Here is my contribution to the CakeFlix, the international movies and series cake collaboration created by Isabel Tamargo from Tartas Imposibles. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
A translation of the name Bahubali would say ‘the one with strong arms’… But the character of this movie is not only larger than life due his superhuman feats of strength; he’s also an epitome of virtue and compassion. The movie paints a perfect vision of what a King should be on to the heavily muscled shoulders of Bahubali who can tame a pachyderm on rampage with the same smile that plays on his face while wooing Devasena, his bride to be. Interlaced with poetic romance, peppered with daredevilry, ancient war techniques and yet, deep rooted in family values and honor – this movie has all the requisite ingredient of a classic tale of valor, adventure and romance.
Being from India and having grown up on fabulous stories of valiant heroes and the strong women who are their anchors and guidance, it is no small coincidence that I was pulled into the magic on screen; watching the adventures of Bahubali with the attention and wide eyed wonder of a ten year old, I watched him fall in love with and win the hand of the beautiful warrior princess Devasena with heart fluttering akin to a teenager’s, watched him treat the women in his life with the utmost respect with the swelling pride of a woman grown – I laughed, marveled and cried for the man on the screen, that gem polished to an ethereal brightness by the magic pen of S S Rajamouli, the visionary behind the Bahubali movies.
I have watched the movie five times already and is still eager for the next show, all the while developing a massive girlish crush on a mythological character along with millions of other women across the globe. No wonder the movies grossed over 400 Million USD and have gone on to become the biggest Indian grosser to ever grace the silver screen.
The cake sculpture depicted here is a very catchy moment from the movie where Bahubali manages to tame an elephant which was running amok during a festival. You will have to watch the movie to find out how he calms down the big fellow. Afterwards, a triumphant Bahubali climbs on the elephant to acknowledge the crowd. Goosebumps galore
Photo courtesy: Johan Vadayatt
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Cake Canvas from ANNAsKITCHEN