The craze for "Baahubali - the Beginning" (Bahubali) has not died down and it continues to run in packed houses in some theatres across the globe even after completing 100 days.
The trend of 100-day run of a film in theatres is fast fading away following the new trend of Rs 100 crore movies. Unlike in the past, movies are released in thousands of cinema halls and their theatrical run will be over within four to five weeks. But "Baahubali - the Beginning" seems to be an exception to this trend by achieving both the 100-day run and Rs 100 crore.
Directed by SS Rajamouli, "Baahubali - the Beginning" was released in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam in over 4,000 cinema halls around the world on 10, July, 2015. Though it clashed with a host of big ticket Indian movies including "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", "Srimanthudu", "Puli" and "Rudhramadevi", the movie maintained rock-steady at the ticket counters across the globe.
"Baahubali - the Beginning" completed 100 days in theatres on 17 October and the makers are yet to reveal in how many theatres it has achieved the feat. The movie reportedly had a 100-day run in over 250 cinema halls and still has a good amount of occupancy. The film has recorded 100% occupancy in some theatres and the makers are all thrilled over its success.
Producer Shobu Yarlagadda tweeted, "On100th day of @BaahubaliMovie, a BIG BIG thanks to all for your amazing support n appreciation! We couldn't have asked for more! And a huge round of applause to the super talented n hard working Cast n Crew of @BaahubaliMovie ! #Baahubali100days"
Tamannaah Bhatia, who has played Prabhas' girlfriend Avantika in Baahubali, tweeted, "Feel super lucky to be a part of this epic movie @BaahubaliMovie #100DaysForIndianEpicBaahubali @ssrajamouli @Shobu_"
Rana Daggubati tweeted, "Capital Cinemas Vijaywada opens today!! A venture we at Suresh Productions are all extremely proud of!! Watching Baahubali after 100days :) in the new multiplex on 4k in Vijaywada!! Outstanding feeling!!"
The fans of SS Rajamouli, Prabhas and Rana Daggubati celebrated the success by watching the movie again in the cinema halls where it was running on 17 October. Some of them even shared the photos of the celebrations on the Twitter and Facebook pages. Here are some pictures posted on Twitter.
A fan with a Twitter handle @pavan1230 #Baahubali 101th day Prasad Multiplex Hyderabad 5pm show Housefull before 2 hours.. This is H I S T O R I C A L #BaahubaliStorm
— Gautham Reddy (@Sama_Gautham) October 17, 2015
— HBD DARLING (@nithin_111) October 18, 2015