Chennai: "Baahubali 2" was released in Kerala and other parts of the country and has been received well.

The movie released across 395 screens in Kerala. In most of the theatres, the first show started as early as 5.30 am. The Malayalam and Tamil versions of the movie are released in the state. 

Early morning shows of S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" were cancelled on Friday due to financial issues in Tamil Nadu, industry sources said.

"Tamil Nadu distributor K Productions owes Rs 15 crore to Arka Mediworks, the makers of 'Baahubali 2'. Arka is yet to issue KDM for the release of Telugu and Tamil versions of the film in the state," a source told IANS.

A theatre owner, on the condition of anonymity, said the issue is likely to be settled by the afternoon.

"Talks are being currently held to settle the deficit. Shows are likely to open from noon," the theatre owner said.

The Hindi version, however, has released in Tamil Nadu.

"The Hindi version didn't have any issues because it's being released nationwide by Anil Thadani," the source added.

The film stars Rana Daggubati, Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan.