- SS Rajamouli directed Bahubali 2 ((Baahubali: The Conclusion) collects over Rs 500 crore worldwide in the first three-day weekend itself. The movie collected over Rs 506 crore at the worldwide box office in the first weekend itself (becoming the first Indian movie to earn over Rs 500 crore in first three days).
- The movie collected Rs.212 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day itself (first Indian film to do so – cross Rs 200 crore mark on the opening day).
- The movie was released in multiple languages across the globe in over 8,000 screens
- The movie was made on a budget of Rs 250 crore
Baahubali 2 review: High on Production Value, Forced Comedy, Slow Narration
Baahubali 2 movie review: SS Rajamouli’s direction, performances of lead, and production values are of top quality. The movie makes you laugh in first half and cry in the second half. While the scale of the production is impressive, some viewers may find the forced comedy and slow narration boring, in the SS Rajamouli-directed film.
Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN News 18
Baahubali 2 has better special effects and bigger battle sequences but its success lies in Rajamouli’s ability to turn a frankly standard story of sibling rivalry and revenge into an entertaining and consistently watchable film. Despite its running time of 2 hours and 47 minutes, I was never bored.I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five. The last film felt more organic, this one throws everything at the screen, and it’s hard not to submit.
Ratings:4.5/5 Review By:Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
On the whole, the BAAHUBALI franchise has successfully created its own world and some incredible characters that are sure to stay with you for a long, long time. Talking specifically of BAAHUBALI-2, it’s a feast for moviegoers and has the trappings to make all generations its fan. The film is sure to vanquish previous BO records and rewrite the rules of the game. It shouldn’t come as a surprise if it turns out to be the biggest grosser of Indian cinema. East, West, North, South… BAAHUBALI-2 is akin to a typhoon that will end the dry spell at the BO and go down as a textbook on how to make a solid entertainer.
Ratings:– Review By:Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Bahubali 2: The Conclusion is not just a movie, it is a phenomenon. It will set new benchmarks for a dubbed film and will emerge as one of the biggest Hindi blockbusters of all time. Why, it may also turn out to be the biggest ever blockbuster in Hindi in spite of being a dubbed fare. If the business of all the versions (Telugu, Tamil, Hindi dubbed and Malayalam dubbed) is considered, it will prove to be the BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER EVER, no questions asked.
Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Raja Sen Site:NDTV
This is the rare sequel that is better than the first. Rajamouli’s original Baahubali was engaging and effective but significantly overstuffed, with waterfalls and a weird romantic track and far too many songs for the genre, while this film is a lot more assured about both narrative and tone. The story proceeds briskly and intriguingly, and Rajamouli has a gift for swerving away from what appears obvious. This film stays tight despite a 171 minute running time, with well-written characters and motivations. The problem, however, is that with nearly four-fifths of the new film playing out as a flashback, it leaves very little time to satisfactorily tie things up once we return to the present.
Ratings:2/5 Review By:Shubhra Site:Indian Express
But what took our breath away in 2015 is same old in 2017. Yes, it is bigger, but it is not better. And it feels much louder.I enjoyed the first part enormously. Baahubali The Conclusion comes to life only intermittently. Leaving the theatre, you can’t help wishing that Kattapa had killed the fellow earlier, for us to get a tighter, more economical and perhaps sharper conclusion.
Ratings:4/5 Review By:Meena Iyer Site:Times Of India
Indian cinephiles must salute Rajamouli for his vision and ambition. He once again gives us our Benhur and Ten Commandments experience rolled into one. Of course it is CGI and VFX that grab you in your seat, but Baahubali also takes you on an emotional rollercoaster ride. The romance between Devasena and Amarendra has the Titanic fervour. While the performances of the lead cast are all believable, it is Peter Hein’s action—with Baahubali doing the Van Damme split and some sweeps that set your spirits soaring.
Ratings:4/5 Review By:Mayank Site:Mid Day
What Baahubali does is show the future of Indian big-screen cinema, if it has to survive the onslaught of Hollywood, or move beyond Rajini, Khans, Kapoor, and Kumar, to begin with. The manager in my theatre says he plans to start Saturday shows, 6.30 am onwards. I can’t think of a better way to start your day. The excitement is totally worth it.
Ratings:3/5 Review By:Sarita Site:DNA
What you expect is not what you get. You are thirsting for action and drama, and you are served romance for most part. And when the action does begin, it’s less than wow. Disappointingly, you can see the CGI coming a mile away. The moods and the moments are nowhere close to the first installment of the film. The plot points are silly and similar to those in any TV serial. Brothers fighting, jealousy, manipulating the mother, death and deceit. Nothing new here. The climax drags after a point and disappoints.
Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Saibal Site:NDTV
When the key revelation about Kattappa’s treachery is sprung upon us, it does not catch us by surprise. Presented as a fait accompli, it is terribly underwhelming. But Rajamouli is an exceptional storyteller and craftsman. He packs just enough into this magnum opus for it not be dismissed merely as a hollow extravaganza. It is in excess that the strength of Baahubali 2 lies and it makes no bones about it, take it or lump it.
Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Sreeju Site:BollywoodLife
Baahubali 2 is an experience that should be enjoyed on the big screen. While the movie is overall good in most of the departments, we do wish Rajamouli could have given the movie a befitting conclusion. Still, I would recommend the movie for Prabhas and Anushka Shetty’s powerful performances and it’s epic grandeur.
Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Manjusha Site:Gulfnews
But large doesn’t always mean better. While the scale of the second part is bigger, the soul seemed stronger in the first installment. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is a colorful amalgamation of hit serials like Game Of Thrones and those archaic Indian mythological series such as Mahabharata or the Ramayna. It’s bloody, gory and has an indefatigable hero who know how to slay his opponents. Watch this if you are a fan of fantasy fiction and love tales of warrior kings and fierce queens.
Baahubali 2 trailer on YouTube crosses 100 mn views, is the most-viewed Indian trailer
‘Baahubali 2’ trailer gets over 100 mn views on YouTube, currently is the most-viewed Indian trailer. The VFX looks top class, and of course fans are eager to see if they get to know why katappa killed Bahubali.
An elated Director SS Rajamouli shared the news on twitter.
100 million !!!
Never ever thought of these numbers… For all those who made it possible🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/0yQmNsnz9N
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) March 24, 2017
Baahubali 2 pre release highlights (Pictures & videos)
After the Baahubali 2 trailer launch, the pre-release event of the film created a lot of buzz. And the makers are ensuring everything related to this film is done on a grand level.
A promotion of this scale has not been witnessed earlier (barring say Shankar’s 2.0) in the history of Indian cinema.
Like his films, SS Rajamouli ensured even the promotion was super grand.
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— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 26, 2017
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Fans of Baahubali can now see the trailer (the teaser video was released earlier). As expected, the makers have not really revealed why katappa killed bahubali. The film will have a simultaneous release in four languages – Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.
While the Hindi version of the film is backed by the ace producer and director Karan Johar , its Tamil version will be distributed by Sri Thenandel Films for Chennai and Chengaplet. The film will also be dubbed in Malayala and its distribution rights have been taken by Global United Media.