This man pre­dicted ‘Why Kat­tappa killed Bahubali’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal Kukreja monika.rawal@htlive.com

In the days af­ter Bahubali: The Be­gin­ning re­leased on July 10, 2015, the burn­ing ques­tion of “Why did Kat­tappa kill Bahubali?” was tor­ment­ing fans. At this point, engi­neer­ing stu­dent and movie buff Sushant Da­hal (right) thought about all the Bol­ly­wood (and Mol­ly­wood, Tol­ly­wood, San­dal­wood) movies he had ever watched, and came up with the cor­rect an­swer. That in­cred­i­bly in­tu­itive an­swer, posted on July 18, 2015, on the crowd-sourced in­for­ma­tion web­site Quora, has now gone vi­ral, fol­low­ing the re­lease of Bahubali 2: The Con­clu­sion.

“I take it as a fun [thing],” Da­hal tells us. “I haven’t done any­thing great. It’s just a lucky guess,” adds the young man, who is from Bi­rat­na­gar, in Nepal, and works at a Kath­mandu court. The post, dor­mant for two years, went vi­ral just two days ago.

As for the ac­cu­racy of his guess, he says, “I watch a lot of movies and I had this gut feel­ing, that’s what is go­ing to hap­pen. Bol­ly­wood films are pretty pre­dictable. And Bahubali’s was a 100 per cent pre­dictable cli­max. [It’s] like the sci­ence of de­duc­tion of Sher­lock Holmes.”

The Bahubali films, with their Tel­ugu film in­dus­try cast and direc­tor, are not strictly Bol­ly­wood films, but they are meant for an al­lIn­dia au­di­ence and, there­fore, as main­stream as they come.

Strangely, when Da­hal watched Bahubali 2 re­cently and saw the cli­max, there was no déjà vu. “Hon­estly, I didn’t even re­mem­ber that I had writ­ten a post on it,” he quips.

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