Raised in a remote tribal village, Shivudu (Prabhas) grows up a carefree young man who relentlessly pursues his heart's desire. This leads him on an adventure to a completely unfamiliar territory. On this journey, he falls in love with Avantika (Tamannaah Bhatia), a Nishada soldier. To win her over, Shivudu takes on the dangerous mission of rescuing Devasena (Anushka Shetty) from the tyrant King Bhallaladeva (Nassar). Shivudu manages to free Devasena and during their escape, uncovers the truth behind his mysterious past. A flashback unfolds here with King Vikramadeva of Mahishmati passing away suddenly, leaving behind an empty throne and an orphaned son, Baahubali. The kind and righteous Sivagami, wife to Bijjaladeva and biological mother to Bhalladeva, goes onto adopt her nephew and raises him as her own. This decision however, bears consequences; having to share his mother's love and the status of a crown prince, Bhallaladeva secretly grows to be highly jealous of and hateful toward Baahubali. His resentment further grows when his mother chooses Baahubali as the King of Mahishmati. After establishing that Shivudu is in fact the son of Baahubali and Devasena, the film ends in a cliff-hanger, leaving the audience wondering about the death of Baahubali.
A Truly Delightful Surprise!
- Bahubali: The Beginning review by CR
Speaking as someone who for the most part really doesn't care for fantasy war epics, I was genuinely astounded at how enticing these films were. Dare I say it, more-so than the Lord of the Rings trilogy!
The story is more straightforward than LOTR but no less immense, the musical-numbers are catchy and entertaining despite the language barrier, and aside from the odd duff CG effect – It's honestly astonishing how few and far between they are given these movie's relatively low budgets compared to those in Hollywood –– there is eye-candy galore in these films! Truly two of the most beautiful-looking movies I've ever seen!
I couldn't;t be more glad to call this the first ever Indian movie I've watched.