5 Moral Values from “Baahubali” for Children – Part 2
Posted on: June 1, 2017. Comments ( 3 )

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Using charm to manage tough people/times:

Avanthika’s mission was unfavourable to Shivu’s relationship with her, due to the unfortunate coincidence of both events. Avanthika was being difficult as she had to dedicate all her complete focus on the imminent mission to challenge Bhallaladeva and rescue Devasena.

Shivu, however, made an effort to understand her plight and his situation, and did not resort to forceful means to gain her attention. Furthermore, he wanted to alleviate her stress and make her realize the truth that under the rustic garb of a rebel is a very delicate and charming personality. Thus, while Avanthika slept with her hand in the pond for the fishes to nibble, Shivu swims underwater and paints one half of an image on one of her hands using waterproof dyes.

The most ingenious of his plans was to release a snake that coiled itself around Avanthika’s arrow as she draws her bow to fire it, and while she remains transfixed on the serpent, he paints one-half of another image on one of her shoulders. Later, he paints the matching half of the images on his hand and shoulder respectively, and constructs the complete image while bringing both halves together in a loving embrace. Similarly, Shivu uses the thick nectar of fruits as cosmetics to complete her underlying persona of a delicate and charming person.

Unflinching loyalty and being true to one’s word:

There can be only one epitome to this virtue, portrayed in recent times on Indian celluloid—Kattappa. Right from his introduction, and progressively thence, Kattappa ascertains his loyalty to the throne by never breaching the trust placed on him by his forefathers and the Crown. He does not think twice before getting on his knees before the scheming Bhallaladeva or even clasping the feet of the Rajamatha “Queen Mother” Sivagami Devi, whenever he feels his morals being challenged.

Loyalty, truthfulness, and trust are virtues that are receding from the personalities of people. And Shakespeare once said: “Love all, trust a few, do harm to none”.

Relationships—both personal and professional—are built on these three moral foundations. And most problems—small and big—we face at home and office, are because of the compromise of loyalty, truthfulness, and trust.

Compassion, and the difference between warrior and ruler:

Amarendra Baahubali (father of Shivu alias Mahendra Baahubali) is the perfect epitome of both compassion and valour. His personality signifies the difference between warrior and ruler.

The one who fights and destroys the opposition and resistance to protect the country is a warrior, but the one who strives to protect the lives and honour of its people is a ruler. While Bhallaladeva was valorous as a warrior who destroyed the enemy he did not care for the lives of the people of Mahishmathi. Amarendra on the other hand was a warrior of unmatched skill when it came to conquering the enemy, yet he was also compassionate and ensured that the blood of the innocent was not spilt. Thus “the warrior” only becomes the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Kingdom while the crown sits on the head of “the ruler”.

Amarendra was a king not by role but by character. However, he becomes the victim to a plot hatched by Bhallaladeva and his father—Sivagami’s husband—Bijjaladeva which results in a split between Sivagami, Devasena and Amarendra. Consequently, Amarendra is made the commander-in-chief of Mahishmathi’s armed forces while Bhallaladeva becomes King, and Amarendra and Devasena are forced to leave the palace and live with the people.

But Amarendra continues to be their uncrowned king, the protector of the common man’s lives, rights, and laws. The people of Mahishmathi are at their happiest that the King has come to live in their midst and be one among them. Such is the strength and significance of true “character” that does not come only through a designated “role”.

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Comments (3)


    Pugazhenthi says:

    Don’t how many parents treat movies are learning place for adults but still it is reflection of events in past… That gets life when it pass through as inspirational to generations…
    Writing makes one can reference to present with past … True sense and teaching the morales presented in this article.. thanks…

    Sarita Lohagaonkar says:

    excellent interpretation…..!!!!!!

    Murthy T S N says:

    hello friends name is harashli n\

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