Direction : S.S.Rajamouli
Production : Arka Media Works
Starring : Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Sudeep, Nassar
Music : M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography : K. K. Senthil Kumar
Editing : Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
A pioneer with the galloping intelligence that is vividly displayed in all his movies – SS Rajamouli has been an emblematic symbol of Indian cinema, where his ideas stand precisely newfangled. With an impeccable brilliance adorning a normal reincarnation tale in ‘Naan Ee’ (otherwise as some rumour mongers claim it to be a Desi version of ‘Cockroach’), the iconic master is back with ‘Baahubali’ franchise, they sternly takes Indian cinema to the next level. A remarkable fiction that holds strongly with the substantial aspects and indeed the auteur breaks the misconceptions of many that he might get slightly cautious and unimaginative over this genre…
It happens when a big ticket arrives in mammoth style and Rajamouli; the sangfroid man delivers a power-packed show that many times keeps you spellbound even with the normal sequences.
Prabhas is seen as a child survived by Ramya Krishna as a baby and is later raised by a tribal group.. Unaware about his lineage, he grows inside the forests like a Tarzan and sooner gets to know about his real identity of being the song of a Warrior King (Prabhas again) and Deva Sena (Anushka). The latter one is now tied outside the palace like an animal and is ill-treated, but she is sure that her son would come back and revive the situations by knocking down the villainous Rana Daggubati.
It’s not just the pounding and martial fury that establishes the realms of SS Rajamouli, but flawless and engaging dialogues, especially the one we hear during the final sequence “A man who kills 100 is a warrior, but the one who saves a life is God” and you turn irresistibly punched with emotional excitements to pump out the applause. Perhaps, it takes some times for the film to settle down with the right moment. Say for instance, the first hour is spangled with some slow-paced sequences, but even the slightest of them are embellished with newness. Be it the romantic encounters between Prabhas and Tamannaah are poignantly pleasant. It evidently showcases the meticulous craftsmanship of SS Rajamouli here. The heroisms adorned with excellent so dialogues that send out some exciting adrenaline rush and Goosebumps are colossal. Moreover, the astounding stunt choreography by Peter Hein is beyond grandiloquence that comes well in handy with art department and CGI. The background score by MM Keeravani is mind-boggling as it keeps you thrilled and excited with the happenings in visuals.
No words to describe the enormous hard works that everyone in the film have extended for the astounding results. Prabhas and Rana Daggubati – These machos ignite the sense of incredibleness in every frame and pull out the best show overall. Not to miss the magnanimous war sequences. Although, Anushka appears only in few sequences, her characterisation has been much etched with fabulous aspects. Sathyaraj keeps you in awe of his A-one performance. Be his dialogue deliveries and his outstanding stunt sequences, especially the twist he offers during the film’s climax, it’s splendid. Ramya Krishnan and her dialogue deliveries turn theatres into huge applause. Nasser is extraordinary. Tamannaah looks gorgeous and beautiful with some resplendent performance.
1. Everything from the grand set works, art department, costumes, background score and cinematography. Especially, the mind blowing visual effects.
2. Brilliant casting of actors and their fabulous performances.
3. The war sequences in the second half.
What doesn’t work?
1. Nothing in special, except the usual premise of vengeance seeking and redemption.
2. Songs could have been better
Not often the occasions arrive, where the audiences feel so much satisfied and gratified and SS Rajamouli in spite of handling a great epic story of Indian backdrops has made it happen with lots of commercial elements and grandiloquence.
Verdict : An epical masterpiece of world cinema from India
Rating : 7.5/10
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