Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: The action choreography is exciting, the operatic plot is compelling, and there's a genuine sense of optimism that undercuts all the blood and gore and thunderous sound effects.
Baahubali: The Beginning
Directed by the talented S S Rajamouli is touted to be the most expensive Indian film ever made.
The gorgeous visuals and the brilliant film-making make this fictional tale about Indian
royalty and joy to behold.
The film opens up majestically with
Ramya Krishnan carrying an infant and running for her life. From then
on, Rajamouli starts narrating his story in a linear direction that
takes the audience through beautiful mountains, waterfalls and caves, and a royal kingdom full of gallant men and beautiful
Story-wise, Baahubali could be called as an
offshoot of Mahabharata which was about the fight for a kingdom among the
members of a family.
For a generation which has been subjected
to contemporary and social premises, Baahubali comes as an all new
experience. Rajamouli takes the audience into
a different time zone full of kings, queens, breathtaking palaces,
and glorious scenery.
Casting is perfect and
Prabhas steals the film. His introduction is colossal, accompanied by deafening applause. The actor suits his role throughout with
his chiseled body that will surely be the
envy of every man and dream of every woman. He is good in the action sequences, as well as the romantic scenes; a
perfect combination indeed!
Ramya Krishnan plays a pivotal role with her gorgeous but stern appearance
and her delivery commands respect throughout. And Tamannaah, with her svelte beauty is quite convincing in her
role as Avantika. At his age, Sathyaraj’s agile action moves are noteworthy. Kicha Sudheep and Rajamouli himself both appear in cameos.
Technically Baahubali deserves a place in the top tier of Indian cinema. The special effects and the glorious settings are mind blowing, highlighted by exciting battle scenes and an exciting avalanche
sequence. All the hard work warrants a
royal salute to director S.S. Rajamouli and his technical team.