Baahubali 2 Review: SS Rajmouli’s magnum opus mythic fantasy edition comes to an end with the Baahubali 2: The Conclusion starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka in the lead characters. The highly anticipated movie is releasing today worldwide in over 9000 screens, the first Indian movie to get such a massive opening, irrespective of the fact that it is not from the Khans of Bollywood. After the first part of Baahubali, Prabhas got pan-India recognition and we think the success of the movie is that the movie aroused curiosity within audiences making them to wait short of couple of years. Let’s not drag much about the impact of the movie and get straight into the review of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
If you don’t want to spoil the fun of excitement of watching Baahubali 2 in theatres, just walk out right away, as we may reveal some part of the story. The second part of Baahubali series follows the trails of the first part and unties the knot by revealing answers that moviegoers were expecting for a long time.
Sivagami (Ramya Krishna) designates Amarendra Baahubali (Prabhas) as the future king of Mahishmathi, goes on a trip through his kingdom to understand the ground reality in order to administrate the kingdom valoursly and righteously on her advice. During his trip, he meets Devasena, the princess of Kunthala kingdom and falls in love with her at the first sight. At the same time, Bhallaladeva (Rana Daggubati) and his father (Nasser) have been waiting for a right time to seek their revenge as the throne was awarded to Amarendra in the first place.
Bhallaladeva comes to know Amarendra’s love affair and plots a political divulge to capture the throne of Mahishmathi kingdom. Trouble for Amarendra starts when Bhallaladeva approaches Sivagami and conceives her that he wants to marry Devasena. Without knowing Amarendra’s love episode, Sivagami decides to make alliance with Kunthala kingdom and the rest of the story deals with the consequences in line with her decision. How Mahendra Baahubali avenges the assassination of his father Amarendra Baahubali forms the crux of the story.
Review & Analysis
Though, it’s a usual political revenge family drama, what made people wait so long for Baahubali 2 and the massive opening that it got is evident through advance bookings is that SS Rajamouli and the grandeur of the movie. There’s no doubt that visuals are splendid that we haven’t seen so far whne it comes to Indian movies. Everything in the movie is extravagant – screenplay, visuals, VFX, editing, and background score. The first half has an engaging narration and plot that mostly showcases the romance of Amarendra and Devasena and finishes off with an intriguing interval block.
The second half highlights the inside politics and betrayal within king’s family that leads to spectacular climax battle. SS Rajamouli stood great at family politics, war sequences, impressive graphics and intriguing screenplay but he fails to impress with the comedy part. Slow pace in the second half is what something that has to be complained, but other than that, it’s a great movie to watch. Cinematography, editing, VFX, music are fantastic.
Prabhas and Rana are the two pillars of the movie who deserves to get standing ovation for their outstanding performance. Baahubali 2 will be Prabhas’s best in his career as he had done a terrific job here. Though he has done two roles – Amarendra Baahubali and Mahendra Baahubali, the success is that he made audience to believe that both charters were done by two different persons because of the variations he shown in both characters. Rana deserves applauses for his commanding performance. All artists have done perfect job in their respective roles.
Verdict: Just go for it.