Thursday, 16 March 2017

'Baahubali 2' to be released in IMAX format

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S.S. Rajamouli's epic 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.

It will be followed by additional select international markets, read a statement.

With the IMAX format, one can record and display images of far greater size and resolution.

"Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", releasing otherwise on April 14, is the thrilling continuation of the 2015 local box office hit "Baahubali: The Beginning".

It reunites Rajamouli with 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. Earlier, "Dhoom:3" was released in the format.

"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," said Greg Foster, CEO, IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp.

Foster describes the film as "an ideal fit" for the IMAX experience.

"Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" picks up again with 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 has been plaguing fans of the franchise: Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?

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