For the first time in the history of Indian cinema, an Indian movie received a standing ovation at the Royal Albert Hall in London! Any guesses? Why of course, it was S. S. Rajamouli’s grand epic – Bahubali!
Let’s start at the very beginning…
Baahubali: The Beginning, released in 2015 and it became one of the highest-grossing films of all times. With a cliff-hanger ending and an intriguing story-line, Baahubali garnered both national and international acclaim. While some called the plot unrealistic, most were mesmerized by the larger than life representation is done with attention to detail and technological skills.
After a wait of two years, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion came out in 2017, becoming the highest-grossing film of that year and the second highest-grossing film of all times, after Dangal.
Acclaim to global fame
These two films travelled across the world and were screened in numerous Asian countries, building up a strong fan base in Japan! And now, very recently, even after two years of its epic success, it has added another feather to its cap.
Baahubali in London
The Royal Albert Hall which was inaugurated way back in 1871 is a concert hall of global repute. Located in the northern part of South Kensington, London, not many have had the honour of being featured or represented here and this is the first time for an Indian film.
The screening took place on the 19th of October this year and guess what! The world-renowned philharmonic concert orchestra also performed its unique rendition of the score of the film, originally developed by MM Keeravani.
And that’s not all – the director, S S Rajamouli, the lead star cast and makers who were present there received a standing ovation.
Here’s a round of applause from our end to you too, Team Baahubali! You have done us proud.