Why Kattapa killed Baahubali finally revealed. Bahubali 2 review and ratings
Bahubali 2 review and ratings: Why Kattapa killed Baahubali finally revealed, Anushka Shetty and Prabhas’ love story, SS Rajamouli’s genius act makes Baahubali 2 a great watch.
Not just Prabhas and Rana Daggubati, even we movie buffs need to be grateful to SS Rajamouli for attempting and succeeding to pull off a magnum opus like Bahubali. While the fan frenzy around the film was obvious prior to the release, it is when I tried to book the tickets of the film after a press show cancellation that I realised people’s anticipation for the Bahubali 2: The Conclusion. When you walk into a packed theatre you gauge what people are going to be thinking about a movie. And from the public opinion in the multiplex I went to this movie has BLOCKBUSTER written all over! So without any further wait let’s dig straight into the movie review…
What’s the film about:
For those of you who watched Bahubali: The Beginning, I bet it’s that one question that haunted you for almost two years now – why Kattappa killed Bahubali? Well, let me tell you on the outset tell there’s more to the movie than just that big suspense. The story starts with a sneak peek at the current situation in the Maheshmati kingdom. The king has died and his wife also passes away on delivering a baby boy. There’s a situation to which Sivagami rises up and manages win over the people of Maheshmati. And yes she also does surprise her people with quite a few decisions that she makes both for her subjects and her own family. Amarendra Baahubali is SS Rajamouli’s version of Ram, only he is more real while addressing issues and manages to offend quite a few. Bhallaladev is the typical villain and you’d want him dead right from the beginning unfortunately the wait is real long.
Well, SS Rajamouli is. The man manages to make you enjoy even some of the most average moments in the film with his cinematic excellence. He tells you a story that can be enjoyed in its individuality. He also ensures that you’re a part of Baahubali’s world and dig into it even when the story sometimes lacks meat.
Prabhas is endearing and inspiring as Amarendra Baahubali. He is the king that you’d adore for his innocence and sincerity. the actor manages to become a superhero and he has SS Rajamouli to thank. Prabhas’ romance with Anushka Shetty in the first half is the soul of this film. Rana Daggubati manages to stand tall and we’re not talking about his hulk-like frame. Rana as Bhallaladeva is conniving, sly and deadly. He’s thirsty for power, vengeance and his deep sense of insecurity is visible even when he’s cool as a cucumber in many scenes.
DOP Senthil Kumar proves why Rajamouli trusts him with a film as HUGE as this one. The background score is perfect too. Actors like Satyaraj and Nassar stand out even in their character roles.
What to do:
This is India’s one such movie that matches with Hollywood standards (since that’s a benchmark we consider) and it is made at a budget that might shock the west. SS Rajamouli is the hero of this film, he gives you a superhero like Prabhas aka Baahubali a super villain like Rana Daggubati aka Bhallaladev. But above all he manages to give you a film that has action, emotion, drama and a love story. So don’t miss an effort that will make you proud and most importantly keep you entertained.
The film does not boast of a great music track. The songs fail to make an impact. Tammannaah Bhatia is a distraction and looks uncomfortable as a warrior woman. The makers could have been a little strict on edit, but guess it breaks ones heart when you’ve put blood and sweat to make each scene the way it is in Baahubali. May be that is why the climax doesn’t have the impact one would expect and becomes a little too stretched.
IMDB Rating 9.3