Mr Adarsh could not resist describing the box office performance of Baahubali 2 as "stupendous" and "stunning." He also informed that while Dangal continues to be the highest grossing Indian film in the US, Baahubali 2 is not a far way behind from exceeding Dangal's lifetime collections.
Here's a detailed look at Taran Adarsh's analysis:
#Baahubali2 creates HISTORY... Leaves you SHOCKED, STUNNED and SPEECHLESS with STUPENDOUS biz on Day 1... Data in next tweet...? taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 29, 2017
#Baahubali2 Fri Rs 121 cr NETT. India biz.? taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 29, 2017
Hindi: Rs 41 cr
Telugu Tamil Malayalam: Rs 80 cr
Here's how Baahubali 2 performed at the international box office:
Of the overwhelming response to Baahubali 2, producer Shobhu Yarlagadda told NDTV: "It has succeeded beyond anyone's imagination. It is not about north or south. Appeal is pan India, from five-year-old to 75, every age group, men and women, urban to rural centres. It does not matter if it is Tollywood, Bollywood or Kollywood, when the appeal cuts across. Universal appeal is the key."
This is how director S S Rajamouli reacted on Twitter:
Its only natural that a big project like Baahubali faces hurdles during release. I must say that the enormous love and support that was? rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) April 30, 2017
given by Baahubali Fans made us cruise through the obstacles.? rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) April 30, 2017
Thank you everyone who have been with us for the past 5 years encouraging us
at every turn. You have given us such a big success that we can keep it in our hearts for the rest of our lives.? rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) April 30, 2017
Meanwhile, Box Office India reported that Tamil Nadu turned out to be the "weakest" contributor in Baahubali 2's ticket sales while Andhra Pradesh ensured maximum business. Baahubali: The Conclusion was conditionally released in Tamil Nadu on Friday afternoon after cancellation of morning shows following payment disputes between distributors and theatres.
Of Baahubali 2, Raja Sen writes in his review for NDTV Movies, "This is the rare sequel that is better than the first. Rajamouli's original Baahubali was engaging and effective but significantly overstuffed, with waterfalls and a weird romantic track and far too many songs for the genre, while this film is a lot more assured about both narrative and tone. The story proceeds briskly and intriguingly, and Rajamouli has a gift for swerving away from what appears obvious."
Watch the trailer of Baahubali: The Conclusion here:
On Friday, Baahubali 2 opened to a Rajinikanth-style welcome with fireworks and fans pouring milk on larger-than-life sized posters of Prabhas, who plays the protagonist in both parts of S S Rajamouli's ambitious epic-drama series. A section of Baahubali fans opted for a day off from work to avoid spoilers and watched the film on Day 1 - subsequently, Baahubali: The Conclusion recorded 100% opening, reported Box Office India.
Baahubali 2 reunites the original cast with Rana Daggubati as Bhallala Deva, Anushka Shetty and Devasena, Ramya Krishnan as Sivagami, Tamaannah Bhatia as Avantika and Sathyaraj as Katappa returning on the big screen. Prabhas represents the two generations of Baahubali - as father Amarendra and son Mahendra. in the sequel. Baahubali: The Conclusion also finally revealed the secret behind the cliff-hanging moment of the first part, when senapati Katappa killed Baahubali.