Movie Review – “Bahubali”

A movie which cost INR 250 cr. to make and crossed grossing INR 300 cr right in the first few days of release is definitely not a movie to be missed. And it was definitely worth the watch. The story is set in 9th Century AD where brothers fight to become the king.

The movie starts with a Queen trying to protect a baby. The implication is clear that the baby is the hero, as the Queen dies saving him. He then grows up to be Shivudu (Prabhas) and aspires to climb the neighborhood hill. His aspirations take him to his destiny and that is how the movie comes to be.

Prabhas gives a wonderful performance as Shivudu and later as Bahubali. His innocence and determination made him adorable throughout the movie. The most powerful performance, however, was given by Ramya Krishnan as Queen Shivagami. Her portrayal of Queen oozed power and authority. Rana Daggubati as Bhallaldev was too good of a villain you could ask for in Historian movies. After seeing him in a romantic role, this one was a refreshing change – someone you would love to hate.

More than the story, the special effects took the cake. Of course, the VFX cost more than INR 85 cr, so it is bound to be amazing. Nothing was over the top. The way the story ended with a cliffhanger for the next movie also felt complete yet enticing. All those who watched this one is sure to catch up the next on as soon as it is released

Movie Bio

Baahubali: The Beginning, also presented as Bāhubali: The Beginning (English: The One With Strong Arms) is a 2015 Indian bilingual epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli. Produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni, it is the first of two cinematic parts. The film was simultaneously made in Telugu and Tamil and dubbed into Hindi, Malayalam and French languages. Baahubali: The Beginning features an ensemble cast of Prabhas, Rana, Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty in lead roles. Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar, Adivi Sesh, Tanikella Bharani and Sudeep appear in supporting roles. (Source – Wiki)

Baahubali: The Beginning was released worldwide on the 10th of July 2015 to positive reviews from critics, and it recorded the highest-grossing opening for an Indian film at the box-office. As of 20 July 2015, it is the 4th highest grossing Indian film of all time. The final part is scheduled for release in 2016. (Source – Wiki)

Fun Facts
  • 90% of the movie was shot in Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad
  • Fastest movie to cross INR 200 cr. gross collection
  • The waterfall scene is acutally shot at Athirapally waterfalls in Kerala, over which VFX are added.
  • A new language has been created for the Kalakeya’s tribe, called Kilikil langugage. It has 748 words with set 40 grammar rules
  • Movie took almost 3 years in making

(Source – IMDB)

Check out the official trailer of the Epic Movie here