Bollywood Domination? Baahubali, the latest phenomenon in the Indian cinema. After a humongus first week collections, the film went strong into the second week. The film’s strong run at the North Indian box office was unprecedented and is now widely beieved that the film diluted the collections of Bhajrangi Bhaijaan.
But the man behind the sucess SS.Rajamouli refuses to compare the two movies. He says, “As far as I am concerned both the films are blockbusters and that makes me a very happy person. Since my father is associated with both films I feel very proud.”
Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, “BB has scored solely on its own merits. The presence of Salman Khan brought in the crowds. But as the film was good it became a super-duper hit.”
Another trade analyst Atul Mohan adds, “The Bahubali factor doesn’t seem to have affected Bajrangi Bhaijaan except for the south where Baahubali remained the first choice for many. But there also BB has performed very well. Both the films are different from each other.”
Atul admits Baahubali was forcibly pulled down from many screens in the North India. “In North though Bahubali did exceptionally well in its first week which not many expected, the fact also remains that at many centres the film was committed for one week only due to Bajrangi Bhaijaan coming in the subsequent week.”
Finally though Atul concedes a hit is a hit. “ What makes us happy at the end of the day is that both films have phenomenally well, made handsome money and we want all the films to perform well.”