'Baahubali 2', which has been one of the most awaited of the year, has got the record smashing opening on its day of release. The movie is the sequel of SS Rajamouli's 2015 released magnum opus 'Baahubali: The Beginning'. 'Baahubali 2', which came after a wait of around two year to answer the cliff-hanging question of 'Why Kattappa killed Baahubali', has got rave reviews from the critics and the audience has welcomed it whole-heartedly.
Release on 6500 screens across the nation, this SS Rajamouli directorial witness 90 percent occupancy in almost everyshow and even reportedly received a standing ovation as well giving clear hints of 'Baahubali 2' a complete game changer.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh took it to micro-blogging site to share the box-office report of 'Baahubali 2' or 'Baahubali: The Conclusion' in a series of tweets and shared that as per the estimates the movie has received a much bigger opening that Salman Khan's 'Sultan' and Aamir Khan's 'Dangal'.
He further wrote, "Unbelievable... Unthinkable... Unimaginable... #Baahubali2 starts with a DEAFENING ROAR... Shatters ALL records... Creates HISTORY..."
Unbelievable... Unthinkable... Unimaginable... #Baahubali2 starts with a DEAFENING ROAR... Shatters ALL records... Creates HISTORY...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 29, 2017
No Republic Day... No Eid... No Independence Day... No Diwali... No Christmas... #Baahubali2 creates MAGIC at the BO on non-holiday...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 29, 2017
Adarsh also lauded Rajamouli's directorial appraoch and stated, "S.S. Rajamouli proves he's a master storyteller, the Big Boss... #Baahubali2 is sure to vanquish previous BO records and set new ones!"
S.S. Rajamouli proves he's a master storyteller, the Big Boss... #Baahubali2 is sure to vanquish previous BO records and set new ones!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 28, 2017
According to Taran Adarsh's tweets, 'Baahubali 2' is killing at the box office and will set new standard of records. Interestingly, it has already surpassed the record of Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' in terms of advance booking. Reportedly, online ticket booking portal BookMyShow has claimed to have sold 12 tickets in a second.
"'Baahubali 2' is definitely taking the Indian film industry by surprise. The film, even before its release, has proved that its a blockbuster like no other with an extremely high chance of it entering the INR 100 crore club on day 1 itself," said Ashish Saksena, COO-Cinemas, BookMyShow told IANS.
"We have witnessed unprecedented advance ticket bookings on BookMyShow as fans bought as many as 12 tickets a second. The movie has clearly broken all language barriers and has reaffirmed that the audience loves to watch good content," he added.
If the trade experts are to be believed, 'Baahubali 2' will not just become the highest opener of 2017, but is expected to be the first movie to enter the coveted Rs 100 crore club on its day of release. In fact, the movie is likely to emerge as the highest grossing movie of all times and expected to mint Rs 1000 crore.
The analyst further took to twitter announcing the big fat first day collection of the movie.
"#Baahubali2 Fri ₹ 121 cr NETT. India biz. Hindi: ₹ 41 cr Telugu + Tamil + Malayalam: ₹ 80 cr", Taran wrote.
#Baahubali2 Fri ₹ 121 cr NETT. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 29, 2017
Hindi: ₹ 41 cr
Telugu + Tamil + Malayalam: ₹ 80 cr
Only time will reveal the number of records 'Baahubali 2' manages to shatter with its magic. Baahubali 2' stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubatti, Anushka Shetty, Sathyaraj, Ramaya Krishnan and Tamannaah Bhatia.