Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – Movie Review

Story:K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Screenplay and Direction:S.S Rajamouli

Shivudu alias Mahendra Baahubali and Amarendra Baahubali(Prabhas)
Maharani Devasena (Anushka Shetty)
Bhallala Deva (Rana Daggubati)
Sivagami (Ramya Krishnan)
Bijjaladeva (Nassar)
Avanthika (Tamannaah)

Paisa Vasooli:4/5

Arguably the biggest question in the history of Indian Cinema, “Why did Katappa kill Baahubali?” After a long wait of 24 months, we finally have an answer. But the million dollar question is that was it worth the wait?

The protagonist of the film like last time is Amarendra Baahubali, an orphan, raised by Sivagami. Even though Deva is the rightful heir to the throne, Sivagami wants Baahubali to sit on it since he has the makings of a great leader and an earnest king. Deva, deeply agitated by this, manipulates Katappa and Sivagami to turn things in his favour.

To completely unravel this Magnum Opus, we have broken down our review in certain parts:

The Hype
No matter who was the star and what was the budget, the hype created on each and every platform is simply outstanding. Pick any form of media and it will only chant Baahubali. Where a modern day film will seek the help of Kapil Sharma to promote itself, this film has managed to be a Baahubali on its own merit.

The re-release of ‘Baahubali The Beginning‘ in certain cinemas to maintain the buzz and the social media campaigns conducted to support it has not only benefited this film but has also set a new benchmark in film promotions.

Is this really Regional cinema?
The answer is NO!!Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has surpassed the thresholds of a regional film. The entire nation is blown away by the Baahubali hurricane. This film is independent of age, gender, socio-economic class and the barriers of language. The whole country really does want an answer to the pivotal question, ” Why did Katappa Kill Baahubali?”

Was it worth the wait?
Absolutely!!We at The Movie Wala were a bit apprehensive regarding the eventual payoff. More often than not, sequels don’t really match up to its predecessor, but this one has raised the bar to the next level. The 2-year long wait to answer this quintessential question was not a waste. The sequel was definitely a satisfying conclusion.

When we focus on the film itself, it is an absolute treat to the eyes. The special effects for this film can walk shoulder to shoulder with any of the international blockbusters. The greatest victory of the film lies in the fact that even though it was very easy for the film to be compared to a ‘300′ or a ‘Gladiator’, this film saved its grace by having an identity of its own, just like the aforementioned classics.

It is just not fair to summarize the performances in a couple of lines, but if one has to do it with an adjective, it would be Superlative. Every actor involved has great credentials and they have absolutely lived up to their resumes. For the first time, we will leave it here and dig no further.

To sum up, this film is a festival. And one must only celebrate festivals, not rate them.

Verdict: Sit back and enjoy this carnival!!

About Aditya Kaul
He wants to make his life interesting but he's in a typical marketing 9-7 job which keeps him on his toes. He's better than that. Like every ordinary guy, he grabs his creative side and tries to do something extra ordinary. Like every ordinary generic person, this avatar represents the extraordinary version of himself.