Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Genre: Action, Drama
Director: SS Rajamouli
Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan
Being screened at QFX Cinemas
Featuring the grand empire of Mahismati, its valiant crown prince, game of throne, jaw dropping action sequences, the answer to why Kattappa killed Baahubali, and visually rich special effects, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is spectacular to say the least.
The long wait (of about two years) of Baahubali fans has come to an end with this new release — the sequel to Baahubali: The Beginning. And the latest instalment, like the first film, is worth watching.
Baahubali 2 begins from where the first film ended, along with showcasing major incidents of part one in flashback technique. In the latest installment, Kattappa (Sathyaraj), the excellent warrior with great abilities, tells Shivudu or Mahendra Baahubali (Prabhas) about his father Amarendra Baahubali (Prabhas). Amarendra is a magnificent warrior, true lover of Devasena (Anushka Shetty), obedient son to Sivagami (Ramya Krishnan) and most lovable crown prince of the people. On the other hand, Sivagami’s biological son Bhallaladeva (Rana Daggubati) doesn’t want to let go of the kingdom. The twists and turns continue when the game of throne begins.
Directed by SS Rajamouli, Baahubali 2 is magnificent. The larger-than-life movie takes the audience once again to the Mahismati kingdom — the huge palace and its epic story. The director has made an absolutely pitch-perfect film.
The pace is good. The first-half has depicted Amarendra’s heroic tale and his love story with Devasena, the princess of Kuntaal kingdom. The jokes of great warrior Kattappa amuse the audience in the first-half.
In the second-half, the conflict between Devasena and Sivagami, Bhallaladeva’s plan and its executions are marvelous. Rajamouli skillfully builds suspense and maintains it till the end. Although the story reminds one of a typical folk tale where the prince has to save his kingdom, the film’s presentation is outstanding.
The screenplay, written by Rajamouli himself, is perfect. And the dialogues with punch, written by Manoj Muntashir and Vijayendra Prasad, make it difficult to resist clapping often times. Cinematographer Senthil Kumar has captured the scenic beauty perfectly. Not only the grandeur of Mahismati, Kumar has also portrayed the paradise-like Kuntaal — a small yet beautiful kingdom on the foothills of the mountains with green forest, and waterfalls.
Another noteworthy part of the film is its special effects. Be it the use of arrows against huge army, scenes of killing wild animals, use of brunt animal horns in war or unique use of coconut trees to enter the palace — everything is picture perfect and unseen before.
The action scenes are spectacular — they are adventurous, crucial and deadly.
Shetty as Devasena is natural and outstanding. Sathyaraj as Kattappa and Krishnan as Sivagami are apt. Daggubati as Bhallaladeva has excelled as dangerous villain.
Once again, Prabhas as Amarendra Baahubali steals the show. He mesmerises you as the perfect, charismatic and valiant prince, like in the folk tales.
MM Keeravani’s composition Saahore Baahubali is energetic while Kannaa Nidurinchara and Hamsa Naava are pleasing to the ears.