Baahubali 2: The Conclusion: Amid strong buzz and expectations, Baahubali 2 released last Friday and got a massive response worldwide. The film has already broken all the box-office records and as per the latest figures by Bollywood Hungama, the Hindi version alone had earned over Rs 190 crore within first five days of its release. According to the Indian movie industry tracker Ramesh Bala, the movie has earned Rs 710 cr worldwide. However, even as most people are in thrall of the SS Rajamouli’s saga, somewhere it fails to live up to the hype. With a run-time of 2 hours 48 minutes and ticket prices that are guaranteed to put a hole in your pocket, you are likely to be left disappointed. Why? Well, here are not just one or two, but 5 reasons why it isn’t worth your time and money:
1. Slow first half
For those who found the first half of Baahubali: The Beginning slow, the first half of The Conclusion is a pain. A good 30 minutes of the movie could have been edited to make the pace better. There are many unwanted scenes and songs before the film finally picks the pace right before the interval.
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2. Abrupt scenes
The flaws in editing are clearly visible on screen and make you wonder why perfection wasn’t achieved despite investing so much money. For example, when ‘Pindaris’ attack Devsena’s (Anushka Shetty) kingdom, in one scene Bahubali (Prabhas) was shown fighting with them and in the very next scene, he is inside a hall trying to save people.
3. Poor VFX
There was so much hype around the VFX of Baahubali that it was even compared to James Cameron’s Avatar. However, the film disappoints you on that front. The entry scene of Prabhas is a fine example of poor VFX where he tries to stop an elephant using a cart.
4. No logic
Given that it was a fantasy film, SS Rajamouli had the artistic liberty to do certain things but using humans as stones against sling to transport them inside a fort wasn’t the most logical thing to do – in fact, what was he thinking! Then, there is a flying ship along with men who somehow don’t even get bruises even after falling from heights.
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5. The Climax
While the first part will be remembered by the audience for its powerful climax that left everyone with one question, ‘why Kattapa killed Baahubali?’, the second had a comparatively dull ending. The action sequence didn’t have much thrill and the impact was missing.