Possibly the most anticipated film of the year, Baahubali: The Conclusion is due for release on April 28. The film has taken a mammoth opening and the excitement among fans has reached fever pitch.
In the age of instant reviews and social media, there is, of course, a lot of competition on who will put up the first review. It appears that the prize should go to a certain Umair Sandhu from the UAE who is supposedly from the UAE's certification board and has done several such "first reviews".
In his piece, Umair compares the VFX in the film to those of Hollywood greats like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. He's also appreciated the acting performances of the cast, particularly lauding Prabhas and Rana Daggubatti:
"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."
Concluding that it was not to be missed and that it would be remembered as a classic in the future, Umair says that it's a matter of pride that an Indian filmmaker has made such a film. However, while Umair has commended all aspects of the film, from its cinematography to screenplay and dialogues, there isn't much about the plot or how well it ties in with the first film. And no, Umair hasn't revealed why Kattappa killed Baahubali (thankfully).
However, according to a source at the company which censors films in the UAE, Umair Sandhu was not part of the panel which watched the film.