BAAHUBALI 2 MOVIE REVIEW


Review By : Release Date : Apr 28,2017 Movie Run Time : 2 hours 51 minutes
Censor Rating : U/A
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Baahubali 2 (aka) Bahubali 2 review
BAAHUBALI 2 CAST & CREW
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Production: Arka Media Works, Prasad Devineni, Shobu Yarlagadda
Cast: Anushka, Nasser, Prabhas, Ramya Krishnan, Rana Daggubati, Sathyaraj, Tamannaah
Direction: S S Rajamouli
Screenplay: S S Rajamouli
Story: K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Music: Maragadamani
Background score: Maragadamani
Cinematography: K K Senthil Kumar
Dialogues: Madhan Karky
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Art direction: Sabu Cyril

Easily the biggest Indian film of the year, Baahubali 2 is finally out for us to get entertained and take another trip to the magnificent Magizhmathi. An enthralling historical fantasy tale that shows how a royal family gets torn apart by sibling rivalry. We saw only a bit of the core plot in the first edition. This one is more extensive but is it as engrossing as the first part? Read to know more.

If you are looking to know 'why Kattappa killed Baahubali', we think you are peeping into a wrong window. This is a completely a spoiler-free review. But if you ask us how exciting is that twist, we would say, some would have guessed it right, some may not have, but Baahubali 2 has much more than just that.

Labeling this movie just as a visual wonder would be wrong as Baahubali franchise has a lot more that needs to be celebrated equally. It has some good emotions, fights that could compete with any international standard, a gripping screenplay that keeps you hooked right through and majorly a powerful revenge script filled with adequate mass moments. Every 15 minutes, you would have one kickass sequence which arrests your attention.

The film starts off with a few conventional scenes. Then there comes the love story between Prabhas and Anushka which is packed with an interesting twist. It has a consistent screenplay in the first half. Comedies and dialogues work better in the first half. The second half is more serious and that is where the core script unfolds but it hampers the pace of the film and the latter segment of the 2nd half might not satisfy the huge expectation bestowed upon the film.

Sathyaraj's humour sense has been used wisely by SS Rajamouli and his performance has deepened in this part. Ramya Krishnan proves she is the best cast for Sivagami's role in Baahubali delivering the powerful emotions that come naturally with her experience. Anushka has a meaty role here and she looks so perfect for it, however, there are a few continuity issues as few of scenes were shot way earlier. Anushka' weight plays a spoilsport but you may never notice that because the screenplay looks tight and it does not let you deviate. Prabhas is a powerhouse of talent and gives you an impression that no one else would have played Baahubali better than him. Rana as Palvaaldevan is as menacing as ever and shines big time. Nassar's role as Pingaladeva to drive Rana's master plan is done with ease and scores big with dialogues delivered with elan.

Where Baahubali 2 could have been better would be its finish line. The climax fight is the most expected scene of the film but one feels it could have been dealt better. Seeing too much of elder Baahubali, reduces the weight in Shivudu's character. That is one reason you may not enjoy the climax as much as the 1st part's ending.

The lyrics in Tamil look average but the background score is great. Technically the film is brilliant as expected. On the whole Baahubali 2 is a masterfully made sequel which is grandly conceived, brilliantly executed and largely engaging.

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Verdict: Baahubali is back with more grandeur and emotions but with a slightly less engaging screenplay in the second half

BEHINDWOODS REVIEW BOARD RATING

3.25
( 3.25 / 5.0 )

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SONGS REVIEW

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Apr 09,2017

Bale Bale Bale
Singer: Daler Mehendi, Maragadamani, Mounima
Lyricist: Karky

 

Bale Bale Bale opens off fantasizing Baahubali. It has been sung by Daler, Maragadamani himself and Mounima. Mounima pleases the listener with her voice and the song takes a melodious course after starting off as a percussion dominated song based on one character. Both violin and percussions have been used well. The trumpet that lingers in the background adds beauty to this grand number.


Orey Oar Ooril 
Singers: Mohana, Deepu
Lyrics: Karky

 

Orey Oar Ooril, exclusively written for Anushka's character is a song that gives the listener a very soothing feel. Mohana, Deepu have delivered this track very well while the composer has yet again proved his mettle with creating subtle, yet grand music. The song's level is lifted by the drums while there is a very tenuous usage of strings in the background.

 

Vandhaai Ayya 
Singer: Kaala Bhairava
Lyricist: Karky

 

Vandhaai Ayya with the vocals of Kaala Bhairava is not of a single genre. This complex song is a pleasant yet commanding number. With superior vocals, orchestration and the bgm that plays in the trailer featuring in this song, it is a feast of instruments, chorus and vocals blended well. The chorus portions are deep and are extremely convincing. Vandhaai Ayya is a feast from Baahubali 2 and takes you into the world created by Rajamouli just through the music.

 

Kannaa Nee Thoongada 
Singers: Nayane Nair
Lyrics: Karky

 

This is a lovely classical folkish melody, convincingly rendered by Nayane Nair. There is an efficient usage of the guitars and the Flute with the folk beats given priority in the hook. The Mridangam and Tabla give the song the perfect base. Maragadamani's great experience and knowledge about how to take the track forward is very explicit.


Oru Yaagam
Singer: Kaala Bhairava
Lyricist: Karky

 

Oru Yaagam, the highly positive sounding number sung by Kaala Bhairava has very interesting use of beats. It has minimal usage of vocals and is more of instruments. The violin takes the front seat, while the chorus falls in during the latter half. A proper situational number by the composer.

Verdict: A grand feast from composer Maragadamani for Baahubali 2, but slightly missing the Tamil nativity.
3
( 3.0 / 5.0 )

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Baahubali 2 (aka) Bahubali 2 is a Tamil movie with production by Arka Media Works, Prasad Devineni, Shobu Yarlagadda, direction by S S Rajamouli, cinematography by K K Senthil Kumar, editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao. The cast of Baahubali 2 (aka) Bahubali 2 includes Anushka, Nasser, Prabhas, Ramya Krishnan, Rana Daggubati, Sathyaraj, Tamannaah.