The early morning shows of the day’s release, Baahubali 2 have been cancelled in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Baahubali 2 has finally released today, in India. The fans are rushing to the cinemas to not only get the answer of the question – why did Katappa kill Baahubali? but also to see the top-notch action sequences and eye-pleasing scenes of the iconic film.
But the state of Tamil Nadu has not released the film yet. It is being said that it is due to some financial issues between the producers and the makers.
Trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai tweeted this morning saying, “#Baahubali2 shows yet to start in TamilNadu, as the financial settlement between #KProductions and producer’s yet to be settled.”
The fans had booked for the shows as early as 6 am but the cancellation left them all in disappointment. The film critic, Latha Srinivasan also tweeted saying, “#Baahubali2 Tamil Nadu first shows to be 11 30 am. KDM issues seem to be resolved.” She even added her own views on this delay in release affecting the business of the film. She tweeted, “#Baahubali2 will cancellation of 5 am and 8 am shows today in #TamiLNadu affect business? Not really. Will push more bookings for next week.”
According to the reports of India Today, there was even a lathi charge outside theatres to disperse the fans. But that could not stop them from coming again and again. A fan standing outside a theatre said, “I am here outside Rohini theatre from 3am and it was so irresponsible of the theatre owners to sell tickets if the show rights were not there. There was a lathi charge and two people were taken into custody.”
The report quoted another fan saying, “Online booking was done by many of us, they could have sent a message about the cancellation. Such a waste of time and also I have not yet got the refund.”
The Rohini theatre in Koyambedu had a notice put up which says, “Across the state of Tamil Nadu the release of the movie was not there and hence at 7:55, 8 and 8:15, the shows have been cancelled.”
The film had although premiered at Dubai and got an amazing response. Tweeting about the same, Sreedhar Pillai wrote, “#Baahubali2 #Dubai premier shows starts. Very, Very good reports coming in at Interval. Excellent title cards”
Baahubali 2 is indeed going to break all the box-office records. But the disappointed fans in Tamil Nadu will have to wait a few more days as all the shows have been booked till May 4 in the state.
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