Pathaan Beats Baahubali 2 To Get the Highest-Grossing Indian Film Slot In Australia
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has once again proven his box-office power, as his 2017 film “Raees” has overtaken the blockbuster hit “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” to become the highest-grossing Indian film in Australia. The film, which was directed by Rahul Dholakia and also starred Mahira Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, managed to gross AUD 3.6 million (USD 2.7 million) in Australia, beating the record set by “Baahubali 2” of AUD 3.5 million (USD 2.6 million).
“Raees” was released in Australia in January 2017 and was distributed by Mindblowing Films, a leading Australian distributor of Bollywood films. The film received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, with many praising Shah Rukh Khan’s performance as the titular character, a bootlegger who becomes a powerful gangster in 1980s Gujarat.
The film’s success in Australia is a testament to Shah Rukh Khan’s global appeal and his status as one of Bollywood’s biggest stars. He has a massive fan following in Australia, as well as in other countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Khan’s popularity has also helped to popularize Bollywood films in these countries, and has led to a growing appreciation for Indian cinema on the global stage.
“Raees” is just one of many Bollywood films that have found success in international markets in recent years. Other films such as “Dangal”, “Secret Superstar”, and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” have also been major hits in countries such as China, where they have broken box-office records and introduced a new generation of audiences to Indian cinema.
Overall, Shah Rukh Khan’s success in Australia is a testament to his star power and the global appeal of Bollywood films. With his upcoming projects such as “Pathan” and “Rocketry: The Nambi Effect”, he is likely to continue breaking records and cementing his position as one of the most beloved and successful actors in Indian cinema.