The trailer of Ilayathalapathy Vijay's "Puli" will be released on Thursday, 20 August. The fans have high expectations as the flick belongs to the fantasy-adventure genre.

Now, people are looking forward to see whether the trailer of "Puli" breaks the record of "Baahubali", the biggest South Indian hit film of all time. The SS Rajamouli directorial had got 2.8 million hits within 24 hours for three versions (Telugu, Tamil and Hindi). 

Why Vijay's Film will Break 'Baahubali' Record
A collage of 'Baahubali' and 'Puli'.IB Times India

The Telugu version of "Baahubali" trailer had clocked 1.5 million, the Hindi version had got 1 million and the remaining three lakh was garnered from the Tamil version. The total lifetime hits that it received was close to 5.9 million. Now, the makers of "Puli" are also releasing the trailer in three languages.

Considering the response the teaser of "Puli" received, it is easy to say that the trailer will beat the record of "Baahubali". In less than 24 hours, the teaser  had crossed the 2 million mark and so far, it has got 6.8 million hits on its official YouTube page.

This factor alone will indicate how Vijay's fans will welcome it and whether they will repeatedly watch it to ensure the trailer of their favourite star's film sets fresh records on the video-sharing site too.

However, the biggest challenge for "Baahubali" is to break the record set by Vikram's "I", which had got close to nine million hits (lifetime) for only the Tamil version. The hype around Shankar's film was so much that the video even broke some of the records set by Bollywood films.

It might look easy for the Vijay starrer to beat "Baahubali" on YouTube, but it will require extreme positive reviews to beat the SS Rajamouli directorial, which has grossed Rs. 550 crore worldwide at the box office.

"Puli has been written and directed by Chimbudevan. Kiccha Sudeep, Shruti Haasan, Hansika Motwani, and Sridevi are part of the cast. 

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