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Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)

Bahubali: 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

Writers:

Vijayendra Prasad (story by), S.S. Rajamouli (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Prabhas ... Shivudu / Baahubali
Rana Daggubati ... Bhallaladeva
Ramya Krishnan ... Shivagami (as Ramya Krishna)
Sathyaraj ... Kattappa
Anushka Shetty ... Devasena
Tamannaah Bhatia ... Avanthika (as Tamannaah)
Nassar ... Bijjaladeva (as Nasser)
Sudeep ... Aslaam Khan
Prabhakar Prabhakar ... Kalakeya War Lord
Rajsekhar Aningi Rajsekhar Aningi ... Bhalladeva Samantha Raju
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabriela Bertante Gabriela Bertante
Bhanu Sri Bhanu Sri
Tanikella Bharani Tanikella Bharani ... Swamiji
Nora Fatehi ... Dancer in Green Blouse
Sri Simha Koduri Sri Simha Koduri
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Storyline

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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India's Biggest Motion Picture

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Telugu | Tamil | Hindi

Release Date:

9 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baahubali See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,026,148 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,575,000, 10 July 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,738,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,281,000
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Production Co:

Arka Mediaworks See more »
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Sound Mix:

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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The Beginning opened to 100 percent occupancy in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and close to 70 percent occupancy in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. See more »

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Shivudu climbs the snowfalls with barefoot but once he is on top of it and sees Avanthika for the first time he is chasing with the shoes on. See more »

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Sivagami: If you kill a hundred men you will be called a great warrior, but if you save one life, you will be called God!
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Baahubali is Indian Grand Spectacle
9 July 2015 | by prabhatrayalSee all my reviews

I was eagerly waiting for this film and I was not disappointed.

Baahubali is one of the most visually impressive films that have come from India. Everything about this film is good - Story, direction, beautiful cinematography, haunting score and amazing visuals (though they lack some details at some places).

I didn't know who Rajamouli was, basically because I am from North India and I don't follow south Indian cinema. But I am sure he is someone you should know about. SS Rajamouli is amazing. He has made something that we can be proud of. I was sure that the VFX would be good however I had a doubt about the story. Rajamouli proved me wrong with this film. The story and the execution is really good. Story takes elements from Indian mythologies (specially from the life of Lord Krishna) . You can not expect more. He took a big risk and made it big. This is what we need, good quality cinema. Salman fans should learn something from it.

All the actors are good and perform their part really well(except Tamanna. She tries too hard but fails miserably). In fact, Tamanna has been used as a plot device (A MacGuffin as Alfred Hitchcock used to call it). Prabhas is okay in the beginning but transforms into a behemoth during the second half. This guy is a natural. He doesn't act exceptionaly but his presence is enough to give you the feels.

The background score needs special mention because it is amazing. It is different from anything you have ever heard in India. The score that plays during war is haunting. (Clearly inspired from the LotR)

I would be lying if I didn't say that Rajamouli spent a lot of time watching The Lord of The Rings. Yes, some scenes will remind you of 300 and the Lord of The Rings but believe me it is completely different. He doesn't copy anything, he uses it as a source of inspiration. There is only one scene that I remember from LotR which has been used in Baahubali. But denying that he was influenced by Peter Jackson would be a big lie. Its a great thing that he was influenced by such a great film otherwise we wouldn't have Baahubali.

The quality of graphics work is very good. In fact its insane for such a cheap price given that Hollywood uses big budget for the same. The battle sequence is SPECTACULAR and reminded me of Battle of Helm's Deep and Pelennor fields from LotR.

But the movie is not without some minor problems. There are unnecessary songs which ruin the experience (I laughed so hard when Prabhas started dancing randomly. Everyone was looking at me.) and some parts are dragged (specially the first half) . Also there are continuity problems and some actors are over-the-top. Cut down the songs and edit the movie and voilà we will have a SPECTACULAR film.

Baahubali is not the answer to 300, Gladiator or The Lord of The Rings because saying so would be foolish. Don't compare this movie to the Hollywood ones because we still have a long way to go. It's not the Indian 300, its Indian "Baahubali".

So in the end, I would like to say - Go and watch it instead of watching the crap that Bollywood has been producing lately. Its something to be proud of. Book your tickets and watch this Indian grand spectacle. You wont regret it. P.S: I want to see Rajamouli doing "Mahabharata" next.


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