Frank Review Friday – ‘Bahubali : The Conclusion’ film review 

This is an honest film review of Bahubali: The Conclusion.

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So finally the answer to ‘Katappa ne Bahubali ko kyu maara? (Why Katappa killed Bahubali) is out. Don’t hit the back button,  I’m not going to give you any spoilers. 

Katappa killing Bahubali
Now I know why Katappa killed Bahubali

Because of the hype surrounding Bahubali : The Beginning, I couldn’t keep myself from watching the movie. Released in cinemas in 2015, the first part was loved by the audience and it became such a massive hit that it is still being screened today. It was re-released on April 7, 2017 probably to give another chance to people like me who hadn’t watched it already. The second part has been released today (28 April, 2017). I had the pleasure to watch it ‘First Day First Show,’ although my seat was on the second row from bottom and my neck cramped by the time the movie ended. It was an excruciating experience but I enjoyed it thoroughly! 

RECAP 

To give you an overview, the theme goes like this – 

Story/Theme/Plot of Bahubali
For those who are lazy to watch the first part, here’s the story of the Film..

BAHUBALI : THE CONCLUSION  

Genre – Action, Drama, Suspense 

Duration – 2 hours, 47 minutes  

Release date – 28th April, 2017

Cast – 

  • Prabhas as Shivudu alias Mahendra Baahubali and Amarendra Baahubali
  • Rana Daggubati as Bhallala Deva/Pallvalathevan
  • Anushka Shetty as Maharani Devasena
  • Tamannaah as Princess Avanthika
  • Ramya Krishnan as Sivagami
  • Sathyaraj as Karikala “Kattappa” Nadar
  • Nassar as Bijjaladeva
  • Directed by – S.S. Rajamouli 
  • Produced by – Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni


Sivagami From Bahubali
Sivagami ready to kill

 Bahubali : The Conclusion is a Sequel to Bahubali : The Beginning. In the first half, the plot revolves around the glory of Bahubali, his love story and the enmity of his brother Bhallala. The second half is based on the most awaited part – why Katappa killed Bahubali and the revenge that Bahubali’s son Mahendra seeks from Bhallala to free his mother Devasena. 

The first half has been depicted beautifully, with perfect cinematography and despite being dubbed in Hindi, the actors have done a commendable job. Bahubali falls in love with Devasana but at the same time his brother, Bhallala wants to marry her. This is the part when the climax builds up, when Bhallala is crowned as the kind and he, along with his father plots to kill Bahubali. 

Sivagami is in a conundrum, whether to fall prey to her instincts and emotions or to maintain the law and order of the Kingdom and punish her beloved Bahubali. When the iconic moment of Bahubali’s death occurs, the audience sits agape with tears in their eyes.

The movie ends on a positive note with Mahendra Bahubali, Bahubali’s son being crowned the King, the people of Maheshmati rejoicing and Devasena finally being released after 25 years of slavery. 

The audience hoots during Bahubali’s conquest, laughs at the witty parts, cries with the characters and claps when justice prevails. The movie cuts all barriers and connects deeply with the audience. The sound effects and Kailash Kher’s voice has played a major role in keeping the audience glued to their seats for 3 hours. The cinematography, characters, dialogues (especially Katappa’s), songs, screenplay everything has made Bahubali : The Conclusion far better than Bahubali : The Beginning. Right now, the shows are full house and it will be a week after you get to book your tickets. Watch the movie! It’s fun, it’s entertaining and full on Paisa-Wasool! I’m definitely going to watch it again. Jai Maheshmati!! 😀 

Bahubali : The Conclusion Pic Credits

WHAT I DISLIKED 

Obviously, the over exaggeration that was evident in the first part too. Bahubali is a superhero, he can fly, he can stop an elephant, he can do the unimaginable, he has got the strength of a thousand men. I didn’t like how foolishly Sivagami distrusted Bahubali, ignoring the hints clearly laid out in front of her that Bhallala was a traitor. 

WHAT I LOVED 

1. Katappa’s dramatis personae. Throughout both parts, he was never out of his character.

2. The story. How can I miss that! The story filled with laughter, victory, deceit and love has kept me intrigued and I’m going to read the novel on which it is based. 

3. Well, everything about Bahubali : The Conclusion is just amazing!

Ratings – 4.7 / 5 

Cast information taken from Wikipedia