Sunday, July 12, 2015

Baahubali - The epic larger than life movie you need to watch

(Firstly, have to thank my friends Pranita Mithbaonkar and Bhavesh Sharma for motivating me to watch this movie. If it wasn't for them I would have missed it and this review wouldn't have happened.)

S. S. Rajamouli hats-off.
If you don't follow Telugu cinema then you will not know about S. S. Rajamouli. I haven't seen any of his movies but the first movie of his that I heard about was Magadheera and the next movie which made him more prominent (in Bollywood) was Eega (better known as Makkhi in Hindi). There have only been 2 dubbed movies that I have watched in theatres and this one (Baahubali) has been the most expensive of the two for me.
Getting back to Baahubali, the scale at which this movie has been made is just unbelievable for an Indian movie. The set pieces, the locations, the characterization, the action were all just brilliant. You have to watch it to believe how Indian cinema has come a long way in churning out movies that want to compete with Hollywood. Enthiran (Robot) and Ra. One had set some highs in terms of the CGI being used in movies, but this movie has set the bar higher. And only someone from the south could have taken the risk of making such a movie.
The 1st half of the 1st half was ok (a few good stunts) but towards the end of 1st half is where the movie picks up pace. The 2nd half is where the most CGI has been used. It's a two part movie and like most movies which are made in parts, this too has something in the end that will leave you thinking and definitely buy tickets for the next part. It will be a lie to say that this movie is not inspired by other period dramas (movies and tv shows).
The risk has paid off. The last 45 minutes of the movie are worth spending the money on. One thing you will notice is that everyone who has worked on the movie have really worked for making it a success. The actors, and the director have done a brilliant job. Go watch it and don't miss it for anything.