HYDERABAD: As the D-day is nearing, people are lining up before movie theatres from Wedneday itself as the much-awaited second part of the magnum-opus, Baahubali -- Baahubali - The Conclusion -- will hit screens on Friday.
After the movie producers received a nod to screen five shows in a single day, the film that is all set to be screened in as many as 2,000 theatres worldwide has most bookings closed up till April 4.
With excitement high among fans, who have waited far long to find out why Katappa killed Baahubali, tickets are selling for as high as Rs 5,000, according to movie buffs.
“Booking of tickets online is not as much as it usually it is and all movie theatres are booked till April 4. Most of the purchases are happening on the ground and the price is as high as Rs 5000,” said one movie-goer.
Even before the film’s release, fans already believe that the film is going to break box office records. Upon receiving information that certain theatre owners in the state are collecting higher amounts than notified ticket rates, V Anil Kumar, Commissioner of Commercial Taxes that strict action will be taken against those. The release also instructed all cinema owners to abide by the rules or face action.
In another instance, Warangal Urban district collector Amrapali Kata bought 500 tickets for officials who worked for the beautification of the city.