SS Rajamouli's Baahubali 2 has set a new benchmark at the Indian box office. Despite being made in a regional industry, the Prabhas and Rana Daggubati-starrer has broken all the barriers to become the first Indian movie to cross Rs 1000-crore mark.
It has achieved unprecedented feats and the trade experts feel that the records of Baahubali 2 might remain untouched for at least a decade. In spite of their beliefs, there are a few biggies that have the potential to surpass the milestones of Shobu Yarlagadda's movie which is now heading towards reaching Rs 2000-crore mark. Here, we are listing out the films that can possibly break the Baahubali 2 records:
2.0 aka Enthiran 2
Rajinikanth's Enthiran – The Robot remained the biggest South Indian hit till the first instalment of Baahubali released in 2015. The Shankar's flick had broken virtually all the records of Tamil, Telugu and Kannada in 2010. The Hindi version, although did not set the box office on fire in Bollywood, garnered fantastic response from the viewers when aired on TV.
Now, its sequel will be out in January 2018. Taking a leaf out from the success of Baahubali series, the makers of 2.0 are leaving no stone unturned to make it a big venture. It is being simultaneously made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Also, it will be dubbed in other regional and international languages. The makers are shelling out about Rs 400 crore on the Shankar-directorial movie, which has Akshay Kumar in a key role. This movie undoubtedly has a great chance to beat the record of Baahubali 2.
Thugs of Hindostan
Aamir Khan's Dangal has been competing with Baahubali 2 after it hit the screens in China. In fact, it is now leading the race although the SS Rajamouli's film might regain the top position once released in China.
Aamir Khan's movie is the adaptation of the 1839 Novel Confessions of a Thug. Amitabh Bachchan and Katria Kaif are part of the mega-budget project. Considering the constantly growing market of the Bollywood's Perfectionist, there is a strong possibility of this flick breaking the record of Baahubali 2.
The actor's Dangal was dubbed in regional languages like Tamil and Telugu. With Baahubali 2 displaying the true potential of the Indian market, Aamir Khan will be tempted to go all out to take his movie to every nook and corner of the country. Also, the actor could ensure that the flick reaches the unexplored overseas markets. The movie is slated for 2018 Diwali release.
Mohanlal's Mahabharata, an adaptation of MT Vasudevan Nair's masterpiece Randamoozham, will be made with a never-before budget of Rs 1,000 crore in Indian cinema. Dubai-based business BR Shetty is bankrolling the movie that is likely to feature artists from leading industries including from Bollywood and Tamil.
The hunt for the actors are on and the preparations have already started although there is no clarity on when the project will commence. Two-time Oscar Award winner AR Rahman has been approached, while many Bollywood actors are in consideration.
Salman Khan is considered as the Sultan of Indian Box Office. His movies with good content have often set new benchmarks at the box office. With his new movie Tubelight started creating positive vibes around it, the industry is expecting it to set the box office on fire.
It may be recalled that Salman Khan and Kabir Khan's previous movie Bhajarangi Baijaan had won the hearts of the masses and classes.
Sundar C is dreaming big after getting the backing from Sri Thenandal Films, which is shelling a higher budget than Baahubali series and Enthiran 2, for Sangamithra. The movie hit the global headlines when it was launched recently at the Cannes Film Festival. Arya and Jayam Ravi have been signed to play the leads. The movie has AR Rahman's music.
The movie is a fictional account of Sangamithra, the eldest daughter of Emperor Ashoka. At this stage, one might be sceptical about its prospects at the box office as Sundar C has never made such large scale projects. Many a time such high-budget projects end up as duds due poor planning and execution. But if Sundar C can come out with an impressive content, it will certainly become big given the universal appeal of the content.