Itâ€™s been three years since Baahubali 2: The Conclusion-- the final chapter in the Baahubali franchise released. While the movie remains a magnum opus winning hearts across China and other parts of the world when it was released, Russia now is the latest country to embrace the film.
On Thursday, a Russian television channel telecast the film. The news was shared by the Russian embassy in India.
Indian cinema gains popularity in Russia. Look what Russian TV is broadcasting right now: the Baahubali with Russian voiceover! pic.twitter.com/VrIgwVIl3bâ€” Russia in India (@RusEmbIndia) May 28, 2020
â€śIndian cinema gains popularity in Russia. Look what Russian TV is broadcasting right now: the Baahubali with Russian voiceover!â€ť tweeted the Russian embassy in India.
Elated with the telecast of the film and the warm reception it received, Baahubali Twitter account said, â€śWoah!!! Pleased to see a Russian TV broadcasting our pride, BAAHUBALI..."
Woah!!!â€” Baahubali (@BaahubaliMovie) May 28, 2020
Pleased to see a Russian TV broadcasting our pride, BAAHUBALI...
Jai Maahishmathi https://t.co/QA8PiepyS7
The Baahubali series was directed by SS Rajamouli, the movie starred Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj and a host of other actors.
In India, the film was released in several languages-- Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. In Hindi, the film was produced by Karan Johar. When the first part-- Baahubali: The Beginning-- was released, it was an instant hit and broke several records, some of which still remain unbeaten. According to the makers of the film, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion made a whopping Rs 1000 crore.
In China, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which ran for over a month in 2018, made Rs 80 crore. However, compared to the other Indian releases which released that year-- Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar, Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan and late Irrfan Khan-starrer Hindi Medium-- the collections were considerably less. Secret Superstar made Rs 760 crore, Bajrangi Bhaijaan made Rs 294 crore and Hindi Medium made Rs 221 crore in China. However it was a considerable leap for a south Indian film to have such a reception.