April 14, 2017 is going to be a loaded one.
S S Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion, which is the sequel to the highly popular first film Baahubali: The Beginnning has been slated to release on 14 April. While the makers of the film made the release announcement earlier in March, it has now been revealed that Shankar's 2.0, starring Rajinikanth (the sequel to Robot) will also release on the same date.
Now that is a clash of titans.
According to this DNA report, trade experts had expected the makers of 2.0 to avoid releasing their film on the date, which is the Tamil New Year as well as Good Friday. However, nothing of the sort is happening.
A source from the crew of 2.0 reveals in the report, "Why not? The mother language of Baahubali is Telugu while Robot is in Tamil. The clash will not be headlong. And it’s a long weekend, beginning 14 April. Long enough to accommodate two big films."
Touted to be two of India's most expensive films, both Baahubali and 2.0 have a stellar cast and storyline to boast of. While 2.0 also sees Akshay Kumar making his Tamil film debut as the villain in the film, Baahubali: The Conclusion will finally answer our question: Why did Kattapa kill Baahubali?
Looks like the Tamil and Telugu film industries haven't heard of what happened with Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani last year in Bollywood. Let's hope history doesn't repeat itself.