BAAHUBALI 2: The conclusion to be released in IMAX® theaters in India and select international markets
IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) today announced that Arka Mediaworks’ much-anticipated fantasy film—Baahubali 2: The Conclusion—will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX® theatres in India, beginning April 28, to be followed by additional select international markets.
Directed by S.S. Rajamouli, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is the thrilling continuation of the 2015 local box-office hit Baahubali: The Beginning, reuniting Rajamouli with star Prabhas, along with Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia.
“A major factor for the wide appeal of the Baahubali films is the scale and immersive nature with which we designed and filmed them. So it is very exciting that Baahubali 2: The Conclusion will be released in the IMAX format, which best showcases this and gives the viewer a great experience,” said Rajamouli.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion marks the third Indian local-language production to be released in IMAX, including the record-breaking 2013 local-language release DHOOM:3.
“With Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, we are excited to continue our commitment to playing local-language blockbusters in India by offering IMAX fans this thrilling finale to the epic and highly successful Indian franchise from Arka Mediaworks and director S.S. Rajamouli,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “The film is an ideal fit for The IMAX Experience® and to we’re happy to respond to fan demand by offering Baahubali 2 in the best possible format—in IMAX.”
The long-awaited second part to Baahubali: The Beginning—one of the top-grossing Indian epic historical fantasy films of all time—Baahubali 2: The Conclusion picks up again with our hero Shivudu (Prabhas) as he comes to terms with his legacy and the responsibility placed on him by this knowledge. Shivudu’s quest aims to find the answer to the question that’s been plaguing fans of the franchise for years: Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?
The IMAX release of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.