Published On: Sun, Jul 12th, 2015

Baahubali: Rana Dagubatti starrer movie lives up to its name

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Dubbed as India’s answer to 300, Baahubali is India’s most expensive film

Touted as India’s most expensive film with a budget of well over 200 crores, Baahubali set the  cash registers ringing at the box office. Directed by S.S Rajamouli the film opened in 4000 theatres across the nation in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi languages.The first part in the two-part war drama recorded an opening day collection of 60 crore breaking record of 44 crores set by Sharhukh Khan- Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express. Analysts are predicting the film to cross the 100 crore mark over the weekend.

The story of Baahubali follows the life of Sivudu (Prabhas) who lives a solitary life cut off from the rest of the civilization. On a fateful day Sivudu encounters Avanthika (Tamannaah Bhatia) who is a master assassin from a rebel group that intends on crushing King Bhallala Deva (Rana Daggubatti) of Mahishpati and rescuing Devasana (Anushka Shetty).

The special effects used in the film are second to none and shows the coming of age of the Indian cinema in the VFX department. Baahubali which was being labeled India’s answer to 300 has actually received a higher rating on popular movie ranking website IMDB. Baahubali has outshone ‘300’ in IMDB rating with 9.5 out of 10. The rating of ‘300’ in IMDB was 7.8.

It is one of the rare occasions where, a non-Bollywood film has claimed the fancy of cinema goers in a way that Bollywood releases have failed to do so far this year. Bahubali’s international run has also begun on a good note with Rs 20 crore collected on the first day. According to sources, the film made $1 million in the US, making it one of the most successful theatrical exports from India.

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