Missed in theatres the epic fight in Baahubali: The Beginning? or want to get thrilled again by seeing the story of Amarendra Baahubali and Mahendra Baahubali? Well, you can now watch S.S. Rajamouli’s war epic movies relaxed at your home. Video on demand service Netflix has acquired the rights to stream Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion movies.
According to news reports, Netflix has acquired the online rights to SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali franchise for a whopping Rs 25.5 crores or $4 million. With the deal in place, the movies can be streamed seamlessly across 192 countries where Netflix has a presence. Both movies are available in Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam languages. You also get a dozen of subtitle options (including English) if you are not sure about the language.
“On the content front we are doubling down on Indian investment to curate a compelling content library encompassing original and licensed titles,” said Jessica Lee, vice-president (communications), Netflix, in an emailed statement to Livemint. “We are touching a pool of consumers with a great passion for diverse entertainment, offering global originals like Narcos, Stranger Things, The Crown and mainstream, star-driven Indian films that have wide appeal (e.g. our Shah Rukh Khan titles or recent acquisitions of top ones like Dangal and Baahubali),”.
Netflix has already churned out original series and Indian regional specific contents. This includes the recently announced ‘Selection Day’ and ‘Again’. Selection Day is basically a story of cricket and corruption based on a book by Booker prize-winner Aravind Adiga. On the other hand, ‘Again’ is a detective series written by Marisha Mukerjee.
If you are a Baahubali fan, then you may have already started playing the ‘Baahubali: The Game’. Developed by Moonfrog, the game is available for both Android and iOS devices. Apart from that Netflix has signed deals with Airtel digital TV and Videocon d2h for a presence in its set-top boxes. It has also tied with Vodafone to bring carrier billing option.
On the way, there have been reports that Netflix is the front runner to acquire streaming rights of Superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming movie, 2.0. It’s a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Tamil film Enthiran.