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I mean the ending is almost the exact same as the Shawshank Redemption. But since I would assume almost everyone is familiar with this story, perhaps the Rao wanted to play on the idea but only tell it from the warden’s point of view (Bandra) and how she, despite her cruelty, was not able to get Zubaida to fear her – she should have known when the girl challenged the snake without fear.