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A rewarding, riveting finale!
Baahubali-2 is probably the best conclusion that one could come up with for what was presented two years ago. It may have its off points here and there, but those are third world problems in comparison to the filmic giant we have in front of us. This is a film which will be put on the wall for centuries to come, setting a new benchmark now for big films from India. Its time for the world to look for Rajamouli, and chant his name.
Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka, Tamannah, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Kiccha Sudeep, Naseer, Rohini & many others
Cinematography: KK Senthil Kumar
Music: MM Keeravani
Editing: Venkateswara Rao Kotagiri
Story: KV Vijayendra Prasad
Dialogues: Madhan Karky
Art Direction: Manu Jagadh
Production Designer: Sabu Cyril
Costume Designer: Prashanti Tipirineni & Rama Rajamouli
Stunts Team: Peter Hein, Kaloyan Vodenicharov, King Solomon & Lee Whittaker
Choreography: Dinesh Kumar & Prem Rakshith
VFX Supervisor: RC Kamala Kannan
Animation Director: Srinivas Mohan
Animation Studio: Makuta VFX
Sound Designing Team: PM Satheesh & Debajit Changmai
Screenplay & Direction: SS Rajamouli
Proudced by: Arka Mediaworks
Distribution: K Productions
Release Date: 28-04-2017
Run Time: 02:48:00
With Baahubali – The Conclusion, SS Rajamouli transcends the highest barrier in Indian cinema with absolute conviction, visual splendor and elegance. This is easily the biggest film to come out of our industry, and by big, I don’t only mean the budget and the grandeur, but also the power of its characters who will be etched in your minds for years to come.
It is not easy to keep up to the towering expectations set by the team, in addition to all the hype and the questions which arose from the first film. Yet, Rajamouli’s staging is so good that it becomes very comfortable to get plugged into that world and be one among the Magizhmadians, watching their glorious tale. It’s great to see him do away with all the amateur romance like the first part, and balance out his love snippets with strong action blocks.
The first half of Baahubali 2 is completely riveting, unveiling scene by scene in a spotless fashion. Come the interval block, goosebumps galore all round with things sitting perfectly. By trying to make the story look a lot more detailed, the second half does drag around a bit. But hold on, Rajamouli comes back with a clap-worthy sequence just when you sense a slide in the proceedings. And that, is Baahubali’s biggest asset. Baahubali is a leap launch-pad for Prabhas, who has learnt and unlearnt a lot in the process. His screen presence in the titular role is a dream, and he is ably supported by Anushka who has lots to do in the second instalment.
The rapport between the lead pair makes them even more alluring to watch, especially in a combat sequence which will leave the wolf whistlers busy. While the other lead actors like Rana Daggubati adequately fit in, it is the characters of Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan who steal the show. Sathyaraj in particular, is the fulcrum of the whole story and gets equally good screen time as Prabhas, performing to the zenith.
Full marks to the men and the women behind the camera, for Baahubali is a stone without them. Senthil’s camerawork brings a wonderland right before your eyes, while the costume and the prop work is on point too. The minds and the bulk behind the stunts are sure to give other Indian films a run for their money, as they put together some of the finest work we have ever been blessed to see on screen. Along with MM. Keeravani’s pulsating background score, Baahubali-2’s fight sequences are nothing less than action porn.
At an aerial view, Baahubali-2 is probably the best conclusion that one could come up with for what was presented two years ago. It may have its off points here and there, but those are third world problems in comparison to the filmic giant we have in front of us. This is a film which will be put on the wall for centuries to come, setting a new benchmark now for big films from India. Its time for the world to look for Rajamouli, and chant his name.