Know how much money was invested in Baahubali. Why Baahubali made zero profit?

 

Director S S Rajamoulis magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is set for the biggest release of any Indian film. The film will hit theatres on April 28, 2017 in more than 7000 screens across India. Releasing in four Indian languages – Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil – Rajamouli’s epic war drama is predicted to outdo the first part, which grossed over Rs 650 crores.

Inspite of earning such huge amount, Film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi explains how producers didn’t earn any profit from Baahubali The Beginning.

Talking to IndianExpress, Rathi told,




“The overall cost and budget of both films including production and marketing is around Rs 450 crore. The whole Baahubali franchise comprises two movies. Makers ended up investing a large chunk of overall cost on the sets and locations. Even before the release of Baahubali, makers had shot a major portion of the second film. So while makers invested the entire amount on both movies combined, they are looking for revenues from both films. The revenues from theatrical rights of both films will be around Rs 600 crore. So makers are going to earn a bare minimum of Rs 150-200 crore of profit from both films.”

Telugu star Prabhas, who plays the title role, said it was a dream role.

“I had worked with Rajamouli 10 years ago in a film called Chatrapati. He had told me about Bahubali six years ago, and we have been working on it for last four years. It’s a once in a lifetime kind of film.”

Rana Daggubatti, who plays one of the key characters called Bhallala Deva, says,

“It was difficult to do Bahubali. What you see right now is a shunted down version of me. I was 25 kilos bulkier than what I am now. We prepared rigorously for six months before we started shooting.”

Anushka Shetty, who plays Devasena, says:



“It was an exhilarating experience and a dream come true to work with Rajamouli. On the first day of the shoot, I just stood there listening to what he had to say. But I never realised the film would become so big.”

Tamannaah adds:

“Honestly, I had never dreamt of working with Rajamouli sir. When I came on board, they had already finished 180 days of shooting. Rajamouli is really a humble person. It’s been an amazing journey.”

With such high expectations, Rajamouli has ensured that Baahubali 2: The Conclusion will be nail-biting for the audience. Having already made about Rs 500 crore pre-release thanks to sale of satellite and distribution rights, this movie is set to change Indian cinema.

With such high expectations, Rajamouli has ensured that Baahubali 2: The Conclusion will be nail-biting for the audience. Having already made about Rs 500 crore pre-release thanks to sale of satellite and distribution rights, this movie is set to change Indian cinema.

Akshaye also said that Baahubali 2 is going to be the huge trendsetter,

“Creating Baahubali was a calculated risk. The makers are taking the world of Baahubali beyond theatres, satellite and digital. It’s 360-degree monetization. It’s about an experience that has been crafted for the big screen.”

 

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