Baahubali 2 storm sweeps box-office in Japan; audiences love SS Rajamouli's magnum opus
The year 2017 gave India SS Rajamouli's Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, a film that made a real history at the box-office, not only in India but across several countries where it released. If the first installment, Baahubali: The Beginning was a blockbuster, the sequel turned out to be altogether a different ball game.
When Rajamouli's visual spectacle reached the land of rising sun, it still continued its glorious run. The film — Baahubali 2: The Conclusion — went on to mint $1 million as on 3 March; the film hit the Japan theatres on 29 December, 2017.
The film's official page on Twitter posted:
— Baahubali (@BaahubaliMovie) March 3, 2018
Not just the film, the people of Japan have developed a rather huge fancy for the film's characters and storyline. Baahubali merchandise is all the rage in the country. From gaming cards, cosplays, fan posters to people cheering during the film's run in movie theatres, the Japanese audience don't seem to stop hailing "Mahishmati" and its invincible protector.
3/2のバーフバリ絶叫、改めてお疲れ様でした…！ 私は上映前はコミキャスのお手伝いをしてましたが、マヒシュマティおみくじも大盛況だったので良かったです！😉🎶 改めて声を掛けて下さったり、差し入れをして下さった優しいマヒシュマティ民の皆様に感謝です…！！🙏✨#バーフバリ #バーフバリ絶叫 pic.twitter.com/WkKEvEaNqp — フュリ長 (バーフバリ…🐘🇮🇳🌞) (@CHiHiR0_0) March 4, 2018
— タナゴ@チームタナゴ (@1_design) March 7, 2018
A lot of #baahubali fans in Japan came to Shinjuku to join this screaming style #baahubali2 screening!! They made their own #baahubali items like this😍😍 some fans also made their costumes!! It was awesome!! #バーフバリ絶叫 #新宿ピカデリー pic.twitter.com/uxfjA0eE4f
— みやこ☘333 (@385Ono) February 10, 2018
This is truly Amazing to see whole theater of Japanese in Tokyo chanting, Singing, feeling "Baahubali to the Core. The Mania & hysteria #Baahubali2 has generated among masses in Japan since it's release in Dec is Stunning @ssrajamouli @PrabhasRaju @Shobu_ @BaahubaliMovie pic.twitter.com/th8E4WYaHq — World Baahubali Fans (@Baahubali2017) March 13, 2018
With net worldwide collection estimated at Rs 1700 crore, the Prabhas-starrer was also the fastest to cross the coveted Rs 100 crore mark, reports The Hindustan Times.
Made on a budget of Rs 250 crore, Baahubali – the Conclusion stars Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan and Tamannaah. The film released in India on 27 April, 2017.
Updated Date: Mar 16, 2018 18:07:02 IST
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