'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion': Times when the S.S. Rajamouli epic made headlines

'Baahubali 2' mania has gripped the nation, and among the millions raving about the film is the Superstar himself Rajinikanth. The south film industry's living legend joined the chorus of fans singing praises of the film when he took to his social networking handle on Sunday night and termed the film as "Indian cinema's pride", and saluted director Rajamouli and his team.

Lauding the masterpiece, Rajinikanth tweeted, "'Baahubali 2' Indian cinema's pride. My salutes to god's own child Rajamouli and his team."

Humbled by Rajinikanth's kind words, director Rajamouli replied saying, " THALAIVAAAA... Feeling like god himself blessed us... our team is on cloud9... Anything couldn't be bigger..."

While the first part, 'Baahubali: The Beginning', released in July 2015 and reportedly minted over Rs 500 crore at the box-office, 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion', which released on April 28 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, collected an estimated Rs 122 crore on day 1 across the nation. The second part in the "Baahubali" franchise is said to have registered the biggest opening for an Indian film.

Directed by SS Rajamouli, 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan.

Meanwhile, actor Rajinikanth is looking forward to the release of his next sic-fi drama '2.0' co-starring Akshay Kumar.

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