Directed by: S. S. Rajamouli
Production banner: ARKA Media works
Produced by: Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni
Cast(Credited): Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamannah, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Satyaraj, Nasser
Ratings by Me: 4/5
Rating this movie is very difficult, so diplomatically this is my overall rating.. No offense!
Baahubali the Conclusion created records even before it could come alive on screens. The trending question since this movie’s last installments released, #WKKB, Why Kattappa Killed Baahubali became world famous creating such a hype in every person who watched this movie.
So after 2 years of breaking heads with this question, here comes the answer in the form of Baahubali the Conclusion, the INDIAN PICTURE, that is creating records everywhere.
The movie starts from where it ended in the last part, Amarendra Baahubali being announced as the king and Sivagami and all the Maahishmati subject becoming happy about it. The story goes on narrating the incidents,the love, the affection, the trust, the treachery, the hunger for throne, the cunningness and at last the reason to why Amarendra Baahubali was killed by a man who raised him. And then how his son Mahendra Baahubali comes to avenge his father’s death and keeps the words of his mother.
The film is said to be almost 3 hours long. But once you sit to watch the movie, you will never feel the length, instead you will feel like time is running fast. The movie is a visual brilliance, every single scene will pull you like magnet. Devasena steals y our heart, while Sivagami will make you feel betrayed! Bhallaladeva will get you angered while Bijjaladeva will make you feel disgusted. On the whole you will feel like you are there watching it happen. Rajamouli has woven such a magic.
Purposefully the story is not being revealed here as the suspense should be experienced.
The biggest plus point to the movie is the plot, SS Rajamouli’s story telling capacity and background score. SS Rajamouli has carved every scene and every character so well that you see the characters rather than actors. For the first half of the movie, you will have this wide smile on your face as the romance between Amarendra and Devasena is so subtle yet the chemistry fires the screen up.
M M Keeravani garu’s music elevates the plot and even the silence speaks a lot in this movie. Every song, every background score just pulls you more to the movie. Hamsa Naava will make you smile and blush and the music is just so good. Dandaalayya will make tears run down your eyes and Saahore Baahubali will give you goosebumps. Rana’s background will give meaning to his meanness and Devasena and Sivagami’s background score will show their strength. Every single aspect in this movie is well connected to the music.
Another plus point, is the CG and VFX. The final war sequence is so grand and the other war sequence is also beautiful. The CG has blended well with the movie and will make you live the grandeur.
Every actor in this movie have outdone themselves and have given their everything to it which makes this movie feel so real. No complaints on the acting skills at all. But Rana and Ramya Krishna are to be praised. Prabhas as Amarendra and Shivudu shines in his role. Anushka as Devasena comes out strong and equal to RamyaKrishnan’s role and perfect counterpart for Amarendra.
There are some scenes where the viewers will be taken completely. One such scene is the interval scene where Amarendra takes his oath. It will give you goosebumps as he marches to the throne and then the way his oath is supported by the people. Another scene is when Kattappa confronts Sivagami and Bhallaladeva openly confesses to Sivagami. This is another scene that will leave you speechless. There are many other scenes too. But this as a crazy movie watcher, these were the scenes that moved me.
But the shock comes as the answer to WKKB. SSR’s trick of keeping plot simple will leave you open mouthed. But the plot that leads to this point is where the trick is. So again no complaints.
The movie’s 1st half concentrates on the love between the leads and the second half on drama. Where this movie feels a little incomplete is that the beautiful romance of the leads ends suddenly and vanishes like in a puff of smoke. The marriage and the babyshower and her capture by Bhallaladeva look a little rushed.
Another little feeling that keeps coming into our mind is that in the last war sequence, the actors look a little dull and slow for sometime. And also when Devasena is captured in the past and in presence, she doesnt fight, that defies the logic of her being a strong willed woman.
But otherwise the movie will never bore you despite the length and will leave you with a big smile when the good takes over the evil and you will feel more than satisfied as you come out after watching the movie.