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.