Bahubali 2 The Conclusion: Hate me for saying this – but any day the first one over this – Bahubali 1 was more polished, concrete, had more depth and better action sequences.
Why Katappa killed Bahubali was never a puller for me to watch Bahubali 2 – as any person who knows Mahabharata knew the answer – at least I did.
Bahubali 2 is too predictable in nature, turns into a saas-bahu tale, has shades of Sooryavansham and a host of other similar South flicks where a typical maryada purshottam Rama-like son is abandoned in the name of justice and promises. The first half drags a bit – the film picks up in second half leading to the point of revenge. The screen time and dialogues Rana Duggabati has – makers would have easily created an animated version of him.
The film rides heavily on the power of VFX and intense performances. The last 15 minutes of action are a treat to watch and reminded me of Khuda Gawah climax – nothing can beat Mukul Anand’s vision of course. The songs are mostly forgettable.
Call me an alien – but I left the hall disappointed, bored and asking for a lot more.