'Baahubali 2' becomes India's highest-grossing movie

  • 'Baahubali 2' becomes India's highest-grossing movie
    Team Baahubali(L to R)producer Shobu Yarlagadda; actor Rana Daggubati; director S. S. Rajamouli; main leads Anushka Shetty and Prabhas(Image: Twitter/BaahubaliMovie)
  • 'Baahubali 2' becomes India's highest-grossing movie
    Team Baahubali(L to R)producer Shobu Yarlagadda; actor Rana Daggubati; director S. S. Rajamouli; main leads Anushka Shetty and Prabhas(Image: Twitter/BaahubaliMovie)
Published: 9 May 2017 - 3:35 a.m.
By: Digital Studio Middle East Staff

An epic battle movie from one of India's lesser-known film industries has trumped Bollywood by becoming the country's highest-grossing film to date. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, the final instalment of a two-part fantasy adventure, has made more than 10 billion rupees ($156 million) worldwide since hitting screens on April 28, according to a report by AFP.

Baahubali (meaning The One with Strong Arms), tells the story of two warring brothers battling for control of a fictional Indian kingdom and its elaborate scenes has seen it compared to hit American movie 300.

The SS Rajamouli-directed film features elaborate fight sequences and computer graphics including rampaging elephants and a bull stampede.

It was shot in the Telugu and Tamil languages of southern India- whose film industries, known as Tollywood and Kollywood respectively - are often overshadowed by Hindi-speaking film industry, Bollywood.

 


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