The world is applauding the much-deserved success Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has had at the global box office. As of now, SS Rajamouli’s mammoth of a film has grossed over 1572 crores worldwide. However, there is someone who cares the least about the film’s record breaking streak. The director of Sunny Deol’s Gadar, Anil Sharma, in fact, is of the opinion that the film has broken NO records at all!
In a recent interaction with the media during the mahurat ceremony of his son Utkarsh’s debut film Genius, he said “It is just a matter of time.There was a time when, in 2001, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha was released and had done a business of 265 crore, which as per today’s calculation is Rs 5,000 crore.”
To this, he added “If some good film comes, records would be broken. And as far as Baahubali 2 is concerned, it has not yet set any record.”
5000 crores! Wow, don’t you think that Mr. Sharma went a little over the top?
Let’s see if his statement holds even a little bit of merit!
We dug a little deeper and found out that back in 2001, the total business of the Sunny Deol starrer patriotic blockbuster’s total business did not even cross the 100 crore mark and ended its run at the box office at a figure somewhere close to 80 crores or so. This is 2001 that we are talking about. The value of 80 crores, in today’s time, translates to somewhere around 470 crores!
Given that the footfall for the film was about 5 crores or so, it’s possible that the collection may not be completely accurate. Considering the footfalls, the total collections should not be more than 520-550 crores!
Seems like Mr. Sharma needs to recheck his numbers!