April 28, 2017 (United States)

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is a 2017 Indian epic action film directed by S. S. Rajamouli and written by his father K. V. Vijayendra Prasad. It was produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni under the banner Arka Media Works. Released on April 28, 2017, the film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah while Ramya Krishna, Sathyaraj, Nassar, and Subbaraju appear in prominent roles. The second cinematic part in the Baahubali franchise, it is the follow-up to Baahubali: The Beginning, serving as both a sequel and a prequel. The film is set in medieval India and follows the sibling rivalry between Amarendra Baahubali and Bhallaladeva; the latter conspires against the former and has him killed by Kattappa. Years later, Amarendra's son returns to avenge his death. The Conclusion was made simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil and later dubbed into Hindi, Malayalam, Odia, Japanese, Russian and Chinese.

Made on an estimated budget of 2.5 billion, the production was launched on 17 December 2015 at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. The cinematography was done by K. K. Senthil Kumar, and was edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao. Production design was done by Sabu Cyril, while the action sequences were choreographed by Peter Hein. The visual effects were designed by R. C. Kamalakannan, with assistance from Adel Adili and Pete Draper. The soundtrack and the background music was composed by M. M. Keeravani. Released in conventional 2D and IMAX formats, The Conclusion was the first Telugu film to also release in 4K High Definition format.

Grossing 1,796.56 crore worldwide, The Conclusion surpassed PK (2014) to briefly become the highest grossing Indian film of all time, collecting approximately 8 billion worldwide within just six days of its release. It became the first ever Indian film to gross over 10 billion, doing so in just ten days. Within India, it set many films records, becoming the highest-grossing film in Hindi, as well as in its original Telugu and Tamil languages. It stands as the highest grossing film in India,[7] the second highest-grossing Indian film worldwide and the 39th highest-grossing film of 2017. The film sold an estimated 100 million tickets (all languages combined) during its box office run, the highest estimated footfall for any film in India since Sholay (1975).[8]

The Conclusion released to positive reviews from critics. It was also praised by the actors of the film industry alike. The Conclusion has garnered the American Saturn Award for Best International Film, and the Australian Telstra People's Choice Award. It won three National Film Awards: Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Best Special Effects and Best Stunt Choreographer. The Conclusion was premiered at the British Film Institute, and was the inaugural feature film at the 39th Moscow International Film Festival. It is showcased in the "Indian Panorama" section of the 48th International Film Festival of India.

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