The Hindi and Telugu versions of SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali: the Beginning" (Bahubali) starring Prabhas and Rana Daggubati, are gearing up for grand worldwide premiere on TV this Dusserha.
"Baahubali: the Beginning" was simultaneously made in Telugu and Tamil. It has also been dubbed in Hindi and Malayalam. All the four versions were released in theatres across the globe on the same date and have done fantastic business at the box office. Having collected about Rs 600 crore, now the movie is now all set to dazzle the small screen.
Sony MAX has bagged the TV rights of the Hindi version of "Baahubali: the Beginning" for a hefty sum of Rs 20+ crore, which is said to be a record price for the rights of a dubbed movie. Now, the channel has planned to premiere it on the eve of Dussehra; the film is expected to register a record amount of TRP ratings.
The producers of the movie had hinted at the TV premiere of the Hindi version of "Baahubali" on 21 September. On the official Facebook page of the film, the bosses had revealed, "The world premiere of Baahubali: The Beginning in Hindi, coming soon to YOUR television... Only on Sony MAX!"
On 5 October, the producers have confirmed the exact date of premiere of its Hindi version. Besides releasing a teaser of the film on its Facebook page, they revealed, "Baahubali Hindi Premiere on Oct 25th. Only on Sony MAX... #BaahubaliOnTV"
MAA TV has acquired the satellite rights of "Baahubali: The Beginning" and the Telugu TV channel has reportedly shelled out a whopping Rs 25 crore, which is said to be highest recorded amount in the history of Telugu cinema.
The TV channel recently confirmed that the movie is set for a grand premiere, but is yet to reveal the date. The film is likely to be telecast as a Dusserha treat for the audience. On its official Twitter page, the bosses tweeted, "#Baahubali .. Television Premiere .. Very Soon on @MAATV .."
The satellite rights of its Tamil and Malayalam versions have also been sold for a record price. The premiere of its Tamil version is yet to be announced. The Malayalam version was aired on Mazhavil Manorama at 6 pm on Sunday, 4 October. It registered good amount of TRP ratings. The channel was also appreciated by viewers for not airing too many ads during its premiere.