• 3.5/5

NOW I know what those sword whip things are called! Urumi! Ranveer had one in Bajirao Mastani, too. After seeing Baahubali, this just doesn't measure up in the same league. This is sort of the Malayalam Braveheart. The performances are pretty good, and this is my first Prithviraj film. He's no Prabhas, but still darn swoonworthy in his historical avatar. Also, the woman in this film are sometimes even MORE kickass than Baahubali -- and they stay that way even after they fall in love, which is a nice change.

What was the most fun for me was seeing Prabhudeva act in a movie close to his native language. I've only seen him in Hindi films where he at most has an extended cameo and very limited dialogue since he seems to have trouble with Hindi. Here, he is the comic side kick brother in arms, and his dancing graceful skills are put into fight choreography instead, for the most part. He was awesome in this, and it was wonderful to see him in a more comfortable language for him.

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