Baahubali (2015) took Indian Cinema to new heights for its grandeur and scale. As a result, Director S.S.Rajamouli had to live up and exceed the huge expectation for its part 2 – Baahubali 2 (2017). Having seen the film today at Albert Theatre, Egmore (let me not share here how bad the theatre was) I can say he has fulfilled that and more.
This film continues where the first left off – Kattappa after confessing to having killed Amarendra Baahubali elaborates on what compelled him to do so, ending with the victory of Mahendra Baahubali over Pallvallthevan (Rana Daggubati). If Part 1 was about the romance between Shivudu (Prabhas) & Avanthika (Tamannaah), and the elaborate wars with enemies; Part 2 was about the marriage between Amarendra Baahubali (Prabhas) & Devasena (Anushka Shetty), and royal family treachery and palace battle for the throne. In Part 1, everything was controlled by Raja Madha Sivagami (Ramya Krishnan), in Part 2 the happenings are because of Devasena. Compared with the wars with Kalakeyas, the encounter with Pinjaris (decoits) was tame and simple, yet impresses you. Background score by M. M. Keeravani supports the story throughout, just as in part 1, the songs in this film too was rememberable. The choreography for the dream song sequence when Amarendra brings Devasana home in a ship was awesome.
Part 2 is a visual delight, taking to a new level the visualisation of the imaginative Kingdom Mahishmati & Kuntala. This film is like your dream, something you just enjoy and don’t analyse or think about.
Also published on Medium.