Baahubali and the unwarranted criticism.

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I loved watching S. S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali" and came across a little of constructive criticism made by some people who pointed out some genuine loopholes. I stopped writing lengthy film reviews long back because the congested free time which I got was only showing the mediocrity in my writing.



After watching "Baahubali" I thought of doing a detailed scene by scene analysis when the dvd of Baahubali gets released as there are many things that have to be said but decided to write this post in the wake of some negative criticism. The unwarranted criticism can be a product of the below.
  • Enviousness
  • To achieve orgasmic fame for being distinct.
  • Watching the film in the way it was not meant to be.
  • Sensibilities got hurt.
  • To exuding the "cool" slipshod attitude by criticizing the film without tangible reasons.
  • To spread negativity no matter what.
It seems that few people were offended with S. S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali" and have seen lot of unwarranted criticism in the form of memes accusing Rajamouli for not meeting certain standards when these blokes cant even imagine in their brains what Rajamouli was able to show everyone on the big screen.

Some were disappointed with "Baahubali" as their sensibilities were hurt, I will mention them with my take on them and its for them and for the other readers to decide if they still feel the same or not.
Multiple occasions my sensibilities were offended; man tries all his life but only a woman's form inspires him to scale d heights #Bahubali
Shivudu is a jovial man who like scaling heights and very importantly that particular height, but to achieve any goal in life there has to be some inspiration and especially for wanderers the inspiration usually comes in the form of a woman, not in the form of a man. To dig deep, inspiration and mental strength comes from a woman and the physical strength and strategic thinking comes from a man, this has been the case for great people like Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Tenali Ramakrishna and many others.

Few more points to note:
  • The female form(inspiration) is named "Avantaika".
  • She resides in the heights.
  • She is a rebel.
  • She possesses ravishing beauty.
Woman who supposedly is determined to fight for a cause melts minute she meets Hero Prabhas, then Mission taken over by Able Man #Bahubali
One doesn't seem to comprehend what Rajamouli did here, he explored the inner sensibilites of a woman, not before everyone but only before herself. Accoring to Hindusim a complete woman possesses स्त्री/స్త్రీ Sa, Ta and Ra qualities. The deep, private and sensual emotions of Avantika were shown here. Avantika is a beautiful young women and at the same time she is on the process of becoming a complete woman. Its the art of story telling and structure of plot which connects the mother and son, Shivudu has to eventually rescue his mother Devasena, that's his job and it gets achieved with help of Avantika.
I understand it's only a fictional film; yet I couldn't see why hero's foot atop head of elderly man was needed; why enemies were all black
Even I was a bit uncomfortable when Shivudu kept his foot on the head of Kattappa, but Rajamouli cuts the scene when Shivudu was an infant and was being fondled by Kattappa, where the tender foot of Shivudu touched Kattappa's head. You cannot cut a piece of scene and analyze it exclusively just because it made you uncomfortable, the scene has to be comprehended in its entirety.


"Enemies were all black". We were told in the film that the army headed by Kalakeya is a ruthless and belong to a tribe, and its obvious to represent that an outside army will be presented as a single tribe unlike a heterogeneous Mahishmathi kingdom and regarding the complexion of the Kalakeya Army, aren't we becoming hyper critical on issues which dont even exist. If I comprehended correctly, Kalakeya's are worshipers of "Spider" and it seems that it was apt to go with dark complexion.

The Kalakeya's are not the enemies, its the 'fair' Bhallala Deva who is the prime antagonist.


I watched "Baahubali" only once, may be a second watch might make things more clearer. Some feminists may be happy and some of them may not be happy about "Baahubali", anyway Hinduism has no relation with Feminism as I said here. For people who are eager to spread negative criticism and invoke useless controversies can use the below.

  • Is it right for Shivudu to break the Linga?
  • Why is Shiva going towards Ganga and not the other way?
  • Why was Bhallala Deva wearing the sacred thread?
  • Why was a bull killed by Bhallala Deva and not an another animal?
  • Why was a handicapped person 'Bijjala Deva' portrayed in negative role?
  • Wasnt a woman 'Sivagami' good enough to occupy the throne of Mahishmati?
  • Dig more....you might find many more..

Beloved Sisters

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Perhaps, "Beloved Sisters" is one of the delightful films which I have seen for a very long time. Its like watching series of episodes of your favorite TV series, yet doesn't bother you with time - its fast in its pace of storytelling - yet it maintains the intimacy, doesn't exude the periodic visibility on screen but still captures the essence of history

Travesty of Left Liberal Intellectualism - Same Sex Marriages - Part1

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"Liberalism turns men into cattle"~ Friedrich Nietzsche
True Liberals and Urban Indians are allowing themselves to be transformed into cattle.

We have become so willing to accept notions and criticism from Left Liberals that we have comfortably decided to ignore honest evaluation and interpretation of ideas and its consequences as they have become a fashionable possession to the urban folk as they sound liberal and it has the radical tinge of leftism.

Marriage benefits to LGBT community.

It was not a surprise that India at UN chose not to support marriage benefits to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) couples and it was followed by criticism from the usual suspects, the Left Liberals and surprisingly harsh criticism was seen from true Liberals and some sane individuals criticized India for being Homophobic.

Even if the Indian Government wanted to support marriage benefits to LGBT couples, how can it possibly do?, as homosexuality is illegal in India. Delhi high court in its own right nullified section 377 of IPC and Supreme Court in its own sagacity reverted it back.

-Not supporting marriage benefits to LGBT community should be seen as Homophobic?
-NO

Enemy - Lurking around Darkness

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"Enemy" by Denis Villeneuve starring Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the few films in recent years which sticks to its charm of darkness without overplaying the card of testing the viewer with the perplexed plot which reveals itself as the film progresses.

Denis Villeneuve manages to push me into this uncomfortable zone of darkness right from the beginning with the edifying and encapsulated screenplay assisted with cinematography which doesn't let your brain to escape from cramped space of murkiness.

The plot of the film looks perplexed, adds the beauty, but its the recurring theme of chaos which is the connotation of the film and arguably the pivotal part of the film. I was so mesmerized with the gloomy effect of the film that when I watched the film for the second time, I was thinking "How did I miss all these things".

The case against the Uniform Civil Code

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How often do we find ourselves trapped into moral ambiguities arguing over an imperative issue and eventually end up being seen as a comrade of the opposite side of the ideological spectrum? Laws which govern or regulate individuals, groups and communities are pivotal of any functioning democracy. It’s the perspective on laws which loosely defines the attitude of the government towards its society; to be precise it represents the perception of the state towards an individual.

Let us have no doubts that making (framing) laws is a tough job in a pluralist sovereign democracy which had got rid of the colonial past and only some of its colonial draconian laws. India, is still dealing with colonial hangover by having loyalty to some of the colonial laws. Like any other republic or democratic nation even we have our problems when it comes to Criminal and Personal laws.



A call for a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India has a history which nourished intellectual thinking, political thought, challenged ideological positions and sometimes manifested the aspirations of political parties. The Hindu Code bill defines the personal laws of people who follow Dharmic faiths i.e. Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs, and is not applied to the people of Non-Dharmic faiths that being Muslims and Christians. A nation should have one code whether it’s the criminal law or personal law irrespective of religion. But, does the previous statement have any chance to taste its existence in the near future?

Oil vs Dollar – Its affects on world economy

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Note 1: In world every good has a price, demand side and a supply side. The higher demand OR lack of demand hints supplier to increase OR decrease price of a good accordingly.

Note 2: Someone told you "An apple a day keeps doctor away". Now you decide to eat apple and you think its nutrients rich. People like you think similarly, such that, apple gains prominence.

Now combine above two NOTE and read on. You have 100(some currency) with you and you went to market on a bicycle to buy apples. Seller says each apple is 12, you bargain badly with seller. Finally both of you agree on 10 per apple, and you bought 10 apples for 100. Both seller and buyer are happy (don't worry about how much it costs for the seller; limit your imagination to this transaction under current market conditions of this buyer and this seller). Now someone goes in a BMW car to buy apples from the same seller, this guy will not bargain and buys at 12 per apple. Essentially 100 fetched buyer1 10 apples, for buyer2 8.333~ apples.

What if apples production is scarce? Now seller will not heed to buyer 1 bargain and for buyer 2 this seller might quote a higher price (say 15). In this scenario buyer1 gets 8.33 apples for his 100, buyer 2 gets 6.666~ apples for his 100.

What if there are abundant apples? Now this Seller might drop the price to 10 per apple. Buyer 1 will still bargain for 8 per apple and gets 12.5 apples for 100. Buyer 2 will get 10 apples for his 100.
Moral of the story is, any "Good" be it apple, t-shirt, gold or Oil, the price of it is determined based on goods availability, the quality of goods, suppliers greed, purchasers bargaining ability, purchasers financial ability etc.. Which are called market forces. With this knowledge lets now try to understand recent trend in decreasing Oil prices, how it affects $, how it is affecting Russian Ruble and Indian Rupee.