First things first, let’s just give credit where it is due to the genius of S.S Rajamouli for having a vision so huge that it surpassed all of our expectations. Alright then, about Baahubali: The Conclusion.
Baahubali: The Begining ended with a shock ending, Kattappa stabbing Baahubali in the back. Lights came on and we did not know what to expect. After thousands of memes, millions of speculations and countless efforts of Social media to give us the spoiler (which were all Bullshit), we finally get to witness the epic saga, get a meaningful conclusion. (Oh come on, good always triumphs over evil. This is not a spoiler).
Talking about good triumphing over evil, Baahubali 2 at its core is very similar to Ramayana. The good king (Rama/Baahubali) who is the ideal son/husband/king with his wife (Sita/Devasena) who is loyal to him, will go anywhere her loving husband would take her, and the servant(Hanuman/Kattappa) who would do anything to prove his loyalty to the noble king. The twist here though is that the King stands up for his wife, the wife is a rebel with really strong beliefs and the loyal servant is more loyal to the throne.
Coming to the story, Baahubali 2 has its share of ups and downs, the latter being mostly due to the romantic tracks and a few of the comedy tracks which don’t come off because the comedy is lost in translation. But despite these, Baahubali works and boy, believe me, IT DOES!
The audacity to have a vision, the skills to convey that vision to a large number of people and finally to get that vision executed is AMAZING. From the moment the war starts, you are hooked, physically and mentally ready for the ride and boy, what a ride you have decided to hop on to!
Stunning visuals, never seen before CGI graphics and perfect performances by Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, and Anushka Shetty make it a once in a lifetime movie experience. In a never before seen event in a movie theater, I witnessed audience cheering at the internal point and believe me or not, most don’t even know the name of any hero in the movie but now, they are going to find out who they are and most probably, come back to watch this spectacle again.
The suspense though was very underwhelming, it does not shock you or moves you like the suspense of why Snape killed Dumbledore in Harry Potter but nevertheless, Rajamouli is true to his story and does not make this suspense the core of his new movie, it just becomes an important event which leads to the eventual demise of the evil king.
Believe the hype, this is a movie you dare not miss.