The super mighty Bahubali is back. Last time we got familiar with the mighty strength of Shiva in the epic Bahubal, Bahubali 2 narrates the tale of his mightier father, Bahubali (Prabhas Raju Uppalpati in both the roles). And it gives us a chance to experience the magnanimous scale that a movie can take yet again.
Bahubali is all set to grace the royal throne, when a twist of fate gets him ousted from his own palace. Rajmata (Ramya Krishnan), his godmother turns against him, all thanks to the wily antics of her husband (Nassar) and son (Rana Duggubatti).
Bahubali, however, has the support of the entire praja of Mahishsmati kingdom and the love of a princess (Anushka Shetty).
The breathtakingly spectacular world of Mahishasmati (aided by fantastic VFX effects) yet again manages to get your jaws drop and stay on the floor for a while.
Prabhas, with his rippling muscles and twinkling eyes is back in the game. Bahubali’s character is better etched than that of Shiva’s as he uses his super brain as often as his fighting skills. It is a delight to see his quick on the feet thinking, which adds oodles of charm to the already lovable character.
While Rana Duggubatti didn’t really shine in the first part, he is impressive in this one with his formidable presence. One cannot think of any other actor in Bhallal’s giant sized shoes, to be convincingly savage enough to take on the Bahubali.
Anushka Shetty is pleasant to the eye, and she’s a competent actress, thus earning her rightful place in this epic film. The other dependable actors like Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraju and Nassar give good support.
However, all the amazing power displayed on screen pales in comparison to SS Rajamouli’s awe inducing imagination. He yet again educates us on how imagination of that proportion, backed with well though of execution can get the audience swept away and stay charmed.
Don’t miss it. The fantasy ride just got more thrilling.