The Burning Curse | Episode 11 of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Season 2) Animation Series | Views and Reviews
So far, we’ve explored 10 episodes of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Season 2) Animation Series, which continues exploring the fictional tale of Baahubali, one of the most prominent king of Mahishmati. Let us continue our quest by exploring episode #11 of the same which is titled as The Burning Curse.
|TV Serial||:||Baahubali – The Lost Legends|
16 February, 2018
|Episode Title||:||The Burning Curse|
|Originally published||:||16 February, 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), Manini Mishra (Sivagami), Vinod Kulkarni (Pradhan Guru), Sonal Kaushal (Yamagni), Balwinder Kaur (Chandalini), Anju Jamwal (Queen), Richard (Somadeva Raju), Kumar Pravesh (Guru), Moksh (Boy), Mukesh (Guard), and others…|
This episode tries to explore the incidents which made Pradhan Guru what he is. And I will recommend you to go through the following episodes to explore the consequences which are rooted in Pradhan Guru’s past.
- A Royal Welcome
- The Battle of Jawalarajyam Part 1
- The Battle of Jawalarajyam Part 2
- For The Life Of Katappa
Let us take a bird’s eye view to the plot of the episode.
It all starts in historical time when we see a young prince playing with his mother in estranged farms and fields. Of course, the royal guards were there with them for their protection. It is obvious that a kid needs his/her time for play no matter if he/she is a prince/princess. The mother-son duo was playing hide-and-seek. And, now is the mother’s turn to play the seeker part. The prince ask her to blindfold herself and count till 100 and he will hid himself during it. The queen was happy to oblige, and at the same time, like any mother, she asked the guards to not the let kid move out of sight under any circumstance.
A sage like figure comes to visit the field and while running to find a good hiding place, the kid bumps into him. Before the kid can shout, he was overpowered and kidnapped. The queen was heartbroken when she couldn’t find her son when look for him after counting till 100.
Cut to the scenario a few years later, we see the kid is in his teens now. His Guru is very hard on him. The kid need to relentlessly work for hours and still he is unable to satisfy his guru. He often get frustrated and asked his guru that while the Guru made a promise to him to teach some significant battle and war arts and skills, he hasn’t been taught any of them yet! The Guru asked him to have passions, and learn to follow all the orders by him (the Guru) without questioning.
The next day they visit the kingdom of Mahishmati seeking an audience with the king. It was the when King Somadeva was ruling Mahishmati. He welcome the Guru and his disciple with open heart and offered them good food and rest. The Guru took a good account of the court in his mind and refuse to accept any hospitality. He said the king that he is just a traveller on the way and wanted to meet the king, as the king granted him an audience, his purpose is fulfilled. And, the Guru left the court and his disciple followed him.
After returning from the king’s court, the Guru was sitting under a tree. He was very furious. The young kid asks him the reason for being angry. The Guru got even more angry and asks the kid either he is stupid or he don’t remember the way they are treated at the king’s court! The kid was in deep shock, he affirm that king Somdev (Somadev) and his ministers treated them very well and offered whatever we demand. So, how can they consider it a disrespect, it was actually the best hospitality they have offered.
So, what disrespect the Guru is talking about? Why is he so angry? What is planning to do this point forward? How does it impact the future of the kid? And how is it related to Pradhan Guru anyway? All these questions can better be answered by watching this episode.
Like many of the episodes of Baahubali: The Lost Legends: Season 2, this episode also comes up with some fine real life lessons one should remember forever.
We’ve repeatedly said on this blog (as we believe in it) that content is always the king for any media, be it a TV Serial, a movie, a book, a magazine or something similar. In that aspects, this episode is really good.
If you want to learn something exceptional, you need to dedicate yourself to it, unconditionally. That is the first lesson we learn from the book. At the same time, we see that love is the best feeling one can ever possess. If you don’t love someone or something in the life and/or not loved by someone, you tend to become a brutal, stubborn and harsh human being. Dedication and discipline is very much necessary in life, but not at the cost that you can’t “live” your life.
Self respect is something one should care for and even crave for, but at the same time one need to understand the difference between self-esteem and arrogance. Don’t consider yourself of too much of importance and don’t always try to find faults in other’s actions. It not only corrupts your soul and force you to act foolishly, but you wreak havoc in other’s lives also.
Of course, you need to watch the episode to explore how these (and more) life lessons are weaved in the story, as I am trying to make this review as much spoilers free as much possible. Of course, you may not be agree with the reason this episode, but remember, when your brain is washed to see only one aspect of anything, your actions will be in the single direction. And, you will be deceived to perform the things without caring for its rightfulness. Then, eventually, your mind will justify your actions for you. It is all about the psychology.
I like the content of the episode. And, same I can say for the background music. It syncs in so interestingly that almost every scene leaves its impact. The dialogs are simple and effective. I must give due credit to the voice over artists, who almost made alive the animated characters by acting convincingly through their voice, in conjunction of background music.
The animation quality is not bad and in fact some of the scenes are very effective. Definitely you will miss the splendour you’d seen in the Baahubali movies. And, it that terms you may probably feel disappointed also. But apart from that, it has all the attributes to go for.
We meet some of the characters from the past who have the impact on the present, in this episode, and according to me this reason is enough for any Baahubali fan to go for it.
Definitely a worth watching episode, you should go for it. Though it is made primarily for kids and children, the adults and elders can enjoy it alike.
Watch out for our views for the next episode of the second season.
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