The much-awaited multi-lingual film Baahubali today, the movie hit the screens worldwide to a rousing response from the audience.
Touted as one of the most expensive films made in the country with a reported budget of about Rs 250 crore, the period action drama starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishna, Anushka and Tamannaah in lead roles released in 4,000 plus theatres worldwide.
Movie lovers thronged theatres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana when the screening of the film began this morning as the craze for the flick reached a crescendo in the run up to its release.
Police had to intervene to control the frenzied crowds at theatres in some places of the two states. The advance booking of tickets for watching the film witnessed a scramble ahead of the release.
The rush for online booking led to crashing of computer servers at some places and serpentine queues were seen at cinema halls and multiplexes.
Baahubali director S S Rajamouli and other members of the film unit visited a theatre in the city this morning. Rajamouli politely declined to speak to the media on the occasion. The film received appreciation from film industry veterans like Amitabh Bachchan and many other celebrities who managed to watch the movie at the special screening hosted by Karan Johar in YRF studios.
Check out the pics of celebs at the special screening of the movie...
Shahrukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan was seen arriving at the special screening of Baahubali which took place at YRF studios.
Karan Johar who has bought the Hindi rights of the film through his production house was also there.
Tamannaah Bhatia who is acting in the movie was also present at the Hindi premiere of the movie.
Rana Daggubati who plays the lead role in the movie along with Prabhas was also present at the special screening.
Sidharth Malhotra whose movie Brothers will release soon was also seen at the special screening.
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Vidya Balan's husband and UTV head honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur was also seen.
Producer Vashu Bhagnani's son and actor by profession, Jackky was also seen at the screening.
Punit Malhotra, director of hit movies was also seen arriving at YRf studios for the special screening of the movie.
Ayan Mukerji director of hit movies like Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was also spotted.
Dino Morea who has not left acting to become a successful businessman was also seen.