Baahubali: A South Indian Epic with Hollywood Level VFX
It is one of the massive budget movies which makes you to forget blinking. A near perfect movie with great computer graphics and historical art sets seemed to be very natural. Bahubali – A original Telugu movie which is released in major South Indian languages and Hindi is an epic by itself.
All the credit goes to the celluloid story teller Rajamouli, a Telugu director coming from spicy land of Telugu region. Rajamouli’s EEGA, proved his best story telling style. The famous Mahadheera, which was dubbed in Tamil with the title ‘Maaveeran’ did not do well in box office per the expectation. But Rajamouli is a fast learner and a great creator. He came back with a mega budget movie trying to challenge Hollywood movies in the grandeur. It is a Brand New India movie we can be proud of.
The movie is not another Madras cut movie. It is a history by itself. The movie is well crafted. The songs may be speed breakers. But the re-recording cannot be blamed. Prabhas, the southern star – the hero of the movie tried his level best. Though there are few emotional scenes he seemed to fail, he perfected the role at his best. Rana Daggubati, the villain too perfected the role. Everyone seems to be done their job correct. The Southern icons – Ramya Krishnan, Satyaraj and Nasser don’t need a mention. They are perfect actors for long time. Ramya Krishnan excelled in RajniKanth’s “Padayappa” (Narasimha in Telugu). Satyaraj is known for his roles in movies like “Vedham puthithu”. Nasser is a parallel university like Kamal Hassan.
The Art Direction by Sabu Cyril is unparalleled. Computer graphics has to be appreciated a lot for this genre of movie.
Sankar and Rajamouli has proved very rich costly budgeted way of story telling. Either it is Robo (Orignal Name– Enthiran) or Bahubali, it is time to increase the budget along with Kakka Muttai style of Novelistic low budget approaches in Indian Cinema. I welcome both. It is great to have both for the love of movies.