SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 is creating history with its successful run at the Box Office and has become the highest grossing Indian film ever. From costumes and performances to CGI and VFX, everything about this film is grand and the filmmaker has paid attention to each and every detail to make the Baahubali franchise larger than life.
From high octane action sequences to royal attires, each character of the film has its own unique identity which you can relate to. After the release of the film, people not only went gaga over Baahubali’s (Prabhas) hairstyle and bearded look but are also trying to incorporate Devasena’s (Anushka Shetty) look in terms of hairstyles, clothes, jewelry and makeup. In fact, YouTube is flooded with tutorials of how to get Devasena, Sivagami and Avantika’s looks.
Apart from many other things that we noticed in Baahubali 2, the bindi spotting tops our list. Yes, that is true. Every character in the film sport a unique type of bindi and the best part is that these are not normal bindis, the designs reveal a lot about the characters that wear it. Take a look:
The red bindi filled with golden glitter signifies an erupting volcano, which completely justifies Sivagami’s character. The woman is the queen of a big kingdom of Mahishmati and has been running it since years. She is a woman whose ‘vachan hi hai shaasan.’ Her words are taken as non-negotiable orders, even if it means deliberately inviting bad fate for the kingdom. Of course, Sivagami’s arrogant and powerful would not be complete without the big round sparkling bindi.
Mahendra Baahubali is seen sporting a ‘Shivalinga’ tilak on his forehead in the film, which represents immense strength and courage. The character is thought to be a reincarnation of lord Shiva in Baahubali 1. Remember the iconic scene from Baahubali: The Beginning when he lifts the Shivalinga on his shoulder. That particular scene became synonym with Baahubali’s valour. In the second part, when he sets on his revenge journey and fights with Bhallala Deva in the climax of the film, there is one prominent sequence. Bhallala Deva throws Baahubali near a Shivalinga and how he emerges from the ashes and regains his strength by taking the support of the Shivalinga is quite pivotal to the story.
The bindi of Devasena stands for gender equality. Yes, that is true. Devasena is not just Amrendra Baahubali’s love interest but is also a warrior princess, who fights like a lioness at the battle ground. And her bindi justifies it for her.
The Trishula tilak on Bijjala Deva’s forehead stands for the three gunas, i.e., creation, maintenance and destruction. Well, unfortunately, we can only relate to the destruction part when it comes to this character.
The black spear tip on Avantika’s forehead represents strength and alertness. Avantika is a warrior in the film who fights for Devasena’s freedom with great courage and her bindi reflects her character really well.
The rising sun tilak on Bhallala Deva’s forehead is also the symbol of the kingdom of Mahishmati in the film. And since Bhallala Deva is the one who always dreamt of becoming the king of Mahishmati, this tilak does complete justice to the character.
The half moon tilak stands for a calm and kind nature, which reflects who Baahubali is. The most loved king and a legendary warrior, Amrendra Baahubali is the lifeline of the film.
We know it is quite difficult to understand the bindi of Kattappa, but let us help you. The tilak is a symbol of slavery and in the film, Kattapa is shown as Mahishmati’s most loyal servant and now that we all know why Kattappa killed Baahubali, we can relate to the significance of his tilak.
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