli’s “Baahubali” franchise can now be brought home in the form of figurines. Uday Bhaskar, the brain behind the idea, sees them as Indian superheroes.

    “We have always had toys based on popular superheroes. I wondered why not toys based on popular movie characters? They could be our own superheroes,” Uday, who is the director of a small software company in Visakhapatnam, told IANS.

    “I wanted to make a toy version of Chiranjeevi, and even created a prototype before the release of his film ‘Khaidi No 150’. Unfortunately, the plan didn’t materialize. Finally, things fell in place with ‘Baahubali 2’, and I brought out toys based on the film’s two most popular characters,” he said.

    While Bhaskar took care of the designing part, it was a challenge to find a manufacturer.

    “I went to US and Canada, and realized it wasn’t cost effective. Finally, I decided to get them manufactured from China, where the cost of production is cheaper and there’s no compromise on quality.

    The toys, manufactured by the company Lilliput Hub, were on sale from April 24. The demand has been phenomenal, says Uday.

    “On the first day, we sold 200 pieces. There’s great demand from overseas, especially from places such as France and Germany. This one time, a customer from New York spoke to me for about seven hours. We are surprised with the response,” he said.

    Why only two characters from the “Baahubali” world?

    “Honestly, we don’t have the funds to go big. We chose these two characters because of their wide popularity,” he said, adding he is hopeful of adding more toys to this collection.

    Made from PVC, the toys are available on Amazon.

    Bhaskar believes there’s a market to have a toy version of every popular Indian movie character.

    How about Gabbar Singh from “Sholay”?

    “Why not? I would love to have all popular movie characters immortalised as figurines,” he added.

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    2.0 to Beat Baahubali: 15 Languages, 7000 Screens

    In his bid to regain the crown of Sensational Director, which has been attributed to Rajamouli by media and movie lovers post the earth shattering success of Baahubali, director Shankar seems to be leaving no stone unturned in the case of his upcoming VFX extravaganza, ‘2.0’ starring superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.

    ‘2.0’ was earlier slated for release in October this year but it has recently been pushed to January 2018. Delay in post-production was said to be the reason. Now, the exact reason behind the postponing of film’s release date has come out.

    Shankar had earlier planned to release ‘2.0’ in 5 languages – Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and English. However, after witnessing how big the market of Indian films has become in the past one year, he has reportedly decided to release ‘2.0’ in as many as 15 languages. Since the process of dubbing into these many foreign languages, including Japanese, Chinese and Korean, takes about three months, the release date was pushed back.

    Besides releasing in 15 langues, the makers are also planning to release the sci-fi project on the biggest and widest possible scale. The film will hit around 7000 screens in India alone, thus surpassing the record held by “Baahubali 2” which was released in 6,500 screens across the country.

    These numbers already look formidable and they may go up by the time ‘2.0’ gets ready for release. At present, the post-production work of the film is in swing with the aim of January 2018 release.

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    I want ‘Tubelight’ to break records of ‘Baahubali’: Vivek Oberoi

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    Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi says he hopes Salman Khan’s “Tubelight” breaks the records set by “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”.

    Vivek was once involved in tussle with Salman over Aishwarya Rai, whom he was dating back then. Following that incident, there have been several instances wherein Vivek has tried to make peace with the “Dabangg” star.

    “I want ‘Tubelight’ to break records of ‘Baahubali’ and become a superhit film. I feel ‘Tubelight’ has all the capacity to make Hindi cinema proud all around the world and I would like to wish all the luck for the entire team of ‘Tubelight’,” Vivek said on Thursday.

    He spoke on the sidelines of the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards, where he was honoured for his contribution towards Hindi cinema and social work.

    Vivek also praised “Baahubali” as “an outstanding film”.

    On the film front, Vivek will next be seen in “Bank Chor”, releasing on June 16.

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    Prabhas to Marry This Industrialist’s Granddaughter?

    People and media is no more curious about ‘Why Kattappa Killed Baahubali’? as everyone has witnessed the ‘Baahubali 2’ phenomenon. Media however is still curious about one thing related to Prabhas. No, its not about Baahubali but ‘When and to whom the actor will get married’?

    Media, especially national, has posed the same marriage query to Prabhas several times and also wildly speculated about possible alliances for him. At one stage, a picture of a Bhimavaram-based girl went viral on social media with people believing her to the chosen one for Prabhas. After the release of ‘Baahubali 2’, capitalizing on the scintillating on-screen chemistry of Prabhas and Anushka, some media houses started speculating about the duo planning to become a real life couple.

    Afresh, the national as well as the vernacular media is abuzz that Prabhas has agreed to marry the granddaughter of noted industrialist Bhupathi Raju, chairman of Raasi Cements. It is reported that after Raju had initiated talks with Prabhas’ family for a possible alliance, he got a green signal. The marriage will take place in 2018, according to the currently floating reports.

    Prabhas on the other hand is maintaining stoic silence and is enjoying the much needed vacation in the US. He is expected to return to India on June 5 and commence shooting of his next film, ‘Saaho’.

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    Animated ‘Baahubali’ series to make TV debut

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    “Baahubali: The Lost Legends”, an animated spinoff of filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis “Baahubali” film franchise, will soon make its debut on the small screen to enthrall viewers with the story of Baahubali, the king of fictional kingdom Mahishmati.

    After releasing the series on Amazon Prime Video, Rajamouli, Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks have joined hands with Colors channel to expand the world of “Baahubali”.

    “‘Baahubali’ has proved to be a landmark film in the history of Indian cinema. Its success is nothing short of a case study for the Indian filmmakers. We at Colors pride ourselves for knowing the pulse of our viewers,” Raj Nayak, COO, Viacom18, said in a statement.

    “Going by the ripples that this masterpiece has generated nationwide, we thought this was the right time to bring to our television audiences the folklores of ‘Baahubali’ which have been captured stunningly in this animated series,” he added.

    “Baahubali: The Lost Legends” has been created by Rajamouli, Sharad Devarajan and Arka Mediaworks.

    Rajamouli said: “The reach of television as a medium in India is extraordinary, and we’re thrilled to partner with Raj Nayak and Colors to bring the untold stories of the Mahishmati kingdom to the television audiences.

    “Our creation of the series with Graphic India and Sharad Devarajan was formed on the idea that we could launch an animated series that would go beyond just kids. With the channel’s distribution platform, we will be able to bring ‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends’ to the millions of people in India from ages eight to eighty.”

    “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”, the second installment in the franchise, is currently having a golden run in theatres. Released on April 28, it minted over Rs 1500 crore so far.

    “The paradigm shift that ‘Baahubali’ has brought into the entertainment industry is truly inspiring for all of us, and now with ‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends’ fans of the film can continue to live the journey of Baahubali, Bhallaladeva and all their other favourite characters,” said Shobu Yarlagadda, CEO, Arka Mediaworks.

    Sharad Devarajan, Co-Founder and CEO, Graphic India, said: “The epic storytelling and groundbreaking visuals that S.S. Rajamouli created has captivated millions, and the future of Indian cinema shall now always be defined as ‘before Baahubali’ and ‘after Baahubali’.”

    A premiere date for “Baahubali: The Lost Legends” is yet to be announced.

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    Rajamouli has become India’s biggest superstar: Karan Johar

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    Filmmaker Karan Johar can’t stop praising S.S. Rajamouli — who he feels has emerged as the “biggest superstar” in Indian cinema — and the phenomenon that “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” has turned out to be.

    Karan had presented the Hindi version of the film.

    Talking about the massive success of the movie which has minted over Rs 1500 crore at the global box office, he said: “I feel short of words when I speak about ‘Baahubali’. It has become a milestone film. S.S. Rajamouli has become the country’s biggest superstar.

    “I think the filmmaker’s victory is beyond everybody else. I am honoured that me and my production house got associated with ‘Baahubali’ and I am proud and privileged to be a part of its journey.”

    He spoke on the sidelines of the success party of his friend Ekta Kapoor’s production “Half Girlfriend” here on Friday night.

    Karan also spoke about his birthday celebrations where the who’s who of Bollywood came in.

    “It was a private celebration. We had a great time. I am very overwhelmed with all the love which comes my way and I am very grateful for that,” said the writer-filmmaker-chat show host, who turned 45 on Thursday.

    Karan also praised the team of “Half Girlfriend”, which he is yet to watch.

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    Thrilled to team up with ‘Baahubali’ writer: Raghava Lawrence

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    Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrencce is elated to collaborate with “Baahubali” fame writer Vijayendra Prasad for a yet-untitled bilingual historic drama, to roll from later this year.

    While Prasad will pen the story, S.S Rajamouli’s associate A. Mahadev will direct this project.

    “When I heard the one liner from Prasad sir, it was good enough for me to come on board. I have known him for long, even before ‘Baahubali’ came out. I’m quite aware of his experience, so naturally I’m thrilled to be working with him,” Lawrencce told IANS.

    The film’s story will be set against the backdrop of 18th and 19th century.

    To be bankrolled by Cameo Films, the project will be made in Tamil and Telugu.

    “We strongly believe this film would be a greater milestone in our journey. Especially, what else can we ask for when a versatile writer like Vijayendra Prasad, the backbone of ‘Baahubali’ success, being associated with our project,” producer Jayakumar told IANS.

    Kajal Aggarwal is the frontrunner for the leading lady’s role. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised soon.

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    Proud of Baahubali says Aamir Khan

    With Baahubali: The Conclusion surprising many Bollywood biggies trashing all the existing records, the film became the talk of the country. Many leading filmmakers and actors of Indian cinema stepped out and lauded the film however Bollywood Khans: Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan preferred to stay calm on the film’s exceptional performance.

    Aamir Khan’s latest movie Dangal released in China and movie crossed Rs 800 crore mark there after which it joined Rs 1500 crore club. When asked about the films, Aamir said that it is completely unfair to compare Dangal and Baahubali: The Conclusion as they occupy different spaces. He even said that he is yet to watch Baahubali: The Conclusion and he revealed that he has been hearing many interesting things about the film.

    Aamir even said that he is proud of Baahubali and he is happy that Dangal is outperforming in China. SS Rajamouli directed Baahubali: The Conclusion which featured Prabhas, Rana and Anushka in the lead roles.

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    Baahubali Soundtracks to be released by Keeravani

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    Baahubali is a sensation in Indian cinema and both the installments ended up as massive hits creating a history. Both the films impressed the audience across the globe. Now the film’s music composer MM Keeravani is all set to release the sound tracks which includes the background score of both Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion. Keeravani revealed that he will start working on the soundtracks from tomorrow and they will be released on Lahari and on iTunes.

    Keeravani even revealed that thousands of fans have been asking for the soundtracks after which the team of Baahubali decided to release the sound tracks. SS Rajamouli who directed the movie will approve the sound tracks before they will be released. Keeravani who announced his retirement after Baahubali: The Conclusion revealed that he will continue composing music as per the request of his fans.

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    ‘Baahubali’ has raised hopes of regional filmmakers: Prabhas

    What started off as a mere vision in filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli’s mind in 2012, has today become a phenomenon of sorts in Indian cinema. Actor Prabhas, who invested four years to the two-part “Baahubali” franchise, says he would have happily given more time to the project which he feels fortunate to have been a part of.

    After the stupendous success of “Baahubali: The Beginning” in 2015, “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” has set an unprecedented record for Indian cinema by raking in over Rs 1,500 crore (almost $180 million) worldwide — giving Prabhas a visibility he had never predicted for himself.

    “I have my strong faith, respect and belief in Rajamouli sir. The fact that he believed I could play Baahubali was huge for me. If needed, I would have even given seven years of my life for Baahubali, as such characters are rare to play in a lifetime for any actor. I consider myself very fortunate and lucky for it,” Prabhas told IANS over email.

    Despite success of both the parts — “Baahubali: The Beginning” and “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” — Prabhas still feels “unfamiliar” from the project.

    “When we started work on ‘Baahubali’, my sheer aim was to be able to live upto the imagination that Rajamouli sir had in mind. As an actor, my intention was to bring up Baahubali live on screen for the audiences. I never even expected in my wildest of dreams that the film would grow on to become a phenomenon of sorts. The feeling is ineffable today,” he said.

    Prabhas says the pressure was more on him and the whole team of “Baahubali” when they were making the first part as it established the film right from the start.

    “Everything had to be faultless in order to make ‘Baahubali’ what it is today. Reaching perfection, giving the film the kind of grandeur it has, the VFX, and the characters — all these elements set just the right environment for the film. Part two was eagerly awaited because part one really worked for the audiences,” he said.

    “‘Baahubali’ has definitely increased hopes for a lot of regional film makers. After all, what I have learnt is that it only takes one ‘Baahubali’ to enter into the audiences’ hearts and cross the boundaries,” he added.

    Talking about his preparations for his role, Prabhas said: “A character like Baahubali required a preparation that I had to undergo mentally and physically. From undertaking a strict routine and a lifestyle which helped me become the character physically to knowing the character’s depth and a lot more.

    “What was more of a task was to maintain a consistency of the character and playing the father-son duo. To understand the emotions and sentiments from a father and son’s perspective and enacting both sides of it wasn’t easy,” added Prabhas, who played a double role of Amarendra Baahubali and his son Mahendra Baahubali in the franchise.

    The 37-year-old, who started his career with Telugu film “Eeshwar” in 2002, says acting was not his childhood dream.

    “I never thought I will pursue acting because I was a shy person. Around the age of 18 or 19 it struck me that I want to be an actor. I told my dad (producer Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju) and uncle about it, they felt very happy,” Prabhas said.

    “As an actor, ‘Baahubali’ has given me so much that I can’t explain in words. It’s a character that will always be a part of me,” he added.

    While the “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” hangover doesn’t seem to sober down at the box office anytime soon, Prabhas is now gearing up for his next project “Saaho”, to be directed by Sujeeth.

    “‘Saaho’ is my next project. It’s a present day film, and it would be releasing in three languages — Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. I have started preparing for my character. We would be starting the shoot shortly,” Prabhas concluded.

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    Baahubali: The Conclusion to release in July in China

    Baahubali: The Conclusion is the first Indian film to cross Rs 1500 crores worldwide and the movie has been still adding money even in its box-office run. The film released in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam on April 28th. With the English version getting ready, the stupendous success of Dangal in China made the makers proceed further with the Chinese version of Baahubali: The Conclusion. The movie will hit the screens during July in China in record number of screens informed a source from the production house.

    The news is that before Arka Media Works took a call about the release of Baahubali: The Conclusion in China, many leading distributors from the country approached the production house for the film’s release at the earliest. This SS Rajamouli’s directorial has been carrying huge buzz in China and the stupendous success of Dangal will sure add a huge advantage for the movie. Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Anushka played the lead roles in Baahubali: The Conclusion. Besides Chinese, the makers are in plans to release Baahubali: The Conclusion in Korean and Japanese along with English languages.

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    Failure Story of ‘Baahubali’ Producer

    After watching Baahubali, people might have wondered how come a producer who has made only 2-3 odd movies, dared to make the biggest motion picture of India. Well, producer Shobu Yarlagadda has suffered his share of failures before tasting success with ‘Baahubali’. Narrating the ordeals he had faced, Shobu said that Baahubali did not happen overnight for him.

    After studying Environmental engineering in India, Shobu went to the US to do Agricultural engineering. He worked there for two years and returned to India in 1996. He first started a firm that procures natural spice oils. He spent around four years but quit the company as he was’t pleased with its progress.

    Later, in the early 2000s when the software was booming, he started a dotcom company named Websmarts. Even that resulted into a failure. Then he joined forces with Prasad Devineni, who was also looking for an opportunity after facing a few business setbacks. With the guidance of veteran filmmaker K Raghavendra Rao, the duo then started making Television serials. During this period, they got acquainted with Rajamouli, who also started his career with serials.

    After making 20-odd serials, in 2009, when Rajamouli was planning to do a small film, ‘Maryada Ramanna’ after scoring an industry hit with ‘Magadheera’, Shobu and Prasad lapped up the opportunity and produced the Sunil starre on Arka media works banner. While ‘Maryada Ramanna’ was still on floors, they launched ‘Vedam’ after getting impressed with the narration of director Krish. Shobu also worked as line producer for a few films including Mahesh’s Bobby’ and Balakrishna’s ‘Pandu Rangadu’ before venturing into production.

    Shobu and Prasad had huge confidence in Rajamouli’s vision so they decided to bankroll Baahubali without having any idea of how much they might have to invest to complete the film. The rest of the story is known to everyone.

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