This has to go down as my first time in a theatre on a “first day – first show”. Its another matter altogether that I did not intend to watch the movie itself.
The day: 28th April 2017, about 10 am
The movie: Bahubali-The Conclusion
Location: Sudarshan theatre, RTC Crossroads.
When I read that – BookMyShow (an online portal for selling movie tickets) had claimed to have sold a million tickets – two days before the release of ‘Bahubali-The Conclusion’ (!!) – I was eager to see the craze for myself. Friends and family were keen to know if I was sure – I am habituated to watching a flick only on its way out even it has a rating of a 5* and comes highly recommended. But hey who said I wanted to watch this movie today itself?
With its grand sets and epic performances, Baahubali-2 was the most-anticipated film of the year. The film had released in 6,500 screens, which is highest ever in Indian history.
The question “Why Kattappa Killed Bahubali” even got its own hashtag after the film’s poster and trailers and the first look were out.