Baahubali 2 hit the screens today worldwide and the social media is filled with posts about it. It was a mayhem at theaters screening Baahubali 2 with fans storming the theatres to get their tickets. Premier shows had a great response with media, critics and celebrities heaping praises on the director Rajamouli. Everything was going smoothly as planned by the makers till the morning of the release day. Baahubali 2 faces yet another challenge in and this time in Tamil Nadu.
Fans in Tamil Nadu were not happy because they must wait for a bit longer to watch the magnum opus. Apparently, the morning shows of Baahubali 2 across Chennai were cancelled because of a tiff between the distributors and the producers of Baahubali 2. K Productions, the distributors, did not receive a clearance from the producers to screen the shows before 11 AM.
Hundreds of people gathered outside many theatres in Chennai from as early as 3 AM to watch Baahubali 2 but only to witness the shows being cancelled. “I am here outside Rohini theatre from 3 AM 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,” said a disappointed fan.
The owners of the theatre had put a board with a message to the viewers – “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.” This enraged the fans and resulted in a chaotic environment resulting in the intervention of police near most of the theatres.
According to the latest report at 11 AM, the differences between the distributors and producers were still not cleared and the shows were not screened. Only time will say if Baahubali 2 will see the light of the day in Tamil Nadu.