Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) - However, if you watch a film just for the grandiose, go to the theaters.
quick review:

There is drama in a film and then there is grand drama. In the latter, the story matters even less. It is the scale, the action, the special effects that the film is shooting for and achieves.

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38 reviewers have given Bahubali 2 - The Conclusion an average rating of 4.3/5.0 (?)

31 yays
4 nays
3 so-so

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Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...We tend to lump all our larger-than-life entertainers into the ‘masala’ category, but Rajamouli sees masala not just as a style but as a legitimate genre, derived from myth. ... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Where the viewers need to accept that there is much superior cinema being made in the country in its regional languages, the big names need to realize that films can also work on non-holiday weekends with lesser known cast, solely winning over the box office with their strong content. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Roll out the red carpet... Blow the conch shells... Beat the drums... It's time to celebrate... full review

Thumbs up by Ajay Mudunuri, BookmyShow ... the time has come to relish this magnum opus... full review

Thumbs up by SURESH KAVIRAYANI, Deccan Chronicle ...Compared to the first part, the director added more drama and emotional scenes in this concluding film.... full review

Thumbs up by smitavkumar , Desi Martini ...The fights that are the high point for most audiences are also extremely well done though I found the violence in a few scenes to be too graphic and extreme... full review

Thumbs up by Yugantika Sharma , Desi Martini ...The film is even more ambitious than its prequel.... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita A Tanwar , DNA ...You are thirsting for action and drama, and you are served romance for most part. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Watching Prabhas’ Baahubali and Anushka Shetty's Devasena fight in-sync like a warrior duo made in heaven is pure bliss. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anna MM Vetticad, FirstPost ...The proportion of the ingredients has been changed though, with myth and socially regressive themes being scaled down, family politics being scaled up, and the decibel levels being raised by several notches.... full review

Thumbs up by Hemanth Kumar, FirstPost ...All this and the conflict between the characters makes Baahubali 2 a spectacle which will hook you right from the word go. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Free Press Journal ...The second instalment of the great Baahubali franchise is so lush, luscious and luminous, it’s like being transported repeatedly to a paradisaical peak, not once not twice but over and over again. ... full review

Thumbs up by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...Borrowing plot-twists from the Mahabharata and Ramayana, Rajamouli brandishes healthy doses of reverence, intrigue and valorific repugnance in order to give ‘good’ a bigger boost over ‘evil’. ... full review

Thumbs up Glamsham.com ...Writers Vijayendra Prasad, S.S. Rajamouli (screenplay) and Manoj Muntashir (dialogue) develop the characters where the story of Amarendra Baahubali (Prabhas) gives a man who strongly believes in dharma than anything else. - See more at: http://www.glamsham.com/movies/reviews/baahubali-2-the-conclusion-movie-review.asp#sthash.DLHVm1JZ.dpuf... full review

So-So by Dipanjan Sinha, Hindustan Times ...There is a lot more in this fairytale world: A new city where Baahubali meets his future wife Devsena (Anushka Shetty), splendid views of a moonlit war ... full review

Thumbs up by Suhani Singh , india today ... The finale, featuring the uncle and nephew battling it out in Gladiator style, has a few awe-inspiring moments even as the conclusion is already known.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...At the end of nearly three hours, I can tell you that the second part is not half as satisfying or fun as the original.... full review

Thumbs down by Anurag Bohra, indian express ...It’s time the Indian viewer is taken seriously by film content writers and is spared of sanskaari narratives. ... full review

Thumbs up by Anish Mohanty , Kia Gia ...Prabhas delivered a respectable performance in 'Baahubali The Beginning' but he is simply extraordinary here. ... full review

Thumbs up by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...There’s comic relief in these portions and it’s amazing how the writers have moulded Katappa’s otherwise tough and dutiful character to funny antics here.... full review

Thumbs down by Uday Bhatia, Live Mint ... Baahubali 2 is undoubtedly a spectacular action film. It’s also a tradition-bound, caste-conscious macho militarist fantasy.... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar , MiD DAY ...Like a fine-dine restaurant over a franchise, 'Baahubali 2' is, firstly, a stand-alone film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...Rana, who plays the antagonist Bhallal, has such a strong and imposing physical presence that his mere glower will make you shiver. ... full review

Thumbs up by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ...Given the cinematic benchmark the first part set, managing the same visual treat was a Herculean task. But the biggest victory for the film's VFX team is that their work is barely visible here.... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee , NDTV ... ultimately only a lightweight yarn buttressed by flashy technical inputs designed to dazzle and disarm the audience.... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, NDTV ...Prabhas Is A Hero To Celebrate In Film That's Better Than The Original... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, News18.com ...Devsena, in fact, is a crucial player in the new film, a skilled warrior and, admirably, a fiery feminist who won’t let others make life decisions for her.... full review

Thumbs up by Manisha Lakhe, Now Running.com ...But even if you missed the original film, this film, Bahubali 2, satisfies your thirst for fantasy, blood and gore and romance.... full review

So-So by Sreehari Nair, Rediff ...Exactly the kind of picture that Pedro Almodovar was talking about in his following theory: "When a movie has a profusion of bad tastes, it becomes a style."... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...There are times Baahubali shows the strain of expectation, especially in the second half’s doddering pace, lacklustre combat and excessive, unconvincing use of VFX but when it communicates from a place of heart, it moves and enthralls. ... full review

Thumbs up by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Scroll.in ...The action moves smoothly, even though the songs do slow down the narrative. You hardly feel the 171-minute running time, nor do you tire of seeing Prabhas and Anushka Shetty on the screen. ... full review

Thumbs up Sify Movies ...The second half also goes on smoothly till the revealing point of what prompted Kattappa to kill Baahubali. Thereafter, it loses the steam. ... full review

Thumbs up Sify Movies ...The biggest highlight of Baahubali 2 is MM Keeravani. His songs and background score are truly epic.... full review

Thumbs up by Sangeetha Devi Dundoo, The Hindu ...he gives us well-defined back-stories (story by Vijayendra Prasad) with the necessary emotional heft.... full review

Thumbs up by Meena Iyer, Times of India ... Baahubali has been sketched out as such a symbol of strength and power that he makes you root for him throughout. Prabhas is terrific as father and son. ... full review

Thumbs up by Josh, Upper Stall ...But these end up being quibbles if you let yourself be overtaken by the visual splendour. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sowmya Rajendran, yahoo! India ...eedless to say, Ramya Krishnan holds her own and proves why she's the only actor who could have played the complex Sivagami.... full review

Thumbs up by Raghav Jaitly, ZEENEWS.COM ...will completely blow your mind away with its sheer perfection and unpredictability.... full review