‘Baahubali: The Beginning’, is a 2015 Indian bilingual epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli. Produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni, it is the first of two cinematic parts. The film was simultaneously made in Telugu and Tamil and dubbed into Hindi, Malayalam and French languages. ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ features an ensemble cast of Prabhas, Rana Dagubatti, Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty in lead roles.
SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘Baahubali’ has outshone the success of ‘300’ as it has earned a rating of 9.5 out of 10 in IMDB. The rating of ‘300’ in IMDB was 7.8. ‘Baahubali’, made with a budget of Rs 150 crores is the most expensive movie in the history of Indian cinema.
According to this India Today report, the film’s Telugu version has made Rs. 257 crore in the first week. The dubbed-in-Hindi version has crossed Rs. 50 crore in two weeks. After the second weekend, “Baahubali – the Beginning” took its worldwide gross box office collection total to Rs 350 crore and now it is inching towards the Rs 450 crore mark.
Baahubali, which means the one with strong arms, is touted as the priciest movie in the history of Indian cinema and has been shattering box office records since its premiere last weekend. It is creating box office history, not only in India but across the continents. According to Hollywood Reporter, the Telugu-language film, is winning over the international box office by earning above $3m during its first weekend. In spite of 236 screen limited releases, the movie has secured the 11th position at the US box office.
REVIEWS BY VIEWERS
- Sahishnuta Barua – “I watched the movie with my family and I thought it was one of a kind. Though I was a little disappointed with the first half of the movie, it more than made up for it post-interval. Historical epics are always interesting”
- Joy Sareen – “The movie really is an epic. It was, by far, one of the best I have watched in a long time. And the dubbing done in Hindi is remarkable. You don’t really get the feeling that it is originally made in Telugu.”