July, 19, 2015 :: S.S. Rajamouli’s Super Smash ‘Baahubali’ has become the first south Indian film to enter the Rs 300 crore club in just nine days, confirms a trade analyst. It has surpassed the previous record held by superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Enthiran’, which had collected approximately Rs.290 crore at the box office. As of Saturday, the film has grossed Rs.303 crore worldwide. The Hindi version of the film has netted over Rs.50 crore, setting a new record for a dubbed film. Despite the onslaught of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, the numbers of ‘Baahubali’ have not been affected.
A mythological drama about two brothers at war for a kingdom, the film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles.
Baahubali : The Beginning, also presented as Bāhubali: The Beginning (English: The One With Strong Arms) is a 2015 Indian bilingual epic historical fiction film written and directed by S. S. Rajamouli. Produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni, it is the first of two cinematic parts. The film was simultaneously made in Telugu and Tamil and dubbed into Hindi, Malayalam and French languages. Baahubali: The Beginning features an ensemble cast of Prabhas, Rana, Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty in lead roles. Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar, Adivi Sesh, Tanikella Bharani and Sudeep appear in supporting roles.
Baahubali : The Beginning is the most expensive production in the history of Indian cinema to date. The film was shot using Arri Alexa XT camera, marking Rajamouli’s first film to use digital cameras; the principal photography began at Rock Gardens in Kurnool on 6 July 2013. Sabu Cyril was the production designer for the film, the soundtrack and background score for the film was composed by M. M. Keeravani, and V. Srinivas Mohan was the visual effects supervisor.
Baahubali : The Beginning was released worldwide on 10 July 2015 to positive reviews from critics, and it recorded the highest-grossing opening for an Indian film at the box-office. The final part is scheduled for release in 2016.
Directed by S. S. Rajamouli
Produced by Prasad Devineni, Shobu Yarlagadda
Screenplay by Madhan Karky, Rahul Koda, V. Vijayendra Prasad, S. S. Rajamouli
Story by V. Vijayendra Prasad
Prabhas as Shivu/Shivudu alias Mahendra Baahubali and Amarendra Baahubali
Rana Daggubati as Palvaalthevan/Bhallala Deva
Tamannaah as Avanthika
Anushka Shetty as Devasena
Ramya Krishnan as Sivagami
Sathyaraj as Kattappa
Nassar as Pingaladevan/Bijjaladeva
Rohini as Sanga
Tanikella Bharani as Swamiji
Adivi Sesh as Bhadrudu/Bhadra
Prabhakar as Kalakeya king
Sudeep (cameo) as Aslam Khan
S. Rajamouli (cameo) as spirit seller
Nora Fatehi (cameo)
Scarlett Mellish Wilson (cameo)
Gabriela Bertante (cameo)
Rakesh Varre as Palvaalthevan/Bhallaladeva’s friend
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography K. K. Senthil Kumar
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Production company Arka Media Works
Distributed by Telugu : Arka Media Works
Tamil : Studio Green, UV Creations
Hindi : Dharma Productions
Malayalam : Global United Media