The whole world is going gaga over the India’s most awaited magnum opus project Baahubali- The Conclusion which was out on 28th April. As expected, the movie swept away many records, even garnered wide critical acclaim, proved that it deserves all the hype that is built around it.
This film has taken Indian cinema to a completely new level. Both in India as well as abroad, the film continues to enjoy an excellent run. According to the trade figures, Baahubali 2 has collected a whopping Rs 121 crore in India on its opening day. Even more surprisingly, it surpassed Fast and Furious 8 in the USA in terms of paid premieres.
Also, the entire nation is raving about SS Rajamouli’s creative mind and his perfect execution. This film has not just managed to break box office records but it has even won millions of hearts.
We all know from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the burning question on everyone’s minds was “Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?” and innumerable theories, jokes and memes did the rounds on the internet.
However, fans of Baahubali are now feeling satisfied and happy, as they have finally got the answer to the question which has been troubling them for a long time now.
While with the release of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, this mystery has been effectively solved by director SS Rajamouli. However, there were some questions in the audience’s mind which the film did not address.
Who was Bhallaladeva’s wife?
In Baahubali: The Beginning, we remember the scene where Mahendra Baahubali, with a single swish of his sword, sends Bhallaladeva’s son Bhadra’s head flying in the air. But we never see or hear of the wife of Rana Daggubati’s character. Last year, there were reports that Shriya Saran had been roped in for the part, but she rubbished the rumours.
Given that the other women in the film (Sivagami, Devasena and Avanthika) are strong characters, it would have been interesting to see what Bhallaladeva’s wife would have been like. Evil incarnate, like her husband? Or an antithesis? We will never know.
What is Avanthika’s story?
We cannot forget the fierce warrior Avanthika of Baahubali: The Beginning. She has almost put on blinkers to protect herself from distraction from her one and only goal – to free the shackled Devasena. But, why is she so motivated to giving away her youth and if need be, life, to the cause?
One may argue that she is driven by the same love that the subjects had for Amarendra Baahubali and Devasena, but that seems unlikely, as Baahubali was killed either before her birth or when she was only a baby. Baahubali 2 has no answers for her intense desire to avenge Devasena’s humiliation.
Why do the people of Mahishmati meekly accept Bhallaladeva’s tyranny without putting up a fight?
“If Amarendra Baahubali is killed, the people of Mahishmati will revolt. There will be war,” a character says in Baahubali 2. It is no secret that the subjects of Mahishmati adore Baahubali. There is even a scene where they literally shake Bhallaladeva up (those who have seen the film will know). They are ready to take up arms and even kill for him.
But when Baahubali is killed and his wife Devasena is openly chained and tortured in public view, they are mute. In fact, as Baahubali: The Beginning showed, the tyrant king Bhallaladeva loots and tortures even the subjects, but no one even bats an eyelid in protest.
We hope the movie reachs a lot of heights and we congratulate the whole team of Bahubali for the success of the movie.
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