Five business lessons from 'Baahubali 2: The conclusion
Baahubali 2 - The Conclusion is not only a stupendously successful and critically acclaimed movie that has set new standards for Indian Cinema- it is a phenomenon. Not only has it become the most financially successful movie ever made in India, it has set new benchmarks in terms of cinematic excellence. However, it is not only film producers and directors who need to rethink their strategies after this movie’s release, but Baahubali 2 also contains messes that entrepreneurs can utilize. By analyzing the plot of the movie, you can understand how the story regarding a fictional kingdom of ancient India and two warring siblings contain valuable business lessons.
According to motionnemotion.com, you can learn the following business lessons from Baahubali 2,
Humility is a big quality- Both Mahendra Bahubali and his father aka Amarendra Bahubali were very humble in nature despite being born in royal family and living amidst luxuries from the birth. They were humble towards the common people and did not hesitate in sharing things with them and never showed pride or arrogance. When Sivagami banished both Devasena and Amarendra Bahubali from palace they lived happily amidst commoners. This helped him win heart and faith of the people in the kingdom. Similarly, businesses need to show respect to customers and give them priority. Growth should not induce pride and indifference.
Thinking differently- Both Mahendra Baahubali and his father managed to win enemies apparently stronger than them using smart and out of the box strategies. Nobody told them to devise unique combat methods, but they came up with ideas to override obstacles in their ways. For example, they used animals and plants in unique manners to defeat the enemies a number of times. If they had stuck to typical battle methods- the result could have been disastrous. Similarly, businesses need to devise newer and apt ways to woo customers and stop following successful rivals in every manner.
Making Decisions in haste can be disastrous- In both parts 1 and 2 of Baahubali, you can see how the characters end up messing up their and other’s lives just by taking major decisions at haste. Sivagami made the decision of asking Devasena’s hand for Bhallaladeva without being aware of Amarendra Baahubali’s feelings for her. This led to the creation of misunderstanding between Sivagami and Baahubali. It also paved the way for Bhallaladeva to grab the crown eventually. Businesses, too, should not take major decisions in haste- for whatever reasons- including capturing new market or for overtaking rivals.
Proper communication and interaction is necessary- In Baahubali 2, you can find in key situations lack of proper communication leads to conflicts and that upsets the lives of protagonists. Devesena had the courage to speak up against what she found unfair in the palace but the way she did led to developments of hostile situations. She detected the fact Bhallaladeva was manipulating others with his cunning tricks, but the way she spoke did not go down well with others- leading to more conflicts. It is also true, there was a communication gap between Amarendra Bahubali and Sivagami. Similarly, businesses need to ensure there is no communication gap with target customers. This leads to erosion in customer base and loss of revenue.
Proper planning helps overcome barriers- With proper planning, Baahubali was able to defeat his enemies in every battle he took part in. From positioning of warriors to usage of weapons in due time, he stuck to the plans and succeeded each time. In the same way, businesses need to plan things like expansion strategy, launch of new products and online campaigning etc.