It is safe to say, Baahubali 2 is one of the most talked about films of 2017. Ever since its roaring success in July 10, 2015, the film has become a huge brand of sorts. Now with Part 2 releasing in a few days, the anticipation has reached its peak. We are only a week away from this magnum Opus. We will finally know the answer to the most asked question – Why Kattappa killed Bahaubali? While there is excitement all over, certain controversies have played spoilsport. Owing to these issues, the movie is hitting a roadblock in terms of its release in a few states. Considering the popularity of this brand and the huge success of the first part, is foul play at work with respect to Part 2? Is Baahubali: The Conclusion is being sabotaged?
The most recent controversy being the Baahubali 2 ban in Karnataka. Owing to Sathyaraj aka Kattappa controversial statement against the Kannadigas, 2000 organisations led by Vatal Nagaraj have decided to boycott the movie. They insisted, the film would be allowed to release only if Sathyaraj apologised. SS Rajamouli made an appeal to all the Kannadigas in a special video shared on social media. He requested the Kannadigas to not let the movie be affected because what someday said nine years ago. As per latest updates, Sathyaraj has apologised for his statements. Now time will if the movie will finally release in Karnataka. Also read:This controversial speech by Sathyaraj led to Baahubali 2’s ban in Karnataka – watch video
The movie is also facing trouble in Tamil Nadu – MS Sharavanan from Sri Green productions had approached ACE Media for a loan. He assured the company that the amount would be returned with an additional Rs 10 lakhs. Now as per enquiries by ACE media, it has been found out that Sri Green productions has no intention of returning the loan. Furthermore, they are now releasing the film in the name of third parties. Hence ACE media has filed a petition ordering a stay on the distribution, theatrical and release on Baahubali 2.
The movie is also facing issues in Kerala – Gurumedia, a leading distributing company has demanded a higher share of the revenue from the 1st and 2nd week of its release form Multiplex Operators. Multiplex operators refused to give into these new terms. Reportedly the issue is being sorted out. Also Read: SS Rajamouli pleading for Baahubali 2 release in Karnataka screams political censorship – watch video
Before these issues cropped up, Baahubali 2 faced a major controversy when a nin minute climax seqeunce was stolen form the diting room and two minutes of it was leaked online. Apparently the leak showed scene from the part just before they reveal why Kattappa killed Bahaubali. Post this shock, the team had tightened security.
The movie’s popularity soared after the first part’s successful release. It became a brand, everyone wanted to be associated with. The movie was not only lauded for its exceptional quality fo storytelling, but it also fared brilliantly at the box office. This is the coveted delicious pie everyone wants a piece of. In fact as per reports on Firstpost, the Karnataka controversy seems to be a case of trade disagreement. That may have been the real reaosn for re-kindling this nine year old issue. As for the issue in Tamil Issue, the judge won’t be ordering a stay on the release of the film but has asked for a response from the accused regarding the allegations.
With one week to go for the movie, here’s hoping the film sees a smooth grand release across the nation on 28th April, 2017. Baahubali: The Conclusion si the continuation to Baahubali; The Beginning. The film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia, Anushka Shetty , Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan. The film has been directed by SS Rajamouli and produced by ARKA mediaworks.