After the release of Rajamouli's "Baahubali", we have witnessed the trend of 'Non-Baahubali' records in our Telugu film industry. Apparently, Bollywood is following the similar format ever since the release of 'Baahubali 2'.
Its the end of 2017, which saw the release of two Salman Khan-starrers and a SRK-starrer, but the highest grosser in Bollywood is still, Baahubali 2. The Hindi dubbed version of the Telugu epic conveniently holds the titles of highest day 1, weekend, week and lifetime records. Baahubali 2 is the first Hindi (dubbed) film to gross Rs 400 Cr and Rs 500 Cr at domestic box office, and end its theatrical run at around 510 Cr. In comparison, only 4 Hindi films have thus far crossed the Rs 300 Cr gross mark, with the highest being Aamir's "Dangal" (around 380 Cr).
Some Bollywood trade pundits, who can't digest the fact that a non-Hindi film is holding all their box office records, have alienated 'Baahubali 2' as a 'dubbed film' and have started the trend of 'direct Hindi' box office records.
It seems that it is not enough a Salman Khan and it needs an Aamir Khan to beat Baahubali 2 Hindi records and thus save Bollywood from the embarrassing trend of 'Non-Baahubali 2' BO records. Aamir's Dangal had broken the highest worldwide gross record of Baahubali 2, all thanks to the film's unbelievable run in China, and so Hindi film fraternity hopes he can only break Baahubali 2 Hindi domestic records with his next film 'Thugs of Hindostan'.
Also starring Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif, 'Thugs of Hindostan' is a magnum opus being made by the makers of 'Dhoom 3'. It has the genre, scale, star cast, production team and market to beat Baahubali 2 records. We have to wait until next Diwali to find out whether Aamir can pull off the seemingly impossible.
Coming to Telugu, we can forget about breaking Baahubali 2 records until and unless Rajamouli takes up another massive project.