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Heavy Is The Head | Episode 7 of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Season 3) Animation Series | Personal Review

Hope these summer days are not giving more trouble to you or children around you. Creative activities which can be done indoor are the best options to go for during this vacation.

An alternative which most of the families follow is allowing kids to watch Television serials. The only concern here is keeping a time limit and curating the content they are supposed to watch.

Nowadays it is tough to find genuine TV Serials which rather than showing melodramas in the name of entertainment, come up with some genuine content. It is obvious to miss the golden days of DoorDarshan, when despite being the only channel in the country and bureaucracy holding up many things, there were fantastic serials aired. PanchTantra, Shaktimaan, Akbar and Birbal, Udaan, Tenali Rama, Vikram Aur Betal,… the list is really long.

With the commercial and critical success of both the movies in the series, Baahubali has made and broke many records.

Slowly it became a franchise and to fulfill the demand of the viewers (and to encash the success of the movies) S S Rajamouli and his team have decided to explore other areas also. Famous author Anand Neelakantan has given the responsibility to expand this fictional tale.

The studio where Baahubali film sets were prepared became a tourist attraction. And so many merchandises in the Baahubali series started being sold. The success didn’t stop here. The makers got associated with Arka Mediaworks and Graphics India to develop an animated TV Series, primarily targetted for kids and young adults. And, this is how Baahubali: The Lost Legends TV Series came to existence. The TV Series got commercial success and it was followed by more seasons. It is worth to note that recently even the fourth season of the same was released.

We already have talked about first 6 episode of the season 3 of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (in addition to season 1 and season 2). Below given are quick links to episode wise reviews for the same.

Let us continue our quest to keep exploring the Lost Legends of Baahubali to see if they have resulted into a TV Series worth watching and prove to be a good alternative to remain indoors to beat the summer heat.

TV Serial : Baahubali – The Lost Legends
Season : Season 3
28 April, 2018
Episode # : 7
Episode Title : Heavy Is The Head
Originally published : 28 April, 2018
Animation Directors : Deepak S. Jadhav, Ashwin Pande
Creative Director : Sanajeev Tamang
Based on : Bahubali, created by
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 : , , ,
Screenplay :
Original Music created by : Kaala Bhairava
Production companies: : Graphic India, Arka Mediaworks
Voice Artists : Viraj Adhav (Baahubali), Manoj Pandey (Bhallaladeva), Asif Ali Baig (Dharmaraj), Manini Mishra (Sivagami), Samay Thakkar (Katappa), Aaditya Raaj (Deshpal), Viral Shah (Chinna), Meena Nahata (Madhumati), Harsh (Bijajaldeva), Shailesh Dubey, Ghanshyam, Rajesh Shukla, Manish Bhuvan, and others…

Episode 7 of this season is titled as: Heavy Is The Head. The title may be found meaningful if you remember the famous line:

Heavy is The Head That Wears The Crown.

It implies the great responsibilities borne by a king, who worries constantly. This phrase also means a person in charge, or in a leadership role, has to bear many responsibilities, and it is a very tough job. The lines are told differently in the fictional tale of Spiderman as With great power comes great responsibilities.

The title gives you a hint about the content explored in the episode. Let us take a bird’s eye view of the same.

The Plot:

Baahubali and Bhallaladeva are on their mission to find the truth of Dharmaraj who claimed his right to the throne. Oppornuits do exist everywhere no matter what timespan we think about. Minister Deshpal is one such opportunist who has supported the claim!

Now the administrative powers to rule Mahishmati are in the hands of Dharmaraj

As they say, “great power comes with great responsibilities”. Looking after the well beings of the citizens and provide them security and fulfill their basic requirements; are these responsibilities.

No doubt, Dharmaraj is a very strong and brave warrior but he has no administrative experience. He is a headstrong and short-visioned person! These limitations are going to affect the future of Mahishmati and its citizens. Enemies like Varaah took advantage of this situation and have already deceived him into their plans.

In order to gain popularity among the citizens of Mahishmati, Dharmaraj has opened the doors of the treasury of Mahishmati and distributed gold coins among them. He also went ahead and distributed a large chunk of grains and produce among them as well. These actions earned him popularity and citizens started thinking of him as a generous king.

Sivagami, however, was worried about the future. If the treasury of the state will be empty and there will be no grain or produce remain in stock, how the people will survive in the summer? She asked Katappa to take over the situation in hidden mode and keep secure the emergency stock at a secure and unknown place.

But, will there be any emergency situation? Will citizens understood that just being generous and brave is not enough for a ruler. Sometimes he/she needs to take tough decisions in the interest of them, which can make him/her unpopular in the public.

Views And Reviews:

In terms of content, the episode is really good. Life is not all about remaining in good books of others. The central thought of the episode is conveying a very important message: “sometimes you need to take unpopular and tough decisions for the sake of people whose future is dependent on you”. And, that is the main responsibility of a king or a ruler or administrator.

As the TV Serial is primarily targetted for children and young adults, the message this episode conveys will help these young viewers to understand the reasons behind some strict behavior by elders and well-wishers. If only a few growing-ups will digest the message, we can consider it as the real success of the script.

By considering “content is the king”, we can say that the episode proves it’s worth.

The script is written thoughtfully and is executed in the same way. The writers penned some really nice, short, wise and effective dialogs, which is another positive attribute of this episode.

The background music plays quite an important role for any entertainment media. It can make or break the respective scene. The musicians did their job with honesty and the background music of the episode remain in sync with the unfolding events. You can feel the impact of the mood of the scene(s) quite effectively.

Voice over artists are the real heroes for any animation media. The characters the makers and designers have elaborated are nothing but lifeless bodies without voiceover artists. Their job becomes quite tougher as they need to act through their voice. There is a limitation of facial expressions or gestures an animated character can show. All of the voice actors have done their job quite well. While 3-5 artists are prominent in this series, but it doesn’t mean that the rest of them were unable to make their presence felt. So, rather than naming out a few of them, I will give credit to them as a unit.

Thinking about Baahbubali and you are thinking about visual splendor, right? In those terms, the episode doesn’t create an impact or I would rather say it fails to satisfy the expectations of a viewer. I can understand that the TV serial is aimed at kids and young adults, but come on, its something belongs to the “Baahubali” franchise, so it must be visually appealing. The animation quality can be compared to that of Doremon, Chhota Bheem, and other such TV Series. You can clearly see the awkward gestures of the characters. For example, see any of the characters when he/she is walking and you will be disappointed with the representation. At the same time, I must say that some visuals and surrounding are explored on the screen quite nicely.

Summary:

Overall a nice TV Serial episode which conveys some important messages and life lessons. If the animation quality could have been better, the effects of the episode could have been even better.

Over To You:

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