After the fantabulous success of Bahubali, SS Rajamouli might create history yet again with the second installment, aptly titled Bahubali 2: The Conclusion. Prabhas comes onscreen again to avenge his father’s wrongful death and be the right successor to the throne. This one, like the first, will take you out into the land of Mahishmati and the royal conflict which forms the crux of the film.
Anushka Shetty is starring opposite Prabhas as a princess whose hand is being sought after for marriage by Bhallal as well as Amrendra. Amrendra ends up choosing Devsena over the kingdom his cousin so sought after. Tamannah has nothing much to add except take Sivudu to the other side to show the kingdom he is the rightful King of but which has been usurped by King Bhallal Dev (Rana Dagubatti).
The film gains full pace post interval. One has to credit Rajamouli for giving the audience the perfect interval point. The war sequences and the VFX are something never used in Indian cinema before. The finale where both Prabhas and Rana come together to flex their muscles in the battle sequence is riveting, to say the least. One probably wouldn’t have that any other way.
However, the strength of the film lies in the performances of every actor. Ramya Krishna breathes life into the character of the queen and Sathyaraj as Kattappa makes it easier for the audience to relate to his dilemma. Rana Dagubatti’s fierce eyes do most of the talking and can instill fear in you immediately. It is clear to what extent the film is inspired by different genres of films and mythology, especially Mahabharata and the Hollywood masterpiece Lord of the Rings. The film serves as the perfect conclusion to the burgeoning question and provides the answer in a similar fashion as the first.