Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (movie)
Director:- S. S. Rajamouli
Story by:- K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Music by:- M. M. Keeravani
Edited by:- Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Release date:- 28 April 2017
Budget:- ₹250 crore (US$39 million)
Box office:- ₹1,917.52 crore (US$300 million)
After vanquishing the Kalakeyas, Amarendra Baahubali is declared as the future king of Mahishmati and Bhallaladeva (Rana Daggubati) is declared as the commander-in-chief. Before the coronation, Rajamatha Sivagami (Ramya Krishnan) begins to look for a bride for Amarendra. She instructs Amarendra and Kattappa to tour the kingdom to understand its current state and its people.
Amarendra falls in love with Devasena (Anushka Shetty), a princess of the Kuntala kingdom (7.5 yojanas to the North of Mahishmati) and the sister of the king of Kuntala. Bhallaladeva learns of Amarendra’s attempts to woo Devasena and hatches a plot to drive a wedge between Amarendra and Sivagami by asking for Devasena’s hand in marriage for himself. Sivagami, unaware that Amarendra is in love with Devasena, promises Devasena’s hand in marriage to Bhallaladeva.
Sivagami sends an emissary to the kingdom of Kuntala, who delivers the marriage proposal in a patronising way. An insulted Devasena rejects the proposal with a scathing reply. Sivagami is enraged to hear Devasena’s response and sends an order to Amarendra that Devasena be brought to Mahishmati as a captive.
The kingdom of Kuntala is attacked by Pindaris, a dacoit-like army. Amarendra, with the help of Devasena’s maternal uncle, Kumara Varma (Subbaraju), is able to nullify the attack and save Kuntala. Amarendra reveals who he is, promises Devasena that he will protect her honor no matter what and convinces her to come with him to Mahismati as his future bride.
Upon reaching Mahismati, the misunderstanding comes to light. When Sivagami delivers an ultimatum to Amarendra that he must either choose the throne or Devasena, he chooses Devasena. Bhallaladeva is crowned king and Amarendra is made the new commander-in-chief. During the coronation ceremony the citizens of Mahishmati clearly display their preference for Amarendra over Bhallaladeva.
At Devasena’s baby shower, Bhallaladeva relieves Amarendra of his duties as commander-in-chief so that Amarendra can be with his wife. Devasena immediately speaks out against the King’s manipulation and the mute inaction of Sivagami. Due to further clashes, Devasena and Amarendra are banished from the Palace. Amarendra and Devasena live happily among the people. Bhallaladeva notices that to the people, Amarendra is their king, and hatches a plot with his father Bijjaladeva (Nassar) to convince Sivagami that Amarendra is trying to assassinate him. Sivagami, convinced that Bhallaladeva’s life is under threat but that open hostility would result in disharmony and even civil war, orders Kattappa to assassinate Amarendra. Kattappa, bound by his word to serve the Queen, lures Amarendra by feigning he is in trouble, and then stabs him in the back and kills him.
Kattappa learns of Bhallaladeva’s treachery and informs Sivagami. Devasena arrives with her son in her arms to learn of her husband’s death. Sivagami reveals to the panicked hordes outside her palace that Amarendra is dead and that the baby Mahendra Baahubali has ascended the throne.
As Bhallaladeva and his men are about to seize the queen, she flees with the new King. Devasena is held prisoner for the next 25 years. The Kuntala Kingdom is destroyed completely by Bhallaladeva. The now-ousted Kuntala King (Meka Ramakrishna) leads the rebel group that has indulged in guerrilla warfare against King Bhallaladeva.
After listening to the whole story, Mahendra Baahubali alias Shivudu (Prabhas) decides to avenge his father’s death by raising his own army with the help of Kattappa and returns to Mahishmati along with Avantika (Tamannaah) and the people of the city. Bhallaladeva once again kidnaps Devasena and seals the palace, but Mahendra, ingenious like his father, manages to enter the palace to capture Bhallaladeva.
Bijjala Deva tries to brainwash Kattappa, reminding him of his forefather’s pledge of allegiance to the throne of Mahismati and their debt of fealty to the king. Kattappa reminds him that Sivagami had declared Mahendra Baahubali king before her death 25 years earlier and hence his loyalties instead lay with the rightful king, Baahubali. Bhallaladeva is later defeated by Mahendra and burnt alive on a pyre prepared by Devasena. Ending the cruel regime of Bhallaladeva, Mahendra becomes the new King of Mahishmati with Avantika as his queen, declaring peace and harmony.
In the end credits, a child is heard asking an elder whether the son of Mahendra Baahubali will become the next king of Mahishmati, to which the elder replies, “Who knows what Lord Shiva is planning!”
- Prabhas as Amarendra Baahubali and Mahendra Baahubali alias Sivudu (Telugu) / Shivu (Tamil)
- Rana Daggubati as Bhallaladeva (Telugu) / Pallvalathevan (Tamil)
- Anushka Shetty as “Yuvarani” (Princess) Devasena (Telugu) / Thevasenai (Tamil)
- Ramya Krishnan as “Rajamatha” (Queen Mother) Sivagami (Telugu and Tamil)
- Sathyaraj as Kattappa (Telugu and Tamil), a slave and commander of the King’s guard
- Nassar as Bijjaladeva (Telugu) / Pingalathevan (Tamil), father of Bhallaladeva
- Subbaraju as Kumara Varma, second cousin of Devasena
- Tamannaah as Avantika, a member of a rebel group who wants to free Devasena
- Pruthviraj Balireddy as Prime Minister of the Kunthala Kingdom
- Meka Ramakrishna as Jaya Varma, the King of Kunthala and leader of the rebel group
- Rohini as Sanga, Sivudu’s foster mother
- Ashrita Vemuganti as Devasena’s sister-in-law
|Telugu track list|
|1.||“Saahore Baahubali“||K. Shivashakthi Datta, Dr. K. Ramakrishna||Daler Mehndi, M. M. Keeravani, Mounima||3:29|
|2.||“Hamsa Naava“||Chaithanya Prasad||Sony, Deepu||3:27|
|3.||“Kannaa Nidurinchara”||M. M. Keeravani||T. Sreenidhi, V. Srisoumya||4:56|
|4.||“Dandaalayyaa”||M. M. Keeravani||Kaala Bhairava||3:31|
|5.||“Oka Praanam“||M. M. Keeravani||Kaala Bhairava||2:56|
All lyrics written by Madhan Karky.
|Tamil Track list|
|1.||“Bale Bale Bale”||Daler Mehndi, M. M. Keeravani, Mounima||3:29|
|2.||“Orey Oar Ooril”||Mohana, Deepu||3:27|
|3.||“Kanna Nee Thoongadaa”||Nayana Nair||4:56|
|4.||“Vandhaai Ayya”||Kaala Bhairava||3:31|
|5.||“Oru Yaagam”||Kaala Bhairava||2:56|
All lyrics written by Manoj Muntashir.
|Hindi Track list|
|1.||“Jiyo Re Bahubali”||Daler Mehndi, Sanjeev Chimmalgi , Ramya Behara||3:29|
|2.||“Veeron Ke Veer Aa”||Aditi Paul , Deepu||3:27|
|4.||“Jay Jaykara”||Kailash Kher||3:31|
All lyrics written by Mankombu Gopalakrishnan.
|Malayalam Track list|
|1.||“Bali Bali Bahubali”||Yazin Nizar, Vijay Yesudas, Shweta Mohan||3:29|
|2.||“Ore Oru Raja”||Vijay Yesudas, Shweta Mohan||3:27|
|3.||“Mukil Varna Mukunda”||Shweta Mohan||4:56|
|4.||“Arkum Tholkathe”||Madhu Balakrishnan||3:31|
|5.||“Oru Jeevan Bahuthayagam”||M. M. Keeravani||2:56|
After an initial limited release in most Gulf countries, including the UAE, on 27 April 2017, it was released worldwide, in about 9,000 theatres, in conventiional 2D as well as in IMAX format the next day. The Telugu version of the film was insured against financial loss by Future Generali for ₹ 200 crore.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion set a record collection of ₹500 crore (₹5 billion) before the release of the film through satellite and theatrical rights.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion on the first day of its release grossed ₹217 crore (US$34 million) worldwide which is the highest opening ever for an Indian film surpassing Kabali (₹87.5 crore (US$14 million)). Baahubali 2 set a new Indian record of Worldwide gross of about ₹540 crore (US$84 million) in just 3 days. Baahubali 2 grossed US$81 million, third on the global box office list, during the opening weekend, including US$10.1 million in the United States alone, the highest-ever opening for an Indian film in the US.
It set a new record of highest ever domestic grosser in all languages in India grossing ₹565 crore (US$88 million) in 5 days. It also became the highest grossing Indian film ever with worldwide gross of ₹792 crore in all languages in just six days. Baahubali 2 became the first Indian film to worldwide gross in excess of ₹1,000 crore (US$160 million) in all languages. The film grossed over ₹1,250 crore (US$190 million) crores in all languages by the end of two weeks. After sixteen days, the film’s global collection stood at ₹1,330 crore (US$210 million). It grossed over ₹1,450 crore (US$230 million) by the end of nineteen days. Its worldwide gross crossed ₹1,500 crore (US$230 million) at the end of twenty one days. As of 23 May 2017, its worldwide box office collections had reached ₹1,586 crore (US$250 million). Baahubali 2 even created a record by collecting ₹1,000 crore (US$160 million) net collections in all languages in India. The worldwide distributor share of Bahubali 2 is ₹ 800 crore in all languages. The film amassed ₹1,652 crore (US$260 million) by the end of five weeks of its theatrical run. As of 21 June 2017, its 48th day of release, the SS Rajamouli-helmed epic had grossed ₹1,366 crore(US$210 million) in Indian theaters, and an additional ₹342 crore (US$53 million) overseas, for a total gross of ₹1,708 crore (US$270 million). . Collections have crossed 1725 Crores. Some reports peg it at 1760 Crores.
In India, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion grossed ₹152.6 crore (US$24 million) on its first day of release in India from all four versions (Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi). By the end of the third day, the film had grossed ₹415 crore (US$64 million) in the domestic market. The film grossed ₹695 crore (US$110 million) in India by the end of first week. The Hindi dubbed version of Baahubali 2 alone netted ₹386 crore (US$60 million) in India in two weeks. The Hindi version’s distributor share after eleven days stands at ₹185 crore (US$29 million); the highest ever for a Hindi film, breaking the previous record of Dangal. Telugu version of Baahubali 2 grossed ₹ 300 crore in India. Baahubali 2 grossed around ₹ 100 crore in Tamil Nadu and ₹ 50 crore in Kerala. Bahubali 2 become the first film in Hindi to gross ₹ 750 crore worldwide. The India distributor share of Bahubali 2 is ₹ 600 crore. Hindi dubbed version of Baahubali 2 alone netted ₹500 crore (US$78 million) in India in five weeks.
The overseas gross of Baahubali 2 is US$44 million( ₹ 284 crore). It collected around ₹60 crore (US$9.3 million) on its first day from the overseas markets with ₹30 crore (₹300 million) coming from the US, ₹16 crore (US$2.5 million) from the UAE and the rest from other markets. By the end of the third day, it collected ₹125 crore (US$19 million) from the overseas market with ₹64 crore (US$9.9 million) coming from the US alone. On 3 May 2017, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion became the highest grossing Indian film at the US box office with US$12.5 million, surpassing Dangal‘s gross of US$12.3 million.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion became the first Indian film to exceed $11.1 million in takings in Middle-East-GCC-Gulf, surpassing Bajrangi Bhaijaan. As of 14 May 2017, the film had grossed US$19 million in the United States. By the end of 16 days of its release, the film’s overseas gross stood at ₹240 crore (US$37 million). In Pakistan, the film grossed ₨4.5 crore (US$430,000) in its first week, becoming the highest opening gross for an Indian film in Pakistan.