SS Rajamouli's much-awaited period film "Baahubali -The Beginning" is gearing up to a grand worldwide release on 10 July and is set to beat the record of Shankar-Vikram's 'I' in terms of screen count.
"Baahubali" is India's biggest motion picture made with a budget of over ₹200 crore, with part 1 accounting for about ₹120 crore . The period film has been simultaneously made in Telugu and Tamil, apart from being dubbed in Hindi and Malayalam. The movie is scheduled to be released in all the languages on the same date.
"Baahubali - The Beginning" has cleared Censor Board formalities and received U/A certificate. The distribution rights of Part 1 of the movie have been sold for ₹160 crore. The distributors have planned a massive release of the movie worldwide.
Reports suggest "Baahubali-The Beginning" will be released in over 2,000 screens in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Trade analysts say this is the highest screen count for a Telugu film released down south till date.
The Hindi version of "Baahubali - The Beginning", which has been produced by Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, will be released in over 1,500 screens.
The movie will beat the record of Shankar-Vikram's recent film "I", which was released in 1,280 cinema halls in India on 14 January, 2015.
"Baahubali - The Beginning" will also get about 4,000 screens abroad. The movie starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah starrer will beat the global record of "I", which was reportedly released in over 3,000 cinema halls worldwide.
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