After becoming the most expensive production in the history of Indian cinema and crossing a whopping Rs 200 crore in just five days, SS Rajamouli's blockbuster multi-lingual film Baahubali has reportedly raked in Rs 500 crore in three weeks since its release.
The much-acclaimed movie grossed the record collection since its release on July 10.
The Prabhas and Rana Daggubati-starrer hit around 4,000 screens worldwide in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam languages. Also starring Ramya Krishna, Anushka and Tamanna in the lead roles, the film is touted as one of the most expensive films made in the country with a reported budget of about Rs 200 crore.
The film, much appreciated for its visual and other special effects, is a period action drama that took nearly three years to complete. However, the film left the narrative incomplete as a second part is expected to be released next year.
Presented by ace filmmaker Karan Johar in Hindi, the movie received appreciation from veterans like Amitabh Bachchan. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is the latest film personality to praise the hard work that had gone into the making of the movie.
Baahubali generated unprecedented interest among the audience in the run-up to its release and it managed to sustain three weeks past its release. The craze in audience is still prevalent as cinema theaters across the country are running multiple shows of the blockbuster which has gained accolades not only in India but across the world.
(With inputs from PTI)