Let us continue exploring Baahubali: The Lost Legends: Season 3.
As almost every movie lover is now familiar with the legend of Baahubali thanks to the immense commercial success of both the films in Baahubali series.
The makers of the film series decided to explore the stuff in this fictional tale which they were unable to explore in the movies due to many reasons. The main reasons are; the canvas of the movie(s) and the screen time available. And, the Baahubali franchisee created a buzz among the public and the viewers who loved the franchisee craved to have more. To fulfill this demand, the makers went ahead and explored the fictional tale of Baahubali through various media. We’ve talked about it at a length in our reviews for the first episode of this season. Here is a quick link to the same:
- The Lost King | Episode 1 of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Season 3) Animation Series | Views and Reviews
So, we are not repeating those details, but focus of exploring the the 3rd season of Baahubali: The Lost Legends.
|TV Serial||:||Baahubali – The Lost Legends|
28 April, 2018
|Originally published||:||28 April, 2018|
|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), Asif Ali Beg (Dharmaraj), Manini Mishra (Sivagami), Samay Thakkar (Katappa), Aaditya Raaj (Deshpal), Viral Shah (Chinna), Meena Nahata (Madhumathi), Harsh (Bijjaldeva), Mukesh Pandey (Challenger), Ghanshyam (Others), and others…|
Let us take a bird’s eye view to the content of the episode.
So now we know that a person introduced himself as Dharmaraj has proven his might in the tournament. He not only saved the citizens and royals from the rage of the uncontrolled bull but also proved his strength and power. When he removed his mark, the people were shocked! Well, he looks a lot like Bhallaladeva but aged. And, his appearance reminded the people of king Somadeva!
While some considered the resemblance in the looks as a mere coincidence the others believed that he had his roots in the royal family of Mahishmati. But, no one knows the ultimate truth.
And, when there are power and authority, the games to obtain the same are not unknown. Though the human beings are considered as well cultured and social “animals” they are unable to get the beast out of them. A minister from the court of Sivagami was not happy with her. He wanted to set his nephew at a key position in the court and Sivagami is ignoring his pleas. The arrival of Dharamaraj brought in a ray of hope for him. He and his nephew decided to support Dharmaraj and eventually be in his good book. It shall lead them to obtain key positions in the court of Mahishmati.
Well, Dharmaraj declared himself as the heir of the royal family and thus the righteous person to be the king. Remember, there is no king ruling Mahishmati at that time. Sivagami was just a caretaker of the throne and eventually, either Baahubali or Bhallaladeva will succeed the throne.
Is Dharmaraj’s claim right? Does he really belong to the royal family of Mahishmati? What will be the equation of power? Will the courtiers and citizens support him or Sivagami? Well, you should watch this episode to see the story unfolding :).
The power corrupts, and the absolute power corrupts absolutely!
Well, the episode’s title tells everything. Since the time claiming the throne is considered as the “birthright”, the problems started. It became a tradition that the eldest of the prince of the current king is going to succeed him as the king. The situations became worst when the abilities are not even considered.
Remember that king Bharat (to whom the name of our nation – India – that is Bharat – belongs) himself decided to not to chose one of his sons as his successor. Actually, he didn’t find any of his sons capable enough to rule the kingdom and thus had chosen a citizen as his successor! But the example set by the first king of Bharat is forgotten eventually and in fact, in his bloodline there was the deadliest battle fought, to claim the throne, which we better know as Mahabharata!
To be a king one needs to be brave and a fearsome warrior, there are no two thoughts on that. But, in addition, he/she needs to possess there are many more attributes like administration skills, a kind heart, a vision for future development and safety of kingdom and more.
Being born to influential parents is just a coincidence while possessing these qualities define one’s character and persona.
The script is well written. The twist it brings to the tale is something unpredictable and thus make the viewer’s interest alive. The characters are well developed. Of course, the layers of the newly introduced characters are still uncovering gradually but got to see the glimpses. The characters of the opportunistic minister and his nephew represent a specific class in the society. We see such people even today, waiting to gain power and wanting to control the things. There is nothing more important for them than being an important figure in the powerhouse.
The way the citizens of Mahishmati are deceived and the majority of the courtiers turned in favor of Dharmaraj shows the way the mass behave. They follow the power. Their only motto is saluting the rising sun. And, they can easily be fooled. Their immediate happiness and the hardship they face makes them vulnerable.
So, in terms of reflecting the society and its various classes and exploring their psyche, the episode is really effective. The credit goes to the scriptwriter, of course. The dialogs are effective. They are easy on ear and makes an impression in the viewer’s mind and heart both.
The background music requires a special mention. The way it adds to the positivity to the impact of the respective scene is something worth seeing and listening to. The same level of credit must have to be given to the voice over artists. Their jobs are not less challenging. Actually, they need to make alive the animated characters by acting through their voices and each one of them did their job convincingly.
I’ve mentioned the following in reviews of other episodes also, but it requires a mention here as well. Baahubali, the name reflects something splendid, larger than the life, the epic which is no less than a mythology, right? Both the movies in the series delivered a fantastic visual experience. And thus, we, all the viewers expect the same from everything belongs the franchise. The episode lacks the same level of visual splendour. Though it is made primarily for kids and young adults, the animators could have paid more attention towards the gestures of the characters.
Well, if you love Baahubali franchise, you will surely enjoy this episode too.
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