In just two days of its release, Baahubali 2 - The Conclusion, has earned a whopping sum of Rs 382 crore.
In terms of fans' support and the big bucks, Baahubali has broken all records even from a worldwide perspective. But the question is whether Bollywood ever be able to make a movie like Baahubali?
Here are reasons that raise doubts that Bollywood can never reach the success and grandeur of Baahubali.
The first part of the franchise turned into a big hit, but did we expect the second one to become such a game-changer in the history of cinema? Nope. This project may have fallen into Bollywood film producer Karan Johar's lap, but he didn't wish to put so many resources at stake.
Nobody from Bollywood will be willing to lend such a big amount for a project without having any guarantee of its success.
It took five years to make both the parts. In Bollywood, who can show such a commitment?
Although Sanjay Leela Bansali put in Rs 125 crores for Bajirao Mastani, it doesn't come close to the first part of Baahubalu which required Rs 180 crore. The second part's budget was Rs 250 crore. Approximately, Rs 480 crore were spent on two parts.
This he did to maintain the look and physique of the character he plays in Baahubali.
Bollywood's Mr Perfectionist signs only one film per year so that he can maintain the looks required for the film project. But there's a difference between not doing any film for one year and not dong it for five years.
Despite Bollywood's beauties starring in more women-centric projects, Baahubali takes the crown. The female leads in Baahubali rule their kingdom, choose a partner on their own, and even go to war.
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Even though Baahubali's main rival was Bhallaladeva, much importance was given to Kattappa. The character lives till the end even after being only a servant in the kingdom.
The cast and crew of the film were present at every screening, music launch, and promotional event because they gave it all to market the movie. They understood the importance of promotions and marketing. Bollywood will rarely indulge in such a grand marketing strategy.