Did the southern film industry achieve something that the Bollywood movie juggernaut, bristling with all the talent, money, technology and flamboyance, have not even thought of achieving so far?
Critically acclaimed and south Indian blockbuster movie Baahubali: The Beginning made it into the list of foreign films that Hollywood wishes they had made.
A leading Hollywood online portal named the S S Rajamouli’s hit film among the ‘15 Foreign Blockbusters Hollywood Wishes They’d Made’ ranking it at 12 in the list. No other Indian film made into the list.
Baahubali movie’s official Twitter account also shared the Screenrant’s story. “It’s so nice to see #Baahubali on this list! @screenrant,” it tweeted.
“This list could not go without an entry from Hollywood’s biggest rival, Bollywood. One of the most hugely invested and massively productive national film industries in the world, with more than 1500 films each year, Indian cinema is known for its flamboyant, wildly imaginative extravaganzas. South Indian director S.S. Rajamouli’s historical/fantasy epic Baahubali: The Beginning is one of its most magnificent creations…” the story read.
Baahubali is an epic historical fiction directed by popular Tollywood director S S Rajamouli. It became the highest grossing film within India and third across the globe. It is the first of the two parts released. Baahubali bagged many awards including National Awards, for best feature film and for special effects, and Filmfare and SIIMA Awards in 2016.
The second part Baahubali: The Conclusion is slated for a release in summer next year. According to reports, Arka Media Works is bankrolling the second part which is being made on a budget of Rs 200 crore.
The film, which was made on a budget of ₹120 crore (US$18 million), released worldwide on 10 July 2015 to positive reviews from critics, became the highest grossing Indian film within India, and became the third highest grossing Indian film globally.
It became the first South Indian film to gross over ₹650 crore (US$97 million) worldwide and the first non-Hindi film to gross over ₹100 crore (US$15 million) in the dubbed Hindi version. It is also the highest grossing Telugu film of all time. Also, it is the highest grossing South Indian film at the global box office. – CINEWS