The makers of "Baahubali: the Beginning" (Bahubali) have sold its distribution rights of Japan to leading distributor Twin Co, which is now prepping to release the Indian period film across the country.
Soon after E Stars acquired its distribution rights of China, it was rumoured that "Baahubali: the Beginning" would release in South Korea, Japan and some European countries. Director SS Rajamouli had responded to the reports and confirmed that his team was in talks with some international distribution houses for its release.
Now, the reports suggest that Arka Mediaworks International, which is the sales arm of production house Arka Mediaworks, has struck a deal with Twin Co at Busan's Asian Film Market. Francois Da Silva, who is the head of Arka Mediaworks International, is all thrilled to reveal the news that Twin Co will release "Baahubali: The Beginning" in Japan.
SS Rajamouli is quite confident about the success of "Baahubali: The Beginning" at the Japan box office. "I believe the relationship between human beings is the same across the world. If it works in one territory it should work in another, unless of course you make your film on sensibility rather than emotion," the ace director told Variety.
Twin Co is one of the leading production and distribution houses of Japan. So far, the company has produced eight movies and distributed over 100 movies in the country, according to IMDB. "Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island", "The Youth", "Pi Zi Ying Xiong 2", "My Brilliant Life", "The Four 3" and "Haemoo" are some of the recent films distributed by the company in the country.
After finalising the deal of China and Japan, producer Shobu Yarlagadda is busy making arrangements for the release of "Baahubali: The Beginning" in Latin America, Germany and European territories. "I want the film's global release to create a pathway for next year's sequel," the "Baahubali" producer told Variety.