New Delhi: Indian cinema's most record-setting period drama 'Baahubali' franchise not only created a flutter in the country but across the globe. SS Rajamouli's magnum opus received a thunderous response from masses and classes alike. The second part of the hit series titled 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' became the highest grossing Indian film ever made.
The film which released on April 28, 2017, will now be screened at the Pakistan International Film Festival in Karachi. The filmmaker took to his Twitter and expressed his happiness over receiving the invite.
Baahubali has given me opportunities to travel to a number of countries... The most exciting of them all is now, Pakistan. Thank you Pakistan international film festival, Karachi for the invite.
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) March 28, 2018
The Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) is a four-day affair which will start on March 29 and conclude on April 1, 2018. It screens various short films, documentaries from Pakistan and around the world.
Baahubali II was Indian cinema's most talked ventures globally in the recent past. The film not only enjoys the status of being the highest grossing film in India but also was the second highest-grossing Indian film worldwide and the 57th highest-grossing film of 2017.
The film sold an estimated 105 million tickets during its box office run, the highest recorded footfall for any film in India, reportedly.
'Baahubali II: The Conclusion' is a sequel to 'Baahubali' which is set in medieval India. The historical drama had a huge ensemble star cast with the likes of Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Nassar, Sathyaraj, Tamannaah, Subbaraju etc to name a few.
'Baahubali 2' was released in Pakistan in May 2017 and the film received an outstanding response from the audience. It was also the first ever dubbed regional film to have been released in Pakistan, reportedly.
Interestingly, 'Baahubali 2' was cleared by the censor board in Pakistan without any cuts.