Baahubali 2, the rest of the box office

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  1. I think movies like Dangal and Baahubali are going to be good for the industry. You have extremely talented people dedicating 2 or 3 years of their lives to these movies. The dedication and passion show on screen.

    It only raises the bar for everyone else. Remember only a few years back we had Golmaal 3 as one of the biggest hindi grossers (in the top 5). But since then we have had movies like 3 Idiots, PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali that have raised the bar much higher.

    Last year, Salman was probably happy with Sultan’s performance. But then he was most probably overwhelmed by Dangal’s quality and those collections. He even admitted to that. He probably is aware that he needs something as good as Bajrangi to get anywhere near there again. A ‘Ready’ or ‘Bodyguard’ isn’t going to do it anymore. The bar has been set higher. And he is probably attempting that with Tubelight.

    The problem is with the standard set by Baahubali in its genre. I can’t see anyone in Bollywood currently having the creative vision to succeed in the genre. It obviously demands huge investments but it also demands the kind of creative imagination that has rarely (or IMO never) been seen in Bollywood. Lots of money were invested in Ra1, Krish 3, Drona or Mohenjodaro. But the results were disappointing. You can see that even after the stupendous success of the Baahubali-first part, not one project in the same genre or scale has been announced in Bollywood.

    I think that, as much as I liked Dangal, Aamir can do (and has done) better. PK for me was better. 3 Idiots was better. He can create something like Dangal again or even better. You always expect something as good from him.

    But doing something as good as Baahubali in its genre does not seem given right now in Bollywood’s context. The standard set by the first part is way too high right now. It’s not that I am under-estimating the creative vision of current Bollywood directors. But I feel that may be only if Rajamouli himself decides to direct something here, only then we stand a chance to see an epic hindi film as good as Baahubali.

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    • Yes, I agree that Bollywood directors lack the imagination and vision to some up with something like Baahubali.

      Thats why I am really hoping that Rajamouli takes this same genre and does a Bollywood movie next. Would love to see Aamir in it.

      Aamir-Rajamouli would be a killer combo.

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    • Marcus – Rajamouli/Aamir: are you eyeing 2000Cr ? 😛

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      • Haha.

        Actually there is some talk about Salman in Rajamouli’s next. Anyways, when is Padman releasing?

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    • Nice comment…

      I don’t think Aamir will go grand just to show. He is invested in subject and right treatment.

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  2. Baahubali 2 is opening with paid previews all over AP and Telangana tomorrow (April 27) from 7 in the evening.

    Day 1 expectations so far:

    AP/T – 45-50Cr share (including paid previews)
    Karnataka – 10 Cr share
    Kerala – 3 Cr share
    TN – 10 Cr share
    Hindi – 12-15 Cr Share

    India – 80 Cr

    That’s more than 100 Cr Nett from India alone and that too on a single day. Gross will be more than 120 Cr.

    In Overseas US alone is expected to fetch 30 Cr Gross on first day (premiere+Friday). Total Worldwide gross will be more than 150 Cr on first day of the release. Going by the release size and prices I’ll be disappointed personally if this is not the minimum gross, even though there is absolutely nothing in its vicinity to compare.

    This is the trade expectation. Let’s see what the likes of Taran Adarsh will have to say when these numbers turn out to be true.

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  3. I think B2 fever caught up even here. It is only wednesday and we have a new thread!

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  4. Here is some good number crunching regarding both Bollywood and Southern Regional movies:

    https://www.bollyarena.net/highest-indian-openers-and-lifetime-grossers-of-all-time/

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  5. From the last thread,
    Yes, bollywood cant compete Baahubali type of mega drama. Next Dhoom series can compete in terms of investment and all India appeal if it tries some innovation and experiment. And audience is assured for this franchise. Come to think of it, even Dhoom is a fantasy on modern lines.

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  6. This was Amitabh Bachan’s reaction after watching the first Baahubali trailer:

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  7. http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/heres-why-salman-khan-fired-his-manager-reshma-shetty/

    The friend also added, “Salman allowed her to take all the business decisions. In fact, she also put his family in the queue for his dates. The family took it in their stride as they have always kept Salman’s profession separate from his personal life. But the manager took things a little too far when she apparently didn’t allow Salman to go on Sohail’s comedy show on television.”

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    • 200 CR will be a cake walk here! The first one trended incredibly to 120 CR +. This will not only open big but if the film lives upto expectations I’d be going for 300 CR.

      People were quick to point out how it affected Bajrangi Bhaijaan run, the opposite is true too.

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    • thecooldude Says:

      This movie might be really huge but can we please stop comparing the FX with hollywood? Bahubali might be the best india has to offer but it’s not a patch to hollywood when it comes to FX…not even in the same freakin universe. Just watch this scene and tell me if its not laughable by hollwyood’s standards

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      • I’ve seen better VFX in Hollywood films 30 years ago.

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      • But to be fair to Bahubali the beginning, it’s budget was paltry 120 Crore & in comparison hollywood invests 10 to 20 times more money to make their movies look far more credible & authentic, be it on vfx or other expensive technical requirements. Give Rajamouli 1000 crores, he’d “wreck havoc” on celluloid through his vision!! ROI should also be kept in mind as movies made on budget of 250 & 400 crores grossing 500 & 700 crores would not be such an incredible feat as opposed to a 80 crore movie returning with almost 400 crore gross, so logic & common sense should not be put aside in the deluge caused by Baahubali 2!!

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    • thecooldude Says:

      Also…this is as fake a review as one gets.

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  8. Summons through WhatsApp? The Bombay HC may have just set a new precedent

    Aditya AK April 26, 2017 Litigation News, News
    Gautam Patel
    Justice Gautam Patel of the Bombay High Court is known for his inventive judgments, and this time, he might have just started a judicial trend.

    The case was a copyright infringement suit against the producers of the Kannada movie ‘Pushpaka Vimana’ released in 2017. The defendants in the case proved to be particularly evasive, with the plaintiffs doing virtually everything to serve summons on them.

    In the end, they found the mobile number of one of the producers – confirmed to be his by the TrueCaller app – and sent him the summons via WhatsApp. The defendant received the same and replied, ‘I dint understand anything. Will check with my legal team and I’ll text you back. I am out of station.’ Both defendants were also served summons through email.

    Justice Patel noted in his order dated March 23,

    “I do not see what more can be done for the purposes of this Motion. It cannot be that our rules and procedure are either so ancient or so rigid (or both) that without some antiquated formal service mode through a bailiff or even by beat of drum or pattaki, a party cannot be said to have been ‘properly’ served.

    The purpose of service is put the other party to notice and to give him a copy of the papers. The mode is surely irrelevant. We have not formally approved of email and other modes as acceptable simply because there are inherent limitation to proving service. Where an alternative mode is used, however, and service is shown to be effected, and is acknowledged, then surely it cannot be suggested that the Defendants had ‘no notice’…

    …Defendants who avoid and evade service by regular modes cannot be permitted to take advantage of that evasion.”

    He went on to show how the “invasiveness” of technology could be used to scupper attempts at avoiding court summons.

    “If Vikhyat and Krishna (the producers) believe they can resort to these tactics to avoid service, they are wrong. They may succeed in avoiding a bailiff. They may be able to avoid a courier or a postman. They have reckoned without the invasiveness of information technology. Vikhyat in particular does not seem to have cottoned on to the fact that when somebody calls him and he responds, details can be obtained from in-phone apps and services, and these are very hard to either obscure or disguise.”

    Despite these attempts to reach out to them, the defendants did not reply to the notice of motion and failed to appear in court.

    Coming to the case itself, it was contended by the petitioners – represented by Dr. Birendra Saraf and Ankita Singh of A&P Partners – that the Kannada movie was a copy of the Korean film titled ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’, released in 2013.

    Justice Patel prima facie agreed with the arguments made by the petitioners that Pushpaka Vimana was “a colourable imitation of the Korean original”, based on fifteen instances set out in the plaint. Consequently, he granted an interim stay on the further exhibition, distribution and telecast of the movie.

    The case was listed for April 12, and then April 20, but no further orders have been published on the Bombay High Court website.

    Whether Justice Patel’s reluctance to stick to “antiquated and formal service modes” will be followed by other judges is what remains to be seen.

    https://barandbench.com/summons-whatsapp-bombay-hc-may-just-set-new-precedent/

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  9. ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme dies at 73
    The Oscar-winning filmmaker had been suffering from oesophageal cancer, his publicist said.

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    • “Sadly, I can confirm that Jonathan passed away early this morning in his Manhattan apartment, surrounded by his wife, Joanne Howard, and three children,” the publicist said in a statement.

      The Silence of Lambs (1991), starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, won five Oscars in 1992, including the Best Director award for Demme. His other well-known films are Philadelphia, Stop Making Sense (1984), Something Wild (1986) and the documentary Talking Heads. The last film he had directed was Ricki and the Flash in 2015, starring Meryl Streep.

      “Jonathan taught us how big a heart a person can have, and how it will guide how we live and what we do for a living,” actor Tom Hanks who starred in Philadephia directed by Demme said.

      https://scroll.in/latest/835780/the-silence-of-the-lambs-director-jonathan-demme-dies-at-73

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  10. Kangna Ranaut makes debut as a scriptwriter in Hansal Mehta’s Simran.
    Kangna Ranaut is a talented star. The actress has always taken up meaty roles and given some incredible performances in the past. Now, Kangna Ranaut has opted for another meaty role in Hansal Mehta’s upcoming comedy-drama, Simran. It turns out that Kangna will be credited as co-writer with script-writer Apurva Asrani.

    A very few people are aware that Kangna Ranaut has done a screenplay writing course in New York in the past. According to Hansal Mehta, when she was approached with the script, she loved it so much that she came onboard to co-write it with Apurva Asrani. Hansal called her an incredible talent. He said that he is happy that Kangna with her collaboration has helped make Simran a fun family film. He was very impressed with her since Queen and even more so because she had penned down some scenes and collaborated on the script of that lovely film. He is thankful that after Queen they have a similar collaboration in their film.

    Praising her writing skills, Hansal Mehta further added that Kangna must continue to write. He called her sharp, instinctive and someone who has a great sense of character.

    Besides Kangna Ranaut, Hansal Mehta has had long time collaboration with Apurva Asrani who was screenwriter-editor on Rajkummar Rao starrer Shahid. He also wrote story, screenplay, dialogues and helped in editing for Manoj Bajpayee starrer Aligarh which went on to become one of the highly appreciated films last year. He was the script advisor and editor on CityLights as well.

    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com

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  11. Baahubali 2 will dethrone Dangal to become the highest grosser of Indian Cinema, trade predicts

    http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/baahubali-2-will-dethrone-dangal-to-become-the-highest-grosser-of-indian-cinema-trade-predicts/

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    • Even if it does 800-900 cr (as this article is predicting), Dangal should be able to topple that after its China release.

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  12. Baahubali 2 online booking breaks Aamir Khan’s Dangal records, sells over a million tickets in 24 hours

    http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/baahubali-2-online-booking-breaks-aamir-khans-dangal-records-sells-over-a-million-tickets-in-24-hours/

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  13. Boi is somewhat cold to Baahubali as of now.

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    • They view these films as regional films. I remember they discarded Baahubali’s chances when it released. But then they were taken aback by the feedbacks and the collections that followed.

      BOI are fans of hindi films with the traditional ingredients and especially ones that have appeal to the northern territories. You must have noticed they occasionally mention the release of Punjabi films and they even report the collections. But they never do it for any film down south (however big it is).

      But, to be fair to them, almost everyone was surprised by Baahubali’s (hindi version) collections.

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      • “You must have noticed they occasionally mention the release of Punjabi films and they even report the collections.”..that’s an understatement. they have a very heavy punjabi and Khan bias and even among them they try to bet on the right horse(s)

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    • BOI has responded:

      http://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=2881

      I think last year Jungle Book was a crossover film for Hollywood in India. This year its going to be Baahubali 2 in the Hindi belt.

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    • Some are saying that people were complaining about queues during demonetisation but the same are not complaining standing in long queues for a film! The point they are missing is this standing is voluntary.

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  14. Noor Comes Out Last In Heroine Orientated Film Season
    Tuesday 25 April 2017 10.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Noor dropped 50% on Monday from Friday as it collected just 60 lakhs nett. The collections so far are a little over 5 crore nett in four days and the week looks like finishing at around 6.75 crore nett and that will be it.

    The last few weeks saw a season of heroine orientated films with Phillauri, Naam Shabana, Begum Jaan and Noor and Noor has come worse off by a distance with non of the other films proving successes either. The business of Noor over the first four days is as follows.

    Friday – 1,25,00,000

    Saturday – 1,60,00,000

    Sunday – 1,75,00,000

    Monday – 60,00,000

    TOTAL – 5,20,00,000

    Noor will finish at around 7 crore nett, Begum Jaan at 19 crore nett while Phillauri has done 25 crore nett and Naam Shabana is looking at a near 37 crore nett finish making it the best of the lot

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  15. REVEALED: Here’s what to expect from Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion

    BySubhash K. JhaApr 27, 2017 – 10:13 am IST

    No one from the cast or crew let alone from outside the film’s immediate circle of participants’ collaborators and associates have seen the year’s biggest film. But the censor board has had that privilege. And a prominent CBFC member spills the beans in what can be regarded as the first full-fledged review of Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion.

    Says the CBFC member, “Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion is in every sense bigger than the first part of the film. The second part is longer than the first part, almost three full hours. But not a moment sits heavily on the narrative. We haven’t cut a single frame, shot, or a word from the dialogue. There was no moment that we could eliminate. The action sequences are this time shot far more intricately and the special effects, especially in the war scenes are on a par with what we’ve seen in the best Hollywood war epics from Richard Attenborough’s A Bridge Too Far to Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge.”

    The confrontation scenes between Prabhas and Rana Daggubatti are , according to the awestruck CBFC source, “hear stopping…the two of them are like restless lions in a cage ready to pounce but something keeps them from tearing at each other, I can’t reveal what. Both the actors are equally impressive this time.”

    As for the million rupee question, why did Katappa kill Baahubali, the revelation, says the CBFC source, will leave audiences “stunned and disbelieving”

    This CBFC member says Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion will put Indian cinema on the global map. “The stunts, the spectacle, and the performances are superior to Fast & Furious 8. Audiences will come away very very happy but also very sad. This can’t be the end of the Bahubali saga!”

    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/

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  16. అగ్ర దర్శకుడైన మీరు ఒక చిత్రం కోసం ఐదేళ్లు సమయం వెచ్చించడం ఎంతవరకు సమంజసం?
    అసలు ఈ సినిమాకి ఐదేళ్లు సమయం పడుతుందని వూహించలేదు. రంగంలోకి దిగాకే తెలిసింది. ఇక వెనక్కి తిరిగిరాలేం కదండీ, అందుకే ముందుకు వెళ్లాం. ఈ చిత్రం కోసం మంచి నటీనటులు, మంచి సాంకేతిక బృందం, మంచి నిర్మాతలు కుదిరారు. అందరం ఒక కుటుంబంలా కలిసిపోయాం. దాంతో ఎప్పుడూ ఈ సినిమా నాకు బరువుగా అనిపించలేదు. షూటింగ్‌ చివరి రోజున ‘హమ్మయ్యా… అయిపోయింది’ అనుకొన్నాం కానీ, పనులన్నీ పూర్తయ్యాక మళ్లీ ఇప్పుడు బాధగా అనిపిస్తోంది. అందరం కలిసి ఇంకొన్ని రోజులు కలిసి ప్రయాణం చేసుంటే బాగుండేదని!
    ఇప్పటిదాకా చేసిన చిత్రాలతో ‘బాహుబలి’ని పోల్చి చూసుకొంటే ఏమనిపిస్తోంది?
    ఒక కథకుడిగా ‘బాహుబలి’ బాగా సంతృప్తినిచ్చిన చిత్రం. ఇంతకుముందు చేసిన ప్రతి సినిమాలోనూ కొన్ని పాత్రలపై మాత్రమే దృష్టి పెట్టినట్టు అనిపించేది. చాలా వరకు కథంతా కథానాయకుడి కోణంలోనే సాగేది. ఈ సినిమాలో ప్రతి పాత్ర కూడా కీలకమైనదే. నాకు ఇష్టమైన హీరోయిజాన్ని చూపిస్తూనే, అన్ని కోణాల్లోనూ సంతృప్తికరంగా చిత్రాన్ని తీర్చిదిద్దిన అనుభూతి కలిగింది.

    Full interview in telugu
    http://www.eenadu.net/movies/latest-movie-news.aspx?item=tollywood&no=3

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  17. Veteran actor Vinod Khanna dies at 70, weeks after reports of cancer
    Actor Vinod Khanna has died at 70

    The veteran actor was hospitalised in April first week due to severe dehydration but was later said to be stable and responding positively to treatment.

    Vinod, who was a sitting Bharatiya Janata Party member of the Lok Sabha from the Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab, was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Girgaon, Mumbai.

    Vinod Khanna dies at 70, reactions from friends, colleagues, admirers pour in
    A photo of him with his son and wife went viral during his stay at the hospital. Khanna look extremely weak and frail in the photo which his many fans getting concerned for his health.

    The actor, often called one of the most handsome men in the industry, featured in films like Mere Apne, Insaaf and Amar, Akbar, Anthony. He was last seen in Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale (2015).

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  18. A R Rahman Unveils The Poster Of His Directorial Debut ‘Le Musk​’​

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  19. Don’t think relevant here but i thought if some are interested they should know the SC is hearing the matter regarding making Aadhar card mandatory for filing IT returns in India, ofcourse the larger privacy debate is pending before the Larger bench of SC but this is a very important case in recent times.

    The question is whether the human life is just a number for the state, whether a person’s fingerprints, Iris scan, biometrics, etc be collected by the State?

    Constitutional Jurist Datar completed his opening arguments yesterday.

    Now Shyam Divan is arguing today for other petitioner.

    Live tweets are there in the link below.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/LiveLawIndia?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Day one arguements:

    http://www.livelaw.in/challenge-linking-aadhaar-pan-hearing-progressing-sc/

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    • Logically, There is no case to argue.

      It is like some people asking not to use calculator/computer and do it old way on paper because hard drive may crash or some people don’t know how to use it.

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      • Yeah but there are other grounds as well. I agree regarding that, but issues are also voluntary or mandatory. Whether state can take biometrics even otherwise under the Constitution. Lets see what the SC says

        Datar has pitched it upto art. 14, 19 and 21.

        Between today’s argument are as belwo:

        http://www.livelaw.in/aadhaar-pan-linking-unconstitutional-sr-adv-shyam-divan/

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        • It was so easy to get a SSN in the USA, but Adhaar card is such a pain. There is no process with documents to be submitted for a foreigner

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          • That was an issue I would have faced had this rule existed back when I was in Bombay: I had a PAN card but am not eligible for an AADHAR card; so if you needed this to file tax returns (you certainly need a PAN card) there would be no way for a non-Indian citizen to file taxes…

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          • I have read somewhere that even Pan is not necessary to file income tax according to Supreme Court. One just has to attach that order while filing income tax and they cant refuse to accept it.

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          • Activists are angry.”This is threatening to turn taxpayers into defaulters,” says Gopal Krishna of Citizens Forum for Civic Liberties, New Delhi. For those still struggling to figure out how to file tax returns, a former chief justice of the Madras high court has this piece of advice: “File the returns by speed post and attach a copy of the recent Supreme Court order. There is no way they can refuse your IT returns. In fact, the Income Tax Act has provisions that allow you to file income tax even without a PAN card.”
            http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/initials-punctuations-on-pan-card-make-linking-with-aadhaar-a-pain/articleshow/58038717.cms

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          • I got it 2-3 years ago on my dad insistence and only problem was that my current address, I had no proof. The address proof in India which is mandatory is most problematic for a person not living in India. But then you need address proof for anything. I needed to use my address in passport and get it done.

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        • There are lot of things not there in constitution; ; Things which make sense should be implemented via legislation.

          ps – Supreme Court put the ball of decriminalizing same sex on legislature but went ahead and made law for 500 meter barrier for liquor using power vested in article 142.

          ps1 – In US people use second amendment for their right to bear Guns; It was probably right in 1793 but it doesn’t make sense now.

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        • Well, How do you get an Indian address is foreign passport? Unless you applied for your foreign pp in India.
          Adhaar willl be needed in future for property transactions in India, my dad tells me.

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          • My problems are compounded by a name change during naturalization. Now, my current ID is out of synch with old documentation in India

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    • The broader (or is it narrower?) point I would make is that technology by itself means little if one doesn’t have the processes to support them (the train can be great, but if the driver isn’t trained…). In India, the governments always focus on big splashes and flashy announcements, but skimp on the unglamorous work of training, processes, and ensuring efficient execution (this is something they could learn from the private sector but despite 25 years of economic liberalization, refuse to do so); we see this with legislation (“we passed TADA! POTA! MCOCA!” But the policeman on the ground has no clue and is arresting people without any clue of the process; not only does this lead to innocents harassed, but the guilty who have access to good lawyers can poke holes and get away) as well as with stuff like de-monetization and AADHAR (the idea is kinda cool — execution is awful). Absent that investment in process and training, you have something that at best looks good but will disappoint on delivery; and at worst something that creates a new problem. Please note: this is NOT a left/right debate here, it’s common sense and stuff that shouldn’t be controversial (I work for a corporation the USP of which is to get the “solution” right (i.e. “technology PLUS ____”), and that should be the approach).

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  20. Baahubali’ Team Cancels Premiere After Vinod Khanna’s Sad Demise
    We will miss you Vinodji!

    By Koimoi.com Team -April 27, 2017

    The team of film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, has canceled the film’s premiere which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, as a mark of respect for veteran Bollywood actor-politician, who died on Thursday. He was 70.

    “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved, the legendary Vinod Khanna. The demise has come as a huge shock to all of us. As a mark of respect for our dearly departed, the premiere event of ‘Baahubali : The Conclusion‘ is now cancelled. Love and remembrance, Karan Johar, SS Rajamouli and the entire team of Baahubali,” read a statement released on behalf of filmmakers Karan Johar, S S Rajamouli and the other team members.

    http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/baahubali-team-cancels-premiere-after-vinod-khannas-sad-demise/

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  21. Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Smashes All Hindi Film Advance Records
    Thursday 27 April 2017 21.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion looks set to cause mayhem at the box office and we are talking about the Hindi version only and not the original and other dubbed versions. Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) has taken the biggest advance ever with pre release collections set to be around 30 crore nett. The previous record was Sultan at 21 crore nett which had a five day weekend while here it is three so the the advance there was coming for five days.

    This advance means that it has a good chance to the be highest non holiday opening for a Hindi film which at present is Dhoom 3 at around 32 crore nett. But the craze is at such a level that you can’t rule out a much higher collections. Records in some mass circuits are certain and it remains to be seen how the day plays out. The biggest thing is going to be that the collections are coming on a non holiday and it will hopefully show that box office can perform without holidays if the content is correct. The film is the second part of the biggest blockbuster on television in the satellite era, it has scale, action and emotions and starting tomorrow The Hindi film box office may be about to witness something very special.

    We keep reiterating Hindi as including other versions its no doubt going to be an epic at the box office as Bahubali 1 itself is the highest grossing film of all time till date but this time the Hindi version figures alone could leave the industry in total awe and shock.

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    • Remember 300 CR and underestimated predictions.

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      • Day 1 can be close to 80 cr+ net…All versions….35 in Hindi…35 to 40 cr just in Telugu…Remaining in Tamil and Malayalam. The ticket prices are 100% more than other movies. Bangalore Cinepolis is at 600 Rs lowest ticket with slabs of 700 and 800 Rs…Usually they charge around 250 to 300…
        If the movie is good and one can usually trust Rajamouli for delivering quality, 500 cr is not out of reach just for Hindi version…Sounds highly inflated but not completely improbable with a good product

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        • *400 cr not 500…

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        • The first part was seen as rattling Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s run, but on whatever screen count it had, it did abnormal business against the tide. Now it will deconstruct the poor Hindi film industry that is star reliant. It will most probably have 100 CR weekend in a not too fanciful weekend with no holidays. 200 CR is a cakewalk from here. 300 CR quite easy and I reckon if it’s anything supremely made like first part, Dangal can be challenged. WW I think it’s quite obviously going to be the biggest grosser out of India IF it has a good response. These types of films are more like Avatar and they can have long runs at box office. FYI I have not seen first part but am smelling the coffee here. The content is always king. If a non star driven, non Hindi film is doing this it’s a big indicator that Hindi cinema is struggling bar the odd Aamir film every other year and Salman film each year.

          The savage reality is compared to population, cinema in India is barely scrapping the barrel. The Hollywood influx is another indicator.

          First part did 5+ multiple of previous biggest South film. That is abnormal so it’s hardly surprising how huge the film is set to be and further underlines how far back Bollywood has fallen.

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  22. https://baradwajrangan.wordpress.com/2017/04/27/the-old-man-and-the-hill/
    Such a beautiful movie! I watched it today and not one moment was boring. Saundarya and all the others did great job. Worthy of National Award which it won.

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  23. The hype is unreal even for hindi audience. Ticket rates are sky high. Average ticket rates in metros in multiplexes looks to be around Rs 600 (ranging between 500-800). Even for Khans it used to be around 400 on average. And still most of the shows are either sold out or almost sold out. Crazy.

    But have to wait for the reviews to see if it can have legs like 1st part.

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  24. Won’t be able to watch it before the middle of next week but tickets are average $25-30 at this end. Unbelievable.

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  25. Just returned from Baahubali 2.
    He movie is brilliant. It is better than Baahubali 1. The emotional quotient and Indian quotient is so high that you cry, laugh and emotionally connect. It’s an emotional roller coaster ride with one of the best scenes ever every 10 minutes. The story is the key here which is better in second part. More tomorrow. But a Must Must Must Must watch. Movie of the decade for me. Rajamouli has created a phenomenon.

    The movie will be an extraordinary Blockbuster and will rewrite Box office history of Hindi cinema by a distance.

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    • Thuan was premiere show and not a single seat was vacant. This is mass hysteria. I have never seen this craze for any movie before.
      There were whistles, claps and seeties throughout.
      I don’t think any One who has watched a movie in a theatre is going to miss this. This is historic.

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    • With Baahubali 1, Hindi film box office was surprised to see the might of a south India movie.
      With Baahubali 2, South Indian box office would be surprised to see the might of its Hindi film business.
      Lock it. – Naveen

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  26. Some of my friends who returned from the movie sometime back looked little underwhelmed compared to 1st part. The second half of the second half seems weak and also CGI was not that good in war scenes etc. Its like 4/5 for the first while 3.5/5 for the second.

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    • Baahubali 2 is not a war epic. Baahubali 1 was. I too am little underwhelmed when war scenes are concerned. But the climax made it for me. Won’t reveal but it’s super.
      What worked more in Part 2 is the better storyline and huge emotional high the movie touches. It’s one of the greatest scenes ever in Hindi Cinema. Once all have seen the movie, will discuss about that scene.

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  27. A few reviews are out:

    http://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/baahubali-2-the-conclusion-movie-review-live-ss-rajamouli-takes-you-on-an-unforgettable-ride-3409542.html

    Baahubali 2 is epic in every sense. In the process of waiting for the big answer about why Kattappa killed Baahubali, SS Rajamouli takes us on a ride that we won’t forget anytime soon.

    The film will go down in history as an emotional action drama which didn’t shy away from taking a huge leap of faith and narrating a story which leaves you teary-eyed at some level.

    The visual grandeur of Baahubali 2 is a notch higher compared to Baahubali: The Beginning, but more than anything, Baahubali 2 is yet another example why Rajamouli is one of the finest filmmakers we have. Go watch Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. It is an experience of a lifetime.

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  28. With corrections:

    My review:
    post created.
    https://satyamshot.wordpress.com/2017/04/27/naveen-on-baahubali-2/

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  29. Just saw Bahubali 2. Had to pay 45$ for the ticket for a show that was addd at the last minute. Even then the theatre was half full.

    The Telugu dialogues were excellent unlike the first half where they were jarring. For once the subtitles were done correctly; they used the word “trousseau” for Telugu “saare ” which was good.

    Biggest drawback is that there is no set piece like the Kalakeya battle in the first part. But that’s not a drawback as such because Rajamouli fills his VFX and imagination into creating the world of Mahishmati. There was a scene in Lord of the Rings where two tall statues sit guarding the kingdom of Aragon. That was the most beautiful scene of the movie where it truly managed to evoke epic wonder. Most of the Bahubali 2 is filled with visuals like that (the elephant which guards the Mahishmati kingdom is just one such visual) and that is its biggest strength. For lovers of fantasy genre like me, it was like being taken to a candy store.

    Most of the movie is plot driven and character driven. Both Rana and Prabhas have acted much better than the first half. Anushka probably has the key role in the movie as it is around her that the plot turns. Why Kattappa killed Bahubali was very plausible and part of the story line rather than some inane reason all three Nasser Sathya Raj and Ramos Krishna have bigger roles than the first half and they are consistent.

    All in all a very engrossing movie with really epic visuals for once the word epic is well deserved.

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  30. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4287&p=.htm

    he next new release isn’t going “wide” per se, but it’s definitely going to have an impact on the box office as Great India Films releases Baahubali 2: The Conclusion into ~450 North American theaters of which 45 or so will be showing the film in IMAX and about 50 will show the film on large format screens. This is nearly double the number of screens Baahubali: The Beginning opened on in 2015 when it debuted with $3.6 million and we’re told early expectations for the sequel are around $7-8 million. However, those expectations could prove conservative given some of the reporting around this film, which has reportedly brought in over $3 million in pre-sales, much of which are for Thursday night showings alone.

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    • This will be such a big moment for indian cinema if it opens in usa that big and final total around $25m. Lets see though as I am not sure about strong legs like 1st part.

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  31. Hindi version has taken 80-85% opening in the morning, better than SRK’s Raees:

    https://www.bollyarena.net/baahubali-2-day-1-box-office-collection-update/

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  32. KRK trashed the movie in his tweets.

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  33. Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Takes Historic Bumper Opening
    Friday 28 April 2017 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) has taken a historic bumper opening of 75-80%. The opening is the best for years, possibly the biggest in real terms this decade. This is happening with a dubbed film and its just staggering. Across the all the circuits the film has created havoc. The bumper opening in Punjab, Delhi and West Bengal ensures a huge opening day number as these are the areas where the film could have faltered as the audience here does not take well to films with South Indian stars and dubbed films from South. But Bahubali 2 – the Conclusion is a different kettle of fish as it conquers these markets as well.

    Nothing like this has ever happened on a non holiday in years though being a non holiday the pace may slow at certain times of the day. If this pace continues, the film is going create new first day records in every Hindi film circuit from Mumbai to Punjab to Rajasthan to Odisha. Even if the film does set records in all these circuits it may not be enough for an opening day record as far as Hindi films go. This is because there is limited business from the South as they have their own versions playing in the various circuits. Basically due to this the film does not have the capacity of the big event Hindi film. The capacity may not be there but the occupancy is definitely going to be higher than all the recent big Hindi releases from Prem Ratan Dhan Payo to Sultan to Dangal

    The Hindi version is 12-15% short of the regular market for a Hindi film yet it is still going to challenge many of the big Hindi openers. The South versions have all opened to an earth shattering response with practically 90-100% occupancy in all the states be it Nizam / Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka or Kerala. Tamil Nadu is less than the others.

    The Overseas market is all set to shatter records from Thursday results where UAE set an all time record while evening previews in USA were simply insane. A $20 million plus weekend is looking on the cards and this is when $10 million is an huge achievement.

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    • INSANE but expected. The South has done a number in the North. There really is nothing to say, it’s a REAL pan India phenomenon.

      US will be +50MM if it continues after a monster weekend.

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    • 300 cr may be on the cards and Dhoom 3 record of non-holiday opening figure may go. If this outdoes Sultan and Bajrangi, it will be fun time for Salman and his fans. Doubt if it can go past Dangal just with the Hindi version. The WW gross would be worth watching out for.

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      • It can all go, the film deconstructs a star system. It illuminates how inconsequential the so called collections of certain stars and openings are.

        It’s not even a Bollywood film and it’s kicking everyone’s butt. It’s not sparing anyone, only Aamir survives this as he breaks Bollywood records. The rest are basically​ on notice.

        We can dibby dabble about Salman’s run or SRK’s openers but this film is embarrassing everything in Bollywood.

        The worst thing is that leech KJo is attaching himself to it. He can’t even do something like this in his wildest dreams.

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        • Agree onn all counts. I am Loving it.

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        • In addition BOI will forget it’s footfalls arguments now and will join the bandwagon. The ticket prices are helping but seriously if a premium product arrives in audience’s minds they will pay for it. Compare Apple phone pricing to Chinese phones. The functions are similar yet people will pay for a brand. Everyone does it for Medication, Food, Travel, Drink. Anything.

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        • It will be so good if it deconstructs the star system. LOTR, Spiderman, Avatar and so on, none of them had stars (some went on to become stars after the movies)

          Thats why an all time record success of Baahubali is needed. Good movie should be first priority and stars secondary.

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        • The three khans are not superstars.

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        • A lot of silly comments. Baahubali is an exception, not a rule.

          Don’t expect to have a baahubali every month or once every three month (good luck even getting it once or twice a year).

          Star system is not going anywhere.

          Star system is apple phone, you may once in a while get Chinese product which may sell a lot but then the consumer will go back to Apple or Samsung.

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          • Where did I star is going? I’m only saying the film or content is deconstructing stars.

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          • Plus it’s better to be an exception than the rule. The latter are only extended examples of exceptions. Like BOI degrades DCH it was the exception that created a bunch of inferior rules. Just embrace the abnormalities of such events rather than fighting it. I’m sure if a ‘certain’ star was in it you’d be going Gaga.

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          • Let the numbers come out – stars like Salman, SRK, etc will cry to face such tall numbers for their upcoming films. Will Tubelight be able to beat this frenzy (even with Eid)?

            Stars are not going anywhere, but this film is showing a Finger to the overhyped star system of bollywood. More power to it.

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          • Agree this film is and will do great business and I’m fully supporting it by paying like $20 per ticket to go see it.

            But let’s not get carried away and try to deconstruct/down play over 80 years of star system history.

            It’ll be great if we get to point where a film with chunky pandey, johny lever, abhisekh bachhan, saif ali khan, etc with lead hero role becomes one of biggest hit of the year but we know industry is not there today, and it won’t get there tomorrow.

            you’ll have exception one in a while but it means nothing more then that it’s an exception.

            Batsman averaging 10 runs a game all sudden hits century in one game doesn’t make him better than sachin, dhoni, etc…

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          • Hey you are right. Brexit, Trump, Leicester City winning premier league all happened in one year. Sometimes unlikely events are defining moments. Like you say 80 years can be covered by 3-4 major stars. No one is claiming stars don’t exist. The only claim is one doesn’t need a star to make a big hit.

            Jason Gillespie hit a double hundred. Denmark and Greece won Euro’s. No one would have had India beating WI in 1983 as an outcome. For a country like India that event changed the course of their cricketing history.

            Life’s once in a lifetime events are those that largely become part of history.

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        • There was a film “Jai Santoshi Maa” once upon a time.

          Next day, it was back to Bachchan, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, etc…

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  34. Koimoi
    Box Office
    Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Takes Insane Opening | Morning Occupancy Box Office Report
    The film has opened to around 95% occupancy across the country in the morning shows itself.

    By Koimoi.com Team -April 28, 2017

    The Baahubali Day has finally arrived. The mother of all questions – ‘Why Katappa Killed Baahubali’ will finally be answered. Baahubali 2 : The Conclusion has taken the highest occupancy ever in the History of Indian Cinema.

    The film has opened to around 95% occupancy across the country in the morning shows itself. It’s insane, crazy and HUGE! Friday shows in major circuits are housefull. In fact there are hardly any seats left for the late morning shows.

    A record has already been set in its advance booking process, what with business coming to 36 crores in just 24 hours.

    With more 6500 screens across the country, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is expected to create new benchmarks and shatter many box office records. Since the 1st part, Baahubali: The Beginning has collected around 419 crores, only in India (All Languages), the second part is expected to collect minimum 525 crores.

    The biggest achievement for this film, is that it has got this kind of response despite being a Non-Bollywood film. It can become the biggest Non-Holiday opener of all time and that being an Hindi dubbed version.

    Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has already shattered the records of Dangal and Sultan‘s Advance Booking sales.

    The craze down south is unimaginable as it is almost running housefull everywhere. Prabhas is being hailed as Rajinikanth in some parts of the region in South.

    Till yesterday, Baahubali 2, the film has already raked in Rs 19 crores in the US only from advance bookings! The distribution company has further revealed that the advance ticket sales have already topped the list of the highest grossing Indian film (of any language) on its opening day! They have disclosed the figures officially, saying that tickets for the magnum opus are being sold at $100,000 (Rs 64 lakhs) every hour

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  35. NDTV Saibal Chaterjee’s rating seems in line with comparison with first part. 2.5 stars compared to 3 stars for the first part.

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  36. Is anyone looking at reviews for Baahubali2? 😛
    It is review proof now. One of those rare things but its true here. Saibal and all are irrelevant.

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  37. One thing is for sure if this movie makes it a lot of credit will go to Prabhas becuase in the end it relies more on a hero’s connection with the audience than the first movie. In the south, Anushka will cement her status as one of the major heroines in terms of box office pull: Savitri, Vanisri, VijayShanti, saundarya and now Anushka. She maybe the only heroine in recent times who has managed to get substantial mileage in hero driven movies and shoulder a few big films herself.

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  38. Mayank Shekar: 4/5

    What Baahubali does is show the future of Indian big-screen cinema, if it has to survive the onslaught of Hollywood, or move beyond Rajini, Khans, Kapoor, and Kumar, to begin with. The manager in my theatre says he plans to start Saturday shows, 6.30 am onwards. I can’t think of a better way to start your day. The excitement is totally worth it.

    http://www.mid-day.com/articles/regional-cinema-news-baahubali-2-the-conclusion-movie-review-film-rating-prabhas-rana-daggubati/18206172

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  39. Anushka now has three of these big budget tentpoles in her kitty: Arundhati, RudRama Devi and the Bahubali franchise. What is not generally well know is that Arundhati was the trailblazer which started fantasy with graphics genre. Anushka was the lead and moreover, that movie didn’t have a hero. It was a huge success down south and begging to be remade in Hindi with maybe Deepika? Anyway It can be rightfully said that Anushka started the trend that’s just peaked in Bahubali 2. If this genre catches fire, then she must have the credit as a heroine to have started and ruled this genre.

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    • Rajamouli should take a long vacation and then come back to this mythological fantasy genre for his next. He is THE master of it and should keep pushing the envelope. He should do it in Bollywood and preferably with Aamir Khan. 🙂

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      • Aamir is very different and he relies on content more than spectacle. Rajamouli can collaborate with Hritik roshan.

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        • But Aamir did Dhoom 3 for spectacle rather than content. So I don’t think its that much unlikely.

          Though for epic/fantasy films probably HR’s or Ranveer’s personality/physique will suit better.

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        • Comon, Rajamouli is not half as bad as Dhoom 3 director.

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        • You are really under-estimating Rajamouli here, it seems. It is not only about spectacle. It is about creative vision. And I think Aamir puts a lot of emphasis on that. I can bet Aamir would love to work with Rajamouli. And there is the fact there is substance behind Rajamouli’s creativity.

          I remember a few critics were at some time in the past under-estimating the the ‘spectacle’ in Spielberg’s films. They were the ‘learned lobbies’ that liked small, independent, art dramas. Spielberg at that time affirmed that it takes a lot of creative work and creative imagination to make the huge spectacle with all the special effects on screen look real and get the audience on the edge of their seats. It took a lot creative work, he said and it was an art that should not be under-estimated.

          It is not only about the money. It is about the creative vision. And we have seen so many directors in Bollywood fail in that respect.

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          • Agreed. Could not have said it better.

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          • The creative vision of Rajamouli is different. He has started believing that bigger, the better. Grander, the better. Just like some hollywood directors. The director of Eaga and Siri Siri Muvva has made himself a prisoner of huge expectations and he has to live upto the expectations. He cant make a Secret Superstar and get away with small earnings. He has become like Salman Khan.

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          • Also the vfx are just peripherals, Rajamouli is by nature a v good story-teller.

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          • We should not get into too many cliches.

            1. Bigger does not necessary mean worse in terms of substance. Baahubali is bigger than Eaga but it is not an inferior movie in terms of anything compared to the latter. A director with the right vision will always try to make it bigger with the objective or creating a greater cinematic experience.

            2..The above theory does not always work with a lesser director. Krish 3 isn’t any better than KMG or Krish. D3 is the most expensive Bollywood movie ever but is generally regarded as the weakest of the Dhoom series. As much as I liked the back story inserted and the little bit of substance added, it certainly was no Sholay or PK or Forrest Gump! It was a film caught in the middle of nowhere and most neutral people seem to prefer D2. Not every director can make bigger better. But Rajamouli certainly can.

            3. It’s not as if Aamir stars in small movies like SS almost every time. The only exceptions in his filmography in that respect in the last 20 years are TZP and DG. His movies are as big productions as Salman’s. Dangal’s production values look as big as Sultan’s. TOH is certainly going to be on a huge budget. D3 remains the most expensive Bollywood movie ever. Nothing wrong in that. He is the biggest star around and his movies deserve those production values. And they don’t usually come at the expense of substance. Just like Rajamouli’s.

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      • While Rajamouli is important, you shouldn’t overlook Kodi Rama Krishna the director of Arundhati and one probably started this genre. Gunashekhar is another capable director in the genre though prone to self-indulgence. The new kid on the block Krish has proved he can deliver with Gautamiputra Satakarni.

        Overall, I think this genre is especially suitable for Telugu people just because it’s their most favourite genre. No other language did mythologicals as Telugu cinema did them and NTR owes his star status to them only.

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        • I am not that aware of Telegu cinema, but one needs a certain way of storytelling that can have pan-India appeal. Rajamouli has proved that he has that, not sure if the other directors you mention have it in them. Its very difficult for a regional maestro to deliver pan-India blockbusters.

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        • Dhoom 3 was blah and back story..lol. If being huge hit is related to content and people loving it then so is all Salman movie and Baahubali itself.

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          • Once in a while I like Aamir to do such movies. Some variety. Why to do message oriented films always just because he is aamir khan?

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  40. Mayabazaar remains my favourite telugu movie for those songs and fun elements. Swagger of SVR. Within the budget, they made good movies full of entertainment.

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  41. Opening Show Figures – Bahubali 2 v Dangal v Sultan

    Friday 28 April 2017 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Baahubali 2(Hindi) has smashed the records of Sultan and Dangal in terms of initial. The gaps are bigger in the smaller centres compared to metros. Practically in every centre it is the biggest opening in recent history despite it NOT being a holiday. But that does not mean it will be an opening day record as it is playing on less centres due to Telugu and Tamil versions dominating Nizam / Andhra, Mysore and Tamil Nadu. Below are the admit figures of shows before noon with the cinema counts taken from each centre listed next to the city. All figures are from the same theatres for all films.

    Mumbai (45 Cinemas)
    Bahubali 2 (Hindi) – 11,413 admits
    Dangal – 8,287 admits
    Sultan – 10,376 admits

    Delhi (25 cinemas)
    Bahubali 2 (Hindi) – 6,319 admits
    Dangal – 4,697 admits
    Sultan – 6,083 admits

    Chandigarh (8 Cinemas)
    Baahubali 2 (Hindi) – 2,017 admits
    Dangal – 1,428 admits
    Sultan – 2,040 admits

    Jaipur (10 cinemas)
    Bahubali 2 (Hindi) – 2,996 admits
    Dangal – 1,579 admits
    Sultan – 2,353 admits

    Kanpur (8 Cinemas) (4 single screens)
    Bahubali 2 (Hindi) – 3,453 admits
    Dangal – 1,480 admits
    Sultan – 2,964 admits

    TOTAL (96 cinemas)
    Bahubali 2 (Hindi) – 26,198 admits
    Dangal – 17,471 admits
    Sultan – 23,816 admits

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=2885

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    • Well, the competition for first day is clearly between Sultan and B2. Why they are bringing Dangal into it? Dangal should be brought at the end of the run.

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  42. The WOM is better than part 1. We are looking at first 1000 cr movie possibly now…

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  43. Bahubali 2 Box Office Collection to cross 100 crore nett on 1st day

    https://www.bollyarena.net/bahubali-2-box-office-collection-to-cross-100-crore-on-1st-day/

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  44. BOI: Baahubali 2 – Goes Past 100 Cr On Day One

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion has become the first film in history to cross the 100 crore nett mark on day one. The collections will come are likely to come in higher but the minimum estimates are below. These are likely to go up further tomorrow morning. The Hindi version is on course to set records in every Hindi belt circuit. The first day looks to be closing in the 35-40 crore nett range for the Hindi version. It is a non holiday record and in the morning it could end up being an all time record despite not releasing in 12-15% of the market. The film is blazing a trail in Nizam / Andhra but that was expected. Tamil Nadu is the weakest region but still will put huge numbers. The early breakdown is as follows.

    Hindi Markets – 35,00,00,000 (includes all versions released in Mumbai, North, Central and Eastern India)
    Nizam / Andhra – 45,00,00,000
    Tamil Nadu – 14,00,00,000
    Karnataka – 10,00,00,000
    Kerala – 4,00,00,000

    GRAND TOTAL – 1,08,00,00,000

    Note – These are early figures andgenerally minimum nubers and it would be no surprise if the film eventually goes up to 115 crore or even 120 crore nett. The all languages are normally judged in GROSS and not NETT but that will be an even higher number which is just unthinkable.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=2886

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    • This is simply insane as none of the Indian films has even crossed 50 cr mark. The highest opening day record was held by Rajinikanth starer Kabali which collected 47.2 crore.

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    • Only India here. Mark my words. 2000 CR WW!!! 1000 CR WW in first week alone. No film even conceived can imagine this. To break Hindi records is simply astonishing.

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      • This is Friday. Imagine Sunday. The true potential of Indian box office is becoming a closer reality. The underperformance highlighted is confirmed.

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      • Karan Johar once said that why not 1000 crore film and his words are coming true.

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        • At that time he was laughed at!

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        • All India can be 1000 CR for sure. The collections are great but I ponder whether Hindi cinema is really up to the challenge. I think they throw money first and think later. Even Hirani or Aamir or others are incapable of creating such a pan India success. This film has humbled everything associated with Bollywood.

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          • One Baahubali and you are writing off talents like Hirani and Aamir. And power of Salman. And the charm of Srk. Raj Kapoor, DK, AB and Rajesh Khanna. K.Asif and Bimal Roy.

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          • I’m not writing off anyone. I’m asking whether they are capable of doing something like this. My comments are zilch to do with writing off anyone. The spirit of my comments are … Is anyone capable of producing something like this? Getting the WHOLE country watching one film?

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          • Jay, I completely agree with your remarks here. I too have felt for a long time that Bollywood underperforms on 99% of its biggest grossers. Barring Aamir of course and he too often does genres where despite the extraordinary grosses can’t be maximized in an absolute sense because they’re not grand scale masala. In other words if a Thugs… were liked as much as Dangal it would do a lot more. As an aside this makes the comparisons people draw with Salman absurd as well. Because he does proper masala most of the time. It’s just not very good. Otherwise films like PK or Dangal are hardly the biggest genres around. And yes Baahubali is an exception. But an exception that proves something. You don’t have to get this kind of gross every day. Just as no one expected Sholay every day. But 350 crores should be possible routinely on marquee projects with major stars. In the South for a long time the biggest Tamil-Telugu grossers have actually outpaced Hindi in a proportionate sense. Bollywood just writes off a large part of its audience on most days. Baahubali is a stunning box office event no matter which way one looks at it. The whole ‘there’s nothing to see here’ approach ‘because it’s an exception’ is rather bizarre. Using that logic there’s nothing to see with Star Wars or Avatar or Jurassic Park or whatever either! Once again Dangal maximizes the audience for that genre but a Sultan if done well would do a lot more. A grand spectacle (assuming it’s that) like Thugs would do even more. Much as D3 could have done 400 had it been liked as much as D2 (surely not a high bar). and this isn’t about one star or the other, it’s about all stars. Barring Aamir. Incidentally I believe Ghajini releasing today would probably do 400.

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          • Why this sudden inferiority complex?

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          • As I said, lets have a Rajamouli-Aamir film in this genre, that can surpass these records with its combination of substance and grandeur. 2000 cr WW gross will be on.

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          • It is not possible because south is a hard nut to crack. And why to do something to impress others? It is as silly as asking one’s child to do better because the neighbour’s kid is doing so and putting unwanted pressure. I know Aamir will not succumb to it and run to Rajamouli as Marcus wants.

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          • I think you’re not taking my remarks in the spirit intended. It’s evident that Dangal did amazing etc. At same point it’s obvious many films underperform. That a complete left field film comes and is challenging the home turf is incredible. It shows how weak Hindi cinema is but to emphasise Aamir as I have said is just in another league.

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          • Sanjana – No one is asking Aamir to run to Rajamouli. Its just a hypothesis that if Rajamouli and Aamir comes together for a mythological fantasy, then it would perhaps perform better than this.

            Anyways, according to Rajamouli he had already had discussions with Aamir about a Mahabharata trilogy in future, and during Dangal promotions Aamir himself expressed his desire to work with Rajamouli. So you never know.

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          • I got it Jay. But what I am saying is why cant one enjoy this film without dragging bollywood and comparisons. Why to make exemptions for aamir or AB for that matter? Even without Aamir and AB, bollywood can shine for many of its achievements in terms of stars or content based films. Let us enjoy B2 for what it is and enjoy its success too. It is like once in a lifetime thing. It may even lead to shoddy imitations. Give it to Rajamouli for making a film to beat hollywood with our own superhero version and without ugly beings being paraded like they do it in hollywood for effect.

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          • I’ll be pretty blunt. In general excluding a few exceptions, Bollywood is simply underperforming across India. Use any metric – collections, footfalls, footfalls as % of population etc. The whole model is messed up. If the focus was ala Baahbulli to spend time, effort, creativity, talent etc. film content and film business potential is incredible. The talent you mentioned are doing the best of a bad era simply. It’s years of corrosion. To add another angle, it’s an industry out to please populations outside of India than its own people. You said why do things to please other people? Bollywood opened up the world markets but whilst doing this either through talent loss or simply a poor era it’s intended domination has been scuppered by a true visionary who seems to have created a post and pre era moment in Indian cinema.

            The net for the day in India shows what Bollywood can and should be doing.

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          • I think Jai Santoshi Maa also got tremendous reception during its times in the North according to what I heard. Without big stars or big directors.

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          • Well Jay, bollywood is too laidback and lazy. And thats why Aamir looks so different. But they make fun of aamir, ask him to do more films like Akshay, to be popular like Salman. Now B2 is throwing a big challenge, bollywood just looks stunned. Let them also say that Rajamouli took years to give B2.
            Why not enjoy the success of B2 instead of asking lazy bollywood to do something as spectacular?

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          • I’m enjoying and comparing at same time.

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          • To be blunt, there are certain things that make me cheer for B2.
            So called gultis can also surprise entire India.
            South India does not mean only Chennai and ARR, Rajnikant and MR. Not only malayalam films. Take note of Telugu industry.
            If they produce trash 99 percent of the time, they can also produce something like B2. I am talking about present times.
            Like that Lotus flower which blooms amidst dirt.
            And there are handsome men out there besides Arvindswamy.

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  45. Early estimates for Hindi versions is above 36 cr!
    D3 opening record for non-holiday seems to be gone.

    https://www.bollyarena.net/bahubali-2-1st-day-box-office-collection/

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  46. #copying from other thread here

    Saw this on Imax. Simply Astounding visual spectacle with HUGE emotional context and content. Ladies were crying in many scenes. Lots of religious connect, so expect huge turnout in the North. The sheer scale and grandeur makes it a mandatory big screen watch. Downloaded versions just cannot do justice to this.

    It is definitely going to blow past all Hindi records. Wudnt be surprised if it crosses 450cr in Hindi alone. All India 1000cr is done deal. Overseas, just cannot imagine what it will be. Hearing stories of multi national response and housefulls everywhere worldwide.

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  47. Was here in 2015 when Baahubali 1 released and predicted that Baahubali 2 will re write and smash all the records. It happened the way it was predicted. It is like another Sholay moment.From now onward, Indian cinema is to be considered as pre-Baahubali and post-Baahubali phase, similar to pre and post Sholay period of 70s. Story told in a better way is King and rest are all secondary. Khans, Kapoors and Kumars movie records are now look very small as compared to Baahubali. Rajamouli is truly a game changer for Indian cinema. Srinivas

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  48. Bahubali 2 Sets Enviable Record In US – Canada
    Saturday 29 April 2017 0.900 IST
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    Bahubali – The Conclusion set and enviable box office record in US / Canada on Thursday. The film released on previews became the highest collecting film in US / Canada on Thursday. This is simply amazing and has never happened before than an Indian film has topped the charts on any day. Normally its a huge achievement if an Indian film is seen in the top five on any given day but here Bahubali – The Conclusion stands proudly in number one position.

    Below are the numbers for the top ten films in US / Canada on Thursday. The collections of Bahubali – The Conclusion are estimates as some theatres are yet to report and includes estimates from independent theatres which may not report.

    Top Ten Grossing in US / Canada (27/4/17)
    1. Bahubali – The Conclusion – $2,625,000 apprx
    2. The Fate Of The Furious – $1,940,625
    3. Beauty And The Beast – $661,724
    4. The Boss Baby – $526,624
    5. Going In Style – $451,249
    6. Born In China – $370,515
    7. Gifted – $364,135
    8. Unforgettable – $356,100
    9. The Promise – $262,276
    10. Smurfs – The Lost Village – $219,149

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  49. Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Sets ALL TIME RECORD
    Saturday 29 April 2017 10.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) has set an ALL TIME RECORD with collections set to come in at over 40 crore nett apprx. The film is set to go past the present first day record of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo which collected 39.32 crore nett. That record was set on the biggest day of the year for box office collections which is the Diwali holiday. Here it was a normal working day. The film will also be the first film to cross 40 crore nett in Hindi and this is despite limited business in South which would have been worth 7-8 crore nett for this film but that is not there because of Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam versions of the film. Real value collections for the Hindi version are well over 45 crore nett.

    The records have come all across the Hindi markets but the insane ones are East Punjab and Delhi city. These are the areas where South Indian dubbed films and films with no face value find it the toughest but East Punjab is 4.60 crore nett apprx (beating previous record of Sultan by around 60 lakhs nett) and Delhi city is close to 4 crore nett, also beating Sultan by around 40 lakhs nett. When this film is doing such numbers in these markets then there is no limit to what the film can achieve. Records have also fallen in all other circuits in the Hindi markets and a small territory like Odisha has recorded astounding figures.

    The all India total of all versions may well be heading for 125 crore nett apprx and that will be updated later as figures from South markets come in.

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    • I seriously feel BOI is underreporting.
      No way can Day 1 nett in Hindi market be 40 cr when Telugu itself is topping 40 Cr and the WOM of Baahubali is at par with Dangal which was also extraordinary.
      My expectation was closer to 45 cr because from Bihar to Gujrat this movie is sold out across all screens at an inflated tickets rate.
      Saturday is likely to see closer to 50 cr and Sunday will cross 50 cr.

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  50. So which Hindi films total collections will it cross today?

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  51. 125cr all India. It is simply incredible. I remember we were amazed when any movie would do ‘record breaking’ business of 40cr all India in a recent past. Suddenly this movie arrives and does 125cr and that too on a normal day. And is doing international phenomenal business as well.

    It is not only a unique pan-India success. It is a mega world-wide one.

    This probably is the Sholay of modern times.

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    • There really isn’t a word in a dictionary to describe this. Taran has used them all up for the wrong moment. Maybe supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

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    • The fact that it did 40 cr in AP alone is staggering…no Hindi movie can do that even with pan india appeal. It was also important that the movie was a mythological fantasy. Only such movies can carry such reach. If in future a Hindi movie is made on Mahabharata or something similar then only we can think of such a feat. Though there is no doubt hindi movies are underachieving the target for them cannot be 125 crs. It still can be only what the Hindi version of bahubali achieves. Even rajnis movies don’t take such start so this is unique even for South Indian cinema…

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      • The net of Telugu alone is 46 crs. That itself is a record for Hindi markets…

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        • The Share itself is nearly 43 Cr in Telugu, Nett will be more than 50 Cr. In Telugu the trade uses Share figures (always) and gross (sometimes). They don’t talk/mention Nett numbers. So, that should be kept in mind while looking at Telugu box office numbers.

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      • Unfortunately I don’t believe only a mainstream religious mythological fantasy film is the answer. The 70’s had Sholay. The concept needs uniqueness, the flavour rooted. Personally something like Lagaan but shorter would work wonders today.

        That fake trailer of Thugs was quite compelling. But I don’t trust YRF or the director to do any justice in bringing together Bachchan and Aamir.

        Before Hindi cinema can achieve these feats let them first crack the Aamir code, Baahulbali is another level – more like 2-3 levels up at a box office level. It is process not something done overnight.

        The fear would be as Sanjana says a mimicking industry trying to compete rather than create. I can just see YRF and others thinking in their board rooms – let’s make a mythological fantasy film. Easier said than done. This film is either good or bad for Hindi. It’s good if they learn how this happened and why. It’s bad if they just try to replicate and copy as they have done for years.

        Baahbulli is like a drug. The makers were smart to leave a two part film with a compelling cliffhanger. That structure is unique and has fed into the box office numbers. Dhoom doesn’t work like this, the franchise format is too static. You get good or bad films. Godfather, LOTR, Harry potter etc have a continuous storyline and this format boosts appeal and leaves audience’s waiting for more.

        Ra.One was a chance. SRK took a risk but failed. Something unique like this IMO.

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        • I get what you say but a mythological movie will always have a better chance to overcome the north south divide to the extent of making 400 cr only in south india…even well accepted good movies don’t make more than 20cr in their dubbed South Indian version. And even reverse stands true. A dubbed Hindi version don’t make more than 30 cr in north. Bahubali is unique

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          • India is a unique country full of glorious highs and lows in history. With such colour and magic. Unfortunately the west have made a better of fist of tapping into this whether the presentation is phony or whatever in a film like Slumdog Millionaire and films based in India like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I don’t even think it’s budget. It’s more in relation to tapping into the culture and DNA of the Indian population. This division in population is obviously a barrier. It’s too simplistic to use that as the excuse when previous eras in Hindi cinema had pan India appeal.

            Just call a spade a spade. India with its size and love for films is not at the forefront of cinema globally nor does it need to be. But it should be the King in its home turf at least. Hindi being the language most widely spoken should be miles ahead at an all India level.

            Jungle Book last year is another sign that Hollywood invasion will eventually happen.

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          • Agreed on all counts. .

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          • I have a feeling that Roshan senior must be thinking of some film with such special effects starring his son.

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          • well accepted good movies don’t make more than 20cr in their dubbed South Indian version. And even reverse stands true. A dubbed Hindi version don’t make more than 30 cr in north

            >>>>>>>>

            This is true and to overcome this a collaboration of sorts can be done like its happening with 2.0. As we saw with Robo, 2.0 had no chance in Bollywood but with Akki in it, equations change. Vikram was almost confirmed for this project and his presence with Rajini would have generated much more hysteria in South but he was not taken as his presence adds nothing to Bollywood dub.

            Similar approach can be adapted, various young current generation stars from South can be mixed with Hindi counterparts to make something substantially exciting and big screen watch with an India appealing content. The problem again is there is no director capable of doing that in Bollywood right now.

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          • Mixing sambar with malai kofta? Ego issues will crop up and the end product will look a sort of kichdi. Let Rajamouli take only telugu stars and remake old telugu hits like Patala Bhairavi, Maya Bazaar, Jagadeka Veeruni Katha etc. etc. Hope bollywood wont lure him.

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  52. Box Office: Baahubali 2 is HISTORIC, records an unimaginable 38.5 crore+ on Day One
    By Joginder Tuteja, Apr 29, 2017 – 10:57 am IST

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  53. Box Office: Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion sets North America box office on fire, approx. 9.5 mil. USD [Rs. 61.06 cr.] weekend likely
    By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Apr 29, 2017 – 10:33 am IST

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  54. Updated estimates. Hindi market 500 cr plus. Worldwide 1300 to 1500 crs net..the WOM is so good that I might have to keep upping the estimates daily…Sunday will be historic…maybe it will touch 50 crs net in Hindi…
    One needs to keep reminding here that movie is operating at 100percent increase in ticket prices all over except Tamil Nadu..

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  55. Done with Bahubali 2!! What a film . Way better than the predecessor.Its going to smash all records by a distance.

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  56. The numbers are just stunning.. can’t add anything to what everyone has already said about this.. simply stunning..

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  57. ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ has finally released and is taking the nation by storm. The director of the movie SS Rajamouli is earning a lot of praise and accolades for his efforts. However, not many know that a lot of members of the Rajamouli’s extended family was involved with this project, thus truly making it a family affair. Starting off with the script, it was penned by the ace director’s father Vijayendra Prasad. Rajamouli’s wife Rama shouldered the responsibility of designing costumes for the film while son SS Karthikeya stepped in as a Second Unit Director and daughter Mayuka featured in the film’s song ‘Saahore Baahubali’.

    That’s not all, Music Composer MM Keeravani, also happens to be Rajamouli’s cousin and the lyricists are his uncles K Shiva Shakti Datta and K Ramakrishna. Kalyani Malik, the Sound Recording Artist is also a cousin to the filmmaker. Malik’s son Mayur too lent his voice in some parts of the movie. Keeravani’s wife Sree Valli, on the other hand, became the Line Producer and his sons Kaala Bhairava and Sri Simha took on the duties of Singer and Assistant Music Director respectively. The composer’s daughter was also part of the ‘Saahore Baahubali’ song along with Rajamouli’s daughter.

    Finally, the VFX Assistant for the ambitious project, Rajabali is also a cousin of the ace director. Thus with as many as fifteen relatives involved in the magnum opus, Rajamouli and his extended family have given us the masterpiece ‘Baahubali 2’.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/Baahubali-2-The-Conclusion-Times-when-the-S-S-Rajamouli-epic-made-headlines/

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  58. The official numbers are still not out. But the estimates are mindblowing!

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  59. Bahubali 2 Beats All Time Record By 100 Crore
    Saturday 29 April 17.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Below are the GROSS figures for the biggest opening days in India in all languages. Gross figures are used to eliminate the difference tax rates in various areas so its gives a more accurate picture There is not much to say and the figures say it all as Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion has smashed the previous record by 100 crore.

    No film had even grossed 100 crore end this epic has smashed the previous record by 100 crore. Figures below are for films in all languages they were released in.

    1. Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion – 155 crore apprx
    2. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 55.03 crore
    3. Kabali – 53.96 crore
    4. Sultan – 51.15 crore
    5. Happy New Year – 50.78 crore
    6. Bahubali – 49.48 crore
    7. Dhoom 3 – 45.67 crore
    8. Singham Returns – 43.44 crore
    9. Khaidi No.150 – 41.64 crore
    10. Ek Tha Tiger – 41.29 crore
    11. Dangal – 41.19 crore
    12. Chennai Express – 40.81 crore
    13. Sardaar Gabbar Singh – 37.10 crore
    14. Janatha Garage – 36.48 crore
    15. Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 36.23 crore

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    • Forget Hindi, it’s done 3 times the first part. Trailblazer!

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      • and one of the most stunning numbers is that it has crossed the all Indian gross of the top Hindi films so far (on day 1) by 100 crores or so!

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        • Predicting where this goes is difficult. With ticket prices to come down at some point plus the euphoria of wait, WOM to play out.

          I’m just amazed at how a non Hindi language film has demolished everything in sight in pretty much a week or 10 days every record will be gone.

          The collections make Hindi film collections look miniscule.

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  60. Baahubali 2 All India Breakdown – Hindi Crosses 40 Crore
    Saturday 29 April 2017 17.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    The phenomenal Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion all india figures are as follows. The film has smashed all records by leaps and bounds. The film has also become the highest Hindi film opener with collections at around 40.75 crore nett. No film in history has ever crossed 40 crore nett before in the Hindi language. The records have come in all circuits barring Rajasthan (not released at some prime cinemas), Delhi / UP and Tamil Nadu (big Tamil films have huge market and are tax free) Tamil Nadu is the weakest region but still will put huge numbers. The all India figures are around 122 crore nett which is a record which could stay for years. The early breakdown is as follows.

    Mumbai – 15.25 crore
    Delhi / UP – 7.35 crore
    East Punjab – 4.63 crore
    Rajasthan – 2.35 crore
    CP Berar – 2.79 crore
    CI – 1.93 crore
    Nizam / Andhra – 54.75 crore
    Mysore / Karnataka – 11.58 crore
    Tamil Nadu – 12.17 crore
    Kerala – 4.38 crore
    West Bengal – 2.23 crore
    Bihar – 1.07 crore
    Assam – 55 lakhs
    Odisha – 1.00 crore

    GRAND TOTAL – 1,22,03,00,000

    NOTE – The figures include all versions playing in various circuit

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  61. P.K Talli Says:

    No film in history has ever crossed 40 crore nett before in the Hindi language ? Please explain this https://www.boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=2583

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  62. It’s done 4.75 million in the US by Friday.

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  63. What’s interesting to me is that both Tamil and Telugu figures themselves beat Hindi top figures. Tamil for Kabali. Looks like the two top South Indian markets have reached parity with Hindi in terms of box office. That’s the big story here.

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  64. Talking about opener there. There is a difference between a normal Friday and Sunday.

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  65. Has anyone other than Naveen seen the movie? Any thoughts?

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    • I posted my thoughts earlier. Saw it in Imax in Dxb.
      Mind blowing off course. And was surprised to see lots of non Indian crowd enthusiastically lapping it up.
      Btw, I read that in Telugu, there is a dialect diff between the dialogs spoken by Bahu Sr and Bahu Jr. The Sr speaks classical sanskritised Telugu, whereas Jr talks in a sorta tribalized tongue. Is that true?

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      • Surprising. I just am trying to see it in telugu. The conflict maybe between andhra telugu and telengana telugu! Not sure. I grew up with Rayalaseema telugu and my schooling was also around Madanapalle.

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      • Remember Ek Duuje ke liye Telugu version had Kamal speaking so many versions of telugu language.

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  66. AMAZING STUFF…

    I wonder how Monday will be.

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  67. One likes him or not, but KJo has a hand in this too… Congrats to him.

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  68. Bahubali 2 Beats All Time Record By 100 Crore
    Saturday 29 April 17.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Below are the GROSS figures for the biggest opening days in India in all languages. Gross figures are used to eliminate the difference tax rates in various areas so its gives a more accurate picture There is not much to say and the figures say it all as Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion has smashed the previous record by 100 crore.

    No film had even grossed 100 crore end this epic has smashed the previous record by 100 crore. Figures below are for films in all languages they were released in.

    1. Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion – 155 crore apprx

    2. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 55.03 crore

    3. Kabali – 53.96 crore

    4. Sultan – 51.15 crore

    5. Happy New Year – 50.78 crore

    6. Bahubali – 49.48 crore

    7. Dhoom 3 – 45.67 crore

    8. Singham Returns – 43.44 crore

    9. Khaidi No.150 – 41.64 crore

    10. Ek Tha Tiger – 41.29 crore

    11. Dangal – 41.19 crore

    12. Chennai Express – 40.81 crore

    13. Sardaar Gabbar Singh – 37.10 crore

    14. Janatha Garage – 36.48 crore

    15. Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 36.23 crore

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  69. Baahubali 2 All India Breakdown – Hindi Crosses 40 Crore
    Saturday 29 April 2017 17.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    The phenomenal Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion all india figures are as follows. The film has smashed all records by leaps and bounds. The film has also become the highest Hindi film opener with collections at around 40.75 crore nett. No film in history has ever crossed 40 crore nett before in the Hindi language. The records have come in all circuits barring Rajasthan (not released at some prime cinemas), Delhi / UP and Tamil Nadu (big Tamil films have huge market and are tax free) Tamil Nadu is the weakest region but still will put huge numbers. The all India figures are around 122 crore nett which is a record which could stay for years. The early breakdown is as follows.

    Mumbai – 15.25 crore

    Delhi / UP – 7.35 crore

    East Punjab – 4.63 crore

    Rajasthan – 2.35 crore

    CP Berar – 2.79 crore

    CI – 1.93 crore

    Nizam / Andhra – 54.75 crore

    Mysore / Karnataka – 11.58 crore

    Tamil Nadu – 12.17 crore

    Kerala – 4.38 crore

    West Bengal – 2.23 crore

    Bihar – 1.07 crore

    Assam – 55 lakhs

    Odisha – 1.00 crore

    GRAND TOTAL – 1,22,03,00,000

    NOTE – The figures include all versions playing in various circuits

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  70. V glad at the stupendous opening figures of Baahubali 2.

    Watched it yesterday and found it good. It lives up to the high expectations and delivers, which i think is a big deal. I didnt like the last half hour or so, where there is only action and not much narrative. But that is a minor complain.

    I think this will have strong legs. Not sure if it can challenge Dangal’s total with its Hindi version, but it can do 300 cr with Hindi version alone. WW 1000 cr should be a cakewalk.

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  71. Watched Baahubali 2. Won’t add story in detail but this is another perfect entertainer from SS Rajamouli. Everyone are busy doing the comparisons between part 1 and 2 but for me I can’t compare them, its not a sequel, its the same movie with same story with more answers, its like the movie with 2 year intermission break. I find both of them on equal level which is just about fantastic and flawless. While the 1st part just blows you away with the sequences and imagination/vision and you expect that in 2nd part but still it again stands on that huge expectations and delivers that and extra dramatic scenes and comes out a huge winner. The only minor flaws I found is common in both movies which is the romantic portions takes too much time and SSR is not swift in handling those as he’s with the dramatic portions. But once he’s done with the romantic portion, he’s in top gear and the dramatic portions are so out of the world and involve you as an audience you have nothing else but to submit yourself to SSR’s vision. This is mega achievement where he literally made everyone come out and watch his movie and pay high ticket prices( paid $35 here). This will probably blow every record out there and I won’t be surprised if it will even be the highest grossing Hindi movie (just need to see how folks in North India takes on). Secondly even if it does 300 crs its as good as 400 crs as almost whole of South India has regional releases and they prefer that (unlike pure Hindi film which they will still watch as thats the only option, so 25% audience lost over there). Performances wise I think Ramyakrishna as Sivagami is fantastic and her role goes beyond the 1st part and then Anushka was great from the looks to acting and (feminist) characterization. Prabhas(huge dedication to the character) and Rana(perfect evil counterpart with little gore this time around) were both awesome as usual. Special mention for the action sequences from Prabhas which we just overlook but its damn difficult to look so great everytime and build a physique matching the world presented in the movie. Tamannah had guest role of 1-2 scenes. Good part that songs were less and not required to the script. Background score is similar to 1st part and still fantastic by MM Kreem.

    Overall this is probably movie sin if you miss watching it on big screen. Hugely Recommended!!

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    • Anushka is really great here!

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    • Can’t believe I missed mentioned Kattappa and he has lot more footage and role in the part 2. Sathyaraj will probably be remembered for decades for his role and Kattappa will be synonym for a loyal servant in India.

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    • Like its own critique this review is an exaggerated one. Yes, the treatment is of masala cinema, but its the strong narrative thats the USP here. The reviewer completely misses the point.

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  72. Any updates for Saturday’s BO yet?

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    • Thank you! Least others are thinking similarly!

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      • They are most probably not. Most of Bollywood’s directors and producers are happy going for projects that appeal to the multiplexes of a couple of metros. They want to reach to a limited audience that can afford to pay a premium price for the tickets at those high end multiplexes, make some quick bucks and move on to the next project.

        Forget Pan-India appeal, most of them don’t even have the creativity or vision to make a project that will appeal to the northern territories universally.

        And then as we said earlier here, it’s not only about the budget. Baahubali- The Beginning cost as much as Ra1 had cost around 5-6 years back. There probably are very few directors in Bollywood with that kind of vision or creativity right now.

        Baahubali- The Beginning released and however much it impressed everyone, you can see nothing remotely like it has been even announced. It’s been 2 years since.

        The outcome will most probably be like Jungle Book. It has beaten most Bollywood movies. It is looked like the exception to the norm and most producers/directors have gone back to projects that appeal to a few multiplexes.

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        • This time they are bound to take notice. Last time Baahubali 1 started small (5 cr) and became a sleeper Superhit. This time the Hindi version itself is breaking and setting records.

          Next year 2.0 will also be another onslaught. Shankar is also a massy director like Rajamouli who understands the pulse of the Indian audience. With Akshay in it, 2.0 will also have the advantage of having a known face for the Hindi belt. If any movie is going to come close to Baahuali’s all version business in near future, its going o be 2.0 for sure.

          The problem with Bollywood directors is not that they dont want to go big and grand. The problem is not even budget (Ra. One and Dhoom 3 budgets had massive budgets in their time). The problem is lack of creativity, innovation and vision. Without these qualities, our present crop can only smell the coffee, but cant change themselves. So bring on Tubelight, Golmaal Again and TZH!

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  73. Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Sets Record On Day Two As Well
    Sunday 30 April 2017 10.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali – The Conclusion held on extremely well on its second day as it collected around the 40 crore nett region again after a 40.75 crore nett day one. After such an extraordinary opening you would expect a drop but there is hardly any drop. The records continue to fall as after an all time record day one, it also has an all time record on day two with the highest collections ever on day two for a Hindi language film. The most astounding thing about these collections is not that they are coming on non holidays as Dhoom 3 has set huge records on non holidays but that they are coming with 12-15% of the market are missing.

    This is because there are limited shows of the Hindi version in Nizam /Andhra, Mysore and Tamil Nadu / Kerala. Real value of these collections are in excess of 45 crore nett. The business of Bahubali – The Conclusion over the first two days is as follows.

    Friday – 40,75,00,000

    Saturday – 40,00,00,000 apprx

    Total – 80,75,00,000 apprx

    Bahubali – The Conclusion has seen a drop in collections in its South Indian language versions especially the Telugu one but that is how box office works there and it is a regular thing. The all India figures will be updated later.

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  74. Sadly most the headlines are Baahulbali part 2 has taken over Dangal. Let’s be honest. Dangal’s been destroyed. But the rest of Bollywood is being shielded by Dangal alone!!! It’s a one man band in terms of records & content in Hindi for nearly a decade now.

    Salman dominance still exists. But after this event everything will be compared to Baahulbali – one can try and isolate Hindi films, all fine but the real potential of content driven pan Indian collections cannot be denied.

    We’ll carry on comparing Tubelight, TZH etc to Dangal and forget the mythological elephant in the room.

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    • It will take Thugs to break the records being set by Baahubali’s Hindi version. But there again the problem is director Vijay Acharya. That guy wants to make films for masses but struggles to come up with films that are liked by that sector. Dhoom 3 is easily the least liked of all Dhoom films, although it is the biggest blockbuster in the franchise. So not having much expectations from Thugs, apart from some box office glory.

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      • Dhoom 3 is easily the least liked of all Dhoom films, although it is the biggest blockbuster in the franchise.
        Contradictory statement. Negativity was manufactured online but viewers made it a superhit.

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      • By that logic Salman films are as liked films as Aamir films.

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        • I think so. Sultan was liked and BB was very well liked.

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        • The novelty factor of BB2 is drawing crowds in. Just as in the case of Titanic. A visual splendour with an emotional story. But we cant get such films every month. In that case, the novelty factor will wear off.

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          • Once a month is not possible. But even Hollywood has such a vast range of films and it’s population is a quarter of India. The budget / technology is such a false decoy. India is rich just like Chinese. India should be at a minimum the third biggest market for films. It’s economy isn’t but the love of films surely makes up for it.

            There are too many excuses for too many years. I sincerely hope that Baahulbali changes something. Smart people in Hindi cinema like Hirani & Aamir shall take note. Heck even SRK. Someone will eventually!

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  75. The injured CRPF jawans being shifted to Raipur for treatment.
    The outlawed outfit has used violence to alienate villagers from the security forces

    On April 24, a nondescript vehicle dropped off a group of women in Burkapal, a village of 650 mostly tribal inhabitants in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh.

    There was nothing remarkable about them: they were dressed like any of the women in the remote villages.

    And the team from the Central Reserve Police Force’s 74th battalion, who were guarding the construction site of a bridge that is part of a road project near Burkapal, thought nothing of them.

    What the CRPF men didn’t, or couldn’t, see was that the village was already emptied of all residents: no one was in the village.

    They were to pay a heavy price for this oversight. Just before 1.00 p.m., the 72 jawans set off back to their base.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/sukmas-villagers-caught-between-maoists-guns-and-crpf-rage/article18312443.ece?homepage=true

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    • On March 10, 2017 the former sarpanch of Burkapal, Madvi Dula, who the Maoists suspected was a police informer, was killed. This was a warning to the people of the village, who had been on cordial terms with the CRPF men.

      The threat worked: the villagers had begun to limit their interaction with the jawans. And now, after the April 24 attack, it’s practically ended. “I don’t understand whom we are protecting here,” a jawan says. “This bloody road? These roads are being built with our blood.”

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  76. Baahubali 2 Scores Big On Day 2 (1st Saturday) | All Set To Score Huge On Sunday Too
    It collected approximately 42 crores* for its Hindi version, the film now stands with a collection of almost 83 crores in the Hindi version.
    By
    Koimoi.com Team –
    April 30, 2017

    Baahubali 2 has been on a roll since its release. The film managed to collect 41 crores nett (Hindi) on first day itself and 121 crores from all other versions. On the second day too, the film kept up its pace collecting slightly more than day one. It collected approximately 42 crores* for its Hindi version, the film now stands with a collection of almost 83 crores in the Hindi version.

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  77. Bahubali 2 Hits Another Century On Day Two
    Saturday 20 April 2017 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali – The Conclusion continued to wreck havoc across India as it had another 100 crore nett day after a huge 122 crore nett on day one. The Hindi version had hardly any drop and the main drop came from Nizam / andhra which was expected and now the film will settle in that state after an humungous first day. The total of the film stands at 222 crore nett after two days and it has become the highest grossing film in India in just two days beating Raees (129 crore nett)), Khaidi No.150 (120 crore nett)) and Badrinath Ki Dulhaia (114 crore nett). The collections of Baahubali – The Conclusion are almost double of these films. The business of Bahubali – The Conclusion (All Langs) over the first two days is as follows.

    Friday – 1,22,00,00,000

    Saturday – 1,00,00,00,000

    Total – 2,22,00,00,000 apprx

    Note – These collections could go higher at the end of the week as there are no DCR’s in the South due to films playing on rentals so collections are worked out through shares at many places..

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    • Think the numbers are much below 100 on day 2. Telugu version itself dropped by around 25 crs..don’t think BOI got this correct but they will update it I guess

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      • Day 1 Telugu net was 53 cr and two day is 73cr. That’s a drop of 30 crs. So total is surely not above 100cr net for day 2.

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        • All other versions have hardly had any drop. The Telugu version will stabilize now on Sunday.
          Kerala is simply stunning as it has done 5 cr on both days. Puli murugan was the only movie which did more than 4crs ever in Kerala in a single day if one don’t count the rakesh Roshan inflation which was done by the great fathers producers for that mamooty movie.

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  78. Box Office: Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion collects 4.75 mil. USD [Rs. 30.53 cr] in two days at the North America box office
    By Bollywood Hungama News Network
    , Apr 30, 2017 – 10:10 am IST

    The mega release of the year Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion finally got screens after a long wait. The film which has been one of the most anticipated releases in recent times has been well received by the critics and the audience alike. In fact the film that was released on a massive scale in four different languages has been raking in the moolah since it’s release, with Rs. 121 Cr coming in on its first day at the India box office.

    Similarly in the overseas market as well Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion has been well received by the audience. In fact as per reports the film has managed to collect an astounding 4.75 mil. USD [Rs. 30.53 Cr] from Thursday paid previews and Friday collections at the North America box office.

    While this opening figure itself is truly mind boggling, going by the current trends reports suggest that Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion looks set to enjoy an even bigger weekend collection in both the overseas and domestic markets.

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  79. Incredible and well deserving

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  80. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

    10.1 MM USD on only 425 screens and 3rd in US chart. Average per screen ridiculous. It’s galloping to all time WW records inside 7-10 days.

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    • @ regular rate it would have been 5 million+. The rates are twice as of now. Even at twice the rate, the audience is curious enough to show up in cinema hall.

      I am not sure this has Thursday’s numbers.

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    • this is once again a stunning number!

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  81. Early estimates:

    Day 3 Hindi – 45 cr nett
    Day 3 All India – 110 cr nett
    Weekend Hindi – 126 cr nett
    Weekend All India – 335 cr nett
    US – 10.1 M USD gross

    https://www.bollyarena.net/bahubali-2-3rd-day-box-office-collection/

    This is a true box office event.

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  82. Baahubali first half over.

    I have never witnessed such whistles, crowd cheering, in my life. The kids and elders all seems to be enjoying it. The way it us connecting to crowd, is unmatched.

    Can’t wait for second half. But this is epic at its best. The Hindi audience are so excited for this one, can be feel best by, audience knowing the name of prabhas, rana, etc. Unbelievable.

    I may add, I doubt even sholay, or other great hindi movies would have had such connect pan India and South. Who knows, may be someone from that time. But I doubt any movie ever in history seems to have connected like this.

    Bring on second half.

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    • Lovely stuff. Is the first part on DVD anyone?

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    • For me, the last event before the interval was the most adrenaline inducing of the movie. It basically sets up the raison d’etre for the central plot. That frozen shot at Intermission brilliantly conveys all the sibling rivalry.
      By then, people were just awestruck by everything that Rajmoulli had thrown at them. It will take at least another viewing to appreciate each and every scene of this masterpiece. However, as a caveat, I would add that I felt the BGM of the last 15 minutes too loud. That was my only complaint while leaving the theatre.
      Some reviewers have complained about the extra creative action in the end. I wonder what they think of all the extra creativity in Hwood superhero franchises. Too selective when it comes to desi masala.

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  83. P.K Talli Says:

    Yeah it’s on DVD . Btw it’s 80 cr on Day 2 and not 100 cr as BOI reporting http://andhraboxoffice.com/info.aspx?id=2051&cid=6&fid=834

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  84. Just completed. Second half.

    I am at loss of words to describe the experience. With respect to other movies, this movie is indeed an event movie. I and my wife were thinking of skipping it for one day today because I was tired with work, etc. And i thought i shall fall asleep, but can’t believe I was not only awake but cheering!! And now writing this comment.

    I am sure one may have some minor grievances but this is cinema at its best. At least in Indian terms. A gentle request to everyone kindly watch it in big screen.

    I felt ending could have been bit more interesting, but after two movies there is bound to be over expectation!! Yet can’t doubt the director for ending sequence.

    For me the best part was the flashback. In both the movies.

    The strong feminine character is a far cry from normal hindi cinema. Also top supporting cast, like I doubt we had a memorable supporting actors and characters as famous as this since sholay!! Kattapa is a legend now!

    The imagination and execution is amazing. Contrary to many i loved the first half with humour and drama at the end of first half as rightly pointed by nykavi.

    Guys everyone take your family and experience this movie, you won’t regret it.

    The audiences were cheering in the climax and that’s when even you realise the power of cinema.

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  85. some of us were eagerly looking forward to Dangal becoming the first movie to gross 1000 crs once the movie releases in China on May 5th. it looks like Bahubali might get there before that happens..who knew?

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  86. Rana Daggubati: I am blind from my right eye
    Sakshma Srivastav | Updated: Apr 30, 2017, 05.15 PM IST

    SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ finally hit the theatres on 28th April and earned a whopping 125 crores on its first day. The audience is in awe of the movie and can’t stop praising the cast and the crew who have exceeded everyone’s expectation and managed to deliver yet another masterpiece.

    Amid all the praise and applause, Rana Daggubati, who has portrayed Bhallaladeva in the film, has made a shocking revelation. In a recent interview, the actor said, “I am blind from my right eye. I see only from my left eye. The one you see is someone else’s eye which was donated to me after his death. If I close my left eye, I can see no one.”

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  87. The beauty of this movie is when ever you felt that your attention is taken away, you are hit with 1000 tonne ice brick scene that will pull you back into the narration. That kind of scenario was seen last in Sholay. That’s why Baahubali 2 is another modern Sholay of our times with technology thrown in the mix. More over 99% of movies made in India for the past 30 to 40 years were stereotypes of boy going after girl, revenge and aping western romcoms. Most of the movies were catering to limited audience. This movie appeals to wide range of audience with varied tastes similar to what Sholay did in 1975. Even Rameh Sippy could not replicate success of Sholay in subsequent movies. Rajamouli too may not replicate Baahubali 2 success. Hence it is once in a lifetime game changing movie. I guess this movie will destroy egos of all Khans, Kumars and Kapoors and their fans. A Telugu dubbed movie with no recognisable stars destroying 20 year efforts of Bollywood Super Stars in 3 days flat is a slap on the face of Bollywood Actors and Directors for their lack of imagination.I guess Bollywood deserved it.This is nasty punch on those pundits and websites too which were giving orgasmic adjectives to all openings of previous movies which look fake now after the Baahubali 2 opening.This is eye opener that a movie with solid story, acting and perfect narration is well received by Indians.

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    • Well, the effect is stunning. Like that dark horse winning the race! Even Rajanikant is dwarfed in front of Baahubali 2. Never underestimate the power of Eaga!

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      • Aptly said. Rajnikanth was dwarfed before Baahubali beginning. Now Rajjnikanth, Khans and others look like Lilliputs before Baahubali 2. Within 3 days the pumped up egos and false narratives about our so called Superstars, their fans and Pundits are raged to dust and destroyed completely by Baahubali 2.

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  88. Lauding the masterpiece, Rajinikanth tweeted, “‘Baahubali 2’ Indian cinema’s pride. My salutes to god’s own child Rajamouli and his team.”

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  89. sanjana Says:

    Box Office: Baahubali 2 [Hindi] has an UNPRECEDENTED and UNBELIEVABLE weekend, scores – Rs. 125 crore
    By Joginder Tuteja
    , May 1, 2017 – 9:39 am IST

    Baahubali 2 [Hindi] has done something that no other film has ever done before in the history of Indian cinema. In just its Hindi version, it has accumulated a massive Rs. 125 crore* at the Box Office and that too in just over the weekend. This is truly UPRECEDENTED as numbers like these coming over an entire week too are considered to be quite good, regardless of which language it arrives in and which superstar features in there. However, for a Telugu film to do that (in its Hindi dubbed version) and that too with a male lead [Prabhas] as a central protagonist who hasn’t done a Hindi film before is UNBELIEVABLE indeed.

    As a matter of fact, in three days, the film has collected only below the highest grosser film of 2017 so far, Raees [Rs. 137.51 crore]. Those numbers had been accumulated across the lifetime of the Shah Rukh Khan starrer, whereas Baahubali 2 has managed to come close to that in just a weekend. That’s correct – ONLY THREE DAYS!

    What is happening currently with the SS Rajamouli directed film is something that cannot be explained at all. While it is quite apparent that the entire country is watching only one film at the moment, it is also pretty much visible that external threats like IPL have been vanquished too. There are no excuses whatsoever anymore as Baahubali 2 is making waves without a superstar lead pair, without a superhit song, without a holiday and without any major promotion by those associated with the film. There were no visits to the malls, no multi-city tours, no controversies, no nothing.

    All that mattered at the end was the core content and with hype over last two years truly elevating with every passing month, only to reach a crescendo in the current season, it is ‘Brand Baahubali’ which has ultimately emerged victorious.

    BLOCKBUSTER.

    *Estimates. Final numbers awaited

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  90. sanjana Says:

    Biz Talk: BAAHUBALI has emerged the biggest brand today. Hail Rajamouli!
    By Taran Adarsh
    , May 1, 2017 – 8:00 am IST

    No Republic Day… No Eid… No Independence Day… No Diwali… No Christmas… No mall visits… No city shows… No appearance on comedy shows on TV… No Khans, no Kapoors, no Roshans, no Kumars… No item songs… No foreign locations…

    Yet, BAAHUBALI-2 smashes every record in sight and sets new benchmarks at the BO. I have never seen such hype, hysteria and craze for any film ever in my 37-year career as a journalist and I say this because I have been a witness to the Manmohan Desai-Amitabh Bachchan era. I distinctly recall, every Big B-Man ji film *together* was looked forward to with great enthusiasm, but BAAHUBALI-2 is akin to an event, a celebration that has the entire nation participating with great fervour.

    Now let’s discuss its performance at the BO…

    Everyone was keen to know the answer to the question: Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? Did the terrific cliffhanger do the trick? Did the tremendous curiosity [to know the answer] translate into an earth-shattering start at the ticket windows? Yes, that’s one of the key reasons. Also, BAAHUBALI has emerged the biggest brand today and that too translated into a fantabulous start.

    However, all hype and no content can prove disastrous for any film. As a matter of fact, aggressive promotions can attract footfalls till the word of mouth comes into play. The moment the verdict is out, the business either skyrockets or plummets on Day 1 itself. The public opinion spreads faster than fire nowadays. More so because social media is an extension of our lives. It can make or break a film within hours.

    The stupendous business across the weekend — from East to West and from North to South — clearly indicates that BAAHUBALI-2 is here to stay, enjoy a glorious innings at theatres and set new benchmarks. What will be its eventual lifetime business? That’s a bit difficult to guess at this stage, but one thing is for sure, this one’s a game changer. It will be difficult to surpass its business soon.

    Before I conclude this piece, I’d like to doff my hat to S.S. Rajamouli, the creator of the BAAHUBALI franchise. Like I stated in my review: “It requires foresight, guts, vision and of course, the financial muscle to bring to life a lavish spectacle on the giant screen. And Rajamouli uses his strengths and opportunities to accomplish what a majority of storytellers can only talk about or dream of.”

    The only regret is, BAAHUBALI-2 is the conclusion of this epic saga. I genuinely wish this series never terminates. You don’t want this joyride to end ever… yeh dil maange more!

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  91. Marcus Says:

    Its all Baahubali vs. Dangal now. Here is Forbes:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/dongroves/2017/04/30/records-tumble-as-baahubali-2-conquers-india-and-wows-the-u-s-u-k-australia-and-more/#3962a730782a

    Last week some pundits in India were speculating Baahubali 2 could become the first Indian film in history to amass 1,000 crore ($150.3 million) gross worldwide. That would eclipse the record held by P.K, director Rajkumar Hirani’s 2014 sci-fi comedy starring Aamir Khan, which collected 792 crore ($119 million).

    If that seemed fanciful then, it doesn’t now. The epic is on track to rack up upwards of 300 crore ($45 million) net in India over three days after earning 220 crore ($33.2 million) on Friday and Saturday, including 80.50 crore ($12.1 million) in the Hindi markets.

    So the sequel will easily surpass the 510 crore ($76.6 million) lifetime total of Baahubali: The Beginning and Dangal’s 540 crore ($81.1 million).

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  92. sanjana Says:

    In a couple of days, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will fly to Abu Dhabi to kick off the shoot of their reunion movie, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. The Ali Abbas Zafar film will have its longest shooting stint in the Emirates – 65 days – for which a lavish set is being erected. What’s interesting is that the Bollywood unit is putting it together with help from the design crew of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (2015).

    Construction of a 20,000-square metre back lot has already begun and over 150 workers are deployed on site to create the film’s main shooting area. The team will film at several other locations across the UAE capital before moving to the primary set, we hear.

    An insider says, “A team of 300 people is working on the production; it includes Abu Dhabi-based freelancers and crew members from India, the US and the UK.

    http://www.mid-day.com/articles/star-wars-crew-designs-salman-khan-katrina-kaif-starrer-tiger-zinda-hai/18212184

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  93. sanjana Says:

    Someone who saw the film in telugu told me that the film is quite good and special effects made kids go wild. But the second half was underwhelming compared to the first half.
    And the first half did not prepare them for the second half which was the story of the son.

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    • NyKavi Says:

      “And the first half did not prepare them for the second half which was the story of the son”
      They mightve not seen Bahu Part 1, and so could not string the sequences together.
      IMHO, out of both the movies, the first half of Part 2 is the best in terms of content, intrigue, awe and emotion. It is the heart of the storyline.

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  94. Marcus Says:

    Baahubali 2 collections cross Rs 450-crore mark in 3 days; to beat Aamir’s PK in first week

    http://www.businesstoday.in/lifestyle/off-track/baahubali-2-collections-crossed-rs-450-cr-prabhas-rana-daggubati/story/251162.html

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  95. sanjana Says:

    Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Smashes All Box Office Records
    Monday 01 May 2017 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali – The Conclusion (Hindi) has created history by collecting more than 125 crore nett over its first weekend in its Hindi format. It is a dubbed film but has beaten every film by leaps and bounds with the previous high being Sultan at a little over 105 crore nett. The first day was the highest opening day of all time and the third day was the highest day ever recorded by a film in Hindi format. Not only that the business is coming with just a limited release in the South so real value of the film is another 15 crore nett which is 142 crore nett. The Sunday in real value is a 50 crore nett plus day if it was an outright Hindi film getting this sort of appreciattion. The business of Bahubali – The Conclusion (Hindi) over the first weekend is as follows.

    Friday – 40,75,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 40,25,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 46,00,00,000 apprx

    Total – 1,27,00,00,000 apprx

    Bahubali – The Conclusion across India has grossed around 300 crore nett apprx. The Saturday collections were not 100 crore nett as published yesterday as they included gross figures from some circuits in South.

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    • That Sunday number. Gigantic.

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    • NyKavi Says:

      “..the previous high being Sultan at a little over 105 crore nett..”
      Wasnt Dangal weekend bigger than Sultan?
      But, why am I complaining over these second place finishes. By the end of its run, BB2 will be too colossal for any bwood enterprise to comprehend in the near future.

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      • I said somewhere up above that Saturday was not more than 100. BOI has now corrected their numbers too as can be seen in the commentary above

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  96. sanjana Says:

    Bahubali – The Conclusion Worldwide Figures
    Monday 01 May 2017 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali – The Conclusion has grossed an unimaginable Worldwide number in excess 500 crore in all languages in just three days. The India gross business is 395 crore apprx while Overseas is over $18-19 million (3 days only, not including previews). The Overseas figures are conservative estimates as the Telugu and Tamil versions are playing on hire at many places at double or treble the normal ticket rates and this is not reported. The business in US / Cananda, Gulf and Australia has smashed all records. If we include the hire centres US / Canada will be around $11 million which is almost the lifetime in Dangal in just three days. In UK, the Telugu version are hardly being screened on the main chains so its all unreported business. In Australia the film has grossed A$2.23 million with Telugu (875k) Hindi (840k) and Tamil (515k). The lifetime record holder Dangal is at $2.63m which will be beaten in a day or two. The apprx figures of Bahubali – The Conclusion (all langs) Worldwide is as follows

    INDIA NETT – 300 crore

    INDIA GROSS – 385 crore

    OVERSEAS ($) – $18,500,000

    OVERSEAS (INR) – 121 crore

    WORLDWIDE TOTAL – 506 crore

    These are crazy figures and it may well be possible that the film will be the highest grossing Indian film Worldwide in just seven days.

    Note – The figures are for the three day weekend and do not include previews, including them the total goes above 520 crore.

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    • Marcus Says:

      Terrific. 520 cr WW gross in first weekend itself. But this may not be a once in lifetime show. I have a feeling that 2.0 is going to challenge this. Where is Naveen?

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      • 2.0 cant challenge this movie. Only Rajamouli has to break his own record!

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      • I don’t think Robot 1 was even close to the love and craze of Bahubali 1. At least among hindi audience. Bringing Akki will definitely help but can’t imagine it getting anywhere close to these numbers.

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    • Marcus Says:

      300 cr nett in India and WW 520 cr gross – Will Tubelight be able to beat this 3 days business in its whole run?

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    • jayshah Says:

      7 days which means 2000 CR is on WW. More than on IMO. These are incredible feats being achieved at an extraordinary pace.

      Typhoon, tsunami, hurricane, earthquake all at same time. Hindi audience’s should also be applauded as they have opened their arms to the film.

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  97. There are talks about part 3 but without the present leads. Only the history will be retained, it seems. A fresh approach.

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    • That will be better. Because the current story is full circle and will look bit stale for the third time. So new leads with fresh story set in Mahishmati will be more exciting and will carry fresh look.

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  98. Hope it will have long legs and run for 3 months. It will make even Hollywood to sit up and take note.

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  99. Bob Cristo Says:

    I don’t know why but i still think Dangal’s 380 cr is tough nut to crack, even for Bahubali hindi, A film needs extraordinary WOM for that. Only plus for this film to cross 380 cr is that it is a big screen experience film.

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    • That is true..It needs to sustain. Ticket prices will also come down. Monday will give indication.

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    • Marcus Says:

      To beat Dangal’s 387 cr, Baahubali 2 needs to do around 400 cr. It will cross 200 cr by end of first week, going by the rate it is progressing. If the movie is really liked, it should be able to double its week one total and cross 400 cr. WOM is pretty strong here.

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    • I don’t think it will break Dangal’s lifetime for hindi. Final total could be around 325crrs though it will be clear on Friday where it’s heading. Ticket prices have already came down today.

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      • jayshah Says:

        Dangal will be tough but it would be a wake up call that is required to inject some adrenaline and fire into Hindi filmmakers. I hope it does. The first week looks like it could challenge Sultan. After that if it gets over 100 CR second week it has every chance. 400 CR + would be amazing to see.

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  100. Marcus Says:

    Official Numbers:

    taran adarsh‏@taran_adarsh
    This WAVE is UNSTOPPABLE… #Baahubali2 creates a NEW RECORD… Fri 41 cr, Sat 40.50 cr, Sun 46.50 cr. Total: ₹ 128 cr. India biz. HINDI.

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    • The gigantic box office numbers have even made BOI shut up and embrace this hurricane. Normally towards small and south indian movies they will come up with their stupid articles.

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      • jayshah Says:

        They have to. Boxofficeindia has been boxofficehindi or boxofficepunjabi – the South clearly is a mature industry and it should be reported if they have good sources.

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  101. Sridevi’s ‘Mom’ and Raveena Tandon’s ‘Maatr’ share similar story lines?
    Sakshma Srivastav | May 1, 2017, 01.25 PM IST

    Raveena Tandon’s thriller ‘Maatr’ recently hit the theatres. Written by Michael Pellico and directed by Ashtar Sayed, the film revolved around a mother who set out on a killing spree in an attempt to avenge her daughter’s rape and murder.

    And now, a source close to Sridevi’s upcoming film ‘Mom’ has revealed that the film shares a plot which is quite similar to that of Raveena’s ‘Maatr’. “In the first-half of Mom, Sridevi’s daughter, played by Pakistani actress Sajal Ali, is victimised. In the second-half, her mother played by Sridevi does a vigilante act to get even with her daughter’s wrongdoers. This is exactly the format that we saw in ‘Maatr’ recently,” revealed the source.

    However, the makers of ‘Mom’ are not worried about ‘Maatr’ stealing their thunder. “They are confident of Sridevi’s magic. She has not been seen on screen for a long time and her fans have been waiting patiently since ‘English Vinglish’,” said the source before signing off.
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    • Advantage with Mom is nobody have even bothered to watch Maatr. So if the movie(Mom) is good then will be success even with the similar storyline.

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  102. Last week, we had reported that actor Rohit Roy is venturing into direction and has signed a three film deal with none other than the commercially acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. According to recent news reports, the latter’s upcoming production will have Abhishek Bachchan playing the leading man in a love story.

    Earlier, Rohit Roy had revealed that his directorial will be a unique love story between a hit woman and a non-violent professor set against the backdrop of Girgaon. Abhishek Bachchan is said to portray the character of the professor while the details of the actress is yet to be revealed. The film which is in the scripting stage currently is said to commence by June-July.

    On the other hand, Abhishek Bachchan is said to be on a film signing spree with four films of the actor currently in the pipeline – Prabhu Deva’s Lefty, Nishikant Kamat’s untitled film, Ronnie Screwvala’s next and Rajat Rawal’s Bachchan Singh

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/aishwarya-rai-abhishek-bachchan-said-part-sanjay-leela-bhansali-film/#sthash.rd7D9ISt.dpuf

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  103. NyKavi Says:

    Finally, BOI turn ultra-orgasmic for BB2:

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=2896

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    • jayshah Says:

      It’s a bandwagon jumping website. The worst kind. I find it amusing their reports since mid 00’s but last 2 years it’s disturbing writing borderline hate for small films.

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      • True. Kind of disrespectful articles for small and experimental films and even expect them to do blockbuster business. Had Bahubali 2 done average business or flopped they would have already posted a long stupid article with all their blah blah blah.

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  104. NyKavi Says:

    Phenomenal Monday – Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Is ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER
    Monday 01 May 2017 16.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network
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    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) is set to achieve its biggest feat till yet on Monday. There are no words to describe what is happening in the Hindi markets on Monday. It is certain already that it will be the highest Monday off all time with collections surpassing 30 crore nett but the big question is by how far it will surpass that figure. What has gone on so far on Monday suggests it may even challenge its Friday number but surely the evening and night shows can’t do what they did on Friday as it is a working day tomorrow. It is a partial holiday for Labour Day today but that should hardly be making the film put up this sort of record Monday.

    The film is an ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER and its probably the first time that a film has got the highest classification in less than four days. The collections in North (Delhi city and Punjab) are so phenomenal on Monday that it is hard to think that other areas like Mumbai and Central will stop this film becoming the highest grossing film in Hindi of all time. If it was going to be let down it was going to be Delhi city and Punjab due to the South factor. Dangal in Hindi grossed 374 crore nett and its looking very much that this total is going to be chased down and maybe even go over 400 crore nett.

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) has set an opening day record, opening weekend record, is certain to set a week record and almost certain to set a lifetime record. Now the wait is where Monday will land, at little above 30 crore nett or the unthinkable and around 40 crore nett. It will be known in a few hours from now.

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    • jayshah Says:

      Stunning. This is too big and surreal. Wave the white flag!!!

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    • Marcus Says:

      ATB in 4 days? Haha

      A well liked blockbuster is able to nearly double its week 1 haul. PK and Dangal did so. Lets first see if Baahubali 2 is able to meet that criteria.

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      • jayshah Says:

        A similar report was written for 3 Idiots too. The film is dismissing everything – star power, holidays etc. I think this is the biggest number yet and opens up the chances of 10 days straight of 25+ CR (reserved for TZH) or 30+ CR. It is by BOI stupid standards an ATBB. It’s going to at minimum do thrice Dangal pan India. 3 Idiots did 85% more than Ghajini. This is a different universe.

        All those saying we shouldn’t dismiss or challenge or change Hindi films, the audience is giving you the answer. If Tubelight released on coming Friday it’d be destroyed too, but it’s another industry that has delivered the goods. Least it’s Indian and not Hollywood as Jungle Book / superhero / Fast films was an​ indicator that Hindi cinema may succumb further to westerns cinema.

        The star system is valuable but in reference with 70’s it can’t be the only thing to rely on. You absolutely need great writers, creative inspiration, rooted cinema etc. Aamir / Hirani and others tried for many years but it’s clear India has a cultural division in cinema. A film is finally doing something which I always thought was possible. Something I thought only a select couple in Hindi cinema capable of.

        This is frankly what is possible. I’m not at all disappointed Aamir didn’t do it. I’m glad someone has and if KJo did whatever he did with sincerity than good for him.

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        • P.K Talli Says:

          Actually Aamir can’t do it , he can get the numbers in Hindi market but not in South for that matter don’t think even Rajini can but we will see when 2.0 releases next year .

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          • Marcus Says:

            If Aamir teams up with Rajamouli or Shankar, it is a possibility.

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          • jayshah Says:

            Aamir should do this space film. It is a creative risky choice. If the technology is respectable it has potential.

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          • I am also interested in that space film. I think it has good potential. Lets see if that one is still on or not.

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        • “This is frankly what is possible.”

          This will only work for a film or 2. This is a flawed model to go by. $5 ticket was priced at $15, $11 evening show was priced at $33.

          Nobody is going to keep paying this week after week, so the model won’t work. It will only work for an event film once in a while.

          Let’s not take anything away from Dangal or other big hindi hits.

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          • jayshah Says:

            Yes we can keep denying many things that have been said but they still happen, anything is possible.

            Hardly anyone expected this – that in itself is a lesson.

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          • Ok, let me know when this happen again next month, and month after that and so on.

            This is once in a while thing.

            Jai Santoshi Ma didn’t happen every month either.

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          • But this isn’t the Jai Santoshi Maa model. That was a film that came out of nowhere and became huge. By definition that sort of thing isn’t repeatable. Baahubali on the other hand was made by one of the most successful directors in the country who already had a lot of success behind him. Of course Baahubali as a phenomenon isn’t easy to replicate but this was a film designed to be that kind of blockbuster. It’s the Sholay model not the jai Santoshi Maa one. Again Sholay is not more replicable than Jai Santoshi Maa, I’d agree, but you don’t need to get to Sholay every time. You can get lots of megahits, historic hits (of the sort that followed Sholay) at some lesser level. The point here is that the market exists. What would happen if Baahubali were made with Bombay stars? What would the Hindi gross look like? The point is that the Bollywood market has been undersold for decades. It’s been better since the rise of the new masala but that’s still not enough because most of the films are terrible that fizzle out after huge initials. As I said the other day a masala film liked as much as 3I or even PK or Dangal would do a lot more than those films. So it’s not about attempting Baahubali but just trying to make masala with a strong script. So the possibility is there. Will it ever happen? Probably not. Because the Bollywood directors simply don’t have the kind of rootedness (in terms of life experience) to even dream of something like this. When they do they’re just trying to remake Marvel or LOTR or whatever. Rajamouli takes many of those cues as well but uses these to serve very Indian ends. And some of the more rooted directors (at least at the smaller end) don’t quite have the grand imagination to pull this off. So I do agree with you but not for the Jai Santoshi Maa reason.

            Finally I’d add that in a way no extraordinary success is truly replicable except on the exceptional day. So Hollywood has huge hits but how many trend like Titanic or get to that gross (before inflation/IMAX/3D setting in)? Or Avatar? Even with Star Wars it takes this ‘biggest’ franchise combined with a truly liked film. But that still isn’t the Cameron kind of achievement because he wasn’t relying on a franchise. But this doesn’t mean lots of success isn’t possible at a lesser level. Bollywood doesn’t do this. The non-Aamir films are by and large terrible on trending. And then everyone pretends it isn’t possible and all the bull one has heard for years and will hear again after Baahubali!

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          • jayshah Says:

            It’s all bull. In space of 4 months Dangal baffled people AFTER Sultan and during DEMO. Now Bahubali is destroying Dangal (and everything else beneath it) without a ‘superstar’, without a major holiday. The first part was already a rage.

            Secondly to confirm Satyam’s point no one expects a HAHK or BAHUBALI every month, once a year or every other year maybe but in between a collection of successful films is not much to ask for? Beloved BOI says it always only 5% of films are safe!

            And this is not a fluke like it seems you are suggesting. It is a film model not used much in Indian cinema. A part 1, part 2 hook. First part already was monstrous, second is just coincidence? Or a smart director wielding magic once again?

            Clearly a near 2 year intermission is probably going to end up half a year’s total Hindi cinemas theatrical earnings! This will probably create more famine then feast at first as you need to grow some crops first before feeding & one expects the usual from our big walleted Bollywood producers to throw money for a little while. But India is full of smart intellects, one day they’ll have a light bulb moment and move to greater feats collectively or maybe only Bahubali is possible and nothing else.

            My quite hasty prediction is someone will get it right again within 1 or 2 years. Whether the project is live or not is inconsequential. But really think some big quality films will arrive – maybe not at this level. But because it’s clear the opportunity is there someone will pounce.

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    • Incredible again. I was thinking around 25-26crrs as ticket prices seems to have reduced
      in multiplexes compared to the weekend.

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  105. Marcus Says:

    Even the competition is orgasmic:-

    Rajinikanth and Shankar praises Rajamouli for Baahubali The Conclusion
    http://www.apnewscorner.com/news/film/details/15049/latest/Rajinikanth-and-Shankar-praises-Rajamouli-for-Baahubali-The-Conclusion.html

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  106. Post Baahubali saga, Padmavati gets budget revision; increases from 160 to 200 crores
    BySubhash K. Jha
    May 1, 2017 – 10:06 am IST

    Post Baahubali 2 saga, Padmavati gets budget revision; increases from 160 to 200 crores

    Till a few years ago, S S Rajamouli described himself as a fan of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. This was before Baahubali. Now post the triumphant victory of this, the mother of all costume dramas, Rajamouli is regarded as the biggest threat to Bhansali’s supremacy as the raconteur of flamboyant period dramas.

    That the war sequences of Baahubali are largely inspired by Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani is a well-known fact acknowledged even by Rajamouli himself. Prior to that when Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raaslila Ram Leela was to be released Rajamouli couldn’t help sighing and exulting over the trailer taking to Twitter to marvel over Bhansali’s spectacle.

    But it now seems like the self-proclaimed fan is now determined to race ahead of his mentor. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion which has opened to record-breaking collections seems all set to be the most successful epic saga of all times. The only competition it has this year is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical-costume drama Padmavati which opens in November.

    Viacom 18 the producers of Padmavati are going all-out to ensure the film conveys all the epic grandiosity and maganum opus-ness associated with a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, plus some more. Apparently the film’s original budget of Rs 160 crores has been upped. Padmavati may turn to be India’s first Rs. 200-crore budgeted production.

    Says a source close to Padmavati, “Baahubali is the new benchmark for epic grandeur. The Padmavati team is all set to amplify the grandiosity to a level where audiences would not miss the Baahubali experience.”

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    • jayshah Says:

      Clearly this will be the answer. Throw money at an already big budget. Par the course.

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    • “That the war sequences of Baahubali are largely inspired by Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani is a well-known fact acknowledged even by Rajamouli himself. ”

      Quite an achievement given the first part released 6 months before Bajirao! This is a such a ridiculous piece. Whatever admiration Rajamouli might have expressed the idea that the Baahubali director is taking cues from Bajirao is truly silly.

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  107. Marcus Says:

    Amidst all the madness, Rajamouli has left for a vacation.

    http://www.telugucinema.com/news/rajamouli-left-london-trip

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  108. I think today will be 35 crores. Tomorrow it will do around 27-28 crores. From here 400 + look achieveable.

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  109. ‘Furious 8’ Tops $1 Billion, ‘Latin Lover’ and ‘Baahubali 2’ Open Big & ‘Guardians 2’ Debuts

    In third is the mammoth release of the Tollywood sensation, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion distributed by Great India Films in North America. Playing in a mere 425 theaters the film brought in an estimated $10.1 million, a whopping $23,855 per theater average and nearly three times as much as the opening for the 2015 original. This is the largest opening for an Indian film domestically and we are still hoping to get a full report regarding its performance outside North America.

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4288&p=.htm

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    • this is the first time an Indian movie has been mentioned in the boxofficemojo headline, at least as much as I remember. For good reason of course. This is a quantum leap for Indian cinema.

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    • jayshah Says:

      Watched FF8 yesterday. Cardinal sin. Tried engaging my family to watch BB1 but got the cold shoulder.

      FF8 was decent. Having not watched each one there was a backstory that I hadn’t watched but as the series is not too high on intelligence it was easy to piece together. One very good car sequence in middle of film where a bunch of cars are aimed nuclear type for a target is really good. Ending as usual twisty and turny literally. Charlize Theron hot as a villain. A cute baby in a fight sequence.

      If a fan of the series worth a watch. I went to avoid other things so worth it.

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  110. On the ticket prices at my end as I’ve now learnt the Hindi ranges between 15-18 depending on where you watch it while the Telugu/Tamil versions are between 23-26 (over the weekend they went up to 30). I will be watching the Telugu. Munna I think said earlier that at his end even the Hindi was 23 or something. The one thing though is that whether 15 or 23 the matinee show prices are the very same. This is usually not the case.

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    • I see $15 for Hindi. For other languages $20-26. Over the weekend it was $23 for all languages. Thursday was $30.

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      • remarkable.. I’ve never seen a film with ticket rates jumping around so much! Did pay 25 for Sivaji some years ago. And that was a real waste of money!

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  111. The movie is powered by the Hindi version now unlike first day. Telugu day 1 was 53 day 2 was 20 and day 3 was 22..but Hindi is n an upward trend..other states have held to the first day numbers remarkably well. The Telugu numbers are still stupendous but much much lower than day 1 . 400cr seems almost a formality seeing how it is doing in Hindi belt..

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  112. The gross figure for the Hindi version alone stands at a whopping Rs 200 crore plus. But if you breakdown the whole box office collection for the last three days, Baahubali has grossed Rs 415-420 crore over the first weekend from all its versions in the domestic market.

    The film has added another Rs 120 crore gross from the worldwide and overseas markets, taking its 3 day worldwide gross to a whopping Rs 540 crore.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-whoa-baahubali-2-grosses-rs-540-crore-worldwide-all-set-to-beat-baahubali-s-lifetime-collections-today-2423928

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  114. Even better with actuals in US

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  115. Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Is Out Of This World On Monday
    Monday 01 May 2017 23.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) has continued its record smashing run with Monday business which has surpassed all it has done over the weekend in terms of records. The collections are set to be around 36-37 crore nett and if we take the 37 crore nett figure then outside Bahubali 2 (Hindi) then only one film has grossed more than this on its first day. That film was Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in 2015 which grossed a little over 39 crore nett and here it is the first Monday. The film is on an unbelievable run. It was a partial holiday which would have helped a little but not to the extent that it smashes the records of all films bar one.

    The total business of the film is now around 164 crore nett and the business tomorrow will give a better idea of the first week business as Monday was a partial holiday so the Tuesday drop will be more than normal (or should be more than normal as with this film you nver know considering what has happened over the past four days).

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) is at record levels in every Hindi circuit where it was full release and the way it is going it has a very good chance of becoming the highest Hindi language grosser and maybe among the Top Hindi films (adjusted) of all time despite it being a dubbed film.

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    • Insane. We are running out of all adjectives. This should be a gigantic number for the 4th day all India collection. But doing in hindi alone is out of the world. As Krish pointed out few posts back that now its being driven more by hindi version and its leading from the front. Who would have thought about this. Probably the most shocking and astonishing box office performance since Kaho Na Pyar Hai?

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      • yeah and when there were numbers lower than this for many Hindi films the same sorts of adjectives would be used by BOI or Taran or Nahta!

        And what happened to all those full capacity numbers?! guess there must be people standing in the theaters now!

        The thing is no one has any shame. Tomorrow when it’s the next big Hindi release the same folks will say exactly the same things. Including how record breaking the breakfast show in some part of Bihar is.

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      • I think it’s the most astonishing Bo performance since bahubali 1. We need to remember that film was not even heard of in the Hindi heartland before it did 125 cr in spite of bajrangi.

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        • Well put Krish. Baahubali 1’s achievement is nothing short of miracle when you consider the previous dubbed film lifetime was 17 crores of Robot. Even Robot was in news from long time with SRK doing it at one point and then Ash, AR Rahman + Rajnikanth and they had a huge launch in Hindi and still it went and did only 17 crores and that was the highest at that time. Then Bahubali to do 125 crores with no known actors or director or even great music and then to compete with one of the biggest hit in recent in Bajrangi Bhaijan is as good as any of the biggest hits ever.

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  116. Early estimate for Monday is 35-37 cr. Incredible!
    https://www.bollyarena.net/bahubali-2-4th-day-box-office-collection/

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    • Many are applying leave on weekdays to watch this film as weekends have become too big and too noisy. That is why you will not see any drops even on weekdays for atleast 2 to 3 weks.

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  118. Tuesday the way it has started with normal increases looks atleast like 22 crs…But with this movie there is nothing normal…
    BTW the movie will beat CI’s Dangal lifetime record by atleast 50%…To do this in CI of all territories show how much the movie has connected with the interiors…

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  119. The movie has also broken Krish3’s fudged Rakesh Roshans out of the hat Monday number also…Its one thing to beat Salmans numbers, another thing to beat Mohanlals Kerala number but its requires a leap of faith to actually beat Krish3’s fudged Rakesh Roshan hat numbers…The third thing borders on the impossible and it has done that….Rakesh Roshan will set the bar high now with Krish4…

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    • Haha.

      The Baahubali 2 numbers are truly beyond anyone’s imagination! But then when did Rakesh Roshan have any imagination? He just copies stuff with overblown budgets.

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  120. JF in Half Girlfriend.

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  121. Marcus Says:

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      Karan Johar‏@karanjohar

      Biggest Blockbuster ever!!!!! 128 ( HIndi) 175 ( Telugu Tamil Malayalam )….#Baahubalistorm @ssrajamouli …303 crores in 3 days!!!!!

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  122. Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Hits It out Of The Park On Monday
    Tuesday 02 May 2017 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali – The Conclusion (Hindi) has smashed it out of the park on Monday with collections which are just unbeliveable. The film has grossed around 39 crore nett with collections having chance of being a little higher when the final collections of the Hindi versions of the South come. The South versions in Telugu and Tamil have dropped more than the Hindi version but the Hindi version in the South could be steady and more like the Hindi version in North and Mumbai. The film is on a record shattering run and anything can happen. The business of Bahubali – The Conclusion (Hindi) over the first weekend is as follows.

    Friday – 40,75,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 40,25,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 46,50,00,000 apprx

    Monday – 39,00,00,000 apprx

    Total – 1,66,50,00,000 apprx

    Bahubali – The Conclusion should cross the business of the previo

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  123. Salman Khan starrer Tubelight to get massive release in China
    BySubhash K. Jha
    May 2, 2017 – 10:40 am IST

    Salman Khan starrer Tubelight

    China is all set for the hugest Bollywood release ever. Sources say Kabir Khan’s Salman Khan starrer Tubelight is all set to have the biggest ever release of any Indian film in China.

    Apparently the previous Kabir Khan-Salman Khan collaboration Bajrangi Bhaijaan was a massive hit in China. Tubelight has a direct Chinese link. It is set during the Indo-China war of 1962 and features China’s leading lady Zhu Zhu opposite Salman. Keeping that in mind Salman Khan Productions has taken a call to promote Tubelight in a big way in China.

    Salman is expected to tour key Chinese cities to promote the film. Kabir Khan concedes there are big plans for Tubelight in China, though he isn’t willing to reveal what those plans are. “China is a huge market. The number of theatres in the country are staggering. Plus, Tubelight does have a Chinese connection including its leading lady. So yes, we are looking at the various possibilities of how to give the film a big release in China.”
    Tags : China, Kabir Khan, News, Salman Khan, Tubelight
    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/salman-khan-starrer-tubelight-get-massive-release-china/#sthash.sNqzNY37.dpuf

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  124. Marcus Says:

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  125. Not Tubelight, Mahesh Babu’s ‘SPYder’ Will Now Clash With These Films!
    Bollywood biggies – Akshay Kumar’s Toilet – Ek Prem Katha and Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma’s untitled film are already clashing on 11th August
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    Koimoi.com Team –
    May 2, 2017

    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual action-thriller “SPYder“, being directed by A.R. Murugadoss, will now hit the screens on August 11 instead of June 23, a source in the know has said.

    “Originally, the film was slated for release on June 23. Since the shoot will go on till May end, it’s very unlikely for the film to come out in June. Hence, the makers are planning to release it on August 11,” the source from the film’s unit told IANS.

    The plus point is that now it will not clash with Salman Khan’s highly anticipated film Tubelight. Though it wouldn’t have been a proper clash since both films belong to different industries, but somehow it would have affected the business of both the films.

    Interestingly, two of Bollywood biggies – Akshay Kumar’s Toilet – Ek Prem Katha and Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma’s untitled film are already clashing on 11th August and this is the third addition.

    The film is reportedly being made with a whopping budget of Rs 110 crores and rumour has it that it might be releasing in Hindi too! Rakul Preet Singh will be playing the lead antagonist in the movie.

    In the film, Mahesh plays an intelligence bureau officer and he is paired with Rakul Preet Singh. The project marks the first-time collaboration of Mahesh and Murugadoss.

    Actor-filmmaker S.J. Suryah is being introduced in the role of an antagonist. Being produced by Tagore Madhu, the film has music by Harris Jayaraj.

    The first look of the film was released on 12 April 2017 and it has been quite impressive. This film marks Mahesh Babu’s Tamil debut.

    The film is predominantly shot in Hyderabad and Mumbai, there are reports that they have shot a couple of songs abroad.

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  126. Marcus Says:

    Monday official figure is 40.25 cr!

    taran adarsh‏@taran_adarsh
    #Baahubali2 is on a RECORD-SMASHING spree… Fri 41 cr, Sat 40.50 cr, Sun 46.50 cr, Mon 40.25 cr. Total: ₹ 168.25 cr. India biz. HINDI.

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    • Marcus Says:

      Monday is same as Friday. Four consecutive days of 40+ cr nett for the hindi version alone. Terrific stuff !

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    • Much more streamlined, easier process in India where you just need to figure out box office results to decide whether a film is worthwhile or not.

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    • but I guess many now get a taste of how things are in India on a normal basis where for large swathes of the population multiplex rates are not affordable most days if at all. TN though has a cap which has been controversial in certain ways.

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    • but again paid 25 for Sivaji 7 years ago! Even 10 would have been too much for this one but that’s another matter!

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    • I plan to see only if the cost is $15 or below.

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  127. Marcus Says:

    Bahubali 2 Worldwide Box Office Collection:

    India Nett: 385
    India Gross: 490
    Overseas: 136
    Worldwide: 626 cr

    https://www.bollyarena.net/bahubali-2-worldwide-box-office-collection-crosses-600-crore/

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  128. Mass public reaction from 1st show.. it’ll have long legs!!

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  129. This is terrible!

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  130. http://imgur.com/Yi7sytp

    Ideally I wanted SS Rajamouli to make Mahabharat as his next movie but the sudden announcement by Mohanlal to make 1000 crores Mahabharat is taken away the limelight. I don’t think another film maker will right away announce another Mahabharat now. Also, the movie is not regular Mahabharat but from the point of view of Bheema and that may limit the scope to present a true Mahabharat epic instead of someone’s point of view, should have been just director’s pov.

    Well, I can say that Mahabharat is being made coz of Bahubali and its success and this is the first step of Bahubali effect.

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    • In Hindi, Bahubali’s records will be broken by Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan. It is the perfect movie and big screen spectacle and based in pre-independance India and the talk is it will be on the lines of Pirates of the Caribbean series with the best VFX possible currently. If it connects as well as it should, I don’t think even 500 crs by next year end is a distant dream!

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      • jayshah Says:

        On Pirates of the Caribbean I saw that trailer yesterday. It looks farcical and Johnny Depps career is already downhill, I doubt there will be huge takers though they have kept a gap so who knows. Plus it’s Disney and they are on a roll.

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      • Yakuza Says:

        After Baahubali, makers of all these event movies are in second thought , because bar has became too high to match. I can sense all big Bollywood movies in 2017 will underperform, as it will be tough to satisfy audience by selling drama in name of big event movies. An event movie has to look EPIC on screen, otherwise get ready for EPIC fail.

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    • jayshah Says:

      I think this trend will happen. Hopefully Gowariker is not given a budget as he will bore us to death. Good to see you back Master.

      Mahabharata is India’s path to Oscar glory IMO if the right people are involved. Not that Oscar matters but something so in sync with India and history is ideal platform to showcase cinema. I remember as a kid the B.R Chopra TV shows broadcasted on BBC2 in UK. Think early morning my dad made me record them. Some 21 VHS videos.

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      • “I think this trend will happen. Hopefully Gowariker is not given a budget as he will bore us to death.”

        If you think high level, Mohenjodaro’s storyline is like Bahubali – where the kings are overturned and the prince is taken to another place and grows up and comes back to his kingdom and then overthrows the king. So, he already tried his hands on, so Gowariker is out of the equation! Lol.

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  131. Good to see Master. I am searching for livewire. And An Jo. Naveen is absent. More the merrier.

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  132. When Ramayan and Mahabharat were telecast decades back, the streets in India became almost empty and people postponed everything to watch the epics with the entire family. All those actors became legends in their own right.

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  133. aamirsaurabh is missing too ever since Baahubali started destroying records…

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  134. I feel Ekta Kapoor may take the challenge and produce something epic. She has enough resources and experience helming top fantasy shows like Naagin series.
    Dont laugh!

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  135. Bahubali 2 5th Day Box Office Collection:
    The latest South Indian release Baahubali 2 The Conclusion is simply unstoppable at the box office. The film is setting new benchmarks with each passing day, especially in Hindi version. After a record breaking Monday, Bahubali 2 collection was rock steady on Tuesday too and may again set all-time record.

    As far the early trends are suggesting Bahubali 2 5th day collection is likely to come in the range of 28-30 crore. Though ticket rates are back to normal levels which can vary Baahubali 2 collection when the official numbers will be out. For the rest, follow the link:
    https://www.bollyarena.net/bahubali-2-5th-day-box-office-collection/

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      383 crores!!!! All languages in 4 days!!!!! #Baahubali2TheConclusion ….Indian Cinema’s crowning glory!!!!!!

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  137. Here’s some good news for Deepika Padukone fans. According to reports, the actress might feature in Siddharth Anand’s Indo-Chinese project. The film in question is said to be a love story which will be helmed by the ‘Bang Bang’ director and will have Chinese actor Dang Chow in the male lead.

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  138. Day After Watching Baahubali, Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah Caps Ticket Prices

    Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaia said price cap applicable for all language movies.
    A day after Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah reportedly spent over 1,000 rupees on Baahubali-2 tickets at Bengaluru’s upscale mall, his government passed order capping cinema ticket prices at Rs. 200 in single screens and multiplexes in the state.

    The capping of movie ticket prices was announced in the budget and will not be applicable to ‘Gold class’, IMAX and similar categories; and the cap is also applicable for all language movies.

    “Price cap applicable for all language movies.This is in line with our commitment of making cinema affordable to all,” tweeted Chief Minister Siddaramiah on Tuesday.

    The state government had flirted with a similar idea last year but had dropped later, but this year, ahead of the budget, it received massive push from Kannada film industry and Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy. Single screen owners and multiplexes chose not to reply till receiving official communication.

    Movie buffs, who had spent anywhere between Rs. 400- Rs. 1,100 per ticket to watch ‘Baahubali 2′ were disappointed that the rule wasn’t implemented earlier. “We spent few thousand rupees to get tickets for our family to watch Baahubali-2, they could have implemented last week, but a good move’, said Karthik N.

    The second part of ‘Baahubali’ by SS Rajamouli – the most awaited over the last two years — has raked in more than Rs. 220 crore in the first two days of its launch, Box Office India has reported.

    http://www.ndtv.com/karnataka-news/day-after-watching-bahubali-karnataka-chief-minister-k-siddaramaiah-caps-ticket-prices

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  139. Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Continues Historic Run
    Wednesday 03 May 2017 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali – The Conclusion (Hindi) had another huge hold on Tuesday as it grossed in the 30 crore nett range. The drop is 25% from the previous day but that is because it came off weekend ticket rates and it was a partial holiday on Monday. The drop was more in metro multiplexes while other places were unbelievably steady. It was a normal Tuesday and it picked up around 30 crore nett which is less than what most big films pick up on day one if it is not a holiday.� The collections so far are around 197.50 crore nett and the film is probably looking to finish the week at around 245 crore nett. This is a limited South release so fair value of a 245 crore week is more like 270 crore. There has not been such a universal blockbuster in the Hindi markets since Gadar Ek Prem Katha in 2001. The business of Bahubali – The Conclusion (Hindi) till date is as follows.

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    Friday – 40,75,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 40,25,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 46,50,00,000 apprx

    Monday – 40,00,00,000 apprx

    Tuesday 30,00,00,000 apprx

    Total – 1,97,50,00,000 apprx

    Bahubali – The Conclusion (Hindi) is easily going to cross the business of Dangal at 374 crore nett and now it remains to be seen where it finishes up importantly where the footfalls land, can it go over 4 crore footfalls or even get 5 crore which will show that what used to happen is still possible with Hindi cinema and without major holidays.

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    • First 400 crore grosser in Hindi films. All over India, it’ll do 750 crores. Worldwide it will do 1200 crores.

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      • “This is a limited South release so fair value of a 245 crore week is more like 270 crore.”

        This is very important point and not many are mentioning( I mentioned in my review). All of south India is running with their language version of Bahubali, so it is limiting the Hindi collections to large extent and still it is breaking records in Hindi. Imagine if it was a full on Hindi film with no other alternative to watch? It might have done additional 15-20% easily IMO.

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        • Marcus Says:

          If it was a Hindi film, then All India nett may have been 20% more than the Hindi nett, but the gigantic collections from the South would not have been possible.

          In 4 Days the breakup was 168 cr nett from Hindi version and 215 cr nett from the southern versions. Total 383 cr nett in 4 days.

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        • jayshah Says:

          Unfortunately it’s a moot point. How can we determine the position? What total will Tubelight be chasing? The only fix and the appropriate one is to report pan India grosses only. This splitting of languages is daft. Immediate logic is nothing can be compared but the facts are the business is earned in India whatever language.

          If that was how business was reported be assured filmmakers will make more pan appealing films.

          Dangal’s records will fall and by some margins. Hindi filmmakers will absolutely look at their projects and adjust at some point. It’s a classic business model. What was deemed an inferior product (in this case an industry) has conquered. Those conquered will feel the need to chase an unlikely winner. We see this in banking or supermarket price wars. I wouldn’t underestimate the potential pull of Hindi cinema. But it does need to ponder, reflect etc.

          Heck even BOI has done a 360 with language like – this is possible. They love stars and holidays. They pan small films and limited reporting on South films. They are now having to do the necessary on a historic moment.

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          • This will do 100 crs in Second weekend alone….Will be around 350 crs by end of 10 days…500 crs is surely on…

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          • jayshah Says:

            I agree. I think I had week 1 around 250 CR and week 2 150 CR yesterday. If that happens then 500 CR is in reach. This is happening in IPL season. A period when people were scared to release films. These people just know they need holidays to make films safe. Bahubali team knew their product well. If you know you’re on a good one you’ll make money and get love period. This is an art. Some artists didn’t know how to sell their work (van Gogh for example) but if you’re confident and KNOW you are good there is less risk. Hindi cinema jumped foreign – one would have thought at turn of century 3 events could have registered. DCH was the wrong event and too many filmmakers chase this glory. But 1) Hrithik arrived, something for Hindi audience to pounce on 2) Gadar a good old fashioned partition film, India to the core 3) Lagaan – the marriage of cinema and cricket with all the colour, subtle grandness etc. Between then and now a lot of filmmakers just copied the DCH model (making NRI films this limiting India appeal) or copied films (be it the Dhoom, nothing more than Fast & Furious, South films etc.) or threw money at foreign corporations to solve the riddle (how can an outsider ‘know’ your own culture – that DNA is in your own blood) or wasted money on big projects (countless examples). Very few come out smiling. In that 15 year Aamir and Salman were down first and now the industry relies on just these 2 to deliver 300 CR blockbusters. No one else is even close! They + Akshay now people get a sense of at least a decent film. Heck even Salman is in the bracket of decent films! This is a guy who can barely act, who’s 90s feats were to wait to see how long before we see his bare chest!

            YRF were prestigious as they spaced out releases. Now just a big factory. Dharma is everywhere, even in the South. Really the industry pins hopes on Aamir, Salman, a few Akshay films (hit or miss but more rewarding in recent times), hot openers from SRK and Hirani. Apart from this it’s a graveyard.

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          • Marcus Says:

            I agree. Post-Baahubali, the reporting should be (1) All India Gross and (2) WW Gross figures. That way we can have some parity.

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        • NyKavi Says:

          When I stepped out of the theatre on Friday, I had expected 450crs in Hindi, and stated as much in my comment up above in this thread. I had felt that tremendous connect through content and context, in fact something I had felt with Gadar as well.
          And BOI is right: there has not been a pan-universal audience-connect movie since Gadar. If this does 450+, so soon after Dangal, it merely confirms that the Aamir successes (3I,Pk,Dangal) obviously did not max out the audience.

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          • Marcus Says:

            3I if released today would have done 500 cr imo. But yes, agree that PK and Dangal did not max out the audience due to their genre restrictions.

            Baahubali 2 is pure masala genre with VFX and on an epic scale – this genre is more likely to max out the audience. Moreover, it has broken the north-south divide, which is another big achievement.

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          • NyKavi Says:

            3I cudve done 500cr, but that would be pan-India. It may have cracked 400cr in Hindi alone.
            Here, we are looking at at least 750cr+ pan-India with BB2.

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          • Shouldn’t we consider that average ticket price is almost 2x-3x of Dangal’s ticket price. We should look at footfalls rather than collection

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      • NyKavi Says:

        “…to be seen where it finishes up importantly where the footfalls land, can it go over 4 crore footfalls or even get 5 crore which will show that what used to happen is still possible with Hindi cinema and without major holidays….”

        Waah BOI-balli waah. Der aaye magar durust aaye.

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        • ” it merely confirms that the Aamir successes (3I,Pk,Dangal) obviously did not max out the audience.”

          Don’t think that’s right. 3I did max out and did phenomenal and even Dangal max out its audience to the type of film it and added beyond. I feel PK and D3 did not max out to their potential. When you have Salman’s next BB reaching PK under 5-6% of its reach in few months that only shows that PK didn’t reach to its true potential.

          PK today would have easily done 450 and beyond but that’s pointless to discuss now. So, for me PK and Dangal did reach its potential whereas Dhoom 3 and PK didn’t.

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          • Agreed. I do think that in between Gadar and Baahubali 2, if there is one movie that did phenomenally well, that would be 3 Idiots. 100cr looked a monumental achievement at that time but then it came and went above 200cr.

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    • Marcus Says:

      BOI has 197.5 cr, Bollyarena has it at 198.75 cr. Lets see what the official figures are.

      https://www.bollyarena.net/bahubali-2-box-office-collection-in-5-days/

      Lifetime, the Hindi version can do 500 cr i guess.

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      • Marcus Says:

        If Baahubali 2 does 500 cr nett in Hindi or anywhere near to that, it will be a tall order for Thugs to chase (forget Tubelight or TZH – these may as well under-perform after the Baahubali wave). It will not only take a record opener, but a v liked film to double its week 1 total to get near 500 cr. Again Vijay Acharya is a problem. Tashan was not accepted and Dhoom 3 could not double its week one. In that way Dhoom 1 & 2 director did better, as Dhoom 2 did double its week 1 even after being a record opener.

        It will be interesting to see which film gets to 500 cr in future. Baahubali has shown that the market potential is there (even if its not able to get there in the long run).

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  140. Irrfan Khan – Saba Qamar starrer Hindi Medium release pushed, film to release on May 19 http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/

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  141. Marcus Says:

    Would like to see Aamir in this if this rumour is true:

    http://www.telugumirchi.com/en/movies/rajamoulis-next-is-chathrapathi-shivaji.html

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    • Ranveer singh will suit the role more than aamir.

      Let aamir to do his own thing in his own way without bothering too much about chasing great numbers.

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      • Not sure why people are feeling that Rajamouli is suddenly going to cast Bollywood superstars in his next movies? This is guy who had a fly as a hero in one of his movie, Made a hero out of commedian in Maryada Ramanna, Gave an unknown Prabhas his break in Chatrapathi and so on….Stars run behind him , he runs only behind good content….If he can make Bahubali a pan Indian success using Telugu and Tamil actors who are much easier to work with than Bollywood stars, he might just continue to that..

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        • Marcus Says:

          He is likely to work with both Bollywood and South stars next (as the article predicts) in order to continue the pan-India narrative. And this time he will have a much bigger budget, so one can expect better VFX to go with his story-telling.

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        • jayshah Says:

          Poor guy – these types of maverick directors should be left alone. His inbox must be inundated with requests.

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          • Srinivas Says:

            Absolutely. He doesn’t need Amir, Salman, Srk, Akshay to make 2000 Cr film.He already raged to dust all the records with Prabhas who is unknown entity. Rajamouli is maverick and he should be left alone.

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    • Tailor made role for Ranveer. I think he is the best in these roles.

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    • Marcus Says:

      Ranveer is Bhansali’s muse. Doubt if he will get a chance to work with Rajamouli.

      Anyways, Rajamouli’s style is different from boring Gowariker or grand Bhansali. This, IF happens, will surely be one entertaining historical. Current Bollywood directors dont know how to make one.

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  142. Touching historicals in the north is courting controversy. Mythology and fantasy are the best genres and less controversial. One cannot take liberties with historicals unfavourable to any party.

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    • Marcus Says:

      Good that he is so rooted. His style is way different from what Hollywood does. The reason that Baahubali 2 hindi version is working so well, is because part 1 made a big connect with the audience when it released and later on satellite reruns. Without that brand, this would not have been possible.

      Anyways, if he wants his next to work pan-India, his only option is to go for both north and south stars and mount it on a bigger budget and scale. Bollywood superstars have a penchant for big productions, and after Baahubali 2 I doubt if any star (north or south) would refuse to work in his next. He can basically pick and choose anyone and any project he likes.

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  143. Bahubali 2 Becomes Highest Grosser Of All Time In Five Days
    Wednesday 03 May 2017 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network
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    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion has become the HIGHEST GROSSING FILM ever in India in just five days. The film has grossed 441 crore nett apprx in five days but for a film which is playing in various languages it is the gross figures that are used due to different rates of Entertainment Tax in different states and regional films getting reduced rates from state governments. The GROSS figure Bahubali – The Conclusion is 565 crore apprx easily beating Bahubali (2015) which finished with 519 crore apprx and Dangal (2016) which finished with 512 crore apprx. Below are the top grossing films (Gross and Nett) of all time in India

    Top Ten Grossing Films GROSS (All Languages)

    1. Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion – 5,65,00,00,000 apprx (5 Days)

    2. Bahubali (2015) – 5,18,94,00,000

    3. Dangal (2016) – 5,11,81,00,000

    4. PK (2014) – 4,48,74,00,000

    5. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) – 4,22,13,00,000

    6. Sultan (2016) – 4,18,04,00,000

    7. Dhoom 3 (2103) – 3,63,03,00,000

    8. Kick (2014) – 2,83,82,00,000

    9. Chennai Express (2013) – 2,78,13,00,000

    10. 3 Idiots – 2,73,82,00,000

    Top Ten Grossing Films NETT (All Languages)

    1. Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (2017) – 4,41,00,00,000 apprx (5 Days)

    2. Bahubali (2015) – 4,19,56,00,000

    3. Dangal (2016) – 3,87,28,00,000

    4. PK (2014) – 3,37,72,50,000

    5. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) – 3,15,49,00,000

    6. Sultan (2016) – 3,00,67,25,000

    7. Dhoom 3 (2103) – 2,71,63,00,000

    8. Robot (2010) – 2,13,84,00,000

    9. Kick (2014) – 2,11,63,00,000

    10. Chennai Express (2013) – 2,07,69,00,000

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  144. Marcus Says:

    SS Rajamouli’s next film: What lies ahead for the Baahubali creator?

    As per Telugu media, SS Rajamouli’s next film will feature Allu Arjun in a prominent role. Some of the big names from Tamil and Telugu along with Bollywood actors are expected to be part of this flick.

    Earlier, reports on SS Rajamouli doing a biopic on Sri Krishnadevaraya from the famous Vijayanagara Empire, on his dreams to do a film on the Hindu epic Mahabharata and a multilingual film Garuda were doing rounds. But nothing has been confirmed by the director, who is likely to take a 6-month break before planning his next flick.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.in/ss-rajamoulis-next-film-what-lies-ahead-baahubali-creator-725292

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  145. The record All India 387cr nett ( as reported by AK Productions) for Dangal is already broken.

    Bahubali 2 Becomes Highest Grosser Of All Time In Five Days
    Wednesday 03 May 2017 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion has become the HIGHEST GROSSING FILM ever in India in just five days. The film has grossed 441 crore nett apprx in five days but for a film which is playing in various languages it is the gross figures that are used due to different rates of Entertainment Tax in different states and regional films getting reduced rates from state governments. The GROSS figure Bahubali – The Conclusion is 565 crore apprx easily beating Bahubali (2015) which finished with 519 crore apprx and Dangal (2016) which finished with 512 crore apprx. Below are the top grossing films (Gross and Nett) of all time in India

    Top Ten Grossing Films GROSS (All Languages)
    1. Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion – 5,65,00,00,000 apprx (5 Days)
    2. Bahubali (2015) – 5,18,94,00,000
    3. Dangal (2016) – 5,11,81,00,000
    4. PK (2014) – 4,48,74,00,000
    5. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) – 4,22,13,00,000
    6. Sultan (2016) – 4,18,04,00,000
    7. Dhoom 3 (2103) – 3,63,03,00,000
    8. Kick (2014) – 2,83,82,00,000
    9. Chennai Express (2013) – 2,78,13,00,000
    10. 3 Idiots – 2,73,82,00,000

    Top Ten Grossing Films NETT (All Languages)
    1. Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (2017) – 4,41,00,00,000 apprx (5 Days)
    2. Bahubali (2015) – 4,19,56,00,000
    3. Dangal (2016) – 3,87,28,00,000
    4. PK (2014) – 3,37,72,50,000
    5. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) – 3,15,49,00,000
    6. Sultan (2016) – 3,00,67,25,000
    7. Dhoom 3 (2103) – 2,71,63,00,000
    8. Robot (2010) – 2,13,84,00,000
    9. Kick (2014) – 2,11,63,00,000
    10. Chennai Express (2013) – 2,07,69,00,000

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  146. Saw the movie. Good. Can be watched twice. Only that boat song was boring.

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  147. I wish Anushka’s role was played by someone very beautiful like erstwhile Hema Malini. Anushka looked too ordinary. And Tamannah in a blink and miss role. Even Deepika would have been too bland for that kind of role.

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    • I thought Anushka looked ravishing in this (except that her makeup sucks in the non-flashback scenes). She also acted v well. Not a fan of Hema Malini’s acting at all.

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  148. Bahubali deleted scene – flashback love story of Kattappa and Sivagami

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  149. Early estimate for Wednesday is 5+ cr:
    https://www.bollyarena.net/bahubali-2-6th-day-box-office-collection/

    I think this is where week one is going to end :-
    – 800 cr WW Gross
    – 550 cr All India Nett
    – 250 cr Hindi Nett & 300 cr Nett for South versions

    If this movie is indeed liked v much, it should be able to double its week one haul in the Hindi belt. We may be thus looking at first film to cross 500 cr in the Hindi market and its a dubbed film! This is indeed shameful for Bollywood. Most stars (barring Aamir) are made to look like regional stars in front of Baahubali 2. This maybe a lifetime event, but no Bollywood film in near future can dream to chase these pan-India numbers. Perhaps 2.0 will also throw up some astounding numbers if it works well in the Hindi market. Apart from that Rajamouli may be able to do this again if he does something in similar genre (say the Shivaji film) with a combination of North and South stars.

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    • typo – Early estimate for Wednesday is 25+ cr.

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      • 500crrs won’t be that easy. Looks like Dangal is catching up with this. Wednesday number could be very close to Dangal’s Wednesday. After that Dangal made around 210crrs. So that will give Baahubali around 450crrs if it maintains Dangal like legs. If slightly weaker then can wrap around 420-430crrs. Although this weekend will clearly hint where its heading for.

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    • Marcus Says:

      To crack 500 cr, the 2nd weekend needs to be 100 cr or so.

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  150. REVEALED: Baahubali television series to be made in Hindi
    BySubhash K. Jha
    May 4, 2017 – 10:01 am IST

    Box Office Baahubali 2 grosses 3.4 mil. USD [Rs. 22.05 cr.] at the U.A.EG.C.C box office in its opening weekend

    Both Baahubali and its sequel Baahubali 2: The Conclusion made their way from the original Telugu language to the Hindi heartland in a dubbed avatar. That linguistic journey is about to be rewritten. The television series to be telecast from early 2018 based on the back stories of the plot in Baahubaali – The Beginning and its sequel Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion will be in Hindi.

    Announces producer Shobu Yarlagadda, “Baahubali doesn’t belong to Andhra Pradesh anymore. It’s gone out to the world. We’ve decided to make the television series in Hindi, and then telecast it in different Indian languages. Why Hindi? Because it’s the national language and has maximum reach.”

    As for the second instalment of the epic saga, Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion that opened to packed theatres across the nation has been near unstoppable. In fact the film seems to be picking up in business as the days progress, looking set to establish new box office benchmarks.
    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com

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  151. And there is a brief liplock between Devsena and Amarendra Baahubali.

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  152. The Worldwide Crown To Bahubali 2 Also
    Thursday 04 May 2017 10.45 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion which has smashed all box office records has also taken the Worldwide crown in just six days. The film has gone past the Worldwide record of PK at 743 crore with business close to 800 crore. Dangal was 718 crore Worldwide.

    The Hindi version alone still has far to go as it stands at around 375 crore after 6 days and the highest are PK at 743 crore and Dangal at 702 crore. This will be a task as the Overseas business for the Hindi version is going to be limited though a bigger release could have really helped the film. Though the way India is going you never know The apprx figures of Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (All Langs) after six days are as follows.

    India – 624 cr apprx (First film to GROSS over 600 crore) Both Bahubali (2015 and Dangal (2016) managed to cross 500 crore and are the only films to do so. GROSS figures are the total amount collected at the box office.

    Overseas – $26 million apprx (168 crore) It stands in sixth place as far as Overseas business goes for Hindi films after six days.

    Worldwide – 792 crore (After 6 days)

    The film is going to cruise past 1000 crore easily within ten days and remains where it eventually finishes.

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    • Marcus Says:

      It was a matter of time before Baahubali WW gross overtook Dangal (744 cr) and PK (792 cr). It has done it in 6 days straight! The week one WW gross is going to be ~850 cr.

      Baahubali fell in US on Monday but rose by 80% on Tuesday:
      http://www.boxofficemojo.com/daily/chart/

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    • Marcus Says:

      BOI has got it wrong again. Official figure is 770 cr WW gross in 6 days.

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      • jayshah Says:

        These are messy reports. Extremely confusing. The only 2 numbers of importance in India are gross and net total collections. But because everyone is precious about protecting their industries we see this silly segmentation. It doesn’t help that the film just continues to record crazy numbers which creates a world where so many numbers can be reported.

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        • Marcus Says:

          The problem is that WW gross collections that are being reportedly differently by different sources. These are in different currencies and which rate should one use for conversion? At the time of release or at the time of reporting?

          Andhraboxoffice is claiming Baahubali 2 is already ahead of PK which according to them did 740 cr. However, during its time it was reported that PK ended its run with 792 cr ww gross.

          Anyways, the take-away is that Baahubali is doing stupendous business all over. In US it has surpassed Dangal’s haul.

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    • I don’t think one can do this kind of comparison as BOI is doing. Comparing Hindi version of PK with Hindi Version of B2. The Hindi version of PK was dubbed into Chinese before releasing it in China. But that is included in the 743 crs. Just compare the overall gross irrespective of versions…

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  153. Marcus Says:

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  154. I think Khudah Gawah has shades of Baahubali.
    And J.P. Dutta used to be a great story teller.

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  155. Unlike last week, tickets are available for all shows till sunday at my place.

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  156. No official numbers for Wednesday yet

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  157. Nice short film, give it about 5 minutes and it gets going.

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  158. Box Office: Worldwide Collections and Day wise breakup of Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion
    By Bollywood Hungama News Network
    , Apr 29, 2017 – 8:33 pm IST

    Bahubali 2 The Conclusion13 (2)

    The second part of SS Rajamouli directed epic saga Baahubali released yesterday. Titled Baahubali 2– The Conclusion the film has been by far one of the most talked about and highly anticipated films, not just of this year, but since the release of the first part Baahubali – The Beginning.

    After opening as expected on a huge note, Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion has literally dominated cinemas. In this box office report we take a look at the worldwide collections of Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion while breaking the same into day wise collections.

    DAY-WISE BREAKUP FOR INDIA

    Day 1 (Fri) – 41 Cr.

    Day 2 (Sat) – 40.50 Cr.

    Day 3 (Sun) – 46.50 Cr.

    Day 4 (Mon) – 40.25 Cr.

    Day 5 (Tue) – 28* Cr. Estimates, final figs. awaited

    Day 6 (Wed) – 24* Cr. Estimates, final figs. awaited

    TOTAL (NETT) – 220.25 Cr.

    TOTAL (DOMESTIC GROSS APPROX.) – 305.90 Cr.

    NOTE – Hindi version only

    NOTE – * denotes trends / figures still being compiled
    India figures are NETT. Overseas figures are GROSS.

    Disclaimer: The Box Office figures are compiled from various sources and our own research. The figures can be approximate and Bollywood Hungama does not make any claims about the authenticity of the data. However, they are adequately indicative of the box-office performance of the film(s).

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    • jayshah Says:

      Based on this it’s more like 240 CR W1 and upto 150 CR W2. Dangal record to fall on Day 14. Then the race to 500 CR begins.

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  159. Baahubali 2 Hindi Enters 200 Crore Club In 6 Days | 1st Wednesday Box Office
    Now it is upon Bollywood to leverage from Baahubali as a case study and make it large in years to come!
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    Joginder Tuteja –
    May 4, 2017

    In the recent years, other than a couple of triple centuries [Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan], Salman Khan has also scored a couple of double centuries [Kick, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo]. With the release of Baahubali 2 [Hindi], each of these records is now in line to be surpassed.

    First one to go is Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, what with its lifetime total of 210 crore been surpassed by the SS Rajamouli directed war drama in just 6 days. The film, after collecting 24 crore* more on Wednesday, now stands at 221 crore*. There is already a huge lead that the film has taken over the Salman Khan starrer and next in line is Kick [232 crore].

    Both these double century records would be overtaken by Baahubali 2 [Hindi] in just one week and that shows the kind of strength that the film has managed to pull through. As a matter of fact, this is great news for Salman and the other Khans since it shows the power and reach of quintessential Hindi film when made for all segments of the audiences, hyped and pitched well, marketed impressively and released tremendously. Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh are of course far more popular on a pan-India basis when compared to Prabhas (who has been terrific in both instalments of Baahubali) and have a field wide open.

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  160. Bahubali 2 Crushes Dangal In Six Days In USA
    Thursday 04 May 2017 20.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion has broken the US / Canada record gross total of Dangal in just six days. The Dangal record was $12,392,000 and Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion has easily gone above that. The final total will be far higher than what any Indian film has grossed in US / Canada. It is USA where it is running like crazy while the Canada figures are much less than Dangal and even lower than moderate Hindi grossers. This is mainly due to a have Telugu audience in the states

    The collections could be even higher than listed below as many halls have been hired to play the Telugu version at exorbitant rates at a minimum $30 and the contribution from unreported can be more than listed below. Below is the business from US / Canada till date.

    Thursday – $2,540,000

    Friday – $4,546,608

    Saturday – $3,489,141

    Sunday – $2,317,929

    Monday – $587,486

    Tuesday – $1,066,750

    Wednesday – $530,330

    Unreported Fixed Hire Halls – $250,000 – $350,000

    GRAND TOTAL – $12,838,244

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  161. For those who has seen Bahubali 2, this is the inspiration for the interval scene during the audio launch of Bahubali 1.

    It was all Bahubali fans and Prabhas fans and when they heard Pawan Kalyan’s name, the whole crowd erupted with whistles and noise and didn’t let the speaker continue with his line. Seeing this tremendous fan following, K Vijayendra Prasad said this will be perfect setup for Interval point in part 2.

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  162. IdeaUnique Says:

    becauseof vacations – BB2 shd easily cross 400 cr nett in hindi

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  163. I think Bollywood analysts like Taran Adarsh and other BO sites are so insecure of themselves with Baahubali wave that they have stopped giving out Hindi version numbers on a daily basis. Haha

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  164. According to the early estimates, Bahubali 2 7th day collection will be in the range of 24 crore in Hindi version.

    https://www.bollyarena.net/bahubali-2-7th-day-box-office-collection/

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  165. Mexican 3 Idiots!!!

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  166. Naveen Says:

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  167. Baahubali 2 Hindi: 1st Week Collections Are Crazy; Another Uninterrupted Week Two Ahead!
    Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 is now marching towards bigger glories in weeks to come!
    By
    Joginder Tuteja –
    May 5, 2017

    Baahubali 2 [Hindi] has scored 241 crore* in its first week, which is an out of the world number by all means. Never before a film accumulated such huge moolah in this kind of time-span and Baahubali 2 [Hindi] has managed this feat and that too in its dubbed version! The film not just opened ultra huge, it also sustained itself exceedingly well right through the week hence bringing the kind of collections that have been unheard of.

    The film is now marching towards bigger glories in weeks to come. Current week is again open for it, what with no other big Hindi film hitting the screens. The stage is set wide open for the SS Rajamouli film to play around and majority of screens from the week before have been retained.

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  168. Aamir Khan – Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs Of Hindostan on hold? Makers yet to finalize the female lead
    BySubhash K. Jha
    May 5, 2017 – 9:54 am IST

    Aamir – Amitabh starrer Thugs Of Hindostan on hold Makers yet to finalize the female lead

    When it comes to Aamir Khan, everything from a pierced nose to a punctured schedule becomes big news. While the nation and its neighbourhood jeweller have been obsessing over Khan Sahib’s nose ornament other problems plague his eagerly awaited project Thugs Of Hindostan which was supposed to start filming this summer.

    It now seems unlikely that the opus will commence shooting anytime in the near future. An acute heroine crisis has hit Thugs Of Hindostan. While the two principal male leads Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan fell into place effortlessly, producer Aditya Chopra and director Vijay Krishna Acharya are, in the words of an insider, “facing a major heroine hurdle”.

    They’ve approached everyone from Alia Bhatt to Fatima Sana Sheikh to Vani Kapoor. Somehow the lady who will romance Aamir is proving super-elusive.

    According to an actor who read the script the problem is with the characterization. “The heroine’s role is sketchy. Whoever plays the part will have little to do. The dramatic conflict is between Bachchan Saab and Khan Saab. In fact when Hrithik Roshan was supposed to do Thugs Of Hindostan he had pointed out this shortcoming in the script to Adi Chopra, and Adi had agreed with Hrithik. But instead of working on the heroine’s role he changed the hero instead.”

    Now that Aamir is on board and the film is all set to roll, the absence of female protagonist has created a sense of crisis at Yash Raj. Says an actor close to Ysh Raj, “The last time Yash Raj faced a similar heroine crisis was when they needed a second leading lady after Madhuri Dixit in Dil Toh Pagal Hai. This time until they finalize a leading lady Thugs Of Hindostan is on hold.”

    Bollywood Hungama

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    • Naveen Says:

      Have to admit that YRF and Aamir are never a good combo. Aamir has to be careful here on decisions by Adi.
      This is no Dhoom 3 where the franchisee will pull it thru and had Katrina in a modern day setup.
      This patriotic period drama needs Aamir touch in creativity more than Adi’s touch.

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      • jayshah Says:

        This is the major problem with the film. Vijay the director seems to be held in high regards by YRF and it would seem Aamir. As great as this project sounds things aren’t adding up and until a major part of shooting is done I don’t even trust the film will get made!

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        • #NewsBreak: Fatima Sana Shaikh [#Dangal] joins the cast of Yash Raj’s #ThugsOfHindostan… Co-stars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan…

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          • If she turns out to be playing Aamir’s romantic pair then that’s just…ew. It will also further fuel the rumors about the alleged affair between Aamir and Fatima..

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          • Marcus Says:

            Source?

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          • confirmed news…Taran tweeted

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          • jayshah Says:

            Yes tweeted. Bit of a poor choice. But it doesn’t seem the female role is a big one here hence why a big name is not required. Least there is some movement on TOH.

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    • Marcus Says:

      They should sign a newcomer, if the role is not that substantial, and get rolling. It has already been delayed once. At this rate they wont be able to release it next Diwali, maybe not in next year at all!

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  169. WOW! Aamir Khan’s Dangal to release in China today across 9000 screens
    ByFaridoon Shahryar
    May 5, 2017 – 10:06 am IST

    Aamir Khan’s Dangal will release in China on this day

    Aamir Khan‘s Dangal continues to make news. Just last month we had reported that the Aamir Khan starrer Dangal that had hit screens back in December 2016 would be releasing across the border in China. In fact we had also reported that like the actor’s previous Chinese release PK, Dangal too would enjoy a massive screen count in the nation.

    Well, after creating a Hungama with its Box Office collections in India, Dangal is all set to release in China today in a whopping 9000 screens. To put things in perspective India has a total of 8000+ screens (5000 for Hindi at and 3000 for regional cinema). Dangal released in India in approximately 4500-5000 screens. And now it is releasing in China in a mammoth 9000 screens. Aamir Khan has a tremendous fan following in China. 3 Idiots and PK have witnessed huge success there and now Dangal is expected to score big. It remains to be seen what Dangal will break with its television premiere.
    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/wow-aamir-khans-dangal-release-china-today-across-9000-screens/#sthash.UFO6p9Yl.dpuf

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    • Naveen Says:

      I wish Aamir khan all the success and may he get the same love and respect from China. He is the only star who has has more fans outside India than in India. This is evident from the demography of his fans in this forum as well.

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    • jayshah Says:

      Huge

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  170. Bahubali 2 (Hindi) Is Biggest Blockbuster This Decade
    Friday 05 May 2017 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) has grossed 245 crore nett apprx in its first week and smashed records by unimaginable margins. The previous first week record was Sultan at 208.99 crore nett and this film has done around 17% more but that does not tell the whole story as if we look at the territory figures the gaps are much more. Sultan in Mumbai held the first week record at 61.59 crore nett and Bahubali 2 (Hindi) has grossed 85 crore nett plus. In Delhi /UP the figure of Sultan was 40 crore nett and here it is 45 crore nett but this circuit has capacity problems which limits the gains. In East Punjab, Bahubali 2 (Hindi) grossed 27.50 crore nett apprx and the record first week business of Sultan was 21.96 crore nett.

    The film is such a huge blockbuster that it will start to break ALL TIME CIRCUIT records in the next day or two. In a circuit like CP Berar the film has grossed more in one week than the lifetime of Sultan. A blockbuster of this proportion has not been seen in a long time and it much bigger than the likes of Dangal, PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and 3 Idiots.

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion is easily the biggest blockbuster of the decade and may well turn out to the biggest blockbuster this century also. Gadar – Ek Prem Katha (2001) is the biggest blockbuster post 2000 and the way Bahubali 2 is going at the moment you can’t rule the film turning out to be a bigger blockbuster than that film.

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    • Naveen Says:

      When BOI likes a movie loved by all, they surely look likeable. 🙂

      Jai Mahishmati !!!

      As I said before, i repeat again.

      Baahubali showed the hindi film industry the might of South indian films.

      Baahubali 2 will show the south indian film industry the might of Hindi film box office.

      Waiting for “Baahubali 0.1 – The rise of Sivagami” based on the book released last month. It can also be a TV series which would be big enough to break All time television record.

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  171. Marcus Says:

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  172. Top Hindi Nett Grossers – Bahubali 2 Already Sixth
    Friday 05 May 2017 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bahubali 2 – The Conclusion (Hindi) is already the sixth highest grossing Hindi of all time in just over a week. This is without most of the South India market where the Hindi version has a limited release. If that was there it would have been at number crossing Dhoom 3. Normally its first week charts that are compared after one week but the collections are so high here that its beaten lifetime of most films.

    It is likely that the film will surpass all others barring Dangal and PK over the next weekend and then Dangal and PK will not be far also. The film is going to cruise past the 400 crore nett mark and could even cross 450 crore nett. The top grossing films in Hindi till date are as follow.

    1. Dangal (2016) – 3,74,53,00,000

    2. PK (2014) – 3,37,72,50,000

    3. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) – 3,15,49,00,000

    4. Sultan (2016) – 3,00,67,25,000

    5. Dhoom 3 (2013) – 2,60,63,00,000

    6. Bahubali (2017) – 2,45,00,00,000 apprx (One Week)

    7. Kick (2014) – 2,11,63,00,000

    8. Chennai Express (2013) – 2,07,69,00,000

    9. 3 Idiots (2009) – 2,01,37,25,000

    10. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) – 1,94,30,50,000

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    • Marcus Says:

      Irrespective of the final numbers, one thing is clear, in first week the Hindi version has beaten Sultan’s week one record of 209 cr by a margin. That too in a non-holiday week against Sultan’s Eid week.

      Also the WW gross of all versions has easily beaten PK’s WW collections of 792 cr by a margin.

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      • Box Office: Baahubali 2 beats Aamir Khan’s P.K, becomes the highest worldwide grosser for an Indian film by collecting close to 900 crores
        By Bollywood Hungama News Network
        , May 5, 2017 – 10:50 am IST

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  174. New Post needed for BO

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