Baahubali 2 trailer launch: SS Rajamouli makes a big announcement, Baahubali will not end with Baahubali: The Conclusion, the film is now officially a franchise!
Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), an epic historical fictional drama, got both love and applause from audience. The excitement of such a success is now expected from its sequel, Baahubali: The Conclusion, releasing on April 28, 2017. yesterday, in Mumbai, at the film’s trailer launch event, director SS Rajamouli, film’s stars Prabhas and Rana Daggubati, presenter of the film’s Hindi version Karan Johar and Anil Thadani of AA Films were present. Rajamouli made an important announcement on turning Baahubali into a franchise, during an interaction with the media.
He said, “Baahubali is going to be a franchise. But Baahubali, the film will only be part one and two. Don’t want to kill a golden goose just because I want to make money. Just because we have a market, I don’t want to sell the film’s soul. We are going to continue the world of Baahubaali in different mediums like comics, novel, virtual reality films etc. so that the fans can enjoy stories.”
Rajamouli also spoke on how there were a few improvements in filming the action sequences for Baahubali 2. He said, “The film is a continuation of the first film. I have just ‘upped’ the effects and action sequences, the story is not re-touched. “We just split the story into two films because the story was big (length wise). It was not the idea to start a franchise. The story should have the power to drive us to create a market, it shouldn’t be the other way round. If we will go for a sequel or create a franchise without a good story, it will not last longer.” For people who haven’t experienced the grandeur of Baahubali, there’s good news. Rajamouli and Thadani said, “We are releasing Baahubali again one or two weeks before releasing Baahubali 2, so people can understand the story well.”
When Rajamouli was asked why Kattappa killed Baahubali, and how he reacted to the trolls that flooded social media after Baahubali, he reacted by saying, “I believe that the trolling my film receives is directly proportionate to the love my film has got. I am very sure that the film will make a grand first day, first show opening.”