This filmmaker is not impressed by Baahubali 2’s success


Baahubali 2 is the first Indian film to have garnered a film industry score of over Rs. 1,500 crore however filmmaker Anil Sharma is not convinced of Baahubali’s record-breaking status. Mr Sharma is best known for 2001’s Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and is additionally the director of movies like 2007’s Apne, 2010’s Veer, and 2013’s Singh Saab The Great. In a recent interaction with the media, Mr Sharma uncovered that Baahubali 2’s film industry performance is basically a small amount of what Sunny Deol’s Gadar had, with respect to the difference in timelines and ticket evaluating. “It is just a matter of time. Some time ago, in 2001, Gadar : Ek Prem Katha was released and had done a business of 265 crore, which according to today’s calculation is Rs. 5,000 crore,” Mr Sharma told reporters when asked regarding Baahubali 2.

This is how Mr Sharma clarified the math: “As said, Gadar had done a business of Rs. 265 crore in 2001 when the ticket rates were Rs. 25 only. According to valuation, it is Rs. 5,000 crore today and Baahubali 2 has just reached some Rs. 1,500 crore, so no record has been broken,” A leading news agency cited him as saying.

The filmmaker likewise said that a “good film” always has the potential to topple records, however, reiterating that Baahubali 2 has not set any. “Please don’t frame me in all these things. If some great film comes, records would be broken. And as far as Baahubali 2 is concerned, it has not yet set any record,” said Mr Sharma.

Meanwhile, the Hindi version of Baahubali currently stands at Rs. 478 crores, tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The Hindi form, distributed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, has smoothly surpassed the previous highest grosser – Aamir Khan’s Dangal.

This is the thing that Mr Johar tweeted on Baahubali 2’s massive box office success:

Baahubali is S S Rajamouli’s two-part epic dramatization that made stars out of Rana Daggubati and Prabhas. Baahubali: The Beginning released in 2015 and Baahubali: The Conclusion followed up opening over 8,000 screens in April this year. Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah Bhatia and Sathyaraj are also part of the ensemble cast of Baahubali.

Anil Sharma is at present busy promoting child Utkarsh’s debut film Genius.