Govt nixes distributors' bid to screen Baahubali 2 on Thursday night

Several cinema halls have announced that the film will be screened from Thursday night itself and they have also sold the tickets online.

Published: 27th April 2017 07:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2017 07:21 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The anxiety that surrounded director S S Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali 2- The Conclusion continues in Hyderabad. Several distributors wanted to screen the movie from Thursday itself.

Though the movie would hit the screens on Friday, officially, the decision of distributors to screen the show from Thursday night itself did not go down well with the government.

Several cinema halls have announced that the film will be screened from Thursday night itself and they have also sold the tickets online.

However, the government on Thursday said that the distributors do not have permission to screen the movie from Thursday.

"We have given permission for the producers to screen five shows for a week since the release of the movie. We did not allow benefit shows or pre-release shows,'' Telangana State Cinematography minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said.

Meanwhile, people are very enthusiastic about Baahubali 2.

While a TRS politician booked close to 500 tickets in Warangal district as an incentive to encourage volunteers and politicians, one coul also witness queues of up to 3 km in the wee hours of Thursday.

The film directed by SS Rajamouli has been touted as a masterpiece, a first of its kind for its visual effects and stellar performances by actors Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia.

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