How does it feel when the entire world
keeps on talking about something that you have not yet seen or heard? Yes, you
feel as if you have missed something vital and you start looking for a chance
to accomplish the new goal. The same has been happening with me since last
month. I have been feeling like a fish out of water whenever there are
discussions about “Bahubali”. And finally I got the chance to watch it
Seriously- what is wrong with people?
How can they boast about this movie? I was put into black mood immediately
after I finished this movie. It is not
that I have the habit of biting someone’s head off but I have reasons to
justify my opinion. This movie is said to be the most expensive movie ever made
in Bollywood and I am still wondering what did the directors invest their money
Caution: Please read further only if
you think you can tolerate criticism for “Bahubali”.
v The opening scene
shows Sivagmi saving the baby by holding the baby on her palm (yes, it is her
palm) and keeping the hand upright. Simultaneously the water keeps overflowing
and probably she is supposed to be dead. But guess what! Perhaps the phenomena
of Rigor Mortis or Muscle contraction starts happening in her body and that
helps her keep hand stiff and hold on to
v The next scene was
copied from The Dark Knight Rises. When Shiva tries to jump across from one
mountain to another, it is shown that he has been trying that for quite some
time. Now try to remember the scene from TDKR, where Christian Bale tries to
escape from the prison (okay I agree it is not exactly the same but it reminded
me of that very scene).
v The next scene was
the one copied from “The Mask”. “Smoking!!!” The hero (Jim Carrey/ Prabhas)
gets a mask from out of nowhere and he becomes obsessed with it. The only
difference here is that Shiva imagines Tammannahaaa (God! Why are there so many
repetitive letters?) just by looking at the mask (Wow!!!).
v Needless to say, the
next absurd scene is when Shiva tries to follow Tamaammaannaaa and
successfully reaches the top of the mountain. (Wow!!!)
v How did the rope come
right in the middle of a waterfall? And How was it possible to get hold of it?
(I am still beating my brain out on this!)
v Okay, as if copying
“The Mask” was not enough, these people copied “Tarzen” too. How come Shiva has
the abilities far beyond those of ordinary humans. He uses branches and hanging
vines to swing at great speed, a skill acquired among the anthropoid apes.
v Shiva is shown “so
much obsessed” with Tammaannaanna that he follows her God knows what-
reflection, imagination, hallucination… I mean really his level of imagination
is far beyond that present in the normal humans! (Wow!!!)
v The epic scene where
he shoots an arrow and the arrow passes right through the trunk and gets stuck
on the other side- BRAVO!!! What I can think of is that Shiva was carrying the kit of making a bow and
arrow, a rope and tattoo marker and a cylinder containing snake and what not with him. If yes, how could he climb from one peak to another with so much
weight? If no, how did he arrange these things? (Again Wow!!!)
v Why on Earth is the
hero so happy?
v This movie exposes
the viewers to the extreme limit of “Tharkipana”. (Wow!!!)
v “Underwater drawing”-
that is something innovative! (Wow!!!)
v The scene where
Bhallala fights the bull, it reminds me of Singham’s double fist punch
(Devgan's patent violated!) (Wow!!!)
v Tammanahanna -
overacting ki dukan! Why on Earth does she walk like a robot? Robocop Tammy eh?
v When Tammanannma constantly shoots arrows at Shiva, the brilliance of the hero is shown.
Amidst all the chaos, he gets time to set up the trap for his girl. (Wow!!!)
v Is he wearing a
purple lipstick? (Wow!!! So pretty!!!)
v “Tum ladki ho, main
ladka hu”- first of all, hame to pata hi nahi tha. Second of all, “Maine Pyar
v What did the makers
want to show through the scene where a flower falls in the hands? (Hmmmm….still
v Devasena is shown
saying “Mera beta ayega” time and again, which reminds me of “Mere Karan Arjun Ayenge”. Therefore, Karan Arjun copied!!
v “Desi chloroform”
v Probably, Shiva is a
Ghost Rider! Wondering why? Don’t you recall the scene where the tree is put on
fire, not to forget- automatically, when Shiva enters the scene?
v Jaya Bachhan- Kabhi
Khushi Kabhi Gham- Shahrukh’s arrival- cliché- reused! (Wow!!!)
v This one is hilarious!
When Shiva prevents the “Murty” of Bhallala from falling, it is clearly evident
that there is no tension in the rope. Dude come on! How can you put pressure
and pull the rope without tension? (Not wow!!! This is sick!!!)
v During the flashback
scene when the two “Yuvrajs” are asked to give commands/ instructions to their
“Prajas”, how did the two of them managed to get to that spot in the pool,
which was surrounded by water on all sides, without getting wet? (I am
expecting a Wow answer)
That’s all folks!
There are more uncanny scenes/ scenarios in the movie but my fingers need rest
and my mind needs to scan something more logical.
To conclude, I did
not like the movie. Infact, “Kick” was far more logical than this one.
Bollywood definitely needs to promote and approve some logical scripts. But
that won’t be possible now! Why? Because Gajendra Chauhan is the new head!!!
Signing off!! Ciao!