Baahubali's Strong Female Characters Are The Perfect Answer To Bollywood's Patriarchal Mindset

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While the whole world is busy raving about Baahubali 2 and how S. S. Rajamouli and team have revolutionized the movie-going experience with their masterful execution of the Baahubali saga, it is very easy to overlook the underlying reality that what makes the story of Baahubali stand apart is the manner in which it presents its female characters. 

If we look at Hindu mythology, then we will realize that women have always enjoyed a place of dignity but sadly the same doesn’t reflect in the contemporary world we live in. Every day we get to hear disturbing news about sexual crimes, social injustice, domestic violence and what not. Alas, the modern Indian society doesn’t treat the women with the kind of respect they deserve! And our patriarchal upbringing is to be blamed for it. We have been conditioned to live in a manner that we tend to overlook the fact that women are every bit as capable as men, if not more.

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