I refer, of course, to Baahubali! Parts 1 and 2 are both available on Netflix, in Hindi, Telegu, and Malayalam. I've now seen both in the first two languages (I saw parts 1 and 2 twice each in the theatre, and would have seen them more if they'd been playing longer), and think I need to see them in Malayalam.

If you're thinking, "I don't like Bollywood" (it's actually Tollywood), or "eh, it's so long, maybe later," or some such... watch the trailer. And if that doesn't sell you, I will also mention that it has two of the most badass heroines I've ever seen onscreen. Both of whom are middle-aged moms. (Do NOT watch the trailer for Part 2 if you haven't seen Part 1 - it's very spoilery.)

Still my favorite song. (Link goes to audio only, in Tamil.) Admittedly partly because the scene it appears in is still one of my favorites in the entire series. This one shows the scene (song in Hindi), though without the previous context, but don't watch unless you've already seen the movie - it spoils a scene which partly relies on surprise.

I hear the director is considering doing more movies in the same world. Man, I hope so.

Yuletide fandom, anyone?
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From: [personal profile] ellen_fremedon

Ooh, I might look for this. Which language should I watch it in-- what was it filmed in?
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From: [personal profile] recessional

.....Iiiiii totally saw gifsets for this one!

Also apparently the epic fantasy has been over in Tollywood. Hmm.
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From: [personal profile] loligo

Sign me up! I wonder if I can get Andy to watch it with me? (The kids probably won't - they don't like violence when it's live action. They made it through the LOTR movies, but judging from the trailer, these go a bit more visceral with the gore?)
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From: [personal profile] loligo

OK, that might be doable! They can always turn their attention to a book or something during the battles.
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From: [personal profile] movingfinger

The war bit at the end of the first film feels very long. A couple of character-illuminating things happen, but you can pretty much fast forward it or hit the loos or check out for a snack.
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From: [personal profile] loligo

We gave it a try! Everyone was mildly entertained/intrigued by the current day section, but attention was starting to wander. Then we got to the flashback, and man, Prabhas absolutely *sold* it with his effortless swagger. And the actress who played Sivagami was pretty mesmerizing, too. Everyone was hooked. The kids watched the entire battle scene (though there was a certain amount of wincing and hiding behind hands).

And then the cliffhanger! We probably won't have time to watch the next one till the weekend, but we will definitely watch it.
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From: [personal profile] kiphiana

Aah yess! They're on Netflix UK! (So much stuff is only available on Netflix US :( ) I've been wanting to try watching these for ages, tahnk you for flagging.

From: [personal profile] helen_keeble

YESSSSSSSSS. For once we are not the poor relations across the pond!
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From: [personal profile] makamu

If it's on Netflix UK, it might be on German Netflix, too *crosses fingers* - I'll have to check tonight!

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From: [personal profile] laurashapiro

That trailer looks amazing! But how much of it is a war movie? I'm pretty squeamish about violence.
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From: [personal profile] brigdh

Oh, thank you for the reminder! I saw and loved the first one when it was in theaters, but missed the brief window the second one was showing. I've been meaning to watch it somehow.
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From: [personal profile] eglantiere

dude, you know this all already, but thank you for the heads up! second movie was straight-up amazing; and you know, in retrospect the first movie, the current days arc, makes ZERO EMOTIONAL SENSE without the second one; i wonder why they didn't shoot/show it straight.

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