I’m not reviewing Baahubali – The Conclusion. Anyone who does that is committing a grave sin. If you post spoilers on your social media feeds about a film like THAT, how could you wash that blood off your hands?
Baahubali is a movie. Or so they say. But to me and definitely many more out there, it is one of the fanta-fabulous epics that will be chiseled to our hearts and memories all the time. Every epic movie ever made will be compared to this. Baahubli – The Beginning came out in 2015. It was just another epic movie people are raving over I had thought. Before watching it. But when I actually did, damn, that was the end of me. There is this sense of longingness in you. No matter how conniving and bloody their lives are, you want to be a little part of it. A little part of Mahishmati where Baahubali reigns.
This is a movie about two prince with one Kingdom to rule. One is strong, unbeatable, ruthless and powerful. One is magnificent, undefeatable, compassionate and loving. Who will ascend the throne when they prove to be of equal strengths and wits in all the challenges given ? What is the penultimate test to their capacity to rule? That is Baahubali – The Beginning. It ofcourse ends with the announcement of a King. But more importantly, a gut-twisting cliff-hanger. People were (read: I was) going MENTAL over WHY?? Why give us a movie as big as this and then knock us out of the theater with an even bigger question that will be answered in the Sequel. That was to come out in 2016. Can you believe it??? Director Rajamouli was insane (or genius).
But we had no choice, did we. Waiting game begins. And to test us further, Baahubali – The Conclusion didn’t come after 12 months, but a sweet 21 MONTHS LATER!!!! I mean. I cant even. And that happened this weekend.
The whole country clearly went into a frenzy. People from the north and abroad who haven’t watched the first part (WHAT!?) watched it now to go check out Baahubali 2 phenomenon in theaters! The opening was the biggest ever in Indian Film Industry. No Rajnikanth, No Khans, No Foreign Locations.
A dream. A dream of Rajamouli that is now beating in a million hearts. And Prabhas who brought the character to the screen not by just acting, but by living as Baahubali. It sounds so damn cheesy typing that out, but you’ll know what I mean if you’ve seen the movie. I laughed, I cried (oh damn, me and my friend ugly-cried for nearly 15 solid minutes during the second part in the theatre, #noshame)
It is going to be tough for the film industry to make another epic film. It is going to be tough for Prabhas to not be Baahubali in his future films. But, who’s complaining?