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Baahubali cranks up the Bollywood engine, is the top grosser of 2017 so far

A dubbed Telegu mythological sequel turned out to be the biggest Hindi blockbuster

Urvi Malvania  |  Mumbai 

The Hindi film industry finds itself at an interesting juncture: Two of its most anticipated films for the year, starring actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, namely, Raees and Tubelight, have overwhelmingly underperformed at the box office. Keeping the industry’s flag flying were two small-budget films Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Jolly LLB. The biggest boost though came from the Hindi dubbed version of Baahubali 2. With over Rs 500 crore in box office collections Baahubali 2 accounted for almost half of what Bollywood notched up in the first six months of 2017. The top six ...

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First Published: Tue, July 18 2017. 01:30 IST
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