The Bahubali franchise is the most anticipated one which has set a mark in the history of Indian film Industry. With its second installment it has proved that you don’t need an established star cast and recognition for a film to be successful. Bahubali had some awesome performances by the cast, a sharp direction and an engaging story. But is this enough for a movie to become the most successful movie in the history. I guess not. Most of the films that are successful are re-watchable without getting bored easily. So what makes a film re-watchable. Well, it is the fact that it must contain scenes that give you goosebumps and so does this franchise. Also read my review of Bahubali 2.
So here we are going to talk about the scenes of the first part of the Bahubali franchise which stimulated our body hairs:
1. When Shivagami saves Mahendra Bahubali.
The film starts with Rajmata Shivagami played by Ramya Krishnan carrying a baby and running to save him from soldiers. She kills the soldiers cleverly but unluckily slips and falls into a river. At that moment she boasts at God to save the child, instead to take her life away. At that time she holds the baby in her hand and goes inside the water just keeping the baby out until someone comes to rescue.
2. The scene where Shivudu lifts Shivalinga.
Shivudu played by Prabhas is obsessed to climb the mountain. So, her worried mother vows to make her son stop doing this. For this she had to bathe the statue of Shiva for more than a hundred times. Seeing his mother doing this and not stopping, Shiva lifts the statue and replaces it just below the waterfall. This scene was one of the best scenes and the background song made it even better.
3. The moment when Shivudu climbs the mountain successfully.
Being obsessed to climb the huge mountain, Shiva fails numerous time in climbing it. Eventually visualizing a beautiful girl to be waiting for him up top he finally succeeds in climbing the mountain. In the last stage he is at he lower edge and he needs to get to the upper one. For this he makes a bow and arrow which is tied to him with a rope. Then he jumps of the cliff firing the arrow to the towards the tree and thus swinging himself.
4. When everybody hails the name of Bahubali while erecting Bhallaldeva’s gold statue.
There is a scene where a giant statue of Bhallaladeva is being erected. Accidentally it loses control and at the same time Shiva comes and catches it from falling. In this scene a local sees a familiar face to Bahubali and starts chanting the name. Soon after everyone hails Bahubali while erecting Bhalla’s statue, thus making Bahubali greater.
5. When Katappa finds out the reality of Shiva.
In a very rough row, Bahubali ends up Chopping off Bhadra’s head. When Katappa finds him failed to protect his prince he then runs towards Shiva with a weapon. At the same time rainfall cleans dirt from Shiva’s face and when he turns Katappa finds Shiva to be Bahubali’s son. Thus while running towards him he drops his weapon and bows shouting “Baahubali”. Everyone there also bows to him. Then Katappa takes his feet and touches his head giving Shiva a nostalgic feeling.
6. When Shivagami kills Maartand.
Shivagami’s role played by Ramya Krishnan is my favorite. In her introducing scene a character named Maartand rebels during the time of King’s death. In this scene Shivagami with her fine wit kills Maartand’s men with the help of Katappa. Eventually she herself kills Maartand with a dagger explaining him that this was not a conspiracy but was politics. This scene was only possible due to the bold acting of Ramya Krishnan.
7. Bahubali’s creative weapon against Kaalkeya’s army.
Bahubali was given cannon balls for the war which were only useful for destroying fort walls. But he very cleverly ties a huge cloth to couple of the balls and fire. This resulted into abiding a huge number of army into the cloth. The cloth was soaked in some type of explosive and when Bahubali finally fires a burning arrow everybody in the perimeter of the cloth burns into ashes.
8. When Bahubali saves his citizens.
In a scene Kalakeya’s army forwards Bahubali’s citizens when they were marching towards Kalakeya’s army. On the other side Bhallaldeva kills everybody on his way but Bahubali saves them. He does it so with some sort of weapon that binds along the legs of the people making them fall to the ground. At the very moment the archers take down Kalakeya’s soldiers immediately thus saving the innocents.
9. When Bahubali encourages his soldiers to fight back.
In one scene Kalakeya’s army seem to have much impact making Bahubali’s army to retreat. At that time Bahubali encourages his army to fight back and defeat the death. Everyone then with a new spirit fights back in a very dramatic way. Also Katappa hangs one of Kalakeya’s soldiers and picking out their flag.
10. The moment when Shivagami declares Bahubali as the King.
Actually Bhallaldeva was to be declared as king because he killed the Kalakeya chief. But wise Shivagami declares Bahubali as the King of Mahishmati as she was very much impressed by his leadership skills. Also she noted the fact that he saved his people while Bhallaldeva killed them. Soon after she declares him king all the people hails his name. The awesome cinematography makes this scene even more compelling.
So this is it guys. I hope you liked this and agree with me. Also do comment down below if I missed any scenes that gave you some chills.