Baahubali: The Beginning

Synopsis: When Sanga and her husband, part of a tribe living around the province of Mahismathi, save a drowning infant, little do they know the background of the infant or what the future holds for him. The kid grows up to as Shivudu, a free-spirit wanting to explore the mountains and in the process learns of his roots and then realizes the whole purpose of his life and ends up confronting the mighty Bhallala Deva!
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): S.S. Rajamouli
Production: Arka Media Works
  22 wins & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
159 min


"Golden dreams

and great heartache,"

"churn in the depth of the soul

of this river...called life."

"When great mountains lay

in its path,"

"it cuts deep gorges through

the keep flowing!.."

"This unstoppable, inexhaustible

river called life..."

"it is called

the river of life."

Lord Shiva!

For all the sins

I have committed,

if death is the only redemption,

then take my life!...

But this boy should live...

He should live for his mother

who is waiting for him...

he should live to ascend

the throne Mahishmati...

Mahendra Baahubali should live!

Dear me!

Hey! What are you

waiting for? Hurry!

Hey! Be careful!

What happened?

- I am not sure, master.

With all the jewelry on her,

she must have been

a queen or something.

She died with her

hand pointing up!


What happened?

They must have come

here to kill her.

Looks like she got

the better of them.


Oh my God! A cave!

We never knew this existed!

Looks like it goes all the way

to the top of the mountain!

If the lady was holding the

baby up, pointing to the top,

Maybe she wanted us

to take it back there!

You are out of your mind?

They sent soldiers

to kill an infant!

What dangers do

you think await him...

if you send him back there!

- But, Sanga..

This is my baby.

I have no children...

and the river Goddess

has given this boy to me.

If anyone of you object,

I will trample upon your necks.

What are you waiting for?

Close the cave.



What are you doing here,

my dear?

What is up there, mother?

There are ghosts

and demons up there!

They prey on

and eat little kids!

But I want to go up there,


Don't ever say you want

to go up there! Let us go.

How many times have I told you

not to climb up there?

Why do you keep doing it?

You are my darling, right?

You won't do it again, right?

Looks like he will

make it this time.

No way!

Look at the water mountain!

It goes way up into the clouds...

...And how many times has he fallen

from that hundred feet?

He always slips and falls

after the first hundred feet.

Yeah, he slipped and fell

at least a hundred times.


He is going to come sliding down again.


Your mother is up to something there!

'Shiva, Shiva, Shiva, Shiva,

Shiva, Shiva, Shiva, Shiva!'

That is fifteen!

Pour another 101 times and

your prayers will be answered!

Sage, if I do this,

will my son listen to me?

Will he stop trying to climb

up that mountain?

Of course!

This is a powerful ritual!

Pour this water over Shiva,

with all your heart,

and He will guide your son

onto the right path.

Alright! 0! Sage.

- Hail Shiva!

Mother, you are not

getting younger, are you?

It won't help you if you

run around so much!

Out of my way!

- Mother, please listen to me!

Why should I?

Do you ever listen to me?

Father, can you please

tell her to stop?


- What?

Where are the flowers?

- Father! Father!

Let go of me!

Alright! Let me do it on your behalf.


No way!

Lord Shiva won't accept it.

The one who took the oath

will have to pour the water!

Sire, carry on with what you are doing.

- Hail Lord Shiva!


- What is it now?

How about I carry you...

and you can pour the water

over Lord Shiva? Fine?

No way!

Lord Shiva won't accept it.

The one who took the oath

will have to pour the water

and she has to walk up

to pour the water!

Sage, are you and your Shiva

planning to kill my mother?

How should I know what

the Lord has in store?

Lord Shiva!


See what your lad is up to now!

What is it this time?

Shiva, stop!

You will go to hell for this

blasphemy! Shiva, stop!


Shiva, wait..

"The celestial river agitatedly

moving through His matted hair"

"which makes His head shine

with those soft waves."

"And His forehead shining

like a brilliant fire"

"and the crescent of moon which

is an ornament to His head"

"makes my mind love Him

each and every moment."

"Who is he and

where he comes from?

"He brought with him eternal

light spreading everywhere."

"His strong arms can turn

the tide of history."

"River Bhagirathi, Lord Shiva

head towards you."

"Look at this great irony."

"The consort of the sportive

daughter of the mountain"

"whose mind rejoices

at Her side long glances."

"With the stream of merciful

look which removes hardships"

"Makes my mind

take pleasure in Him"

"who wears the directions

as apparel."

"With the lustrous gem"

"on the serpent's hood

in His matted locks."

"He, who is with His bride

whose face is decorated"

"by the melting of

red saffron vermillion."

"And who wears on His shoulder

the hide of the elephant"

"which was blind

with ferociousness."

"Makes my mind happy

and contented in Him"

"who is the leader of demons."


Not just a thousand

showers for your Lord,

He will bathe all the time now.

Are you happy now?


Sage, it played out

just like you predicted!

My son hasn't looked up

at that waterfall since.

Do you ever underestimate

Lord Shiva's power?

But now he sits staring

at the wooden mask

that fell on the Shivalingam

from above.

Now what is with that?

Lord Shiva works

in mysterious ways.

Only He would know.

A small doubt.

Since my son was

the one who made sure

the idol is bathed

all the time.

Will his wish of climbing

up the mountain come true

or will Sanga's

wish of him always

staying down here come true?

To hell with your doubts.

My son did what he did for me!

My wish will be fulfilled.

Isn't that right?

Lord Shiva does whatever

He thinks. Hail Lord Shiva!

Hail Lord Shiva!

What did he say?


How long are you going

to sit holding that wooden mask?

There is somebody up there.

Maybe there is, but your mother

is calling out to you.

Let us go home.

- Go ahead. I will come later.

Let us go, boys.

Who are you?

Why did you come to me?

"My heart is lost."

"Like a drop in the waves."

"I am the one whose

eyes shine amidst the stars"

"I am the one who

sings amidst the waterfalls"

"My voice echoes through

streams, listen to me!"

"The persevering one, your

bravery will take you forward."

"You leap higher and higher,

firm and stable and determined."

"The persevering one, your

bravery will take you forward."

"You leap higher and higher,

firm and stable and determined."

"I breathe for you..."

"and only you"

"Come and let us live together."

"Let me tell you something,

my love."

"I chose you as my soul mate."

"Whether I stumble and fall,

with haste I will come."

"I am but a sudden gust of wind.

I stop for no one."

"I will break free of every

mountain in no time."

"He is strong and without an

equal adversary who can fight."

"His anger will cause

new fears in his foes."

"He is strong and without an

equal adversary who can fight."

"His anger will cause

new fears in his foes."

"You come out of blue

with a gift of love."

"Drop a word and I swear"

"I will give up my life for you."

"Scaling peak impossible, his

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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