Bahubaali, the 2015 released historical drama by S.S. Rajamouli, indeed made a huge noise world-wide and today got its highest reward as the ‘ Best Film’ in the 63rd National Film Awards.
The makers and well-wishers took to their respective Twitter handles to express their happiness over the news.
The tweets read:
“#Baahubali has been awarded the Golden Lotus Award, as the Best Feature Film of 2015 at the 63rd #NationalAwards!” read Bahubaali’s twitter page.
“Congratulations to the entire team of @BaahubaliMovie. It’s an acknowledgement of the teams hard work n commitment over last few years,” tweeted producer Shobu Yarlagadda.
“National award for best film @BaahubaliMovie congratulations to our lovely team @ssrajamouli @Shobu_ @RanaDaggubati #Prabhas #Anushka,” wrote actor Tamanna Bhatia.
Anushka Shetty, who was accosiated with this magnum opus retweeted the post.
“Baahubali has been awarded the Golden Lotus Award, as the Best Feature Film of 2015 at the 63rd National Film Awards,” tweeted the lead of the movie Prabhas.
“And the National award is here!! Jai Mahishmathi!! @BaahubaliMovie. Thank you!!,” wrote the other lead Rana Daggubati.
“So proud to be associated with #Baahubali …the national award validation for truly the best film of the year! @ssrajamouli,” read Karan Johar’s tweet.
“Story. Scale. Supremacy. Deserved win for #Baahubali, as the best film at the 63rd #NationalAwards! Congratulations @BaahubaliMovie,” wrote Fox Star India.
“Am extremley happy with National Awards committee for winning Bahubali ..May God and Bahubali2 bless all its jury members,” Ram Gopal Verma.
The first of the two cinematic parts, ‘Baahubali: The Beginning, ‘ was made on a budget of Rs. 120 crore and released in 4,000 screens worldwide on July 10, 2015 to positive reviews from critics.
It became the highest grossing Indian film within India and became the third highest grossing Indian film globally.
‘Bahubaali’ became the first South Indian film to gross over Rs. 600 crore worldwide and the first non-Hindi film to gross over Rs. 100 crore in the dubbed Hindi version. It has also been the highest grossing Telugu film of all time.
The movie was dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.
The audience is now keenly awaiting its second part titled, ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion which is expected to release in 2017.
Reportedly, the makers have also planned a third film in the Baahubali franchise.