SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali - The Beginning", which is set to release on 10 July, is expected to shatter the records of recent big ticket Telugu movies such as "Attarintiki Daredi" and "Aagadu".
"Baahubali - The Beginning", which has been produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni, has been made with a whopping budget of ₹250 crore. The much awaited movie has simultaneously been made in Telugu and Tamil, and dubbed in Hindi and Malayalam. It is releasing in all the four languages on the same date.
The promos of "Baahubali - The Beginning" have been giving sleepless nights to the viewers for the last few months. The distributors have shelled out record prices for its theatrical rights of various areas. They have planned a massive release in a bid to recover the production cost and earn profit.
As per the reports, "Baahubali - The Beginning" is releasing in around 1,600 cinema halls in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Trade experts say this is the biggest screen count for any film to release in these areas. The film is set to create new benchmark in the history of Telugu cinema.
"Baahubali - The Beginning" will release in 1,900 cinema halls in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and other parts of North India. The movie will grace a total of 3,500 screens in India and its volume of release is bigger than any big-ticket Bollywood movie released in the country in this year.
The movie, starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty, will release in over 500 theatres in the international market. "Baahubali - The Beginning" is confirmed to release in 185 screens in the US and it will beat the record of "S/O Satyamurthy", which has been the biggest Tollywood release with a count of 150 theatres in the country.
Pawan Kalyan's "Attarintiki Daredi" and Mahesh Babu's "Aagadu" were released in over 2,000 screens each, the highest screen count for a Telugu movie so far. "Temper" and "S/O Satyamurthy", which released in 1,500 theatres each, are the biggest Tollywood releases of 2015. Now, "Baahubali - The Beginning" is set to become the biggest release of the year.