SS Rajamouli's latest directorial venture Baahubali starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Anushka Shetty in the leads, is mega-budget movie. As per the latest reports, its budget has reached Rs 165 crores, the highest ever amount for a Telugu film. The latest buzz in the film is that its distribution rights for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka have been sold for whopping price of Rs 79 crores.
Recently, several speculations were being made about the sale of theatrical rights of Baahubali. The latest reports suggest that the makers have already sold out the rights of few regions. The price of the rights is reportedly Rs 25 cr for Nizam, Rs 13 cr for Ceeded, Rs 7.5 cr for Vizag, Rs 6.5 cr for Guntur, Rs 5 cr for Krishna, Rs 5 cr for East Godavari, Rs 4.5 for West Godavari, Rs 3.5 cr for Nellore and Rs 9 cr for Karnataka.
Baahubali refers to the amount of power the protagonist possesses. The movie has fiction story written by SS Rajamouli's father's Vijayendra Prasad. It is reportedly being released in 36 languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. The makers are yet to finalise the deals of other distribution areas like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharastra, USA, UK, UAE, Japan, Australia etc. The film is expected to fetch another 70+ crores from the rights of all these areas.