Saturday, April 29, 2017

Baahubali 2 - Why Katappa Killed Baahubali

The question which was unanswered for almost 1.5 year has finally been answered in the Sequel of Baahubali.  Continued form the previous saga of moving from present to past and then leaving us all fazed with the question - "Why Did Katappa Kill Baahubali?".  Now the movie Baahubali - 2 starts from the same Flash Back and continues to carry the story to get us the answer and then brings us back to the present of the movie to head to climax.

The movie continues to ride on the Visual Effect (VFX) but lacks on the quality work that was exhibited in the first part.  Acting wise NassarSathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan and Rana Daggubati have done a wonderful job. Prabhas and Anushka Shetty were fine and Tamannah hardly had any role this time.  The VFX artists or more common to say the guys who worked on Virtual reality were not as good either though it could have been the same team as the first part.  At many instances the shoddy work was quite evident and I can very well state that out with - 
  1. Sequences with Elephants
  2. All the sequences with Bulls
  3. Sequence where Devasena walks with head of Bhadra (Bhallaldev's son)
  4. Entire Pindhari Sequence
  5. The war scenes were also not as good as the part 1
In fact the Bull Sequence was a clear copy from the storyline of Baajirao Peshwa and certainly loses the originality that you expect in such a grand movie.

However, I would say the movie is an overall entertainer and it ensures that even if you are not able to connect with the storyline (which is a bit sloppy), you would love the way a few sloppy work and concepts make you laugh through the story.  Well, Yeah there are a few mistakes or say presentation errors that would certainly be tickling your funny bone.

Now coming back to the Answer to the Prime Question - Why Katappa Killed Baahubali? so that is something that is certainly not answered in most of the jokes that are making round on WhatsApp or elsewhere. The right answer, well is pretty neatly answered in the movie and for that I think if you are going to the movie, I wouldn't be spoiling the game.

The movie with its hype is already a big earner, but certainly doesn't live up to the hypes....

And, for those who are the fan of Baahubali, we have just seen the Beginning and the Conclusion, there is more to come probably in late 2018. The storyline is actually a trilogy and Before the Beginning or the Part 1, there is a trivia on How Shivagami rose to the power and how the whole saga actually started.  There is another twist that is expected probably with the Storyline getting enhanced with Bhadra's next line getting raised to take revenge by Bijjaladeva portrayed by Nassar.  

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Catching up on UP Elections

Five states in India underwent Assembly elections earlier this month and the results were not too encouraging for the opposition parties.  The current ruling party BJP won with clear majority in two states - Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand where as with some support formed Government in Manipur and Goa. The only state they lost elections is Punjab, the state where it so seems that anti-incumbancy wave against Akali Dal took toll on the election results with Congress (INC) winning majority of seats there.  Interesting though that INC could save that one state to get some grace marks.

However, Indian media is all gong ho about the results in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh that can actually define the results of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.  The specific wave that is getting built once again is the "20% Muslim" voters in Uttar Pradesh not getting a Muslim representative. How interesting it is that the Pseudo Literates and Pseudo Liberals of India are amazed on "How can BJP gain such a massive support in Uttar Pradesh when they didn't field a single Muslim candidate?" They totally overlook the major swing that BJP saw in the eastern state of Manipur where they won 21 seats starting from 0 from the last assembly elections.  Though this may not seem to be a swing in favor of BJP per say, but somewhere it may be a swing resounding the support for Nation's Government lead by Mr. Modi.

I am not sure how literate are the Pseudo Literates in the country that when they open their mouth, they can only talk about the religious divide. Incidentally, these Pseudo Literates try to impose that they are nations' voice. They forget that the News Channel where they think they are being invited and where they would spew their venom on caste and religion, doesn't have a viewership of 2% from where it was a leader. Indeed, I am talking about NDTV and the show that was hosted by Vikram Chandra.  I just watched it for 2 minutes in between my channel surfing and boom, all I could hear was religious divide. As I said, these Pseudo Literates seem to have forgotten that it was the Central Government that spoke about the honor of women including the Muslim Women and it was they who spoke against the inequality prevailing in the Muslim communities where women is treated more like a slave than a family member.  It was the voice against triple talaq that made the difference for the Muslim women who thought at last someone is taking their side.  It doesn't matter whether someone supporting them was Hindu or Muslim, for them it was someone who spoke about their dignity and that's what seems to have swung the votes of Muslim voters in favor of BJP and BJP won even those seats which were dominated by Muslim voters.

I am not sure how and and when these simple and easy to understand points would be learned by the Pseudo Literates and not sure when they would be able to rise above the Religion and Caste business.    Also, I am not sure when the 80% result swing could be seen with 4 out of 5 states voting for BJP, why are these pseudo liberals stuck only to results in one state?

Ah, and before I close this topic rather than stretching, I recalled the Behenji was so hurt that she point at the EVMs favoring BJP (were the EVMs also Religious?) and then The greatest comedian of our times picked up to be thrashed by the Judiciary

Author's Note: Interestingly, it so sounds that while conveying the probable cause of the vote swing, even I caused some communal divide. But, that is not what I intended to.