S.S. Rajamouli is all set to celebrate sequel of his magnanimous success on 28th April 2017. According to industry experts, Bahubali 2- The Conclusion is most likely to outdo all past box office records till date. As per FICCI-KPMG Report 2016, ‘Baahubali-The begining’, is not only considered to have cost INR 3000 million but importantly, a movie where INR 850 million were spent on VFX only. Bahubali-2 has already garnered a gargantuan collection of Rs.500 crores only through the sales of theatrical rights. Karan Johar is going to present the hindi version of the sequel under his banner Dharma Production.
Ramesh Bala, the industry tracker, disclosed Bahubali’s pre-release break up of more than Rs 120 crore. Bahubali 2 has fetched over Rs 130 crore in Telugu states with its theatrical rights’ sale alone. Whereas in Tamil Nadu the amount is around Rs 47 crore and is counted as the highest price paid for a non-Rajinikanth starrer. This 2017 film has collected Rs 10 crore and Rs 45 crore in Kerala and Karnataka, simultaneously. (ALSO READ: Tips to be a good VFX artist)
The North American distributor, Great India Films’ Sudhakar Reddy K M, who with his partner Soma paid a record $7 million-plus for the theatrical rights in all languages, predicts Bahubali 2 will gross $15 million.The first Bahubali fetched $9 million in North America from 750 locations.The prequel, Bahubali: The Beginning (also known as Bahubali) went on to become the first south Indian film dubbed in Hindi to rake Rs 100 crore at the Bollywood box office. The 2015 film’s satellite rights of all three versions had brought in Rs 45 crore. Due to this the cost for the second installment’s satellite rights has skyrocketed already. (Learn: The prospect of video editing and VFX in Kolkata)
This massive pre-release business makes is clear the kind of interest and popularity Bahubali enjoys from around the world. Industry insiders asserted- Bahubali 2’s visual effects (VFX) will be much superior than the prequel, which has already set a benchmark in history of Indian cinema.
The Conclusion has apparently employed 33 VFX firms across the world. The film’s VFX supervisor, R.C. Kamalakannan revealed the same on social media.
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Currently, the Prabhas and Rana Dagubatti film is in post-production stage and more than 33 studios from all over the world have been working on its special effects.
Bahubali 2:The conclusion starring Rebel star Prabhas, Tamannah Bhatia, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishna and Sathyaraj. With soaring expectations and excitement Media Global wishes succes to Team Baahubali. (Also Read: Only production house teaching Advanced VFX in Kolkata)