Baahubali Movie Review
Cast: Prabhas, Rana, Anushka Shetty,Tamanna and others
Directed by : SS Rajamouli
Produced by : Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni
Banner :Arka Media Works
Music : M M Keeravani
Baahubali is undoubtedly the most prestigious project that has come out of Tollywood in the recent times. Directed by the genius Rajamouli, this film has Prabhas, Tamannah, Rana and Anushka in lead roles. Touted as the biggest motion picture in India, Baahubali has hit the screens today. Let’s see whether it lives up to its hype or not.
Amarendra Baahubali (played by Prabhas) rules Mahishmathi kingdom. Devasena (played by Anushka Shetty) is the wife of Baahubali. People lives happily in their kingdom until an evil king Bhallala Deva (played by Rana) joins hands with a cruel minister Bijjala Deva (played by Nassar).
These two cruel men plan together and attack Baahubali. In the war, Baahubali loses his life and Rana captures the kingdom and he also puts up a huge statue of himself in the kingdom.
Rana tries to kill the son of Baahubali but he fails to kill him. But, the evil army captures Anushka and kept her as a prisoner.
Tribal people take care of Baahubali’s son and they name him as Shivudu (played by Prabhas). One day, Avantika (Tamanna) visits an island, where Shivudu lives.
Shivudu falls in love with her and this made him to visit her kingdom, where he was told about his past. What is the past of Shivudu? Will he able to reach his dreams? Will he marry Avantika? To know the answers for these questions, you need to watch this movie on big screen.
Prabhas: A Star Hero dedicating over 2 years of his life for a single film is something very rare to happen. He has put in his heart & soul into the project, which is quite evident while watching the movie. Showcased the variations in the Characters of Sivudu and Baahubali exceptionally well.
Rana Daggubati is a revelation in this movie. He is powerful and menacing as Bhallaladeva. No matter how many films he does in his entire career, 'Baahubali' will always be his favourite as it gave him scope to unleash his full potential.
Tamanna as Avantika looks nothing short of an angel, particularly the manner in which transformation from de-glamorised to glamorous was shown in a romantic sequence is appreciable. Anushka aka Devasena is hard to digest for those who admire her beauty. She shines in a scenes with Satya Raj in the First Half, reminds use of 'Arundathi' sequence here.
Ramya Krishna is powerful in a role signifying 'Epitome-of-Justice'. After Nilambari, Its Sivagami for this Yesteryear Actress. Nassar as Bijjaladeva is venemous. Satya Raj as Kattappa, the slave warrior, contributes majorly during the hero elevation scenes. Prabhakar as ruthless Kalakeya is deadly. Sudeep as Aslaam Khan is perfect. Rest of the cast is equally good in their respective roles.
Baahubali is the most technically brilliant film that has ever come out in India. Each and every frame in the film is sheer magic. The sets, VFX work and graphics are just out of this world. One should be really proud to see such grand visuals especially in a Telugu film. Music is decent but the background score could have been better.
Next in line is the art direction. Sabu Cyril has done a marvelous job with the sets. Be it the palace sets, the kingdom surroundings or the warfare equipment, everything looks impressive. Senthil Kumar’s camera work is mind blowing. His awesome work is superbly complimented by the stunning VFX. The water fall scenes and some shots during the fight sequences with Kalakeya have been executed brilliantly.
The way Rajamouli has conceptualized the visuals will be a learning lesson for a generation of aspiring film makers. Even though Rajamouli’s screenplay dips a bit here and there, his larger than life approach is what makes this film such a visual treat.
Male Leads & Supporting Cast
Few CG Shots are below par
While the world sits up in anticipation of S S Rajamouli’s ambitious, 160 odd crore period – drama, it’s got to be said that Baahubali is a film of queer contradictions. Technically, it blasts open the hypotheses of cinema and goes where few have attained earlier. There is enough here that will excite and beatify fans. But there’s also a lot in it that exacerbates normal crowd. For a visually game-changing film, Rajamouli opts for a folklore and love story that are way too common and at times, even moth-eaten.
Verdict - NOT TO BE MISSED
Rating : 3.5/5