After breaking the record of being the most viewed trailer, Baahubali 2 is heading to become a film to get the biggest release ever. Yes, the film will release across 6500 screens, which makes it the first film ever to have such a massive release. Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted, “#Baahubali2 will release in 6,500 Screens in India… Highest ever for any movie in India.” The trailer of the film recorded the highest number of views on YouTube touching 100 million and counting. This marks the first success for the film since in the history of Indian cinema, only popular songs have been able to generate this kind of numbers. So, just the glimpse of SS Rajamouli’s film has broken the internet in a massive way. Now, going by it, we can assume that even 6500 screens would clearly go houseful.
It has now been revealed that the film’s makers are going to launch the film’s audio on March 26 which will be anchored by none other than actor Nani. The film’s music has been MM Keeravani and film’s director SS Rajamouli, who shares a good relationship with Nani, has roped in the actor to host the event. The film’s cast, including Prabhas and Rana Daggubati, will be at the event.
Talking about the success of the trailer, in an interview with IANS, Vamsi Atluri, the editor of the trailer, revealed that this particular one was chosen out of 25 different cuts. “It’s so satisfying to see this kind of response which I never imagined. More than the pressure of working on the trailer of India’s biggest motion picture (yet), I was very anxious to know how audiences will receive it.”
Baahubali: The Conclusion, also referred to as Baahubali 2, stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Sathyaraj and Tammanaah Bhatia in the lead roles. The trailer of the sequel promises never-seen-before kind of experience in the theatre, which also gives us an assurance that the filmmaker would keep us enticed at the theatres too.
The film will be showcased in IMAX format too. Rajamouli tweeted, “very excited that #Baahubali2 will release in @IMAX format, which enhances the hugeness & the spirit of Baahubali..” Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is slated for worldwide release on April 28 in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam.
Baahubali 2 has earned almost Rs 500 crores from pre-release sale of rights. While Baahubali 1 earned Rs 600 crore worldwide, this film is expected to change the BO rules. While Baahubali 1 was sold to the distributor in North America for $4 million and the film got him a share of $ 9 million. With the North America rights for Baahubali 2 selling for $7 million, the distributor is expecting a business of $15 million. Before this, the record business done by an Indian film in North America was by Dangal ($ 12.3 million).
At the launch of Baahubali 2 trailer, its team said nobody made money off Baahubali 1 other than Karan Johar. KJo is back presenting Baahubali 2 this time and record-breaking business is expected.