Only one film can withstand the magnum opus's storm and even override it!
When a South film makes more than hundred crores in Bollywood, it a huge achievement, almost unbelievable to say! But the super success of Baahubali - The Beginning, even in the face of Salman Khan's blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan, proved that it not an impossible task at all!
The film has done tremendous business in South as well as overseas, and on it's way to be the highest grossing film ever. But doing a hundred crore business in Mumbai, is a rare achievement, also unique, for any South movie to claim!
But if trade analysts are to be believed, there is another South film that is about to break all the records Baahubali has made in its dream run here. It's HUGE. it's about to come next year, and it's none other than...
...the second installment of Baahubali aka Baahubali - the Conclusion! Indeed, the biggest competitor to Baahubali is Baahubali itself! No other film, not even Vijay's upcoming fantasy thriller, Puli, can come close to that, at least as per the trade sources!
Before Baahubali, the highest grossing South movie in Mumbai was Enthiran aka Robot, that had the inimitable Rajnikanth and the alluring presence of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. But it could gross only around Rs. 40 crores in Mumbai. And Baahubali has done more than double that business in here!
Enthiran was made by Shankar, a man with a flair for big budget films and special effects. Many of his films were either dubbed into Hindi, like Jeans, Anniyan (Aparichit), I, or remade into Hindi like Gentleman (The Gentleman), Mudhalvan (Naayak - The Real Hero). Yet none of his films managed to even close to SS Rajamouli's labour of love! Why, even Mani Ratnam, one of the most acclaimed directors from South, couldn't achieve that great a success!
We do hope that Baahubali pave way for many more quality films from South to get released here, and do gret business as well! After all, who doesn't love healthy competition!
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