Ashdoc's movie review---Bahubali the beginning

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Ashdoc's movie review---Bahubali the beginning

Post by ashdoc on Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:05 pm

The costliest and biggest film ever to be made in India is finally here....promising special effects that even Hollywood would envy....

And it does live upto it's mighty name....producing an extravaganza of war and legend on celluloid like never before....

A roaring waterfall is beautifully shown falling from a height that is ten times that of naigara , with waters which cascade like milk over a slippery mountain that seems to head endlessly upwards...

And for the hero ( played by Prabhas ) who manages to climb the slippery heights of the waterfall to the roof of the world among snowy hills lies the ultimate prize---the kingdom of mahishmati , which is a wonder on earth with mighty bastions and magnificent palaces and superbly crafted temples....

And also waiting for him in the high heights beyond the waterfall is the beautiful Tammanah , a damsel with pink skin and smooth belly with a deep navel that would be dream to explore....

And it is Tammanah who eggs him on to invade Mahishmati alone...

But waiting for him in Mahishmati is another secret---that he is the one who has been chosen by destiny to lead the people of the kingdom towards liberation from the evil clutches of the villain ( played by Rana Daggubati ) ,who has kept many in the chains of slavery and unleashed tyranny upon the rest....

Yes , he is Bahubali---the ultimate warrior and the rightful heir to the throne of the kingdom....for he was whisked away as a child from the kingdom after his father who was king was killed by the villain....

And he then hears the story of how his father fought an epic battle to save the kingdom of Mahishmati from a horde of barbarians---a battle that is brought alive on celluloid like no battle has been ever before....

He hears how his father tamed a giant bull---a huge bull with massive size and built , and a scene filmed with such spectacular skill....you really feel that bull's angry snorts as his attack is brought to a grinding halt by the hero's father ( Prabhas in a double role )....

And he sees really tall statue of gold being raised in the city---another superb effort of photography....

But the piece de resistance of the film is the epic battle fought with cruel savages who are crude enough to dream of violating the women of Mahishmati....

Precise battle plans are brought to perfection on the battlefield ; soldiers armed with gleaming pikes and shields form a impenetrable wall of steel....

Giant balls of stone are thrown by gigantic catapults onto the enemy , and a storm of fire is unleashed in the enemy's ranks....

Dramatic cavalry charges are made onto the plains filled with enemy soldiers , and sharp arrows are fired by huge bows....

Shining swords strike enemy bodies drawing red blood from them....

Hundreds of thousands of soldiers are shown cramming the plains of battle like a dark cloud of locusts....

And all of this is filmed with magnificent special effects the kind of which India has never seen before....a literal splurge of money....

The music is pleasant too---all melodious songs and soothing instrumentation that pleases the senses....

Prabhas looks good too---muscled and leader like ; a true Bahubali....
Rana Dagubatti looks strong and beefy ; a strong contender for the throne that he wants....

But at the end of it all comes the real disappointment---that the film has not ended at all ; it has been left incomplete....the second part will complete the film in 2016 , a part named as 'Bahubali the conclusion'....
Some in the audience were swearing to themselves in sheer disappointment....for the first part of the film had raided the bar of entertainment high , but the incomplete ending had left audience feeling high and dry....
Many will return in 2016 however , hoping to watch another epic battle filmed in the second part like never before....
I will return too...

Verdict---spectacular entertainment . 
Four stars .

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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Bahubali the beginning

Post by TruthSeeker on Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:08 pm

I trust your reviews.

But this movie - Looks like the "hype" crossed all limits that a NI like me became "aware" of it.

My personal general observation has been -

If you see a movie without any expectations/knowledge - you may love it. Just like love in real life. It just happens. But the moment you get biased, with much expectations by all the marketing - you are bound for disappointment.

This movie must beat expectations. 

My kids scolded me to make them watch Rajni's Shivaji, and shut it down after 30 mins calling me a bad judge, after some Tamilian colleague of mine claimed - that movie watching is not complete unless I have watched Rajni's Shivaji!

Whatever!!!
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Re: Ashdoc's movie review---Bahubali the beginning

Post by ashdoc on Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:40 pm

TruthSeeker wrote:
If you see a movie without any expectations/knowledge - you may love it. Just like love in real life. It just happens. But the moment you get biased, with much expectations by all the marketing - you are bound for disappointment.
yes , that happens to me too .

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Post by TruthSeeker on Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:31 pm

I saw it. Its one of the rare movies after Sholay, that U dont mind watching again.

Hmm.. It reminds me of my grandparents. My maternal grandpa, used to tell these stories on the roof top as everyone slept there, surrounding his bed side...

The movie brings out childhood memories, of a king and a queen and a prince, a bounding tale.

An excellent break from Hero and Heroine singing around trees, for a meaningless story.

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Post by Propagandhi711 on Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:47 pm

ashdoc wrote:And also waiting for him in the high heights beyond the waterfall is the beautiful Tammanah , a damsel with pink skin and smooth belly with a deep navel that would be dream to explore....

explore with what? an earbud, looking for lint? goofball.....

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Post by seven on Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:28 pm

every time they showed that old woman, all i could think of was how i can get a scrunchie and tie her hair up. 

I was thinking they forgot about the princess and how she picked her husband and the movie ended. i felt cheated. the hero was good looking which was the only good thing about entire movie.

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