As Karan Johar puts it, Baahubali 2 is no longer a cinema celebration, but a movie revolution! Since the movie released worldwide on 28th April, the film has been shattering records one after the other and creatinmg new milestones in the industry. No movie has witnessed such collections at the BO. Salman Khan’s Sultan, Aamir Khan’s Dangal top positions have been taken over by the magnum Opus. On day 1 itself, this film raked in Rs 121 crore in four languages. The storm continued to hit, as the film maintained its momentum worldwide. As per the latest update, the movie has also passed the Monday acid test with flying colors as it collected Rs 40.25 crore. That’s what films collect on Day 1 usually and this film has gone ahead and earned this amount on Day 5 of its release. Furthermore, this is the HIGHEST Monday collection ever beating even Hrithik Roshan’s KRRISH record which was the highest till date at Rs 35.91 crore. Not anymore the superhero film has been dethroned by the Indian superhero – Baahubali. As of Day 4, the film has crossed the Rs 150 crore mark. Worldwide, the film has grossed Rs 600 crore worldwide! Is there anything this film cannot do?! Also Read: Baahubali 2 box office collection day 4: Prabhas and Rana Daggubati’s film inches towards the Rs 200 crore mark in the Hindi version
Baahubali 2 has been lauded for its exemplary visuals, compelling story, powerful characters and its stunning VFX. There’s so much to look forward to this Magnum Opus than the most asked question – Why Kattappa killed Bahubali. The movie has lived up to the hype every bit. The movie has set a benchmark in Indian cinema and has become a phenomenon of sorts.
This is the first South film to have witnessed a PAN india approach.
Meanwhile Baahubali 2 director SS Rajamouli faces police complaint over alleged casteist dialogue.While Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is breaking records all over India and making a few abroad as well, back in Hyderabad, the film has enraged quite a few people. According to a report in The News Minute, members of a group called the Arekatika Porata Samithi filed a complaint with the Hyderabad police on Sunday against SS Rajamouli, the director of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. The reason? Well, he has allegedly hurt the sentiments of the Katika community.
The offensive Baahubali 2 scene in question features Katappa (Sathyaraj) saying “Katika cheekati” in the second half of the film. The group which has lodged the complaint says that the term is a ‘caste slur’ and since they are from the Katika caste, the dialogue was ‘humiliating their community name’. The group has also filed a complaint with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) where it has demanded for the words to be removed. “We Katika people indulge in the trade of butchery, to sell meat of goats, sheep and hens, to provide healthy food to the society, as part of our livelihood. We are not harsh, inhuman and anti-social people as the movies try to portray us,” the complaint read.
“We have become a synonym for any anti-social activities. Even in schools and colleges, our children are facing social stigma,” the complaint went on to add.
The Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments recognise the Katika or the Arekatika community under the Backward Class (BC) category. However, a police officer belonging to the Banjara Hills police station, where the complaint was filed, said that no case has been registered against the makers of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion yet and that they are taking legal advice.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which released on April 28, opened to packed houses with theatres reporting up to 90% occupancy. The film has already crossed Rs 500 crore worldwide in gross box-office earnings and is expected to earn a whole lot more over the next few weeks.
The most anticipated film of 2017 is finally here, and it is running packed at the theatres. In fact, SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus has broken the record of Salman Khan’s Sultan and Aamir Khan’s Dangal by raking in a massive Rs 128 crore in the opening weekend. And this is only the Hindi-dubbed version. Baahubali 2 is also smashing box office records in the original Telugu, along with Tamil and Malayalam-dubbed versions. The film has received a huge thumbs up from fans and critics alike.