Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Film Review: Bahubali

Filmmaker S. S. Rajamouli has turned out a grand mythological epic with Bahubali, a fictional story set in the past and drawing from various archetypes and stylistic elements of Hindu mythology:




http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/9-box-office-records-which-ss-rajamoulis-baahubali-broke/

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/movies/indias-fastest-rs-100-crore-film-baahubali-creates-a-storm-1020011.html

This big-budget production has been doing great at the box office, and has even attracted the notice of various foreign film reviewers. Like "300" or Peter Jackson's Tolkien movies, Bahubali features top-notch visual fx, along with spectacular battle sequences on a massive scale. It also features traditional moral themes of honour, loyalty and sacrifice. The enthusiastic audience reaction to this movie may potentially trigger a wave of mythological cinema epics featuring film industry musclemen.

Be prepared for a hefty ticket price, but definitely worth seeing - you get what you pay for.

5 comments:

mayura said...

This is misleading. The story of the movie has nothing to do with Jainism or the Bahubali of Jainisim..This has been clarified by the Producers of the movie when the jains objected to the movie title depicting jains in poor light.

exosing christianity's true agenda said...

This movie is a great response to the same old crap churned out by the mumbai khan mafia. I and many others are sick of the love jihad crap put out by the sellouts that promote the aging leathery and flabby khans.

South Indian cinema has come a long way and it's great to see how they have flourished and evolved.

This is wonderful but even better is the public response. With this type of movie we now have a new bar. I hope this means the khans are about to be flushed down the toilet along with their godfather in Dubai/Pakistan.

san said...

Yeah, you're right, I removed the reference to Jainism once I realized that it was a different Bahubali. The movie's story is entirely fictional, created by its storywriters. But it does have a stylization that is strongly reminiscent of Indian mythology.

http://www.sakshipost.com/index.php/entertainment/news-gossip/59824-is-rajamouli-the-movie-worlds-narendra-modi.html?psource=Feature

I'm watching the wary response of Bollywood fat-cats and Lefties. We can already see the usual cast of Lefty poison-pen writers predictably shrieking that "saffron brigade/RSS are drawing inspiration from this movie," etc, etc.

http://www.firstpost.com/india/rajamoulis-baahubali-now-has-a-religion-and-it-is-decidedly-hindu-2343938.html

There's a reason why Indian mythological stories have been popular to Indians since ancient times. These huge larger-than-life epics with their grand spectacle and moral questions strike a chord with Indian sensibilities, and that's why this movie is completely crushing all previous box office records by a wide margin.

Bollywood has degenerated into a Left-wing dominated cash-and-propaganda machine. It has become part of the "bread and circuses" offered by the Left-wing establishment to keep Indians distracted and dumb.

By tapping the age-old and time-evolved stories from our past, and using modern technology to depict them in full splendour, it may be possible to recapture the narrative highground.

I was really impressed that the visual effects for this movie were all done in Hyderabad. What better way for Hyderabad to advertise its VFX industry than to make such grand films and market them to the world.

Khans may about to be eclipsed, but I've no doubt that Lefties will soon be rushing to depict the armies of the Prophet in CG, using Indian labour. That's how their minds work - when they see someone coming up with something above what they have, then they want to imitate from their side.

san said...

I also think that as Indian mythological epics are committed to screen, there should be more comprehensive strategizing around them. For instance, since Indian mythological epics are linked to actual geographic locations within India, then this could be used to massively promote tourism to these places.

For example, the beautiful otherworldly waterfalls in the Bahubali movie are the Athirapally water falls in Kerala. They have been digitally grafted to scenes from other locations elsewhere.

By linking epic stories to their real-world geographic anchor-points, then it becomes possible to create local market appeal in a way that foreign mythologies cannot compete with or match.

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This movie is a great response to the same old crap churned out by the mumbai khan mafia. I and many others are sick of the love jihad crap put out by the sellouts that promote the aging leathery and flabby khans.

South Indian cinema has come a long way and it's great to see how they have flourished and evolved.

baahubali 10th day total worldwide box office collection