Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’: Times when the S.S. Rajamouli epic made headlines

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’: Times when the S.S. Rajamouli epic made headlines

With only a few days remaining before the release of ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’, the movie is all anyone can talk about. However, the S.S. Rajamouli epic has always been able to stay in the news as some new and exciting updates always kept the fans on their toes. So here is a recap of the times when the Prabhas and Rana Daggubati starrer made news big time.

Pic: ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ new poster has fans buzzing with excitement

With only 24 hours left for the release of the most anticipated film of the year, ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’, the makers took to social media once again to release another poster that would tease its fans. And this time around, the new poster highlights the most crucial point of the story. The poster depicts the scene from ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ where Kattappa can be seen killing the mighty and powerful Amarendra Baahubali, ruler of the Mahishmati kingdom. Ever since ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ hit the theatres, the only question that puzzled fans across the country was: Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? Now, the big mystery will be revealed in the sequel directed by S.S. Rajamouli. ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ is expected to answer a lot of questions that have left fans playing the guessing game for almost two years since the release of the first part. In the weeks leading up to the film’s release on April 28, fans have been kept updated about each and every character with several character posters being released.
Pic: The ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ premiere invites are absolutely majestic

 
‘Baahubali 2’ the film is up for public viewing on April 28, but those invited for the grand premier launch will be privy to why Katappa killed Baahubali a day earlier. We have got a chance to get a glimpse of the invites for the grand premier of the film. As reported by Mumbai Mirror, the invitations sent out by Dharma Productions head honcho Karan Johar are really alluring. Just as the storyline, the invite that came as a hard bound case had layers as well. While it has a golden matinee-like ticket that read ‘World Premier’ above the film’s title. The box also has a placard depicting a coloured sketch of the franchise’s iconic scene, which shows Shivagami Devi holding up young Baahubali as she is immersed in the water to protect him from drowning. Well it definitely promises to be a one of a kind experience for those lucky enough to get the invites!
‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ new poster shows Anushka Shetty in all her royal glory

 
S.S.Rajamouli’s magnum opus, ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’, is all set to hit the big screen on April 28 and we are sure fans can’t wait to see the film. As the countdown to the big day begins, the makers have released another character poster from the film – this time, it’s Anushka Shetty in her Devasena avatar.

In the poster, Anushka, who essays Devasena in the film, can be seen sitting on a throne, looking regal in a royal blue saree and heavy jewellery. In ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’, Anushka played a tortured, harassed woman who was held prisoner by Bhallala Deva (played by Rana Daggubati), the cruel, ruthless king of Mahishmati. What kept her going was the belief that one day her son – Shivadu will come to rescue her. Now, in the sequel, the audience will go back in time and witness the journey of the young Devasena.

‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’: Times when the S.S. Rajamouli epic made headlines

 
With only a few days remaining before the release of ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’, the movie is all anyone can talk about. However, the S.S. Rajamouli epic has always been able to stay in the news as some new and exciting updates always kept the fans on their toes. So here is a recap of the times when the Prabhas and Rana Daggubati starrer made news big time. by Shivkumar.H
Karan Johar receives sword as gift from team ‘Baahubali’

 
Bollywood’s filmmaker and producer Karan Johar has been long associated with the ‘Baahubali’ franchise and has been the major reason that the fantasy epic received national attention. His contribution did not go unnoticed by S.S. Rajamouli and team. During the trailer launch event of ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’, they gifted Karan the sword of Baahubali as a token of appreciation. The makers claimed it was this very sword which Katappa used to kill Amarendra Baahubali, thus adding more mystery to the very famous question, ”Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?”
Sathyaraj’s controversial comments on Kannadigas and protests

 
No big film’s journey is complete without a little controversy. ‘Baahubali 2’ too had its fair share of controversies, the most prominent one being the movie facing massive protests in Karnataka. Apparently, actor Sathyaraj who plays Kattappa in the film spoke ill of the people of Karnataka during a speech on the Cauvery issue. This led to angered protests against the release of the film across the state. Finally, after humble requests from S.S. Rajamouli and an apology from Sathyaraj himself, the protests were called off in time for the film to release without any hassles.
First Indian film to release in 4K

 
As if the grandeur and compelling plot is not enough, ‘Baahubali’ also became a pioneer in technology. It is about to become the first Indian film to be released in 4K HD format. To ensure that it is executed, more than 200 theatres around the country have switched over to special 4K projectors. With the advent of this technology, ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ promises to redefine the viewing experience for Indian cinema audiences.
‘Baahubali 2’ action sequence leaked by graphic designer

 
An action sequence between Prabhas and Anushka Shetty was leaked online in March. The five-minute clip had semi rendered CGI shots. Moreover, rumours were rife that right after this scene the secret of why Kattappa killed Baahubali will be revealed in the film. After looking at the footage, the producers discerned that the footage could have been leaked only by Annapurna Studios, one of the many studios involved in production work. Later, the culprit turned out to be a junior graphic designer who was consequently arrested and tried in court.
‘Baahubali’ producers raided by Income Tax officials for black money

 
Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s landmark decision to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, the producers of ‘Baahubali’ apparently found themselves in a fix. Up to 25 IT officials raided the producer’s offices in Hyderabad as they suspected them to have black money worth Rs 60 crores in demonetized notes. However, the ‘Baahubali’ team kept hush about the matter and nothing truly ever came to light that either confirmed or denied IT department’s suspicion.
Talks of Prabhas to get married post ‘Baahubali 2’

 
Prabhas has become one of the biggest stars in the country after the first part of the S.S. Rajamouli epic. He is also one of the most eligible bachelors in Tollywood at the moment. So obviously, talks of his marriage keep surfacing online. Apparently, the actor’s uncle had declared that the actor will tie the knot only once he finishes ‘Baahubali 2’. Now that the shooting is done with and the film is set to release, everyone is intrigued to see if Prabhas will finally end his singlehood. If rumours are to be believed, then the bride is from an influential family in Vishakapatnam and does not belong to the film fraternity in anyway. Only time will tell if there is any truth to these rumours.
Makers create VR booths across the country

 
‘Baahubali’ has perhaps had some of the most innovative and aggressive promotional campaign in Indian cinema. One of the parts of that campaign was the installation of virtual reality booths in many theatres all across the country to give a more comprehensive experience of the world of ‘Baahubali’. Director S.S. Rajamouli announced the news when he unveiled the first look of the movie back in October. Many VR booths have since been installed with more on the way.
‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ gets a 6000 screen release in China

 
The Prabhas starrer also made headlines in July last year when it was released in China in a whopping 6000 screens, the highest for any Indian film beating Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ in terms of screen count. Not just in China, the first film has been subsequently released in several countries across the globe. However, with the film not doing so well on the Chinese market, it remains to be seen if ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ will fare any better in China.
Source by:-timesofindia
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