SS Rajamouli’s Magadheera, starring Ram Charan, opens to packed house in Japan
SS Rajamouli’s Magadheera starring Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal was dubbed in Japanese and released to a good reception.Updated: Sep 05, 2018, 16:35 IST
SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali recently worked wonders at the box office of Japan and collected $1.2 million, which is the second highest for an Indian film after Rajinikanth’s Muthu ($1.6 million). Now, SS Rajamouli’s older film, Magadheera, starring Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal, has opened to packed houses in Japan.
According to a report in Times of India, Magadheera was earlier released in Japan with English subtitles but has now been dubbed in Japanese to attract larger audiences. A source had earlier revealed that the makers were trying to cash in on director SS Rajamouli’s popularity after Baahubali’s release in Japan. From the response in the country so far, it looks like the effort has succeeded.
When SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 had released in Japan, the actors in the film, especially Rana Daggubati, amassed a huge fan following which resulted in a lot of fan art flooding social media. The producer of Baahubali 2, Shobu Yarlagadda had then tweeted, “More than the BO collections we are touched and happy by the overwhelming love we have received from fans in Japan! Thank you all!”
SS Rajamouli was also over the moon from all the love that the director received from fans in Japan. A week after he returned from Japan, Rajamouli took to Facebook and wrote, “It’s been a week since we came back home from Japan. Thanks to Baahubali, we had a chance to visit many countries. But Japan became our most favourite. I can’t ever forget the reception they gave us, and the love they showered on us and our film. Incredible. They sent me home with lots of gift packs. We just started unboxing one by one and it brought a wide smile on my face again.”
He had added, “Every gift we got and every art made was so unique and amazing. Thanks for all your efforts, it really means a lot to us. I feel truly blessed. Didn’t want to open #Prabhas, @Ranadaggubati’s gifts... We will unbox them once we all meet. :) Thank you so much #Japan... Loads of love.”
From the response that Magadheera has received so far, the film could become another number spinner at the Japanese box office after Baahubali.
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