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Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Director:  S.S Rajamouli

Story: K V. Vijayendra Prasad

Cast:  Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Rana Daggubati, Nassar

Strength: Story, Screenplay, Music

Weakness: Unrealistic fight scenes

Runtime: 168min

Rating: 8.5/10

PLOT: “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” resumes the story of Amarendra Baahubali (Prabhas), who has been declared as the next king of Mahishmati Kingdom by Queen Mother Sivagami (Ramya Krishnan). Sivagami encourages Baahubali and his loyal aid Kattapa to explore the kingdom and the areas nearby in order to understand the needs of its people. Baahubali and Kattapa disguise themselves as common men and come across Princess Devasena (Anushka Shetty). Baahubali falls in love with Devasena and keeps fooling her by acting as a mentally handicapped individual. On the other side, Bijjala Deva (Nassar) and his son Bhallala Deva (Rana Daggubati) starts planning against Baahubali. Bhallala Deva expresses his devotion to marry Devasena so he could create a split between Shivagami and Baahubali. Shivagami promises Bhallala Deva and sends the marriage proposal to Devasena and this leads to the colossal enmity between Bhallala Deva and Baahubali.

REVIEW: As the continuation of 2015's “Baahubali: The Beginning”, everyone who watched the prequel were eagerly waiting for the last two years to find out, why Katappa killed Baahubali. This question engendered a lot of eagerness regarding the story of “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”. S.S Rajamouli was able to sustain this mystery throughout the movie. The screenplay was fascinating, and managed to entertain from beginning till end. The cinematography was breathtaking as well and lived up to that of the prequel.

Prabhas and Rana Daggubati conveyed outstanding performances and the battle between the two was the highlight of the movie. Anushka Shetty, who did not have much opportunity in “Baahubali: The Beginning”, got more screen presence in the sequel, especially with her action scenes. Ramya Krishnan and Nassar were important assets in creating an effective plot, since they played their roles to near perfection. The music composition deserves credit as the background music, especially during intense moments; definitely give this movie more worth. The stunning climax was the main selling point and established a strong story with violent battles and war tactics. Overall “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” was a marvelous summer treat for everyone. Those haven't watched it yet will definitely appreciate this very entertaining hyped movie.

Reviewed by Sheikh Sayem Ahmed

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