Friday, July 31, 2015
Ace director SS Rajamouli, who is basking in the huge success of "Baahubali - the Beginning", is said to be contemplating on roping in Bollywood actors for the movie's sequel.
"Baahubali" is a two-part period movie written by V Vijayendra Prasad and SS Rajamouli. The first part titled "Baahubali - the Beginning" was released on 10 July and become the fourth highest grosser Indian movie with its 20-day worldwide collection reaching Rs 450 crore. The film is still doing well at ticket counters across the globe.
In a bid to create curiosity among viewers, SS Rajamouli has put an abrupt end to "Baahubali - the Beginning", which ends with the announcement of the release date of its sequel (September 2016). The movie has left many question unanswered, which has increased the curiosity of audiences across the globe for the sequel.
"Baahubali - the Beginning" has been getting positive response not only from the audience, but also from Indian superstars and international critics and trade experts, who are curious about its sequel. Now, "Baahubali 2" is riding on the huge amount of expectations.
Hence, even as "Baahubali - the Beginning" continues its success run at ticket counters in its third week, SS Rajamouli is busy with the preparation for the production of its sequel. Along with southern actors, he has reportedly planned to rope in some Bollywood stars to extend the reach of the sequel in the global market.
It may be recalled here that SS Rajamouli brought ace Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar on board to present its Hindi version of "Baahubali - the Beginning". His association has helped the movie increase its prospects, with the Hindi version collecting over Rs 90 crore nett at the Indian box office in 20 days.
"Baahubali - the Beginning" has become a blockbuster success without having any nationally- acclaimed hero in it. Now, by planning to cast some popular Bollywood actors in the sequel, SS Rajamouli is planning to create another landmark in the history of Indian cinema, say experts. Speculation is high on which Bollywood star will be roped in for the film.
Source : ibtimes.co.in
SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali" has emerged as one of the biggest hits in Chennai. The movie has made fantastic collection and has broken several records. Now, it is on the verge of beating Ajith's "Yennai Arindhaal" record.
The combined collection of the two versions (Tamil+Telugu) of "Baahubali" in Chennai stands at Rs. 5.52 crore by the end of its third weekend, reports Behindwoods. It has already beaten the record of 2015 hits like "Kanchana 2", which had raked in Rs. 5.16 crore, Kamal Haasan starrer "Papanasam", which is still running in theatres and so far has earned Rs. 4.2 crore and Suriya's "Massu", which grossed Rs. 4.1 crore in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
Now, the next target for "Baahubali" is Ajith Kumar's "Yennai Arindhaal", which made Rs. 5.72 crore and is in the second position in the list of highest grossing movie at the Chennai box office in 2015. The SS Rajamouli's flick requires about Rs. 20 lakh to beat it and it is expected to make the amount in its third week.
However, we have to wait and see whether "Baahubali" can beat the record of Vikram's "I", which made a lifetime business of Rs. 8.82 crore in Chennai. For this record to beat, the multi-starrer movie has to retain the momentum and continuously perform well at collection centres for the next two weeks.
Meanwhile, the total collection of "Baahubali" in Tamil Nadu has crossed Rs. 50 crore. Even in the weekdays, the movie enjoys good occupancy.
"#Baahubali (Tamil) - Rock solid on Monday in TN ,18th day of release. Many screens occupancy 85 to 100 % for Noon & Matinee. Blockbuster," a leading critic and trade tracker tweeted about the Monday buzz.
But, the movie business has been affected after cinema halls in the entire state decided to remain shut on 30 July as a mark of respect to APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away on 27 July.
"Baahubali" stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamanna Bhatia in the lead roles with Ramya Krishnan and Sathyaraj playing key characters.
Source : ibtimes.co.in