In Baahubali 2 The Conclusion,the long-awaited sequel to Baahubali: The Beginning, one of the top-grossing Indian epic historical fantasy films of all-time, the story 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?
In the first in the series, Baahubali: The Beginning, Sivudu is an orphan, raised by adoptive parents in a secluded tribal village at the foot of a waterfall. Warned by his foster mother of the dangers beyond, he was confined to life in his village behind the waterfall. Captivated by a vision of ethereal beauty, his determination to see the world beyond intensifies. He embarks on the journey of a lifetime into the world beyond the hill. On his adventures, he encounters Avantika, a fearless warrior princess exiled from her kingdom, now part of a tribe involved in guerrilla warfare; and inevitably falls in love with her. To win over Avantika’s heart, and prove he is worthy of her, he follows her on her conquests far and wide. One of which takes him to the Kingdom of Mahishmati. While on a rescue mission, Sivudu encounters the crown prince of Mahishmati, Bhallaladeva, and the Commander-in-Chief of the army, Kattappa – a great warrior and a confidant of the Mahishmati Royal Family. In an altercation, between Kattappa and Shivudu, the dark truth of his family and the injustice imparted to them is finally revealed. Shivudu pursues a battle of epic magnitude against the tyrannical ruler of Mahishmati, to restore to them their true King.
The is the first Bollywood movie in history to open in the Top 2 at the U.S. movie box office. The film is just under three hours and cost $35 million to produce. It is in Hindi.