Netflix buys the streaming rights of ‘Baahubali’ for a whopping amount of Rs 25.5 crore
This year, one movie emerged to be a blockbuster and smashed every possible record ever created by any movie. And it wasn’t any Khan movie, but Prabhas-starrer ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’. The movie became hugely successful critically and commercially too. People actually flooded cinema halls and even caught the screenings repeatedly. The movie grossed over Rs 700 crore in India Alone and over Rs 800 crore worldwide in spite of its online leak.
Now, those of you who missed out on a chance to watch the movie in theatres can now watch it legally in the comfort of your house. The popular online streaming service Netflix has bought streaming rights of both ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ and ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’ for a whopping amount of Rs 25.5 crore. Owing to high demand from the users, Netflix, is going to expand its market in India. Also, ‘Baahubali’ will be made available in 192 countries. (Also Read: Prabhas denies rumours of marriage with ‘Baahubali’ co-star Anushka Shetty)
‘Baahubali’ producer Shobu Yarlagadda quoted in Live Mint, “Netflix is very bullish about the Indian market and is here for the long term. It is looking to acquire both licensed content and make originals but won’t lap up everything. We are very happy and excited to partner with Netflix. Theatrically, it’s not possible to reach all markets, but with this deal, ‘Baahubali’ will reach 192 countries seamlessly.”
The first part, ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ released in the year 2015 and it ended with Kattappa revealing himself to be the murderer of Amarendra Baahubali. The second part ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’ released this year and depicted the backstory of Amarendra Baahubali and why did Kattappa kill him. The movie starred Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan .