Rushati Mukherjee is a Producer of the news podcast BBC Minute India, for BBC World Service. They have written for national and regional outlets as a freelance Features journalist. They are on the Advisory Board of the British Council's international journalism conference, Future News Worldwide. They are also a translator and a poet, and have been an official blogger at the Jaipur Literature Festival. They can be reached at @rushatim on Twitter.
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.