Baahubali
Baahubali has attracted comparisons to Hollywood blockbustersArka Media Works

Baahubali (The One With Strong Arms), Indian director S S Rajamouli's magnum opus, is breaking new box office records with every passing day.

The extraordinary response the movie has garnered along with comparisons to Hollywood blockbusters including 300, have led to the makers of Baahubali: The Beginning to think of premiering the movie for a world audience.

The producers of the costliest Indian fantasy drama have hired Hollywood editor Vincent Tabaillon to give the movie an international cut in order to be screened at film festivals.

The international version of the Indian blockbuster will differ from that of the original and will be shown to sales agents and distributors before the movie's global release by the end of August this year.

"This version will differ from the original film, which was just released successfully in India and select cities across the world for the Indian diaspora," the movie producers said in a statement.

Tabaillon has edited some smash hit Hollywood movies including The Incredible Hulk, Clash Of The Titans, Taken 2 and Now You See Me.

It will be interesting to see how western movie goers respond to Rajamouli's epic battle drama.

Originally made in the Telugu language, the two-part movie was made with an estimated budget of $40m and has earned more than $47.3m globally.

Meanwhile, the huge success of the Telugu movie has caught India's Hindi film industry Bollywood unawares.

"We don't think we can make such collections right now until we are proved wrong. Of course, these numbers of the film do scare you. Baahubali is a damn good film but Bollywood also needs to get those numbers," said Salman Khan whose film Bajrangi Bhaijaan failed to beat the fantasy movie's opening day collection at the box office.

Khan's Eid release, however, has become the highest grosser during its first weekend by any Hindi movie.

Baahubali is the fastest among all Indian films to reach the Rs 1.5bn collection, reaching the mark in just three days. Its 10-day gross total stands at Rs 3.25bn globally.

The sequel to the movie, Baahubali: The Conclusion is to be released in 2017.