Baahubali: The Conclusion Review
After a long wait, Baahubali 2 has hit the screens and the magnum opus has released in over 9000 screens today. Let\'s get into the details and find out whether the movie matches the hype or not.
Director: SS Rajamouli
Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj, Nassar
Music Director : MM Keeravani
After a long wait, Baahubali 2 has hit the screens and the magnum opus has released in over 9000 screens today. Let's get into the details and find out whether the movie matches the hype or not.
Continuing from the first installment, Amarendra Baahubali(Prabhas) who is declared as the King of Mahishmati, he is asked by Rajamata Sivagami (Ramya Krishna) to tour entire country before swearing in as emperor as a part of the ancestral ritual.
While touring, he visits a small kingdom called Kuntala and gets to know about beautiful princess Deva Sena (Anushka). Both fall in love and Baahubali brings her back to Mahishmati. However, Sivagami changes her decision makes Bhallala the emperor and Baahubali as chief of army staff.
What led to Sivagami changing her decision and Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? These answers will be uncovered only when you get to watch the movie as we are not giving away any spoilers.
Also Read: Here's a recap of Baahubali: The Beginning
The gigantic scale of the movie is what captures your attention immediately. Every visual or frame is beautifully set either in terms of graphics or extravagant sets. The technical standards are exceptionally good in all terms for the movie. The entire team should be appreciated for their VFX work.
Cinematography is brilliantly done while the background score by MM Keeravani is terrific. The proceedings in the movie are elevated with the music and makes it an impressive watch. Even the editing is sharp with the action sequences right on target as the stunts are on par with international standards.
The battle between Rana and Prabhas is a feast to watch.
Prabhas is exceptionally good as Amarendra Baahubali and his screen presence is top notch. Be it his looks, acting, stunts or royal gait, Prabhas has pulled off every aspect incredibly.
Anushka as Devasena gets more screentime in this one. It looks like her face and body have been digitally corrected yet Anushka is terrific and her characterization is worth a watch. Both the younger and older versions, Anushka has pulled off ease.
Rana Daggubati is fabulous in his villainous avatar and renders justice to the character completely. Particularly in the climax sequences, Rana is impressive.
Ramya Krishna though does not have much screen time, brings a lot of depth to the film.
Sathya Raj as Kattappa has got more space and brings in varied emotions while Nasser is excellent and is the major highlight of the movie.
What doesn't work:
The mystery surrounding Kattappa killing Baahubali might not meet the expectations of many. While the twist works well with the script but the hype surrounding the aspect is so huge that the reveal can be seemed disappointing. Once the mystery is revealed, the movie becomes a tad bit predictable and the climax looks rushed as things escalate too quickly.
The track between Prabhas and Anushka could have been edited out in terms of length and certain sequences makes the movie pace slow.
Coming to the director Rajamouli, he has surely succeeded in bringing life to India’s biggest motion picture. There is more depth in the proceedings, especially when the first installment just had introduction of the characters but this one, he does justice to every character. His story telling has pushed the boundaries of Indian cinema and Rajamouli deserves a lot of credit for pulling off such a magnanimous movie.
A visual wonder.