The gobsmackingly epic Indian film, Baahubali: The Conclusion has started smashing records at Chinese box-office even before its release. The SS Rajamouli magnum opus is slated to hit screens in China on 4th May, roughly a year after its theatrical release in India. And if reports are to be believed, the fantasy action film will be played across 7000+ screens in the neighbouring country.
If the news is accurate, then Baahubali: The Conclusion has already surpassed the record of superstar Aamir Khan’s blockbuster film Dangal which was allocated 7000 screens. However, it fails to beat the record held by Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan that had released across 8000+ screens in China.
Indian films have been generating an unprecedented response in the Chinese market of late. The success of films such as Dangal, Secret Superstar, Hindi Medium and Bajrangi Bhaijaan has proved one point that if a film has good content, it can find acceptance in any corner of the world.
Coming back to Baahubali: The Conclusion, according to reports, the S.S. Rajamouli directed film has already racked up $250K through pre-sales and advance booking in China. Seeing the initial response, it can easily be said that the movie is going to outperform Baahubali: The Beginning within a few days of run.
Starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, and Tamannaah Bhatia in lead roles, Baahubali: The Conclusion is a sequel to Baahubali: The Beginning.