Baahubali 2 is enjoying the magnitude of craze that no film in the history of Indian cinema has probably enjoyed. To leverage this opportunity, the greedy exhibitors and distributors have raised the ticket prices to exorbitant amounts. Well, some trade pundits opine that this greed may kill the box office potential of the film
Both the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana govt. have officially refrained exhibitors from hiking ticket prices. Strict directives were issued to exhibitors across the Telugu states against hiking ticket prices. Despite all this, black ticket mafia allegedly colluded with theatre managements to make acquiring tickets a costly affair especially for family audiences, who seek at least 4-5 tickets to watch the film. At certain places, each ticket is reportedly being sold for in excess of Rs 2000.
Family audiences were main the reason behind Baahubali collecting Rs 600 crore across the world. With both Baahubali and Baahubali 2 falling in the same category of visual spectacles, why so much hike in ticket price for the second part compared to the first one? Won’t this greed discourage the enthusiastic audience from watching the film? Can a middle class family spend in thousands to watch Baahubali 2 however eager they might be to experience the epic?
These unethical practices may impact the film’s box office collections.