South BEATS Bollywood to become the most talked about topic on Twitter in 2017

Dec 5, 2017

South BEATS Bollywood to become the most talked about topic on Twitter in 2017 (By Medsuper)

2017 has sure been a year of surprises! While all kinds of Bollywood movies have released this year, it’s south cinema that has reigned over. Yes, movies down South have ruled all the way in terms of qualitative cinema and box office numbers in 2017. Twitter’s report on the most influential moments of 2017 further reaffirms this fact! As per the report, Baahubali and Mersal were the most talked about topics on the microblogging site this year. While Baahubali dominated the first part of 2017, Mersal took over in the latter half. SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus managed to create a buzz not only prior to its release, but the buzz around the film further doubled post release. The film has managed to create some invincible records at the box office even. As for Mersal, it managed to generate a whopping 1.7 million tweets in three days thus making the film the top hashtag trend of this year. To top that, the film was the first one to have its own Twitter emoji! 

Mersal and Baahubali are not the only topics of discussions. Turns out one of Suriya’s tweet on his upcoming film – Thaana Serndha Kootam went on to become the most retweeted tweet of this year, earning 68,808 retweets and 112,984 likes! Clearly, South is ruling the roost on social media!

Even in terms of Box office figures, both films have managed to create unbelievable records – Baahubali is the first film to have entered the Rs 1000 crore club, while Mersal is the only Tamil film to have earned Rs 100 crore at the Tamil box office alone, and Rs 250 crore at the box office worldwide. Both films have indeed set high benchmarks.

Baahubali was directed by SS Rajamouli and starred Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaaah bhatia and Sathyaraj. While Mersal was directed by Atlee and starred Thalapathy Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen and Kajal Aggarwal.

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