Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Interesting Facts

This is the first Indian film to be released in 4K High Definition format. Close to 200 screens were upgraded to 4K projectors before the release date of the film.

Prabhas had to postpone his marriage plans for this movie and had dedicated himself for five years just for the films.

Rana Daggubati who plays the role of 'Bhallaldeva', the main antagonist of the film revealed that he is blind in his right eye.

On 6 May 2017, this movie became the highest grossing Indian film of all time. It broke the previous record by grossing $131 million just a week after release. It was the first Indian movie to collect 1000 crore INR in worldwide box office, doing so on its 10th day of release. It is also the highest grossing film in India alone. This is the first time a non Hindi film has held the record of the highest grossing Indian film of all time. Within India, it set many films records, becoming the highest-grossing film in Hindi, as well as in its original Telugu and Tamil languages.

The climax of this movie alone cost more than INR 30 crore, almost twice as much as the first film's climax.

Karan Johar cancelled the grand premiere of the film in Mumbai on 27 April 2017 as a mark of respect to veteran actor Vinod Khanna who passed away on the same day.

The film is regarded as a Telugu movie even though it was made bilingually. Consequently, the title is regarded as a Telugu name worldwide meaning 'A man with strong arms' in Telugu. It also has a Tamil meaning - Baahubali in Tamil means 'A man who kills rationally'.

For his look, Prabhas met WWE superstars like The Undertaker in February 2014 and interacted with them about their daily regimen and workouts. Prabhas had equipment costing 15 million Rs. shipped to his home, where he built a personal gym. His breakfast included 40 half-boiled egg whites blended and added with protein powder for this film.

Action director Peter Hein who was the fight choreographer of the first film, declined to work on the sequel due to creative difference with the director S.S. Rajamouli.

The Baahubali 2 trailer was the second most viewed in the year of 2017 on YouTube with more than 80 million views behind the Avengers: Infinity War trailer.

Netflix brought the rights of The Conclusion for 255 million Rs.

The Wikipedia article on The Conclusion became the most read film article on the encyclopaedia in 2017.

The tagline "The boy he raised, the man he killed" was billed in a poster featuring Kattappa.

Different tones used within the film: warm colours for Mahishmati, cool colours for Kuntala, desaturated colours for the frame in which Baahubali is expelled.

Sridevi, Sushmita Sen, Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor were offered. But all of this actors refused this film!

The film was made simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil and later dubbed into Hindi, Malayalam, Japanese, Russian and Chinese. Later this movie also dubbed in marathi but premiered on television not in theatres !

On 22 November 2016, a 2-minute war sequence from the film was leaked and posted on Facebook and Twitter. The following day, the police arrested a video editor for stealing and uploading the scenes.

Critics noticed similarities between The Conclusion and The Lion King, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet (1599 - 1602). This similarity was also felt by fans, who created memes of the comparison.

It was released in conventional 2D as well as in the IMAX format.

A graphic novel titled Baahubali - The Battle of the Bold was released digitally on 28 February 2017.

S.S. Rajamouli approached Anand Neelakantan to write a series subtitled Before the Beginning.

The makers further collabrated with Moonfrog Labs to create an online multiplayer game titled Baahubali - The Game, which published on 28 April 2017.

Activists in Karnataka threatened to stall the films release in their state due to a statement made by Sathyaraj concerning the Cauvery river, unless the actor apologized. Sathyaraj later apologized for hurting the sentiments of the activists.

Worldwide, it was the 7th most searched film in 2017.

The film set the record for highest opening day gross in 29 out of 30 states in India, all except Tamil Nadu due to a delayed release. It also set the record for the highest-grossing movie in 29 out of 30 states in India, all except Kerala.

The film has garnered the Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

Prabhas has two attires with a heavy, bulky body for Baahubali's role and a lean physique for the second role.

A 9-minute war sequence supposedly from the climax was leaked. The video lacked VFX.

In March 2017, S.S. Rajamouli said in an interview that "Why Kattappa killed Baahubali" is the theme of the film.

The audio launch of the soundtrack, which also doubled as the pre-release event of the film, was held on 26 March 2017 at YMCA grounds with Karan Johar as the chief guest.

Among the various events that took place at the Music launch, M.M. Keeravani sang a song dedicated to S.S. Rajamouli, the director of the film.

Initially scheduled for release in the summer of 2016, the release date was postponed to November 2016 due to preparations for the international release of The Beginning in various locations. The release date was further delayed to 28 April 2017.

The joint budget of the series was 4.3 billion Rs. of which 1.8 billion Rs. was the budget for The Beginning and 2.5 billion Rs. for The Conclusion.

An initial limited release of The Conclusion took place in most Gulf countries, including the UAE, on 27 April 2017.I

According to Umair Sandhu, a member of the UAE censor board, The Conclusion received a standing ovation from the board during its review.

The film was released across more than 9,000 plus screens worldwide - 6,500 screens in India alone, breaking the record for the widest Indian film release.

The Hindi version was released in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji Islands, while the Tamil version was released in Malaysia.

Despite the various measures taken, pirated versions of the film were available on the Internet within hours of the film's release.

A 25-member marketing team at Arka was responsible for marketing The Conclusion.

On 30 September 2016, the logo of Baahubali 2 was revealed along with the tagline 'Why Kattappa Killed Baahubali'.

The cast arrived in Dubai to inaugurate the film's release in a promotional event on 25 April 2017.

Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam broadcasting rights were brought by Star India for 280 millio Rs.

Sony acquired the satellite rights for the Hindi version for 500 million Rs.

The Conclusion set a record collection of 5 billion Rs. before the release of the film through satellite and theatrical rights.

Ticket Booking sites of multiplex players crashed down due to high traffic.

In UAE, the film sold more than hundred thousand tickets before release, the highest ever for an Indian film, breaking the record held by Fast and Furious bookings.

The morning shows of The Conclusion in several cinema theatres across Tamil Nadu were halted.

Scenes from The Conclusion were released online 2 days before the film's release.

The Conclusion won the Telstra People's Choice Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, sharing the prize with Dangal.

The CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Awards (2017) for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment was given to Team Baahubali.

The song "Saahore Baahubali" topped the list of most searched for songs in India.

Prabhas, Bhatia and Shetty were a part of IMDb's Top Ten Stars of Indian Cinema list of 2017.

As of 2022, Bahubali 2's Hindi dub domestic (India) box office collection of INR 511 Crores remains the highest grossing Hindi released film & a record for a dubbing film. Since its release, no other Hindi film (both dubbed and direct) have managed to surpass this record.

The Conclusion was the most talked about film in India on Twitter in 2017.

Awards Won

Award Year of


Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards 2018 Best Supporting Actor Sathyaraj Won
Best Visual Effects R.C.Kamala Kannan Won
Best Art Director Sabu Cyril Won
Best Makeup Artist Senapathi Naidu, Nalla Srinu Won
CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Baahubali: The Conclusion Won
Filmfare Awards South 2018 Best Film – Telugu Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni Won
Best Director – Telugu S. S. Rajamouli Won
Best Music Director – Telugu M. M. Keeravani Won
Best Lyricist – Telugu M. M. Keeravani (for Dandalayya) Won
Best Supporting Actor – Telugu Rana Daggubati Won
Best Supporting Actress – Telugu Ramya Krishnan Won
Best Playback Singer Female – Telugu Sony & Deepu (for song "Hamsa Naava") Won
Best Cinematographer K. K. Senthil Kumar Won
Best Art Director – South Sabu Cyril Won
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017 Telstra People's Choice Award Baahubali: The Conclusion (shared with Dangal) Won
Macau International Movie Festival 2017 Best Cinematography Senthil Kumar Won
National Film Awards 2018 National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni Won
Best Special Effects R.C. Kamala Kannan Won
Best Stunt Choreographer King Solomon, Lee Whittaker & Kaecha Kampakdee Won
Saturn Awards 2018 Best International Film Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni Won
South Indian International Movie Awards 2018 Best Film (Telugu) Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni Won
Best Director (Telugu) S. S. Rajamouli Won
Best Actor (Telugu) Prabhas Won
Best Cinematographer (Telugu) K. K. Senthil Kumar Won
Best Music Director (Telugu) M. M. Keeravani Won
Best Actor in a Negative Role (Telugu) Rana Daggubati Won
Best Male Playback Singer (Telugu) Kaala Bhairavaa (for song "Dandalayya") Won
Zee Cine Awards 2018 Extraordinary Franchise Baahubali Won
Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2017 Best Film Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni Won



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