As expected, Baahubali 2 tickets are sold out in all metros and those planning to see the show this weekend may have to wait for the next weekend. In Bangalore, the tickets will be opened for advance booking on Monday or a day later owing to pro-Kannada controversy that delayed the process.
The Prabhas and Rana Daggubati-starrer has received tremendous rush on Book My Show website which has run out of tickets within hours after opening in Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Baahubali 2, the sequel to the blockbuster movie “Baahubali: The Beginning” with the title “Bahubali: The Conclusion” has been awarded U/A certificate without any cuts and is scheduled to be released on Friday, April 28 in more than 6,500 screens all over the world.
Bahubali 2 remained the most-awaited film ever since the first part ended abruptly with Kattappa admitting to the son of Amarendra Bahubali that he was the one who back-stabbed the legendary king.
Soon, the entire nation posed one question to all including the character player Sathyaraj – “Why Kattappa killed Baahubali?” and he evaded a direct answer saying the director asked him to do so. Credit goes to Rajamouli under whose direction, India’s magnum opus retained enthusiasm and aura around the second part.
The film’s second part remained in the news consistently that not a day passed by without a story of Bahubali 2 making it to the top stories of the day in Google News, leaving aside TV channels, especially Telugu news channels which kept the film alive and kicking.
BookMyShow opened on Friday, the last for pre-booking in Hyderabad and Chennai and all the tickets were sold out in two days leaving many viewers by surprise at the rush.
In Andhra Pradesh, home state of Bahubali film producers and many crew members, the government for the first time allowed six shows per day in view of the huge rush the film created.
In Bangalore, the advance booking is yet to be opened due to the pro-Kannada activists’ row which ended on Saturday. The pre-booking may be opened in Bangalore on Monday.
The Hindi version in Maharashtra, UP, New Delhi and other parts of North India was also equally a big draw for the film that many seats were sold out.
With 4,000 screens, ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ was able to create a record bopx office collection of over Rs.75 crore on its first day and this time it is expected to mint more than Rs.100 crore on its opening day alone.
In fact, going by the trend, Rs.1000 crore will be collected by the theatres worldwide in the first 10 days itself as seat occupancy is projected to be full throughout for the first two weeks.