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Blind & Deaf movie review of Baahubali: The Beginning


A blind perspective:

Director S. S. Rajamouli’s ambitious creation ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ is a brilliant mix of the amazing use of CGI and VFX blended with a sensational touch of emotions.

Taking the audience into the era of kings and palaces of ancient India, the movie is a fantasy tale based upon the dispute within the royal family of the Mahishmati Kingdom.

Prabhas as Shiva (Baahubali) is fabulous. Rana as Bhallala Deva does justice to the negative character.

Tamannaah as Avanthika, Anushka as Devasena, Ramya as Sivagami and Sathyaraj as Katappa are also impressive with their roles.

The story starts slow but catches pace well in time and the climax is such that the audience will want to come back for the sequel.

The sad part is though on one hand, the amazingly executed visual effects brings the story to life, but on the other hand leaves the visually impaired audience heavily dependent upon sighted assistance.

During multiple sequences, due to absence of audio cues, the visually impaired crowd can easily lose the track of the story.

The music is fine but the background score could have been much more descriptive.

Despite of this, the movie is still a delight to watch for the well-presented storyline powered by the old but effective idea that good is always mightier than evil.

With proper sighted assistance one can still enjoy the beautiful landscapes, romantic moments as well as the thrilling battle field sequences.

Verdict: Baahubali (Part 1) is surely recommended, but sighted assistance is must!

A sighted perspective:

Baahubali: The Beginning is an Indian action, drama fantasy film directed by S S Rajamouli. Baahubali means the one with strong arms.

The film stars Prabhas as Shiva and King Amarendra Bahubali, Rana Daggubati as King Bhallala Deva, Anushka Shetty as Queen Devasena, Tamannaah as warrior Avanthika.

The film is a fictional story based on the ancient kingdom of Mahishmati in South India.

The story starts with the queen mother Sivagami who fights with the soldiers and sacrifices her life to protect a small baby.

Local villagers save the baby and the tribal queen adopts the baby and names him Shiva. Shiva grows up to be a strong young man.

One day, Shiva finds a wooden mask of a girl which falls from the waterfall.

On top of the waterfall, Shiva finds out that the mask belongs to warrior Avanthika.

Avanthika is on a mission to rescue former queen Devasena who has been chained open in the Mahishmati Kingdom for the past 25 years by the current king Bhallala Deva.

The way Shiva learns about his real identity while following Avanthika’s mission forms the remaining part of the story.

Verdict: The film is a must watch for its huge sets, good storyline, fantastic acting performances, amazing visual effects and a shocking climax scene which will make the audience eagerly wait for the second part, Baahubali: The Conclusion.



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