Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubatti, Anushka Shetty, Tamannah Bhatia, Ramya Krishnan, Nasser & Satyaraj
Story: Vijayendra Prasad
Dialogues: C H Vijay Kumar & Ajay Kumar
Music: M M Keeravani
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Cinematography: K K Senthil Kumar
Producer: Arka Media Works
Screenplay & Direction: S S
Finally, the most awaited Indian movie of the year, Baahubali 2:
The Conclusion, is out and the madness surrounding the movie seems
unexplainable and unmatchable. Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? The
reason is, ah no, let me not reveal it here but instead leave you
to get the answer from the cinema halls.
Let us not find out what the story offers to the audience in
this section as the visual extravaganza and the storyline needs to
be found out and enjoyed in theatres. However, the movie is more
than a paisa-vasool experience for its various technical highlights
in the movie.
Screenplay: Screenplay is the major highlight
of the movie which doesn't lag any bit. Hero elevation sequences
are at its pinnacle and goosebumps are felt at many instances.
Scene writing and knitting of sequences makes the audience look
forward to the subsequent proceedings as the same doesn't cause any
Dialogues: Crisp, neat and at times,
connecting. There are no over-the-top dialogues but still commands
cheerful responses from the audience.
Editing: Sharp editing with smooth transitions.
Scenes doesn't jump from one to another abruptly though the
backdrop, colour combination and lighting varies between two
connecting scenes - thanks to the editor for a commendable
Cinematography: KK Senthil Kumar deserves a
special mention as it's his cinematography which shows the grandeur
in an even bigger scale than it actually is. Arial shots of two
kingdoms, low angle shot of the protagonist or rendition of
Devasena's beauty on screen; every single scene captivates the mood
and attention of audience. This movie would take Senthil to places,
courtesy - his quality output.
VFX: Right from the titling to the climax which
includes the magical work in songs and in action sequences, the
effort put in by the VFX team is pretty evident. However, a couple
of sequences seem a bit patchy and gives a feeling that the same
could have been rendered better.
Music: Soul of the movie, M M Keeravani. Songs
at right places are to be decided by the director while songs with
right mix and blending them in tandem with the script, is the job
of a music director and this legendary music director has won hands
If Saahore song makes you smile because of its heroic
composition, then Dandalayya might move you into tears for
its powerful composition. Background music alone conveys right
emotions and adds a major booster to the sequences and stands
parallel to the performances of the actors.
Performances: It's hard to pick out the best
from the whole pack as it seemed to be a jugalbandi of sorts
between actors. Satyaraj as Kattappa has delivered a refined
performance complemented by his experience. Though he has not
dubbed for the Telugu version of the movie, his facial expressions
and body language suiting the timeline has been showcased extremely
Nasser, he makes you laugh and he makes you angry!
Characterization has been rightly justified by his acting skills
and, one gets a feeling that Bijjala Deva is a modern
After Padayappa, this is definitely the best character Ramya
Krishnan has portrayed. If her acting prowess weighs a ton then her
expression through eyes weighs another ton. Be it her facial
expressions, her intensity or her voice modulation, Sivagami, at
times overshadows every single character of the movie.
Nothing much about Avantika aka Tamannaah as she hardly appears
in two frames.
Devasena is beautiful, courageous, wise and brave. Of course,
same are the qualities expected out a girl who wishes to marry
Amarendra Bahubali. Anushka gets a meaty role and she has gone the
extra mile to squeeze out every bit of the obtained
Evil can't get evil anymore. If at all the same happens, then it
can be named as Bhallala Deva. His might, his hunger for power, his
greed and his malevolent nature makes his a perfect antagonist.
Subtle expressions from Rana and his intents show what a mighty
performer this hunk is.
For the man who dedicated 5 years of his life, for the man who
thought nothing apart from Baahubali, this success is not too huge
and he deserves every bit of it. Prabhas appears a hero not just in
the movie, but in the eyes of the kids who throng theatres.
He is a performer who can convey loads of emotions without
appealing through his muscular strength. One cannot think of any
possible star apart from Prabhas for the movie for his all-round
Direction: S S Rajamouli, the name which
appears initially on the title card and the stamp which marks at
the end. It's the stamp of the ace director not just on the movie,
but on Telugu cinema. Superstar Rajinikanth had once said that SS
Rajamouli would be the biggest technician of Indian cinema and with
the Bahubali series, the dynamic director proved the Superstar
right in all sense.
This man knows how to set camera angles, what VFX composition
needs to be in place and what dynamics need to applied to make a
shot look near perfect. He seem to have known the pulse of the
audience and yes, he is a winner!
Highlight: Interval Bang - goosebumps overload
throughout the scene.
Downside: Action sequences (if logic is used!).
Final Verdict: A sure shot blockbuster at the box office and a neat entertainer for the audience. And more than anything, a movie experience for a lifetime!