'Baahubali' becomes the first no-English film to screen at Royal Albert Hall, receives a standing ovation

WION Web Team New Delhi Oct 21, 2019, 01.27 PM(IST)

'Baahubali: The Beginning' was screened at London's historic Royal Albert Hall recently. Photograph:( Twitter )

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The film was recently screened at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall and received a standing ovation from a packed audience. 

It may have been over two years since 'Baahubali: The Conclusion' hit the theatres. But SS Rajamouli's epic two-part film continues to create magic. 

The film was recently screened at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall and received a standing ovation from a packed audience. 

The prelude, 'Baahubali: The Beginning' had released in 2015 in India and had broken records at the box office and became one of the highest-grossing Indian films worldwide. On Friday, it created a new record as it became the first non-English movie to be screened at the Royal Albert Hall. 

The official Twitter account of the film posted pictures of a full-house auditorium. "Baahubali - The Beginning is the only NON ENGLISH film to be played at @RoyalAlbertHall in London ever since its inauguration 148 years ago!" the caption read.

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The stars of the film - Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Rana Daggubati - were in attendance during the screening along with filmmaker SS Rajamouli. The film was preceded by a Q&A session with the cast and the director. The visionary director took to Twitter before the event to post a picture with the stars in London. He called it a "royal reunion."

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Made with a massive budget of 180 crores, the film made a whopping 650 crores worldwide. It also won a National Award for Best Special Effects, being the first Telegu film to do so. 

The film also starred Tamannaah Bhatia, Ramya Krishna, Sathyaraj, Nassar, Kiccha Sudeep among others.