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Bahubali - Movie Review

Cast: Prabhas, Tamannaah Bhatia, Rana Daggubati; Director: SS Rajamouli; Rating: *** (3 stars)

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SS Rajamouli and Karan Johar come together for the first time with a war epic, Bahubali. What claims to be the most expensive project to be made in Indian cinema, does keep to its word, but also has its set of flaws and loop holes. Let's take a look at what we liked and what we didn't in the war epic.

What we liked:

The VFX: By far this has been the best VFX an Indian movie has ever been able to come up with. The way the movie has so well shot along with the VFX that one can hardly differentiate between the effects and the real shoot. The use of international artists for the VFX has surely proven to be the best decision by the makers of this movie.

Performances, all of them: Rajamouli has definitely got the best casting for his film. To start with the main star cast; Prabhas, who is the lead in the film has the perfect physic of a warrior and does justify the velour too. He has done his part well, even his romantic chemistry with Tamannah has summed up quite well on screen. Prabhas definitely personifies the term macho. Tamannah herself has done quite a good role. Her action sequences are the most noteworthy in the movie. Rana Dagubati plays the negative lead in the film. He dribbles sheer venom through his performance. He looks amazing onscreen and has awesome screen presence.

Locations: Even though a major share of the look of the movie are because of the special effects, but the locations are quite breathe taking too.

And then what we didn't:

Stretchy content: Probably because it is a period drama, it gets a little unbearable to sit through almost three hours of it. The editing doesn't seem in place and thus a lot of unwanted elements are seen in the movie. The movie actually couldn't be ended in three hours and thus promises for the next part in 2016, with a title, 'Babubali: the conclusion'

The awkward Hindi dubbing:  No matter how nice the content of the film is, any south based movie dubbed in Hindi, has to become a complete turn off when dubbed in Hindi. Do get to a Telegu or Tamil version with sub-titles, to get the true essence of the film.

All in all the movie is definitely worth a watch to see the different kind of storytelling. Women could surely go ogle at both Prabhas and Rana. So this weekend do go in for the war epic before Bhaijaan is all ready to jam the movie theatres.


Anita Menon

Tamannaah Bhatia Karan Johar Rana Daggubati Baahubali 

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slyther_in 5 years ago Bahubali was the most awaited telugu movie. And its going to be a blockbuster for sure
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Viji79 5 years ago @mounika, I am Tamil currently residing in Pune. On a daily basis I explain to atleast a handful of people that not all south. Indian states speak Tamil. I just remember the dialogue from chak de and just smile to myself. All the best to bahubali team. I am so looking forward to watch it in theatres.
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-Mounika- 5 years ago Telegu or Tamil version
oh please!!!its TELUGU for god sakes!! I dont understand why but many think south indian industry is just tollywood industry is there and its TELUGU..Iam glad rajmouli made tollywood popular all over the world..good luck!!
yet to watch it and i know his screen play will be mind boggling one with which no one can make out what flaws he has done..such great charm he has in his screen play.
the best ex is maghadheera where he made it a blockbuster even with its meaning less story
good luck baahubali hope it creates wonders and make telugu industry proud:)
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FreedomOfSpeech 5 years ago I juz Heart rajamouli movies. It will do blast alwayzzz. Its time to rock tollywood. Let Dem show the power of our Tollywood . All d very best to BAAHUBALI
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K.S. 5 years ago Prabhas u rock man...undoubtedly d casting wil b amazing...prabhas,anushkaa,rana,ramya krishna...hav ti watch but tickets r not available fr next two weeks..
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RheaSingh 5 years ago I am doubtful whether this movie would be able to recover its investment, quite expensively made. ah haan, i don't think so.
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