Baahubali: The Conclusion not only broke all box-office records but also topped Google’s trending charts for 2017. As per the data revealed by the search giant, as many as six movies made it to the list of ‘top 10 trending’ queries this year. As expected, Bollywood and cricket remained the top two themes that ruled the charts, according to Google India 2017 Year in Search results. “After breaking several records at the Box office, India’s most expensive movie also broke the language boundaries attracting humongous search interest from movie buffs across the nation,” the search giant said.
Directed by SS Rajamouli, Baahubali starrer had Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tammanah Bhatia in lead roles. It did exceptionally well on the box-office, in India and overseas, shattering many records. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was followed by searches around Indian Premier League and searches on ‘Live Cricket Score’. Also making it to the Top 10 list were Bollywood blockbusters Dangal and Badrinath Ki Dulhania.
Here are top 10 trending queries on Google for 2017:
1 Bahubali 2
2 Indian Premier League
3 Live Cricket Score
5 Half Girlfriend
6 Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya
7 Munna Michael
8 Jagga Jasoos
9 Champions Trophy
Among the top trending songs this year, “Hawa Hawa” from the Arjun Kapoor starrer “Mubarakan” held the top spot on the charts, followed by the sufi track “Mere Rashke Qamar” originally sung by legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and recreated by vocalist Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Among the trending news events were CBSE results, UP elections, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Budget. Indian users were also interested when it came to knowing more about Bitcoin prices or expressing interest about ransomware. India’s historic win at the Miss World ceremony generated much traffic which catapulted Manushi Chhillar to fame.
Google also ranked the ‘what is’ queries of 2017. The list included topics like GST, Bitcoin, Jallikattu and BS3 vehicle. Other topics like how-to set of queries saw users seeking answers to a range of subjects from ‘How to link aadhaar with PAN card’ to buying Jio phone to removing Holi colour from face!