Screenrant, a leading Hollywood portal, recently placed the biggest blockbuster of the year, Baahubali, amongst the list of “15 Foreign Blockbusters Hollywood Wishes They’d Made” at NUMBER 12!
The only Indian film to be ranked amongst the gems like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Kung Fu Hustle and Ong Bak:The Thai Warrior, it is seen as a gesture of respect and acknowledgement.
The article says,
“This list could not go without an entry from Hollywood’s biggest rival, Bollywood. One of the most hugely invested and massively productive national film industries in the world, with more than 1,500 films each year, Indian cinema is known for its flamboyant, wildly imaginative extravaganzas. South Indian director SS Rajamouli’s historical/fantasy epic Baahubali: The Beginning is one of its most magnificent creations. Some viewers may find Rajamouli’s filmmaking a bit over the top, but his grandiose vision is unlike anything seen in Western cinema.
The highest grossing Indian film within India and third globally, it was cleverly marketed via social media campaigns, smartphone apps, cosplay events and setting the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest poster.”
Currently, Baahubali: The Conclusion is under the making, and is slated for a 28th April release next year. According to reports, SS Rajamouli shot four different versions for the question, why Katappa killed Baahubali!
“Even the director too didn’t know the answer when he released the first part. Now, he has come up with four versions and will decide on one of them before shooting ends.”