Baahubali, the name became a legend itself with the commercial (and critical too) success of the first movie in the series. The success of the movie followed by its second installment or shall we say the second movie in the series. It is one of the highest grosser films even outside of India. Here are quick links to our unbiased movie reviews for both of them.
The success of the movies lead the makers to explore the fictional legend of Baahubali in various aspects. S. S. Rajamauli, the creator of the series and characters went ahead to explore all the possible aspects and it has resulted into a book series exploring the time and events which are not explored in the movies.
Famous author Anand Neelakantan was roped into pen down the books and first in the series is released with the title The Rise of Sivagami : Book 1 of Baahubali – Before the Beginning. When I am writing this article the book is available for INR 49 only (Kindle EBook), here is the quick link to the same:
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The book was a commercial success and got good reviews from critiques also. Here are our unbiased book reviews for the same:
The positive response to the book encouraged the makers to explore even more aspects and in addition to various merchandise, an official game is also released in the series!
There came a Hindi TV Serial named Aarambh: Kahaani Devsena Ki, based on the characters of the franchise. The series was a moderate success and it was more focused on Aryan and Dravidian cultures, conflict and their weaving with each other.
Continuing the same franchise, there is a new TV Serial announced on NetFlix – Baahubali: Before the Beginning.
The serial will be based on the book “The Rise of Sivagami” by Anand Neelakantan.
Kids enjoyed the characters in the Baahubali legends very much and to attract them, an animation TV Series was made – Baahubali – The Lost Legends.
|TV Serial||:||Baahubali – The Lost Legends|
28 April, 2018
|Episode Title||:||The Lost King|
|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 (Madhumati), Harshl (Bijjaldeva), Mukesh Pandey (Challenger), Ghanshyam (Others), and others…|
We’ve already reviewed the first two seasons of Baahubali – The Lost Legends and below given are quick links to the review articles.
- Introduction to Baahubali: The Lost Legends Animation Series
- The Royal Visit Part 01
- The Royal Visit Part 02
- Blood For Blood
- Tiger by The Tale
- The Legend Of Katappa
- A Secret Life
- Riot In Mahishmati
- The Blood Moon
- The Master
- The Gathering
- The Tournament Of Champions Part 1
- The Tournament Of Champions Part 2
- A Royal Welcome
- The Battle of Jawalarajyam Part 1
- The Battle of Jawalarajyam Part 2
- Tyger, Tyger
- For The Life Of Katappa
- King Of The Sea
- The Legend Of Kaala Khanjar
- The Pirate’s Daughter
- Brother For A Brother
- The Burning Curse
- Kingdom On Fire
- The Great Game
As the 3rd season is also released, it was in our “to watch and review” list since long. So, let us start with the first episode of the same. It is worth to note that all the episodes of this season are released all together, on 28th April, 2018.
Let us take a bird’s eye view of the content of the episode. As always, I will try to avoid all the spoilers, but, as you can understand, some of them might be inevitable and thus shall be there in this review. So, please go ahead with that consent.
As Baahubali, Bhallaladeva, Katappa, and Sivagmi were able to overpower the threat of Pradhan Guru with the help of the citizens of Mashishmati; the environment was quite charming there. The citizens are in the mode of celebration! And why not? one needs to enjoy each and every positive moment of the life, without a doubt.
A person, looking very similar to Bhallaladeva in his appearance is traveling far away. And, eventually, we come to know that he is heading towards Mahishmati. He is accompanied by an elderly lady, his mother.
As part of the celebration, there is a competition to show warrior abilities is arranged in Mahishmati. This time, anyone from Mahishmati can challenge both the princes. Usually, the princes are un-challengable. But, this time it is an exception. While Bhallaladeva was not very happy with this decision of the queen, he could hardly do anything, as Sivagami not only ruled the kingdom but the hearts of the citizens.
There comes a point during the competition when a raging bull appeared as a threat to the audience gathered, including the royales. At the right time, a marked person intervened and with his might, he was able to control the threat which even Baahubali and Bhallaladeva together couldn’t!
So, who is this stranger? Why he came to Mahishmati?
Baahubali, the word became a synonym for grand and splendid fictional tale. So, whenever a viewer is looking at anything related to it, he/she is looking for a visual splendor. We’ve found both the previous season lack the same visual splendor at the majority of places and we’ve shared this feeling in our reviews as well. Of course, we need to understand the canvas and the budget of the animation series, and the content it has to provide is very different from that of the movies in the series. The makers needed to put more efforts in the way the characters behave and walk, to make it look more convincing.
The content of the series seems to be interesting. Of course, I’ve watched the entire series, but let us not discuss anything out of the context (i.e. not belong to this episode). Bringing a person looking very similar (but aged) to Bhallaladeva in his physical appearance, and much more powerful than Baahubali and Bhallaladeva put together, is very interesting. I’ve enjoyed this approach and I think most of the viewers will welcome it too.
For any media, the script has to be the most interesting attribute. And, we can give distinction marks to the makers here. Not only, the concept and the way the script is written is interesting, but also the dialogs are good too. Rather than building a vocabulary which is heavy, the writers have decided to go with the day-to-day words and phrases. And, it works positively for the episode.
Some of the sets are nicely designed and some of the characters’ appearances are updated a little, making them look more mature. You will love exploring the combat-competition and the facial expression of Bijjaladeva during the same. “The uncontrolled bull” scene is worth watching as well. The episode makes you watch the next episode eagerly to know more about the stranger, and that is the success for the makers :).
The background music plays a crucial part in any visual media. And, it is even more important when there are animated characters explored on the screen. The background music of this episode is worth a special mention. It sets the mood for the respective scene(s) quite well.
The real heroes of this episode are the voice-over artists who made the animated characters alive on the screen. Their job is more challenging than the regular actors, who need to voice their own acting. Here, the voice over artists needed to act through their voices. And, they did a remarkable job. Just naming one or two from them will be unjust for the rest of them.
Overall, a nice episode. If you loved watching Baahubali movies and/or previous seasons of “Baahubali: The Lost Legends”, you will surely enjoy it.
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