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Indian Hercules vanquishes evil uncle, then clobbers Bollywood

The massive success of the epic Baahubali 2 shows broadening appeal of regional moviemaking.

The original Baahubali: The Beginning was previously the highest grossing film in India and the third-highest grossing Indian film globally, winning the National Award for Best Feature Film in 2015.

THE revenge of a muscular prince, as told in an epic movie from southern India, has become the country's highest-grossing film and is demonstrating the growing challenge that regional moviemaking is posing to Bollywood's hegemony in the world's most prolific cinema market.

The film,...

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