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Movies Ashdoc's movie review---Bahubali

Discussion in 'Theatre, Movies & Cinema' started by ashdoc, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. ashdoc

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    The costliest and biggest film ever to be made in India is finally here....promising special effects that even Hollywood would envy....

    And it does live upto it's mighty name....producing an extravaganza of war and legend on celluloid like never before....

    A roaring waterfall is beautifully shown falling from a height that is ten times that of naigara , with waters which cascade like milk over a slippery mountain that seems to head endlessly upwards...

    And for the hero ( played by Prabhas ) who manages to climb the slippery heights of the waterfall to the roof of the world among snowy hills lies the ultimate prize---the kingdom of mahishmati , which is a wonder on earth with mighty bastions and magnificent palaces and superbly crafted temples....

    And also waiting for him in the high heights beyond the waterfall is the beautiful Tammanah , a damsel with pink skin and smooth belly with a deep navel that would be dream to explore....

    And it is Tammanah who eggs him on to invade Mahishmati alone...

    But waiting for him in Mahishmati is another secret---that he is the one who has been chosen by destiny to lead the people of the kingdom towards liberation from the evil clutches of the villain ( played by Rana Daggubati ) ,who has kept many in the chains of slavery and unleashed tyranny upon the rest....

    Yes , he is Bahubali---the ultimate warrior and the rightful heir to the throne of the kingdom....for he was whisked away as a child from the kingdom after his father who was king was killed by the villain....

    And he then hears the story of how his father fought an epic battle to save the kingdom of Mahishmati from a horde of barbarians---a battle that is brought alive on celluloid like no battle has been ever before....

    He hears how his father tamed a giant bull---a huge bull with massive size and built , and a scene filmed with such spectacular skill....you really feel that bull's angry snorts as his attack is brought to a grinding halt by the hero's father ( Prabhas in a double role )....

    And he sees really tall statue of gold being raised in the city---another superb effort of photography....

    But the piece de resistance of the film is the epic battle fought with cruel savages who are crude enough to dream of violating the women of Mahishmati....

    Precise battle plans are brought to perfection on the battlefield ; soldiers armed with gleaming pikes and shields form a impenetrable wall of steel....

    Giant balls of stone are thrown by gigantic catapults onto the enemy , and a storm of fire is unleashed in the enemy's ranks....

    Dramatic cavalry charges are made onto the plains filled with enemy soldiers , and sharp arrows are fired by huge bows....

    Shining swords strike enemy bodies drawing red blood from them....

    Hundreds of thousands of soldiers are shown cramming the plains of battle like a dark cloud of locusts....

    And all of this is filmed with magnificent special effects the kind of which India has never seen before....a literal splurge of money....

    The music is pleasant too---all melodious songs and soothing instrumentation that pleases the senses....

    Prabhas looks good too---muscled and leader like ; a true Bahubali....
    Rana Dagubatti looks strong and beefy ; a strong contender for the throne that he wants....

    But at the end of it all comes the real disappointment---that the film has not ended at all ; it has been left incomplete....the second part will complete the film in 2016 , a part named as 'Bahubali the conclusion'....
    Some in the audience were swearing to themselves in sheer disappointment....for the first part of the film had raised the bar of entertainment high , but the incomplete ending had left audience feeling high and dry....
    Many will return in 2016 however , hoping to watch another epic battle filmed in the second part like never before....
    I will return too...

    Verdict---spectacular entertainment .
    Four stars .
     
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    I've seen the trailer for it! It looks really awesome, so beautiful and so intense!

     
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