The on screen crush of almost every girl and woman who’s a fan of the Baahubali movie series.
He’s set the standard for men so high nearly every bachelorette’s eyes are scanning for a similar majesty, similar confidence, similar wink, similar smirk, and similar charm.
I forgot to mention one more laudable factor of Prabhas in the movie review before – which is how brilliantly he has cast the difference between father and son. While Amarendra Baahubali is steady, calculative, analytical, extremely clever, neat, swift and sharp, Mahendra Baahubali is rough, depends on his brute strength, and usually acts before he thinks. Whenever you look at each one, you can identify who is Amarendra and who is Mahendra.
But Amarendra Baahubali is the real hero of the story, as he owns three quarters of the second part, and even though his presence is less than Mahendra in the first, he uses those forty-five minutes to overshadow Mahendra. Because his characterisation is priceless. I’m pretty sure it’s because of him The Conclusion has become a big hit.
So what is it about this man?
Why is he the talk of everyone now?
Credit for the inspiration of this post goes to my mother, who has closely analysed Amarendra Baahubali more than I have.
She practically told my brother and me to wake him up in us, turning him into one of our role models.
I’m going to list everything we should learn from Amarendra Baahubali:
There is not a moment he complains or doesn’t like where he is or what he has. Before the battle between Magilmathi and Kalakeya, Kattappa tells him how he’s been condemned to injustice by being provided with less powerful weapons, to which he only smiles and takes a significant look at the red fabric of their tents as well as the ones of the twenty five thousand soldiers, which is used as a collection of gigantic flammable nets in the battle. He believes what is in his hands can be used effectively. While Bhalla is displeasured by their palace guards, Amarendra states that if it weren’t for that, they wouldn’t have been able to see so many kingdoms. When Kattappa tells him he has good news and bad news, he states he will decide whether they are good or bad, and turns the bad one into a good one.
One of the times this trait really moved me was when Devasena’s cousin, Kumara Varma, angrily kicks Amarendra in the chest when he mistakes his intention to visit Devasena at night. After Kumara Varma comes to know who he is and apologises, Amarendra smiles and says, ‘That was when I realised how powerful you really are, which was why I assured you and told you to fight off those enemy group and protect those women.’
Amarendra Baahubali spreads his positivity to everyone he can, being their strength.
He is always happy.
When Bhalla whacks the Kalakeya king from behind and kills him, since the price of it is becoming the King of Magilmathi, before Amarendra can slash him, he smiles with affection.
When Sivagami establishes Amarendra will become King instead, he accepts it dutifully.
When he chooses Devasena over the throne since Sivagami states he can’t have both, he dedicatedly accepts the role of Commander-In-Chief.
When Bhalla cunningly robs him of that duty and gives it to one of his men, he makes no contradiction.
When Sivagami banishes him and Devasena out of the palace, he makes a lovely home for him and her among the people, imparts his wisdom to their children, teaches them how to fight and builds a dam with them.
Amarendra Baahubali has never been ambitious or demanded his life be a certain way. He goes with the flow of what is happening around him and adapts himself to the inevitable situation.
Nothing can shake him out of his concentration when he gets into it.
When he sets himself a target or someone sets it for him, he accomplishes it. During the Kalakeya battle, Bhalla’s eyes are always drawn to Amarendra instead of the enemies in front of him, while Amarendra’s eyes are fixed on the Kalakeya King who insulted his mother and saving as many lives as he could. Even though he dances with the women in the pub as a distraction so Bhalla could seize their betrayer, his head whirls around at Bhalla’s whistle, which shows where his concentration really lay.
Throwing Bhalla the other end of the rope without looking while launching over the cliff to grasp the betrayer from escaping, shooting arrows in Devasena’s direction (scaring us for a second) but only to lightly graze her earrings to make them dance before killing the enemies behind her, teasing Devasena by racing her arrows to kill the wild pigs, killing bandits to save Kattappa while grinning like a loon thinking of Devasena after seeing her for the first time – are other fantastic moments where his focus is unruffled.
He respects his mother. He respects his wife, including her ability to shoot arrows and wield a sword. He respects Kattappa. And he respects the entire kingdom. When a man respects his family and the people around him, he ultimately becomes the warrior of his life.
Think like Amarendra Baahubali.
Feel positive like Amarendra Baahubali.
Be confident like Amarendra Baahubali.
Concentrate on your work and at the task at hand like Amarendra Baahubali.
Respect your family and the people around you like Amarendra Baahubali.
Love your life like Amarendra Baahubali.
Wake up the Amarendra Baahubali in you.