The storm called Baahubali(Bahubali) had almost brought many parts of Tamil Nadu to a halt before its release and such was the hype hovering around this SS Rajamouli's magnum opus. Does the movie offer what it promised? How is Baahubali(Tamil)? Check out our review to know.
Shiva, played by Prabhas, takes birth in the vast kingdom of
Mahishmati and grows up wondering what might be stacked up on a
hill top near his tribal village, which according to him is a
fantasy world (it surely looks like one).
While how Shiva achieves his long term goal of scaling up the
mountain is told with limited fascination, the story then takes us
back to Shiva's parents, Amarendra Baahubali and Devasena, played
by Prabhas(dual role) and Anushka respectively.
Palvaalthevan, played by Rana Daggubati appears as the
protagonist, influencing the life of Amarendra Baahubali and
Devasena in a bad way. Who is he, what does he do and what role
does he play in Shiva's life forms the crux of this visually grand
Though Prabhas has put in all the efforts in the world to live
up to his screen name, Baahubali, his lip-sync is pretty ordinary
for a highly anticipated film. One might also feel that he could've
showcased a little more anger and vengeance through his eyes in
scenes which scream for emotions.
Rana Daggubati shines throughout and is extremely convincing and
powerful as a baddie(which you expect in a Rajamouli film). He even
outperforms Prabhas several times.
Anushka and Tamannaah provide two different shades, look wise
and acting wise Anushka is unstoppable. It would be a shame if her
screen space is limited in Baahubali 2. Tamannaah's acting
is way below par.
The VFX stands tall from the beginning (except a few shots). The
artificially generated waterfall and the entire kingdom of
Mahishmati deserves a huge applause. In fact, visual brilliance
helps Baahubali bail out of trouble, for it lacks a
The film takes time to settle in the first half which is slow
and lacks fascination. The whole of Baahubali depends on
its fast paced second half and the climax will leave you wanting
Cinematographer KK Senthil Kumar has used the angles well to
provide the film an ancient look. His efforts to make the movie
visually believable might fetch him an award.
Bckground score by MM Keeravani adds strength to
Baahubali. Editor Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao fails to make
the first half interesting but achieves exactly that in the second.
Wrong placement of an item song comes as a speed breaker in the
With so much of hype surrounding the movie, Baahubali
might disappoint you in terms of its content. Having said that,
visually this movie is a class apart and provides a whole new
Check out the slides below for some of the best scenes
and interesting information regarding the movie:
The film was shot using Arri Alexa XT cameram, making
Baahubali Rajamouli's first film using digital
camera. The principal photography began at Rock Gardens in Kurnool
on 6th July 2013.
Tamil lyricist Madhan Karky has written the dialogues for the
Tamil version. The dialogues are on the lines of yesteryear Tamil
historical movies like Manohara and Nadodi
The film's action sequences were taken care by Peter Hein, who
revealed that each and every shot was dealt carefully. For a
particular action sequence, the Sivaji stunt master
had to handle around 2000 stuntmen and elephants.
A song featuring Prabhas and Tamannaah was shot in a specially
erected set in Ramoji Film City and was choreographed by K
Sabu Cyril's Art Work
During the film's shoot for a particular sequence, Tamannaah
stood under an artificial tree. She was actually tied to the tree
to make sure she wasn't taken away by the strong winds.
Sequences In Bulgaria
The film's unit shifted to Bulgaria for a 25-day schedule in
2014. Though it was reported that the schedule was relocated to the
foreign country as it couldn't take place in Hyderabad, the team
refused such speculations and revealed that Bulgaria was always a
part of the plan.
Prabhas was said to be admitted in an ICU battling several
health issues and injuries inflicted while shooting for the movie.
The actors however, rubbished such claims.
Rana Daggubati has silenced his critics by delivering a strong
performance in the movie.
Sathyaraj's character is of prime importance in the movie and
the veteran actor has once again delivered the goods.
Though Nassar's character is limited, he has made his presence
felt in whichever scenes he appears.