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Bahubali's advanced booking in a single theatre-Prasad's IMAX in Hyderabad accounted for around 1.2 crore. That's almost equal to 200,000 USD even before the release.
Bahubali established a Guinness record for making the world's largest poster for a movie at Kochi during the film's Malayalam audio release.
Bahubali marks the first time Indian filmmakers have collaborated with AMD processors for VFX and animation.
The waterfalls scene in the movie is actually shot at a set of Athirapally Waterfalls over which VFX were added to make it look real and larger than life. The characterization of lead character Sivudu revolves around this humongous waterfalls.
A new language has been created for the Kalakeya's tribe, called KiliKil language. It has 748 words with set 40 grammar rules.
Bahubali is the fastest Indian movie to collect 100 Cr. Bahubali has done it in 35 hours.
It took almost 1 year for pre-production work which is highest for any Indian movie till date. The magnificent palaces, impregnable forts, breath-taking water falls were all created for the movie. Usually a 24-foot-high scale set is created, but for this movie the makers decided to go for 45-foot-high scaled sets.
It took 200 days to construct all the sets in the movie on 20 acres of land with 1000 men working on it per day.
Over 5000 junior artists worked for 200+ days for the war scene in the first part
The gym equipment for workout of Hero Prabas costs upto 1.5 Crores INR. He even met WWE fighters for the physique.
Rana Daggubati has gained 33 Kgs of weight for this movie.
110 acres of land was utilized at Ramoji Film City to shoot war scenes.
First Telugu movie to be made with budget more than 100 crores. Latest estimate for the two-part film is 250 crores (nearly $40 million).
Bahubali took almost 3 years in making.
20000 weapons are designed and used in the entire movie.
Bahubali is India's biggest motion picture and is the largest worldwide release of any Indian film, in different languages.
Bahubali now has the record for the fastest 200 cr. gross collection.
VFX of Baahubali cost more than 85 crore INR which is nearly 13.42 million USD.
Lead actor Prahbas had to gain muscle mass for the role as Bahubali as it was the part that was filmed first and then lose muscle mass for the role as Shivudu which was filmed later.
90% of the movie was shot in Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
The British Board of Film Classification passed the movie with a 15 rating (suitable only for 15 and over) for strong bloody violence. Interestingly, the Central Board of Film Certification (Indian censor board) passed the movie with a U/A certificate(with no cuts, even more surprising considering how strict the CBFC is for Telugu movies) which is the equivalent of BBFC's 12A rating.
Every time there is violence against animals in the movie, an indication "C.G.I." appears in the lower left corner of the screen. This is to indicate that all the violence against animals was simulated through computer graphics and actual animals were not hurt. This is one of those rules the Indian censor board insists, like the anti-smoking warning.
Bahubali is set in the 9th century.
Bahubali holds the record for highest first day collection with about 78 cr. gross worldwide behind Happy New Year's record of 72 cr. gross.
The audio release had been conducted at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
The villain of the previous movie of Rajamouli (Eega), Sudeep, appears in a cameo as Aslam Khan.
It is 10th film of the director S.S. Rajamouli.
The newborn baby Bahubali was played by a female child.
More than 600 technicians worked in 16 studios for the visual effects.
The VFX for this movie were done in five countries, something which had never been done before for an Indian film.
The role of Sivagami was first given to actress Sridevi who wanted 6 crores for accepting the role. The producers declined her demands and went to actress Ramya Krishnan which made a great casting choice for the part, according to the director.
Bahubali collection stood at 220 cr. after just 5 days.
The name 'Bahubali' means 'The one with strong arms'.
The first opening shot of the movie was filmed on the sets of Athirappilly Falls in Kerala and director Rajamouli specifically wanted a newborn baby for that scene. But the film-makers were unable to cast a newborn baby for that part. On that tight schedule, one of the production executives from Kerala informed about his newborn child to the director, and instantly the baby was cast.
Karan Johar called the movie as India's Avatar (2008).
This is the highest grossing South Indian, Hindi-dubbed movie.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan lead actor Salman Khan ironically fired Bahubali's camera-man Senthil Kumar from his home production Dabangg 2 (2012) due to creative differences.
Bahubali is playing in more than 4000 theaters
Lead actors Prabhas and Tamannaah Bhatia second second pairing after 2012 Telugu action film Rebel (2012). Coincidently in Rebel, the female love interest lead role with was first offered to Anushka Shetty who declined the project and was later replaced by Tamannaah. In Bahubali Anushka Shetty plays Prabhas' mother.
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Story of this movie is from director S.S. Rajamouli's father Vijayendra Prasad. The music is composed by M.M. Keeravani who is S.S. Rajamouli's cousin.
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According to director S.S. Rajamouli, his father Vijayendra Prasad narrated the story of Sivakami. He was so captivated by the opening act and wanted to make the movie on her. The character of Bahubali came very last and the script later changed into the story of Bahubali.
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Leading actor Prabhas didn't commit any other film projects for almost 3 years while filming Baahubali: The Beginning (2015). But he made a special dance appearance in the movie Action Jackson (2014) as himself, as a part of Bahubali's campaign in Bollywood. Telugu superstar Prabhas was unknown to Bollywood audience at that time, so actress Sonakshi Sinha who was featured in the song even calls his name 'Prabhas' during the dance sequence. The film makers were upset when 'Action Jackson' bombed at the box-office and Prabhas' effort went unnoticed.
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Actress Nora Fatehi who was featured in the item song 'Manohari', in "Bahubali" suffered a wardrobe malfunction on the sets. Her top came off in front of the camera and lead actress 'Tamannaah' who was also present on the set, ran to her rescue.
Vijayendra Prasad is the screen writer of Bahubali, who is co-incidentally also the writer of Bollywood super-hit film Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring Salman Khan which was released on the following week.
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Bahubali is the first ever Indian film that transcends regional boundaries and has a pan-India appeal.
Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) and Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017) were filmed simultaneously. According to the director the sequel of the Bahubali is already 40 percent completed, and wanted to polish the script after getting first chapter's audience reaction.
Baahubali is the third highest grosssed film by. Collecting 600cr .
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Actor Vasudev Viraj was considered to play the role of young Bahubali.
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During the shoot of Dhivara song, the lead actress Tamannaah Bhatia who had no time to go to her caravan and change her dress, had to exchange her clothes at the shooting spot with a cloth against while she's dressing. Rajamouli notified this during the audio launch of the film.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The director of the film, S.S. Rajamouli appears in a cameo as a liquor merchant.
None of the characters smoke in the film.

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