In its Hindi version, it netted Rs.5.15 crore on the first day, making it the highest opening for a dubbed film. “The record was previously held by Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Robot’ with Rs.2.2 crore and Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vishwaroop’ with Rs.1.9 crore.
“Baahubali” is also the biggest earning south Indian film on the opening day.
The previous best opening was held by Rajinikanth-starrer “Lingaa”, with Rs.22 crore and followed by Shankar-directed “I” with Rs.20 crore. It’s not only in India where the film has raked in the moolah. In US, it has set the cash registers on fire. “‘Baahubali’ Telugu version collected a whopping Rs.14.96 crore from its premiere. In its opening weekend in the US, the film is touched $5 million.”Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ had collected $3.1 million in its first weekend in US. “Baahubali” released on as many as 4,000 screens across the globe.
The film, which stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty in the lead roles, is about two brothers fighting over an ancient kingdom. It has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.
Heaping praise on Rajamouli, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur said other filmmakers should be as courageous as him. “Filmmakers from South India are showing far more courage than the North. Where are the courageous filmmakers like @ssrajamouli in Mumbai? (sic),” Kapur wrote on his Twitter page. With 9.4 IMDB rating, “Baahubali” is the highest rated Indian film on the site. (IANS)