If you thought SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus, Baahubali, could have done with a better ending, here’s the news you’ve been waiting to hear for a long time--Baahubali: The Conclusion will release on April 28, 2017. Bollywood producer Karan Johar and well-known film critic Sreedhar Pillai tweeted to confirm the date.
The second part of the franchise, also dubbed as Baahubali 2, tells the story of a fictional kingdom, Mahishmati, and the struggle for power by the two claimants to its throne.
Dharma Productions and AA films are honored and proud to associate once again with the genius @ssrajamouli 's vision— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 5, 2016
The first part of the film released in 2015 and went on to create history by becoming the third highest-grossing film of all times. It reportedly grossed about Rs 600 crore globally.
Baahubali franchise has been an expensive film to make. In June, it was reported that the climax scene of Baahubali 2 was shot over 10 weeks at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad and cost the producers a whopping Rs 30 crore.
“After months of pre-planning and rehearsing, the team has started filming the climax portion. An epic war sequence will be shot in this final schedule and the shoot will go on till August. Prabhas (actor) has been training rigorously over the last couple of months for this portion,” said a source from the film’s unit.
International stunt choreographers had been roped in to shoot this portion. “Lee Whittaker, known for his action direction in films such as Lingaa and Baahubali, is also the action director of Baahubali 2, along with Brad Allan and his team, known for their work on Kingsman series,” the source said.
Larnell Stovall, who worked on The Hunger Games series and Salman Khan’s Sultan, is also part of the film. Morne Van Tonder, who had worked in The Hobbit franchise, is key stunt rigger for the climax.
The film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty.
With inputs from IANS