Flexing muscles with Baahubali: Arka Media and its growth story



Baahubali has already made a box office collection of ₹ 425 Crores and is being referred to as the magnum opus of Indian cinema with its spell binding visuals and performances. Any praise that we do will be showing a candle to the sun. So we decided to take a look at the production house behind the great work and their financial performance in the past.

Description and ownership
Arka Media Works Private Limited is the powerhouse behind the production and distribution of the movie Baahubali. Started in 2001 and based out of Hyderabad, Arka Media Works Private Limited is an Indian film production company.

They have produced movies, daily serials and reality shows in various Indian vernacular languages including Telugu and Tamil. Y N Sobhanadri and D S S Prasad currently hold 50% shares each of the company.

Arka Media’s financial performance

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Source : Company information at www.tofler.in

The company has consistently made profits over the past decade, achieving their highest revenues and profits in Financial Year 2010-11, a year in which two of their productions – Vedam and Maryada Ramanna won award for best feature film at Nandi Awards and Filmfare Awards South.

With Baahubali projected to cross ₹ 500 Crores mark very soon, we hope that this is only a glimpse of the great masterpieces to come.

Author Vishal, a recent addition to Team Tofler, combines his passion of writing with searching for a worthy story in a Company, to make an interesting read.

Editor –  Anchal, founder at Tofler, is a CA, CS and has more than 5 years experience in company analysis. She likes to explore and track companies, their performance and senior management.