‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ has already smashed many records at the Indian and American box office, becoming the first film in the history of India to gross Rs. 1000 crore. SS Rajamouli has left no stone unturned when it comes to making the film a blockbuster success.
Though fans have been going gaga after watching the film, there is an interesting fact which they must have missed so far. Did you notice that each character in the film has a unique BINDI?
But what does it stand for? We reveal the hidden truth behind the usage of BINDIs in the film!
Sivagami: Red bindi with golden glitter
Sivagami’s character is filled with pride & emotions, just like an erupting volcano. Her persona is the one of an arrogant yet strong woman. The big red colored bindi justifies her bossy, imperious and commanding nature.
Mahendra Baahubali: ‘Shivalinga’ Tilak
An epitome of courage and power, the character is believed to be a reincarnation of lord Shiva in ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’. Remember when he lifts the ‘Shivalinga’ on his shoulder?
Devasena: Inverted Arrow
Her bindi signifies gender equality. Devasena is not just Amrendra Baahubali’s love interest but is also a warrior princess, and never fails to take her stand in the film.
Bijjala Deva: The Trishula
‘Trishula’ tilak resonates with three gunas, i.e., creation, maintenance and destruction.
Avantika: The black spear tip
The black spear tip on Avantika’s forehead represents vigor and alertness. She fights with great strength for Devasena’s freedom. Her bindi is a personification of her character.
Bhallala Deva: The Rising Sun Tilak
The symbol of the kingdom of Mahishmati in the film, Bhallala Deva’s tilak justifies his desire to be the king.
Amrendra Baahubali: The Half Moon
Symbolism of peace, harmony, and kindness, the half moon tilak justifies Baahubali’s character.
Kattapa: Symbol of Slavery
Though it is quite difficult to understand the nature of Katappa’s tilak, we can predict that it is a symbol of slavery, Kattapa is shown as Mahishmati’s most loyal servant.
So now we know why ‘Baahubali’ is a great success. Credit goes to the brilliant team of the film, that has worked hard to make ‘Baahubali’ what it is today.