Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which could rightly be termed as the biggest Indian movie till date, has made a grand release today(April 28, 2017). The film, directed by SS Rajamouli ranks high on expectations and is expected to repeat the magic of its prequel.
In Kerala, the Malayalam dubbed version of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has also graced the theatres, simultaneously. Global United Media has brought the magnum opus to the theatres in Kerala.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion starts off from where the story ended in its prequel, Baahubali: The Beginning.The film takes you through the events that happen after Sivagami Devi declares Amarendra Baahubali as the next king of Mahishmathi.
Read on to know how the cast & crew members of the film have fared for the movie..
Director - SS Rajamouli
Hats off to this man, who has yet again proved why he is one of the best film-makers of current day Indian cinema. He is in complete control of the product and he has the knack to keep the viewers glued to their seat.
There isn't a single moment in the film, where one would think of taking a yawn. Credits to this man who has shown Indian cinema that such big products are feasible in our market, as well.
He rightly knows the pulse of the audiences and delivers mass, class, emotional and comical sequences in the right proportions, remaining well within the demands of the storyline.
For eg, you ought to watch the portions before the interval punch. The way Rajamouli has conceptualised those scenes is incomparable.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion retains almost the entire cast from its prequel. Prabhas is in top gear as Amarendra Baahubali and it is this character that rules most of the portions of the movie. More importantly, he has been able to make both Amarendra Baahubali and Mahendra Baahubali distinct characters, with his performance.
Ramya Krishnan once again proves why she is one of the best acting talents of Indian film industry. We simply couldn't think anybody other than her in the shoes of Sivagami. Anushka Shetty gets has got more number of scenes in this sequel and she has done a brilliant job.
Sathyaraj takes forward his brilliant act from the first part and this time, we can see the actor's comical side, as well. Rana Daggubati & Nasser too, score high with their antagonistic acts. Tamannaah doesn't have much to do in this part.
Music & BGM – MM Keeravani
BGM of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is the soul of the film. It gels well with the mood of the movie and takes forward the viewers with full thrill.
Songs of the film are decent, with Bali Bali Baahubali being the pick among the lot. But, the dubbed versions of the songs are disappointing with the direct translation of lyrics to Malayalam, playing the spoilsport.
Production Designer– Sabu Cyril
Sabu Cyril, the man from Kerala is the prime architect behind the huge and breath-taking sets, which you could see in the film. The sets and the entire design are completely believable and due credits must be given to this man.
Cinematographer – KK Senthil Kumar
KK Senthil Kumar, once again, has done a neat job with the cinematography department. Some of the visuals are breath-taking, especially the frames that he set for certain sequences in the first half of the movie.
Other Technical Aspects
Editing of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is clean, neat and crisp and the section has been handled by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao. Costumes by Rama Rajamouli deserves a special mention. VFX works are exemplary and at the same time, it has faltered in some of the sequences in the climax but that doesn't take anything away from the great work of the team.
Well, it is a difficult task to describe Baahubali 2: The Conlusion with words. It is a film, that must be experienced in the theatres. Much like its prequel, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion wins hands down in taking the viewers to the world of Mahishmathi.
The first half of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is its biggest strength. One get to witness some never seen before action sequences(especially the arrow fight sequence involving Devasena & Amarendra Baahubali). The romantic track between Amarendra Baahubali & Devasena also looks convincing with a pleasant surprise package in the form of the humorous side of Kattappa.
Importantly, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has concentrated more on the emotonal side. the bond between Amarendra Baahubali & Kattappa and the former's unconditional love for his mother, Sivagami have been well traced in the film and thus making the viewers feel for the characters in the film. And such factors lay the perfect platform for Baahubali 2: The Conclusion to move forward smoothly.
On the negative side, one can talk about the pre-climax portions and the screenplay towards the end. Yes, it could have been better but that doesn't take away anything from the film's mightiness. The dubbing in Malayalam was good at parts and at some portions it paved way for some unintentional laughs.
There is a belief that sequels can't outdo their prequels. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has proved that wrong and the movie towers above everything like its lead character. Here is a film, which could be rightly termed as a masterpiece. While leaving the theatre, one would come out wanting a third part for the franchise, for sure.