|Cast:||Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Anushka|
|Produced by:||Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni|
|Music by:||M. M. Keeravani|
|Release Date:||July 10, 2015|
Shivudu(Prabhas) is brought up by some native villagers. He grows up with special skills which turn out to be a mystery for every one. One fine day, he spots Avantika(Tamanna) and falls in love with her.As time passes by, he comes to know that she and her group are trying hard to rescue the royal princes Devasena(Anushka) from the evil clutches of Bhalaladeva(Rana). Shivudu decides to help Avanitka and enters the Mahishmati Kingdom.As soon as he lands there, he comes to know that he has a past associated with both Mahishmati and Bhalaladeva. What is that past ? What does Shivudu have to do with Mahishmati ? Who is Shivudu in real life. To know answers to these questions, you need to watch the film on the big screen.
The trailers always looked as if Bhallala Deva and Sivagami characters had been written for Rana Daggubati and Ramya Krishna and in fact, these are the leads that steal the show. With such expectations, Rana Daggubati outshines himself as he covers a full intricate range of charismas – from being Powerful, cunning to intellectual, and heartbroken. Ramya Krishna is an epitome of feminine grace as the strong and powerful leader. Her expressive big eyes are able to showcase her histrionics in a very interesting manner. “Darling” Prabhas dedication shows up in every scene (as Shivudu and Baahubali) in the movie. He was not completely possessed with his characterizations. Satyaraj is similar to Magadheera / Jorah Mormont, who go to any standard to save the pride of their kingdom. Tamannaah Batia looks impressive despite a rather limited role. Adivi Sesh as son of Rana Daggubati chosen for his wild looks. That doesn't help at all and he needs to work on histrionics. Prabhakar terrifying look as Kalakeya is good. Nasser, Rohini, Tanikella Bharini, Meka Ramakrishna and Rakesh Varre are okay in their small characters. Scarlett Wilson, Gabriela Bertante and Nora Fatehi are red-hot in the item number.
S S Rajamouli's movies are always overweening. Monstrously rattling that it will make your jaw drop for a dozen times in every movie. But coming to the core of Baahubali is basic Troy, Hercules story with Prince of Persia. Everything else is essentially background noise. Written by S S Rajamouli, it's such a shame that the supposedly based on a mythology-inspired story instead resembles Croods, Magadheera, Karan Arjun, Prince of Persia and Exodus more than anything – if you recall lad was free spirited – tries to cross the mountains – Finds his real image – Gets to know about his family – Where two young prince try to win over each other for the crown – one wins the battle and crowned as the new king. The most dominant elements were from Game of Thrones. We also pick up similarities with Hercules, Lord of the Rings, Mulan and Conan the Barbarian especially with regards to the battle scenes. Due to which as a movie Baahubali will bore you as, it doesn't have enough original scenes and soul to carry the momentum forward. Rajamouli is slowly transforming in to a director who is selling off soul for the luxury.