This has been a remarkable weekend for the Indian cinema as two of its biggest movies Baahubali 2 and Dangal are ruling the worldwide box office and winning the hearts of audience across the globe. While Baahubali 2 has become an epic phenomenon in all major countries, Dangal is taking China by storm.
S. S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 has become the first Indian film to cross the 1000 crore milestone globally. This is the power of content and the crowd, irrespective of the language or country, has poured its love for the film.
A Telugu film, dubbed and reached every corner of the world and compelled the leading media and movie community in USA, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and so many regions to take a note, this is a truly a wonderful achievement by the film and its makers. The 1000 crore mega landmark has been achieved by Baahubali 2 in just 9 days.
The amazing story of the Mahishmati Kingdom, the bloody fights between brothers, the saga of loyalty, throne and battles with bench-marking visuals made Baahubali 2 a grand experience to witness and it has defined its era which will never be forgotten but will be considered a standard henceforth.
Another biggest film of India is Aamir Khan’s Dangal. While it was released worldwide in December and broke almost every record then, it is now released in China, one of the biggest markets for cinema. Within 2 days, Dangal has collected 40 crore at Chinese box office and is already the biggest opening weekend grossing Indian film in China, with Sunday collections still to come.
Aamir Khan is the most popular and loved Indian actor in China and Dangal has got 9000 screens there. Dangal has also recorded the highest opening day collections in China for an Indian film with 13 crore earnings on Friday and it is looking at a 70 crore opening weekend there.
Till now, PK is the top grossing Indian film in China with 125 crore total, which will be surpassed by Dangal in coming days. Dangal’s worldwide total was 740 crore which has now become 780 crore after China release, so even it will be eyeing the 1000 crore mark globally.
In a nutshell, this weekend has been a very proud time for Indian cinema as our films are dominating the hearts of audience everywhere. This also proves that cinema is careless of the language or border. The storytelling culture is universal.