Cast & Crew
Starcast: Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Sudeep, Adivi Sesh, Nasser, Prabhakar
Cinematography: K.K.Senthil Kumar
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Singer: Karthik, Damini, Geetha Madhuri, Ramya Behara, Deepu,Deepika, Kailash Kher, Mohana Bhogaraju, Haricharan, Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, Aditya
Lyricist: Mathan Karky
Producer: Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni
Tamil Presenters: K.E. Gnanavel Raja and UV Creations
Things cannot be simplified over the grandiloquence of what SS Rajamouli has delivered through his magnum opus ‘Baahubali’. Sometimes, it becomes so much complicated to get a grasp of what a maverick filmmaker can deliver. Stunningly, Baahubali now proves to be the best ever prowess in every aspect. Starring Prabhas (dual roles), Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty in lead roles, the film is made in two different parts and this first instalment is ‘Baahubali – The Beginning’.
Prabhas is seen as a man born acquainted to the Mother Nature and his lifestyle is completely as same as what we have seen in Jungle Book or Tarzan. Unaware about his unparalleled lineage, he leads a nomadic life inside the forests. One day, a beautiful girl he imagined arrives in front of him and she is none other than Tamanaah. She along with the bunch of rebels is on the pursuit of rescuing Devasena (Anushka Shetty) from the clutches of an evil emperor – Rana Daggubati. He has been treating her like an animal tied to the front side of palace and humiliates her terribly. Prabhas joins Tamannaah and her group to rescue Devasena for the love he has for her. On arriving in the palace, Prabhas realises that he is none other than the son of King Amrendra Baahubali (again played by Prabhas) and Devasena (Anushka Shetty).
SS Rajamouli has always been a master of screenplays with his wizardry craftsmanship keeping us revelled in all his movies. Irrespective of what genres he handles, he never misses to keep us engrossed with his commercial inclusions of elements, but with strong contents. As the show begins, we might be little tested with our patience with some 40 minutes not being so emblazoned with high momentum, but sooner towards the point of intermission gains its peaks. The second half has its own raciness and keeps us intact till the climax. The magnificent performance of Prabhas and Rana Daggubati are beyond excellence and they become the macho hero-baddie of this decade, for we have never seen such a promising combat warriors ever in Indian film industry. Tamannaah looks gorgeous as a mythological angel and Anushka Shetty doesn’t carry much prominence here. Obviously, she will be having a big spell in the second part titled ‘Baahubali – The Conclusion’. Ramya Krishnan has tremendously emphasized the importance of her character. Nasser is perfect. Sathyaraj is overpowering and we wonder is it the same man we have been seeing for more than couple of decades.
But what stands out to be an emblazoning factor it the mind-boggling CG works that stands absolutely on the pars of Hollywood movies. The exotic visuals of the forests and waterfalls are something that we have never seen before in our films. Picking up a premise that completely sticks to the Indian origin, SS Rajamouli has carefully employed the best traits of including CG works that entertains everyone in awe, but is not overdosed anywhere.
And yet, if you’re incisively looking to grab your piece on the flip side, we would say, the initial moments are not completely at its right pace. We need to be patient till the things turn enormous. The running length could have been trimmed to keep it more engrossing. Moreover, the romantic scenes involving Prabhas and Tamannaah could have been more emotionally bounded. The war sequences albeit its rich visuals and stunning CG works turn to be lengthier.
But that doesn’t stop our excitements anywhere and we are enthralled throughout the film. Personally, Baahubali is a stud of rarest pearl in the Indian film industry and it shouldn’t be missed at any cost.
Verdict: Speechless and no words to praise this unparalleled grandeur.