Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Movie Review

CRITIC’S RATING: 4.0/5

AVG READERS’ RATING: 4.8/5

CAST: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Sathyaraj, Tamannaah, Nassar and Ramya Krishnan

DIRECTION: S S Rajamouli

GENRE: Action

DURATION: 2 hours 48 minutes

STORY:

The story revolves around the lead protagonist of the movie Amarendra Baahubali, a character played by Prabhas and his cousin brother, Bhalla Deva a character played by Rana Daggubati who are raised together by the mother of Bhalla Deva, Sivagami played by Ramya Krishnan who is also the reigning Queen of Mahishmati know as the Rajya Mata. Amarendra Bahubali was orphaned in his childhood and and was raised by Sivagami with the same passion and dedication as her own son Bhalla and wanted him to reign the throne of Mahishmati as she considered him to be more apt as king who would benefit the citizens and the kingdom as a whole despite the fact that Bhalla is her own son, which has irked her own son and her husband played by Nassar so much that they started conspiring for the kingdom by over throwing Baahubali through Sivgami who eventually falls prey to their game and orders Kattappa, a character played by none other than Sathyaraj, to assassinate Amrendra Baahubali.

The movie is although a sequel to the original Baahubali but the story runs as prequel to the previous release of this franchise as it narrates the entire story and incidents which were suppose to take place beforehand and fill the void left in the first part. It has a good narration of the love story between Amrendra Baahubali and Devasena the character played by Anushka Shetty, with her prettiest look ever, who is eventually the mother of Mahendra Baahubali. She looks very glamorous and spellbound with her action scenes. The plot has no twist and turn to create curiosity but runs smooth and systematic to create awe in its viewers through its stupendous screenplay and effects. The movie is a blend of superb comic timing and their portrayal by Kattappa with the highly imaginative fighting visuals and extraneous fighting skills of the lead protoganist Amrendra Baahubali. Climax is bigger than expected although Tamannaah Bhatia as Avanthika is not visible much in this sequel. Story is nothing different from old folk one where good triumphs over evil but it is carried out superbly to create history and prove to be the biggest ever release of Indian cinema. This film is more about heroism and romance with perfectly timed judiciously used dialogues in perhaps the best possible innovative forms. Most of the time, the female lead, Devasena is awestruck with the superfluous fighting spirit, skills, verve and vigour of the main protagonist. Amrendra Baahubali tries a lot to keep his identity secret but Devasena sniffs his authoritative fighting skills. The romance between Devasena and Amarendra is portrayed in one the most innovative way.

The movie does show politics in its worst way is prevalent in our imagination. The movie shows a match of Shivgamy’s extra intelligence and understanding of a political situation with the extra vibe, skills, intelligence, understanding and pride of Devasena. Baahubali, Sivagami and Devasena’s character are etched with more pride and conviction. The VFX and visualization of the movie is tremendous and is never seen before in Indian screen. The story around Devasena is too engaged, entertaining and exciting. The war scenes are made astounding.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, has taken country by storm, is a visual extravaganza which is very rare till date in India movies although India is the largest movie maker in the world. At least people in this industry have started to think beyond their boundaries. Prabhas is terrific as father and son and Anuska is no less as Devasena in both young and old characters. It is just the vision and ambition of S S Rajamouli which has created history in Indian Cinema to be the first Indian movie to cross the 1000 crore barrier through its phenomenal success of this film worldwide. His belief in the star cast has been stupendous and they all have performed to his faith and done justice to their characters played. Overall action and performances of the lead casts gives goose bumbs. The best part of this movie is that it does not have to go into any promotional activities but kept its audience engaged from its first release itself to make it the biggest blockbuster ever. Finally the longest ever waited question, why did Kattappa kill Baahubali, was answered.