Baahubali- The Beginning in 2015 opened in more than 4000 screens and went on to become India’s biggest blockbuster. Now, the second part Baahubali- The Conclusion which is set to release in 6500+ screens across India is already set to beat the record of Part 1.
The worldwide release of Baahubali 2 will happen on Friday on a never-seen-before scale. This is one of the most awaited films since the announcement. The film will hit as many as 9,000 screens worldwide.
It will open in India on a record-breaking 6,500 screens, including in Karnataka, where the film faced the possibility of an unofficial ban from the pro-Kannada groups over ‘Kattappa’ Sathyaraj’s comment which was made nine years ago. About 2,000 pro-Kannada organizations threatened to stall the release of the film across the state if Sathyaraj refused to apologize for his anti-Kannada remarks that he made nine years ago. However, the matter was sorted out after the actor tendered an apology. The advance booking of Baahubali 2 has already begun in Karnataka on a strong note, especially in Bengaluru, where screens that offered tickets on online sites have sold almost all the tickets for the release weekend. The same update has been received from the Telugu states and Kerala as well. In these southern states, the shows for the film will start as early as 6 am.
The film will also get the biggest launch for an Indian film in the US. According to reports, the film’s Telugu, Tamil and Hindi versions will release on 1,100 screens in the US. Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions of Baahubali 2 will be released in Canada on over 150 screens in about 80-plus locations. It will also be the first film to release in the original IMAX format. “The film will be released in this format in about 40 to 45 major locations in each territory,” Great India Films in a statement, which is releasing the film in the US and Canada, said.
The Hindi version of Baahubali 2 will also get a wide release in New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji Islands. The Tamil version of the film is also set for a huge release across Malaysia. The film will also premiere in the UK as part of UK-India Year of Culture events.
The film will hit the screens on coming Friday 28th April. The day will be nothing less than a festival in the country.