Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has always stressed on the importance of technology in taking Indian cinema to greater heights, says the success of a movie like “Baahubali” is an example of how there’s no glory without guts.
The actor, who has produced films under the Red Chillies Entertainments banner, is yet to see “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”, which has taken the Indian box office by storm. “I saw ‘Baahubali’ part one. Unfortunately, I have not seen part two yet. It’s an extremely inspiring film and I think it holds true for part two as well.
“Not just the success with numbers but the vision, just the thought… No guts, no glory… and ‘Baahubali’ stands for that,” Shah Rukh told IANS as part of an email interview done regarding the success of his TED Talk in Vancouver.
“Technology, of course, will always be a huge part of cinema. I believe that. I would never discount the fact that other kinds of films can also be made. They’re fantastic and beautiful… Before technology came in, we still made wonderful films.
“But if you want to create that big cinema and that big dream to sell to a big number of people, you have to have guts to take that storytelling on and say it in the biggest, nicest, boldest way possible. ‘Baahubali stands for that,” added the 51-year-old.
He even pointed out the need for such a vision. “It’s not just the success of ‘Baahubali’, but the fact that there was someone making ‘Baahubali’ part one. Mr S.S. Rajamouli is always inspirational… Whichever film he’ll make. And there are some other directors, producers also who do that. “It’s heartening and encourages every filmmaker. Me too,” Shah Rukh said.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was premiered at the British Film Institute, and was theatrically released over 9000 screens worldwide on 28 April 2017. Baahubali 2 was the first Telugu film to be released in 4K High Definition format. It is estimated that close to 200 screens are being upgraded to 4K projectors before the release date of the movie.
Baahubali 2 surpassed the 2014 Hindi film PK, to become the highest grossing Indian film of all time, collecting approx ₹800 crore(US$120 million) worldwide within just six days of its release. It became the first ever Indian film to gross over ₹1000 crore (US$155 million) in all languages in just ten days
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