The first review of Baahubali 2 is out and strangely it has come from a “member of the UK, UAE Censor Board”. Umair Sandhu, who calls himself a film and fashion critic in UK, UAE and India, has given the much awaited movie a five star rating. He compared the CGI in Baahubali The Conclusion to “Hollywood greats” like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Sandhu gives perfect ratings to all actors in the movie and is particularly awed by Prabhas who plays the main protagonist Amarendra Baahubali and Mahendra Baahubali in both the movies.
Sandhu gave a special mention to Prabhas and Rana Daggubati for “some outstanding work” and says even Ramya Krishnan’s Sivagami leaves an impact. Clearly awed by the SS Rajamouli movie, Sandhu calls Baahubali 2 a “marvel” comparable to the best of Hollywood. In the small review published on his blog, he oohs and aahs about everything from the grandiose sets to the VFX, sound, edit and cinematography. There is a special mention in the review for the “beyond fantastic” screenplay of the review, and of course “mindblowing” story, screenplay, dialogues, music and screenplay.
— Umair Sandhu (@sandhumerry) 26 April 2017
Baahubali 2 is releasing in most Gulf countries on Thursday, a day before India.
Sandhu lauds the director for attempting something of this scale, daring to dream big and achieving it. He says the movie might be a blockbuster today, but will clearly be remembered as a classic in the coming years. In one of the tweets he also mentions that the movie got a standing ovation at the UAE Censor Board.
#Baahubali2 got Standing Ovation at UAE Censor Board ! Proud Moments for India ! Jai Hind 🇮🇳🇮🇳👏👏 ☆☆☆☆☆
— Umair Sandhu (@sandhumerry) April 26, 2017
Sandhu has done many other “first reviews” before owing to his geographic location. Here is his review of Baahubali 2…
“Making a film is no easy task and making one that boasts of being India’s costliest and grandest film till date on both budget and scale, definitely is a humongous challenge.
Talking about the CGI used in the film, BAAHUBALI 2 is easily comparable to the Hollywood greats like THE LORD OF THE RINGS series and even the HARRY POTTER series that featured entire towns, cities and regions artificially developed to look realistic. Compared to the usual Indian standard of CGI work in films, the effort and detail that went into making BAAHUBALI 2 is visibly evident in the stunning waterfalls, the spectacular city of Mahishmati, and the sheer cliffs.
Coming to the performances in the film, the casting of BAAHUBALI 2 is just perfect with every actor doing a brilliant job in their respective roles. Here a special mention goes to both Prabhas and Rana, for some outstanding work, especially for Rana who excels in portraying the angry smouldering eyed King Bhallala. Ramaya Krishnan, despite being in a supporting role manages to leave an impact. The other two supporting cast members Nasser and Satyaraj as Bijjaladeva and Kattappa are impressive as well. No Indian storyteller comes close to what S.S. Rajamouli envisions and executes on screen.
Every sequence of BAAHUBALI 2 is a marvel that can easily be compared to the best of Hollywood. The grandiose sets, VFX, sound, edit, cinematography and most importantly, the screenplay of BAAHUBALI 2 is beyond fantastic. Mindblowing Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, Music & Screenplay.
Prabhas gave Career Best Performance ever. Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty & Tammannah are Fantastic. Sathayraj is Outstanding ! Good acting by all supporting actors.
On the whole, BAAHUBALI 2 makes you proud that an Indian filmmaker dared to dream big and accomplished it. BAAHUBALI 2 is definitely not to be missed. Call it a box-office blockbuster today, but tomorrow, it will be remembered as a classic.”