S. S. Rajamouli’s ambitious fantasy saga,has taken box office by storm. The film opened to packed theatres on Friday, the 28th. And, collected Rs.122 crores on first day itself.
According to an estimate, the worldwide collection for first three days of the Magnum Opus has already crossed 500 crores mark. And, has become the biggest hit of last few years, in terms of revenue for first week.
This weekend, fans thronged to theatres, all over India and World over to know “Why Katappa killed Bahubali”. Most of the metro cities including Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai received rave reviews for the movie. In Hyderabad, fans celebrated the first show by garlanding a huge cutout of Prabhas, while whistling atop trucks.
Even Rajnikant has praised the movie, calling it one of the best movies, in terms of graphics, produced by India so far. In fact, never before had any movie, created so much curiosity as did Bahubali 2.
Though the film continues to gather some flak as well. Latest controversy, is about a nine year old video of Sathyaraj, who plays Katappa in the movie, lashing out at Kanadda people. The film is as yet not been released in Karnataka, fearing backlash.
Though in other places, Bahubali and it’s actors are collecting accolades. Prabhas, who is the main lead has given five years to Bahubali. It is rumored that he constructed a Volleyball Court in his Villa, for building up stamina and physique required for the movie.
The other male lead, Rana Daggubati has recently revealed that he is completely blind in one eye.
Whereas Anushka Shetty, has become the first heroine, to be ever recasted by Rajamouli. He is notorious for never casting the same female lead twice.
How the film fares in coming days, would decide, whether Bahubali 2 is able to encash on initial hype or not. However, at least, presently, actors, director and producer, are all basking in glory and grinning widely.