This man predicted ‘Why Kattappa killed Bahubali’
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.