Baahubali – this name was earlier famous for the legendary figure, a Jain Tirthankara – the son of Adinath – whose statue is located at Shravanbelagoda. You can read more about it in this WikiPedia article. But nowadays when you hear the word Baahubali, even Google pulls in results for the famous film franchise of the same name.
After the immense box office success of the film series, S S Rajamouli decided to expand the wings of the franchise and in addition to figures and playsets, games and other areas are flooded with the stuff related to Baahubali tale.
Anand Neelakantan is invited to write a trilogy in Baahubali Book series, and his first book in the series The Rise Of Sivagami – Book 1 Of Baahubali – Before The Beginning met with commercial success.
Adding to the franchise is an animation TV Series named – Baahubali: The Lost Legends which is directly released on Amazon Prime Video. So far 11 episodes of the same are available. If you want to watch this TV Series, you need to join Amazon Prime Videos which offers you 1 month absolutely free exploration of its services. You have to create a free account at Amazon India and then you can use the same credentials to login at http://primevideos.com.
|TV Serial||:||Baahubali – The Lost Legends|
19 Apr, 2017
|Episode Title||:||The Legend Of Katappa|
|Originally published||:||16 Jun, 2017|
|Animation Directors||:||Deepak S. Jadhav, Ashwin Pande|
|Creative Director||:||Sanajeev Tamang|
|Based on||:||Bahubali, created by S. S. Rajamouli|
|Executive Producers||:||S. S. Rajamouli, Sharad Devrajan, Shobu Yarlagadda, Prasad Devineni, Jeevan J. Kang, Narendra Deshpande, Ashwin Pande|
|Co-Producer||:||Arun Roshan Jacob|
|Story by||:||S. S. Rajamouli, Sharad Devrajan, Jeevan J. Kang, Ashwin Pande|
|Original Music created by||:||Kaala Bhairava|
|Production companies:||:||Graphic India, Arka Mediaworks|
|Voice Artists||:||Viraj Adhav (Baahubali), Manoj Pandey (Bhallaladeva/Beera), Dolly Lopez (Mohini), Ravi Rajesh (Old Man), Ghanshyam Shukla (Old Man 2), Vinod Kulkarni (Pradhan Guru), Viren D’Souza (Rakshit), Sumit Kaul (Prince Varaah), Moksh Jamwal (Varaah’s son), Sonal Kaushal (Princess Yamagni), Mayukhi (A Child), Sonal (A Child), Pinky (A Child), and others…|
Here are the quick links to previous episode reviews:
Episode 1: Legend Begins
Episode 2: The Royal Visit Part 01
Episode 3: The Royal Visit Part 02
Episode 4: Blood for Blood
Episode 5: Tiger By The Tail
Episode 6: The Legend Of Katappa
Let us take a look at what Episode 7 has for us to explore.
Episode 7 is titled as A Secret Life, however it explores two secret lives throughout and at the end it shocks us by having a 3rd person living a secret life, and he is not what everyone thinks of him!
There is a village at the outskirts of Rudragni Kingdom. People are living there mostly by fishing doing other similar activities. We see Beera came to visit since some days and become popular among the people of the village. He is very generous and helpful to the others. Also, he possesses immense physical strength. And, we know that he is Bhallaladeva in disguise :). But what is he doing here? Who sent him? or Why he came here? He befriends with a kid named Harsh and her mother also started regarding him.
On the other hand, Pradhan Guru asks Baahubali and one other fellow named Rakshit to go to Rudragni for a specific mission. Initially, Baahubali was not keen to take this visit, but, once insisted by Pradhan Guru and explained the logic behind the planned action, he was happy to accompany Rakshit there.
Baahubali tries to befriend with Rakshit, he, however, has grudge against the royal family for specific reasons. Will Baahubali be able to befriend with Rakshit? What is the mission allotted to him? How will it go? Will this mission result into something unexpected?
One more interesting stuff to watch in this episode is for the identity of Harsh’ father.
In terms of content, this series is getting more and more interesting with each passing episodes. Episode 7 doesn’t have much of the brutal scenes, which is good. The script writer does their honest efforts to make this TV series friendly with children and young adults. The dialogs are also small and effective.
Voice recording is of excellent quality. The dubbing artists do effective work and they prove convincing. It is a challenge to represent an animated character on screen. An artist has to rely on his voice only to represent all the emotions. Almost each and every artist does his/her job convincingly.
The cartoon representation of each character is getting better, however, for the majority of characters, it looks unnatural when you see them in motion. The animation quality could have been much better. Especially when Baahubali film series is known for the splendid special effects, the viewer definitely expects better quality here as well. This is definitely a weak point of the series.
The episode talks about the problem a ruler faces, especially a king. Acceptance of his actions by the public affects his popularity, which is must for a king to rule the kingdom properly. Sometimes you find a very powerful ruler also need to sacrifice a lot at the personal end for the sake of his citizens.
Another lesson to learn in politics is, never trust anyone. There is almost nothing which is as it appears and one needs to keep his/her eyes and ears open.
Overall, a nice episode to explore which has its own positives and negatives as discussed above. The series is getting more interesting with each passing episode and it will appeal young adults and children mainly.
As 11 episodes of the series are available now, you can think of becoming Amazon prime member for free for a month and explore it. You can then decide to further continue your membership based on your personal experience.
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