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Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)

Bãhubali: The Beginning (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 9 July 2015 (USA)
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In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man becomes involved in a decades old feud between two warring people.

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S.S. Rajamouli

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Vijayendra Prasad (story by), S.S. Rajamouli (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prabhas ... Shivudu / Baahubali
Rana Daggubati ... Bhallaladeva
Ramya Krishnan ... Shivagami
Sathyaraj ... Kattappa
Anushka Shetty ... Devasena
Deependra Singh Deependra Singh ... Deependra Singh
Tamannaah Bhatia ... Avanthika
Nassar ... Bijjaladeva
Sudeep ... Aslaam Khan
Prabhakar ... Kalakeya War Lord
Rajsekhar Aningi Rajsekhar Aningi ... Bhalladeva Samantha Raju
Tanikella Bharani ... Swamiji
John Kokken ... Kalki Brothers
Rohini ... Sanga
Adivi Sesh ... Bhadra
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When Sanga and her husband, part of a tribe living around the province of Mahismathi, save a drowning infant, little do they know the background of the infant or what the future holds for him. The kid grows up to as Shivudu, a free-spirit wanting to explore the mountains and in the process learns of his roots and then realizes the whole purpose of his life and ends up confronting the mighty Bhallala Deva! Written by PipingHotViews

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Action | Drama

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Trivia

One of the films featured in BBC's documentary on 100 Years of Indian Cinema directed by Sanjeev Bhaskar. See more »

Goofs

How do Devasena know about her child being alive? See more »

Quotes

Devasena: Maahishmati, breathe peacefully. My son has come! Baahubali has returned!
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Crazy Credits

As the film ends, the second part "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" is credited as coming in 2016. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film's theatrical version ends with the credits in a black background. However, in the digital and DVD versions, some scenes from the second part of the film have also been added. These scenes are everywhere available, but the previous theatrical print is not available anywhere, even on the Internet or DVD. See more »

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Referenced in Georgettan's Pooram (2017) See more »

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Written by Mankombu Gopalakrishnan
Produced by M.M. Keeravani
Performed by Sayonara Philip and Vijay Yesudas
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A new bench mark for Indian Cinema!!!
9 July 2015 | by kishore-varmaSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Rajamouli, but this is not a biased review. The rating I gave is not just for Rajamouli but the entire unit of Baahubali. Right from the story which reminded me of all the beautiful Indian stories that were part of my childhood,(I'm getting back to reading Amar Chitra Katha now!!!) to every guy who says "Baahubali" in the movie. There were several scenes that gave me goosebumps, not scary ones but like those that put you in awe.

It should just get better from here for Indian Cinema. This should be the benchmark for story telling, direction, script, visuals, sets, screenplay etc.(but not for acting!!!)

The story keeps you hooked to the movie. I wouldn't say too many good things about the movie as they may contain spoilers. But I could compare the movie to a good mythological comic that you would like to read again and again.(So I'm watching the movie again tomorrow!!!)

But I would like to mention why I reduced the two stars 1. The make up was not at all good. Especially Anushka's

2. The costumes could be better, probably more realistic(if you compare costumes in Troy or even Hercules, they were more relevant)

3. At times people in the background were not true to the scene, my concentration was distracted due to some idiots who didn't match the scene. A few villagers, few priests, few classical dancers, few tribal guys. The Kalakeya warriors were amazing though.

4. WHO THE HELL CHOSE TO PUT AN ITEM SONG. There were many uufffs in the theatre at that time. How the hell did probably an eastern European end up in that.

5. There were a few glitches in the VFX, like whenever the hero is jumping around... it made it look unnatural. That's poor graphics. I'm not an expert on this but few of those jumping sequences could be avoided. You don't see them in Hollywood mythological except for superhero movies which are more convincing.

But not too many complaints about that as I understand there are certain budget constraints for VFX but Makeup, there is no excuse for that.

All said and done, it was a fantastic movie and worth the wait and ends with a nice climax which keeps you guessing the 2nd half story.

My favourite characters were Sivagami and Kattappa. I am in love with Ramya Krishna again. I'm watching it again tomorrow.


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Country:

India

Language:

Telugu | Tamil

Release Date:

9 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baahubali: The Beginning See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,026,148 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,575,000, 12 July 2015

Gross USA:

$6,738,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,934,787
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Arka Mediaworks See more »
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Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital | DTS-Stereo | Dolby Atmos (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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