Baahubali-2’s First Failure Has Happened

SS Rajamouli’s Magnum Opus film, Baahubali – The Conclusion released in a whopping 7000 screens in the mainland China. The movie has taken the third biggest opening among the Indian films that released in China but then there is no notable improvement in the collections over the first weekend. The Word of Mouth and Reviews are not that great. People say that the Chinese are not that impressed with the visual extravaganza that Rajamouli movie offered. China has the history of making even grandeur and visually rich movies. Also, films with the stories of Kings and wars are a routine affair to them.
The only solace for the Baahubali-2 fans is that the Second Version is performing better than the First version which is a washout. The Chinese market has increased by leaps and bounds in the last one year or so. We have seen films like Dangal, Secret Superstar, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan making big money there.  Only if it performs strongly in China, Baahubali-2 can beat the record of Dangal’s lifetime collections of 1950 Crore but then it looks unlikely from now. Baahubali-2 now stands at the lifetime gross of Rs 1600 Crores before the China release.  Baahubali-2 has recently made Telugu Cinema proud by winning three at the 65th National Awards.