Baahubali: The Beginning.


I don’t know of nor have heard of any of the cast, director, or any other team member involved in making this movie. It is a film made in Telugu but dubbed in Hindi, and other Indian languages but thankfully, not subtitled in the version in Hindi that I saw yesterday afternoon. All I knew about this movie was that it was breaking all box office records for the first few days and that the reviews were all giving it unusually consistent and high ratings.

For the first time since I started going to movies in multiplexes, I saw a hall almost full with viewers and everyone of them was glued to her/his seat and everyone also totally disappointed with the tame ending.  Everyone wanted the story to continue.

This movie is an extravaganza / spectacle in the league of famous hollywood spectacles and is comparable to them in every way. That it has been made here in India in Hyderabad is a matter of wonder for me and my partner in crime, Ramesh who too was as zapped as I was with it.  The two of us rarely agree fully on our reviews of films that we see together, but this was one such.

The story is pure myth but presented extremely well, the special effects, props, battle scenes, scale, photography, costumes, action etc are all on epic scale and totally mesmerising. My disappointment is that this was the beginning and the conclusion is scheduled for 2016 as shown on the screen at a critical point of the story and that was the tame ending that I mentioned earlier.

All in all, a movie worth seeing and I have no hesitation giving it[rating=6] rating.

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