Always late to the party, I am. *Sigh* curse my laziness.
A much-awaited movie of the year with lots of speculations, fan theories and heated discussions on “Why did Kattapa kill Baahubali?” On a positive side, I’ve seen such fan theories popping out for Game of Thrones especially that’s where I participated and I know How enthusiastic it is always?
I was never apprehensive about this Movie because I was pretty much disappointed with the first part because of the lack of proper story, poor CG. Baahubali – The Conclusion is really far better than the 1st part and it definitely is a milestone to Indian Cinema. This movie proved that if budget isn’t an issue then our creative wings are free and this Movie would definitely be a feather in the cap of Indian Cinema for taking it a notch higher. All praise go to “The Captain of the Ship” S.S.Rajamouli for not deviating from his vision of making a grandeur movie.
I could definitely see a lot of improvements in the CG compared to the first part though Maahishmathi and few other statues looked artificial to me. Also, it irks me when a normal human has extraordinary powers which I couldn’t believe may be the indoctrination. If some Hollywood movie has done this we might have believed who know? Should I say the director failed to prove it or he thought people would assume that Kings those days were strong enough to pull a giant chariot with all their might (Read one person) and could break a giant door and also push an Elephant with that chariot? Ufff! I know I know its Telugu movie and these are completely normal but when a Movie is directed in such a big budget and in a way or other it represents Indian cinema as a whole I wish director could have made few efforts to prove the power the hero and the villain got.
As first part, this part also has a huge cast and none has gone waste I should say, except for Tamannah. One peculiar thing I noticed in both the parts was that the prominent female protagonists were given equal screen space and they played a pivotal role in progressing the movie to next set of events. If, not for Avantika, Sivudu wouldn’t have visited Maahishmathi to rescue Devasena (Anushka). If Sivagami wasn’t there then there is no Baahubali at all. Well, I can’t reveal much about this part’s progression in the story because of the female leads. Well, I absolutely loved that arrow stunt scene where Amarendra and Devasena were perfectly in sync.
If, Prabhas was a fierce warrior or a Romantic King who swooned many ladies with his charm and talent, Anushka, on the other hand, was as fierce as Prabhas in the Movie. It was a great relief to see Anushka donned the role Devasena with ease. Prabhas and Anushka made a great pair in the movie and they subtly carried Ram and Sita kinda role in the movie.
Rana Dagupathi has done a marvellous job is bringing life to Ballaladeva. The way he carried himself and underplayed mostly in the first half of the movie was fantastic. On the other hand, Nassar does a wonderful job as usual especially the scene where he breaks the wall with his bare hands was completely believable. Baahubali movie is incomplete without Ramya Krishnan and Satyaraj, where the former donned the role as a Queen and Godmother Sivagami with fierce and this lady once again prove that she needn’t move a muscle but just widen her eyes and one would definitely shit their pants (I know, I know I am exaggerating :P), the later was throughout the Movie as slave Kattappa and supported the Protagonist let it be Amarendra or Mahendra he was there for both of them in taking the throne and I also wonder why didn’t he seek help from Aslam Khan (Sudeep) and I believed that Sudeep would play a key role in part 2 :/. M.M.Keeravani does a fantastic job with the background score but I found the songs not much murmur worthy unlike the songs from the 1st part. Well, when the movie takes a more drama tone than the action it makes sense to concentrate on the BGM than the songs.
Sabu Cyril and the CGI team are the backbones of this movie apart from the director. Compared to the first part they worked so much to avoid the flaws. In Hamsa Naava song, let it be the flying ship or the cloud horse they made us feel like being in a dreamland watching the hero and heroine dance. I absolutely awed watching that song. Maahismathi Palace or the Kundala town Sabu Cyril carefully designed those places and a big round of applause for him.
As I mentioned earlier there are few things which I didn’t like in the movie owing to the standards they are planning to catch. Well, for us Indians we know if its Telugu cinema, leave your brains outside the Cinema hall and forget your logical reasoning during the gravitation challenging stunt sequences or others, but not the International audience. Still, this is just another step for us to fight Hollywood fist to fist with our imagination. I would definitely recommend watching this movie in Theatres because one must not miss watching such a grandeur in the Silver screen than a tiny screen. 😛
Happy Watching.. 🙂
P.S: I watched the Movie in Telugu because I personally felt dubbing would ruin the emotions.