A Monday, which is in excess of 40 crore! Now when was the last time did one hear anything of that sorts for a Hindi film (of for that matter any other Indian film in any other language)? Well, the answer is – NEVER. However, Baahubali 2 [Hindi] is doing that. It is recording insane collections on every passing day and is setting records which are UNIMAGINABLE. I won’t use the word UNBREAKABLE though since the SS Rajamouli directed film has shown the way that anything is possible, and hence one keenly looks forward to what films do in the coming weeks and months now.

Meanwhile, the Prabhas-Rana Daggubati-Anushka Shetty starrer is setting huge records, what with 40.25 crores coming in on Monday. Now what’s making it further special is the fact that no other Indian film has ever set such huge a score on its fourth day at the Box Office. Even if one picks up the ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTERS from Bollywood, most of these have had their first Fridays lower than the fourth day of Baahubali 2 [Hindi], which tells the tale.

Baahubali 2: the conclusion
Baahubali 2 (Hindi) 1st Monday Box Office Collections – Again A Huge Business

Let’s take a look at the Friday collections of the seven ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTERS in the recent times:

Sultan – 36.54 crore
Dhoom 3 – 34.50 crore
Ek Tha Tiger – 33 crore
Dangal – 29.19 crore
Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 27.25 crore
PK – 27 crore
3 Idiots – 12.50 crore

The only two films which actually came even close on Friday compared to what Baahubali 2 [Hindi] has done on Monday [40.25 crore] are Sultan [36.54 crore] and Dhoom 3 [34.50 crore]. However, by the time the final numbers come by the evening, it won’t be surprising if Baahubali 2 [Hindi] ends up reigning from the top. Now that would be one feat that can just be admired, respected and savored.

For now, what can be said is that the film is neither a Blockbuster nor an All Time Blockbuster. A new word needs to be invented for the film’s Box Office run so far and the most apt could well be – BAAHUBUSTER!

*Estimates. Final numbers awaited

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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  1. Big star like Salman, Amir or SRK to star in one movie to create and break record. It’s not impossible.

    • Rana made a debut with the hit movie Leader (2010) and was rising as a star hero but he took up this villain character without thinking of his image or stardom as hero. Prabhas at the prime of his career after massive hits Mirchi (2013) and other before allotted 5 years just for Baahubali to get into the character physically and mentally. These guys transformed their bodies in different ways for 5 years and the closest is Aamir Khan the perfectionist who may allot even 2 years for his movie to get the right looks and shots. The director Rajamouli is the sole reason why Rana and Prabhas accepted the project without a doubt when other top young or old stars don’t come easily in a movie with a regular hero as a villain. Shankar the other top director of the same level has made this exception by roping in Akshay Kumar in antagonist role opposite Rajini in Robo 2. But again Rana is still a rising star so it takes guts to take that decision because there will be fear that people will see him as villain and not hero in future.

      It will be good to see the 3 Khans or Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan or Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna and Nagrajuna/Venkatesh the four big Telugu stars in a movie. But these stars always say the producers can’t bear the cost and there needs to be a right script. So it is only hypothetical that if the big stars of older or current generation come together all records will be broken because practically it is very difficult unlike old days when Amitabh acted with Dharmendra or Vinod Khanna and Rajini with Kamal. Now remuneration and production costs have gone sky high. Arka Media had full belief in Rajamouli’s vision and his track records with all blockbusters some of which were remade in Hindi as Son of Sardar, Rowdy Rathore and dubbed Makhi.

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