I Ran Out of LSD, so I watched This Instead

June 1, 2017


Baahubali: The Beginning (stylized as bãhubali; English: The One with Strong Arms) is a 2015 Indian epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The film was produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni and was simultaneously shot in Telugu and Tamil. The film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah in the lead roles, with Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, and Nassar in supporting roles. The first of two cinematic parts, The Beginning is a tale of the lost rightful heir of the fictional kingdom of Mahishmati, who learns about his true identity while falling in love with a rebellious warrior, who (among with her group) intends to rescue the former queen of Mahismati.

The film was made on a budget of 1.8 billion, making it the most expensive Indian film at its time of release. The film opened worldwide on 10 July 2015, garnering critical acclaim and record breaking box office success. With the worldwide box office gross of 6.5 billion, it became the highest-grossing film in India and the third-highest grossing Indian film worldwide, and the highest-grossing South Indian film at the time of its release. Its Hindi dubbed version also broke several records by becoming the highest grossing dubbed film in India. Both budget and box office records since has been surpassed by its sequel, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. The Beginning is the highest grossing Indian film of 2015 and the fourth highest grossing Indian film of all time.


20 Responses to “I Ran Out of LSD, so I watched This Instead”

  1. Sir Charles Says:

    You shouldn’t take that much covfefe.

  2. vierotchka Says:

    Thanks! That was a most fascinating and enticing clip. There is so much I love about India, its culture, its history, its mythologies and religions, its music, its food, its colours, and even Bollywood… I also love CGI special effects as well as films of fantasy and science fiction. I must find a way to see the whole movie, with or without covfefe! 😀

  3. vierotchka Says:

    Note that good LSD trips are far better than that… 😀

  4. vierotchka Says:

    I can’t find that movie, but I have found and am downloading Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017).

  5. Good choice!

    For the first jump, I couldn’t help but think of Charlie Brown and the football.

    Then it was all Roadrunner after that!

  6. redskylite Says:

    Psychedelic in a modern, graceful Indian style, but Timothy Leary’s dead. Had a very depressed day with local denialists gloating at Trumps announcement. So Peter thanks for the break. And as a child of the 60’s where LSD was a form of denial with tragic consequences to some. Youngsters who thought they could fly from top floors of high rise flats, bad trips. Stay sober, stay straight. Say no to drugs and fight for a atmospheric polluting carbon free society. Not for us but for the future generations. Too many people totally messed up by drugs. Ruined. Stay right, stay straight . . .. . .


    • greenman3610 Says:

      right, got it.
      not tripping right now, no matter what my wife has told you.

    • Gingerbaker Says:

      “Too many people totally messed up by drugs. ”

      A tiny percentage. Drugs are fine for almost everyone, and we really do not need moralistic exaggeration about the topic as we try to legalize them.

      Almost every possible problem associated with drugs is because they are illegal, unregulated, expensive and hidden. The lives of millions of people has been shattered because of their illegality, not their pharmacological activity.

      And part of the reason we have Republicans elected in far greater numbers than their popularity is because – literally – millions of black Americans have lost their voting rights because of marijuana possession.

      So, please, be circumspect.

  7. Sir Charles Says:

    Back to reality…

  8. vierotchka Says:

    A YouTube search was fruitful. If you have two and a half hours to spare, this movie is wonderful! I haven’t found it in English or with sub-titles, but even in its original language, one can follow much of the story. It is a delight for the eyes. Enjoy! Watch it in full-screen mode and in 720p.

  9. redskylite Says:

    It’s heartening to see that India are performing in the Paris agreement, good to read all the pro Paris statements that are in the news.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed his country will go “above and beyond” the 2015 Paris accord on combating climate change.

    Speaking at a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Mr Modi described the agreement as part of “our duty to protect Mother Earth”.


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