Critically acclaimed and south Indian blockbuster movie Baahubali: The Beginning made it into the list of foreign films that Hollywood wishes they had made.
A leading Hollywood online portal Screenrant named the S S Rajamouli’s hit film among the ‘15 Foreign Blockbusters Hollywood Wishes They’d Made’ ranking it at 12 in the list. No other Indian film made into the list.
Baahubali movie’s official Twitter account also shared the Screenrant’s story. “It’s so nice to see #Baahubali on this list! @screenrant,” it tweeted.
“This list could not go without an entry from Hollywood’s biggest rival, Bollywood. One of the most hugely invested and massively productive national film industries in the world, with more than 1500 films each year, Indian cinema is known for its flamboyant, wildly imaginative extravaganzas. South Indian director S.S. Rajamouli’s historical/fantasy epic Baahubali: The Beginning is one of its most magnificent creations…” the Screenrant story read.
Baahubali is an epic historical fiction directed by popular Tollywood director S S Rajamouli. It became the highest grossing film within India and third across the globe. It is the first of the two parts released. Baahubali bagged many awards including National Awards, for best feature film and for special effects, and Filmfare and SIIMA Awards in 2016.
The second part Baahubali: The Conclusion is slated for a release in summer next year. According to reports, Arka Media Works is bankrolling the second part which is being made on a budget of Rs 200 crore.
— Baahubali (@BaahubaliMovie) September 6, 2016
The series features popular Tollywood actors including Prabhaas, Rana Daggubati, Tamanna Bhatia and Anushka Shetty.