Pratyusha Pramanik is a Research Scholar and Teaching Assistant in IIT(BHU) Varanasi. She is interested in Post Colonial Resistance and Protest Movements, Gender and Film Studies. She loves momos, coffee and binge-watching K-Dramas. If not gender sensitising her students, she is busy planning her next solo trip. She will someday own a cafe or a sunflower field.
The recently released Telugu movie Pushpa: The Rise brings forward some brute on-ground realities but also is an urgent call to critically deal with how society accepts the superiority of a certain type of masculinity as the deciding quality of a conventional hero.