Director SS Rajamouli is on top of the world and his movie Baahubalis on top of all charts as it smashed box office records ( just with part one of their epic fantasy) earning an unprecedented Rs 50 crores within a day of its release. The film has broken the opening day-record of Rs 45 crores set by Shah Rukh Khan’s 2014 blockbuster Happy New Year.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who was the first to announce the news on Twitter, emphasised that the film had broken the record in ‘all its versions.’ The two-part epic battle movie has been made in Telugu and Tamil and has also been dubbed into Hindi and other languages.:
[Hindi] Fri ₹Bahubali 5.15 cr. India biz. HIGHEST biz for a *dubbed movie in Hindi*. FANTASTIC!
An elated Karan Johar, whose Dharma Productions owns the Hindi rights to the film, wrote:
Karan Johar ✔@karanjohar
#Baahubali SHATTERS all box office records and emerges as the highest opener ever!!!!!!! Record day 1 even for a dubbed film…phenomenal!!
The Hindi version of the film has made a decent Rs 5 crores which is the highest ever for a dubbed movie in India.
Starring Rana Dagubatti, Prabhas, Tamannah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty, Baahubali – literally meaning The One With Strong Arms in English – tells the fictional story of two warring brothers battling for control of an ancient Indian kingdom.Baahubali released on Friday across 4,000 screens globally. At Rs 250 crores, the film is the most expensive Indian movie ever made.
But if the first-day collections are anything to go by, it seems the makers will recover their cost very soon.Trade analyst Trinath told news agency IANS: “The film may even reach the Rs 100 crore club over the weekend.””The Telugu version did extremely well. The Tamil and Hindi versions did decent business too. “