Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion (movie review)

Finally explains why Kattappa killed Baahubali

  


By Paresh B. Mehta

Genre: Family   Recommended: General Audience   Released: 28 April 2017
Starring: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar
Directed by: S. S. Rajamouli

Baahubali 2 movie review

Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion is the Hindi dubbed version of the Telugu film

This is the long-awaited sequel and probably the conclusion to Baahubali: the Beginning, which turned out to be one of the top-grossing Indian epic historical fantasy films of all-time.

Baahubali: The Conclusion picks up again with our hero Shiva aka Mahendra Baahubali (Prabhas), in his journey as he comes to terms with his legacy and the responsibility placed on him by this knowledge.

Mahendra’s quest aims to find the answer to the question that’s been plaguing the viewers since long: Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali (Mahendra Baahubali’s father) ?

Baahubali 2 is the best ever realistic Indian action-thriller ever made which transports the viewer to a different era – the world of kings and warriors. The story is laced with instances of greed and lust for power inspired from Ramayana and Mahabharata.

The film has brothers fighting for power and love, jealousy, deceit and killing like the narrated stories in our epics.

We can as well say that it is no good to be ethical and blindly righteous so much that one can be easily manipulated inviting wrath and danger to your loved ones.

What we have here is the best ever CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) in an Indian film which is on par with the ones like Lord of the Rings.

And without giving away too much, those who were so curious about why Katappa Killed Baahubali will get the answer in this big screen action drama.

There cannot be comparison to those epic films of the past in the times where there nobody had heard of the concept of CGIs and yet the brave filmmakers came out with films like Mughal e Azam or the famous chariot race in Ben Hur, the opulence of Ten Commandments and the likes.

One should remember that those films were produced and shot in real locations with hundreds and thousands of warriors waging a fierce battle during a typical war scene.

Okay, so here we have an India-made film so laden with special effects on such a scale which had worked in favour of Baahubali the first part. In a span of over 2 years since then, we are then fed with several mythological Television serials using such advanced CGI. The difference here is that you are watching it on wide screen with advanced sound effects.

Positive aspects of the film are best on par with the west CGI effects which give a realistic impression of the glory and the grandeur of the kingdoms of that era.

It is the loud background music and dialogues which strain your ears.

It is a visual treat watching the forces battle on the ground on huge canvas, the glory and grandeur of the Indian era gone by.

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Cast:
Prabhas as Amarendra Baahubali/ Mahendra Baahubali alias Shiva
Rana Daggubati as Bhallala Deva
Anushka Shetty as the Princess / Rajmata (Queen Mother) Devasena
Ramya Krishnan as Maharani (Queen) / Rajmata (Queen Mother) Sivagami
Sathyaraj as Kattappa
Tamannaah as Avanthika
Nassar as Bijjaladeva (father of Bhallala Deva)
Subbaraju as Kumara Varma, maternal uncle of Devasena
Prudhviraj as Prime Minister of the Kunthala Kingdom
Meka Ramakrishna as Jaya Varma (King of Kunthala)
Rohini as Sanga

Credits:
Production Company – Arka Media Works
Directed by S. S. Rajamouli
Produced by Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography – K. K. Senthil Kumar
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Written by Manoj Muntashir
Screenplay by S. S. Rajamouli
Story by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
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