Baahubali 2: The Conclusion breaks another record, will release in 6,500 screens
SS Rajamouli's much-anticipated war epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has made broken yet another trade record over a month prior to its theatrical release. It is slated to be release in the highest number of screens across India.
Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted that the long-awaited film, riding high on the success of the blockbuster prequel Baahubali: The Beginning, will release in 6,500 screens across the country. In the process, it breaks the record of Ali Abbas Zafar's sports drama Sultan from last year, which released in over 4,300 screens in India, as per a report by The Quint.
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) March 23, 2017
Also, with these figures, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has also surpassed the number of screens of the two biggest hits of the year, Rahul Dholakia's crime drama Raees and Sanjay Gupta's revenge saga Kaabil, combined. Besides the humongous hype for the sequel, a couple of trade factors also come into play. Firstly, the film will release simultaneously in four languages - Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. Secondly, Rajamouli announced last week that the film will also release in Imax. Thus, the number of screen shoot up automatically with the diversity in format and language.
With the unprecedented number of screens, the makers of Baahubali have added yet another feather to their cap that already boasts of the highest pre-release business besides other trade records. It has already been sold at a profit and its trailer garnered over 100 million views, a landmark which only a few immensely popular songs are able to crack.
The Indian Express reports that the audio launch of the film will be held on 26 March and will be hosted by renowned Telugu actor Nani, a good friend of Rajamouli. The music of the film has been composed by MM Keeravani.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia, Anushka Shetty and Satharaj. It is slated to release on 28 April.