WEB DESK: A telugu movie broke several records even before its release including making a Guinness book of world record for largest poster ever (50,000 sq.ft)
With an extraordinary budget of 250 crore, Baahubali released on July 9 did over Rs200 crore business within six days. Baahubali has also defeated Happy New Year ( Rs 108 crore) and Dhoom 3 ( Rs 107 crore).
It is based upon a dispute between brothers spans across two generations.While Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ had released during the festival of Diwali, Aamir Khan’s ‘Dhoom 3’ had released near Christmas in 2014–Baahubali just released in the middle of the year, on a very ordinary day.
The movie took almost a year for pre-production which easily is the highest for any Indian movie to date. The lead role of the film, ‘Prabhas’ gym equipment alone costs Rs 1.5 Crores. He postponed his marriage for the movie. It is the only film to be featured on BBC documentary in 100 years of Indian Cinema even before its release. It makes him the highest paid actor in Tollywood.
The movie used 7 VFX studios with 800 plus technicians working which alone cost 185 crore. It was the same VFX team as of Jurassic Park. Flying in the VFX team of Jurassic World, Baahubali involved a lot of complex computer-generated imagery (CGI) and VFX shots which comprise almost 90% of the movie. Simply put, about 4,500-5,000 VFX shots in 3 hours.
The director of the movie, Rajamouli took 109 days to get the waterfall shoot correct. Baahubali Trailer got 4.05 million Youtube views in just 24 hours. A new language was invented just to use in this movie for a warring tribe. A completely new language was developed, with 750 words and 40 grammar rules. The language has an uncanny resemblance with the Dothraki language invented and used in Game Of Thrones.
It is the first Indian movie to have its own museum. Its satellite rights have been sold for Rs 25 Crores which is another record broken by a Telugu movie. Celebrating the cinematic excellence of Baahubali, even IMDB bowed in reverence and ranked it 9.4 out of 10. Whereas, the cult Hollywood battle movie ‘300’ could only manage 7.8 IMDB ratings.