As the shooting for the sequel to highly successful Bahubali is nearing its end, director JJ Rajamouli released the first poster of Bahubali 2 or “Bahubali – The Conclusion” portraying the hero Prabhas in his typical portrayal with a sword in one hand and iron chain on the other hand, hinting at aggressive posture before attacking the enemy.
The first look poster of “Baahubali: The Conclusion” was released on Saturday at the MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival amid fanfare at the venue with virtual reality booths to try VR gear by fans. The week-long MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival will screen over 180 films from 54 countries.
Besides Rajamouli, other actors Prabhas, Tamannaah, Anushka and producer Shobu Yarlagadda, were present at the function in Mumbai. In the sequence, the plot has been kept very secret following the unprecedented success of the first film “Bahubali – The Beginning”.
Still pending are two songs and two action sequences before the crew wraps it up for post-production by the end of December 2016, so the film can be released on April 28, 2017. Anushka and Prabhas will be the centre-stage in the sequel and it will bring forth the most asked question on the Internet “Why did Kattappa Kill Bahubali?”.
In a telugu video, some pictures showcasing the actors posed several questions left open in Bahubali – The Beginning”.
– Why did Kattappa kill Bahubali?
– How did Bhallala become King?
– Why did Bhallala imprison Devasena instead of killing
– What is the rivalry between Bhallala and Devasena’s brother?
– Why did Shivagamini rescue Bahubali’s new-born son?
The sequel, Bahubali 2 is likely to provide answers. Here is a glimpse at what is allegedly leaked or said about the story line so far:
Bhallala, military chief of Mahishmati Empire, likes Devasena, princess of Uttara Empire but was overshadowed by Amarendra Bahubali or Prabhas, whom Devasena loves. Infuriated Bhallala forces his father to ask Bahubali to enter a duel with Bhallala or sacrifice the throne as Devasena belongs to rival kingdom. Bahubali sacrifices the throne and goes to forests like Rama taking with him his pregnant wife.
Bhallala now becomes king of Mahishmati empire but his cruelty makes him unpopular and attracts invasion from the erstwhile Kalakeya’s brother, seeking revenge for his brother’s death. When Mahishmati empire was at the brink of defeat, Bahubali returns to save the kingdom, leaving behind his 8-month pregnant wife with Rajamata Shivagamini.
The war was won but Bahubali was killed and soon Bhallala turns his attention to Devasena, who had rejected him. He offers her to be his queen and when she rejects it, tries to eliminate her newly-born son and the news falls in the ears of Shivagamini. She decides to save the baby and here the film’s first part brings in the connection.
The story allegedly surrounds Shivudu who wants to take revenge, supported by Kattappa, his arms dealer friend Aslaam Khan (Sudeep) and Devasena’s brother and erstwhile loyal soldiers of Bahubali. The climax scene inevitably be the burning of Bhallala at the spot where his mother had collected wood pieces for the purpose.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that this news story was based on a video making rounds and not officially acknowledged by the team of “Bahubali – The Conclusion”. We take no responsibility for its validity and leave it open to discussion.