Movie Review: Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion (2017)

Box Office: Super Hit

Baahubali_the_ConclusionThe film begins with a refreshing recap of the major iconic moments from ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ as the starting credits roll. Picking up the story from there, we are reintroduced to the kingdom of Mahishmathi in the times of Amarendra Baahubali (Prabhas).

Sivagami (Ramya Krishnan) is seen walking barefoot, her feet bruised,in the kingdom with a fire-filled bowl placed on her head as a part of the annual ritual during Raavan-Dahan.

Suddenly one of the elephants nearby loses its control and creates mayhem in the crowd. Asit is about to charge at her, we see Baahubali making his heroic entry. This scene of him taming the creature is nothing short of a spectacle!

Soon Sivagami orders him and Kattappa (Sathyaraj) to visit the countryside in the guise of commoners to find out the plight of the people before Baahubali’s coronation ceremony. The duo embarks on a journey which takes an eventful turn when our hero falls in love at first sight with the warrior princess Devasena (Anushka Shetty).

Meanwhile on the other hand, Bijjaldeva (Nassar) is fuming with anger after his son Bhalladeva (Rana Daggubati) is denied the Mahishmati crown by his biological mother Sivagami, who chooses her foster son Baahubali over him.

He devises a scheming plan with Bhalladeva to poison Sivagami’s mind. Soon in an unexpected chain of events, she crowns Bhalladeva the new king of Mahishmathi and banishes Baahubali and his pregnant wife Devasena from the royal palace.

What made her send away her beloved son? Will she ever see-through Bhalladeva’s evil intentions which has something more sinister in store? And most importantly,why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? How will hisson Shivendu (Prabhas) avenge his death and his mother’s sufferings at the hands of Bhalladeva?

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Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.5 “Prabhas Is A Hero To Celebrate In Film That’s Better Than The Original.”
NDTV Movies: Raja Sen
4.5 “BAAHUBALI franchise has successfully created its own world and some incredible characters that are sure to stay with you for a long, long time.”
4.5 “This film deserves the moniker of being India’s biggest film. Epics don’t come as glossy and detailed as this epic adventure..”
4.5 “A hauntingly unforgettable, ambitiously spectacular masterpiece .”
4.0 “Baahubali reminds me of what it is to feel like a child again.”
Filmcompanion: Rahul Desai
4.0 “It is a visual extravaganza that India must feast on.”
4.0 “This One Is As Big As The 1st Part; Maybe Even Better”
4.0 “S S Rajamouli does it better, Why Kattappa killed Baahubali is worth your wait.”
4.0 “A Worthy End To An Epic”
4.0 “Prabhas’s magnum opus creates history that is unlikely to get repeated”
4.0 “SS Rajamouli’s film is the story of a spectacle.”
Indiatoday: Srivatsan
4.0 “What Baahubali does is show the future of Indian big-screen cinema, if it has to survive the onslaught of Hollywood, or move beyond Rajini, Khans, Kapoor, and Kumar, to begin with. “
4.0 “SS Rajamouli’s film is a lot more than just why Kattappa killed Baahubali.”
Indiatoday: Samrudhi Ghosh
3.5 “The last film felt more organic, this one throws everything at the screen, and it’s hard not to submit..”
Rajeev Masand
3.5 “Baahubali continues its love for grandiloquence and magnitude”
Rediff: Sukanya Verma
3.5 “Baahubali 2 has its set of flaws but what’s remarkable is that it wins you over with its honest performances, brilliant execution and magnificent scale.”
3.5 “SS Rajamouli delivers the awe-inspiring yet again in part two.”
Indiatoday: Suhani Singh
3.0 “Baahubali 2 revisits the themes of honor, duty, goodness and courage. It doesn’t always succeed but the sheer ambition and scale deserves applause. .”
Filmcompanion: Anupama Chopra
3.0 “The Conclusion gives you the complete joy of watching an epic fantasy film. Watch it on the biggest screen near you. And yes, why Katappa kills Bahubali, the secret is revealed.”
3.0 “No brainer. It deserves to be seen. It is Baahubali, after all.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Rajamouli keeps winking, and we keep falling for it”
Rediff: Sreehari Nair
2.5 “Baahubali 2 is more of the same – actually, a great deal more of the same – minus the soul of the original.”
NDTV Movies: Saibal Chatterjee
2.5 “The makers played real smart in generating curiosity amongst fans to witness the conclusion.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Bahubali The Conclusion is bigger, but not better.”

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