The commercial and critical success of both the movies in the Baahubali movie series has made and broke many records. But, most importantly it has created a franchisee of things. From movies to TV Shows to toys to comics. In addition to the gripping storyline and well-preserved suspense, viewers loved the SFX and VFX of the movie. It would not be wrong to say that the movie set a milestone in terms of special effects in Indian cinema. Here are our views for both the movies in the series.
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.
Unfortunately, no second book is announced in the series, yet.
Mr. Rajamouli teamed up with Graphics India and Arca Mediaworks to make an animated TV Series exploring “Before The Beginning” stories in “Baahubali” franchise. And thus born Baahubali: The Lost Legends, an Amazon original TV Series. The primary target audience for this TV Series are kids and young adults. The series received well, and so far 5 seasons of the same are released!
- The Lost King | Episode 1 of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Season 3)
- Birthright | Episode 2 of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Season 3)
- Children Of The Trees | Episode 3 of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Season 3)
- Village Of The Lost | Episode 4 of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Season 3) Animation Series
- The Wild Hunt | Episode 5 of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Season 3)
- Beast In The Dark | Episode 6 of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Season 3)
- Heavy Is The Head | Episode 7 of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Season 3)
- Obsidian Blades | Episode 8 of Baahubali: The Lost Legends (Season 3)
|TV Serial||:||Baahubali – The Lost Legends|
28 April, 2018
|Episode Title||:||The Slavers|
|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), Vinod Sharma (Aakanksh), Raja Sewak (Dharmaraj), Ajay (Schimitar), Warren D’Souza (Sarge), Vinod Sharma (King Rathore), Ganesh Diwekar (Zohrawar), Sahil Kulkarni (Young Boy), Amrinder Sodhi (Warlord Leader), and others…|
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.
The Slavers moves the story forward from where it stopped in the last episode.
We see Baahu, Bhalla and Aakhanksh were passing through a deadly desert! They were very tired. In fact, Aakanksh was not in good condition. It was Baahu who gave him support and almost dragging with him. Bhalla was not very keen on saving Aakanksh. For him, priority is to save himself.
But, how they did reach in a desert? What happened in the Amaram kingdom? Well, to avoid spoilers I will leave it for you to explore by watching the episode.
The heat of the desert started showing its effects and Baahubali started hallucinating! Will he get back to his senses? A storm is showing its deadly presence in the desert.
We find Baahu and Bhalla fell unconscious in the desert. They were kidnapped by a group of wanderers. Bhallaladev was somehow out of the scene.
Upon coming back to consciousness Baahubali found himself traded as a slave by some unknown persons. They were discussing the price for this potential warrior who can be used in the war approaching! Whose war is it?
How the story moves ahead from this point is worth exploring on screen.
An interesting twist in the story. It seems Baahubali, Bhallaladev and Aakanksh need much more time to reach their target and uncover the truth of Dharmaraj.
Let us take a look at the messages this episode conveys through various incidents.
We found owners of various small estates busy fighting with each other. Most of them were keen to shade blood of each other rather than getting united against a common dangerous enemy. It was a situation almost everywhere in medieval times. That is why we see various invasions and wars during those periods. “United we stand, divided we fall”, this famous saying by Swami Vivekananda reflects the same thought found in various scriptures – संघे शक्ति कलियुगे| But, when you find Bhallaladeva and his father are conspiring against Baahubali and Sivagami, how can you expect leaders of the small estates to be wise?
Slavery, another important dark side of the history, is also explored in this episode. And, we see the roots of the same were found well-spread even in the 20th century in progressive nations too. In fact, some employers are still treating their employees as their slaves.
It is also worth noting that empathy doesn’t come naturally.
Once a slave, when becoming a slaver, does the same atrocities on his subjects! And, use them as a shield in his meaningless war!
The viewers need to get these hidden messages and interpret them. They then need to wisely implement the “right” solution in their lives.
And yes, expecting empathy from others is nothing but foolishness. One needs to fight his/her battle on his/her own. If you lose confidence and don’t fight back wisely and bravely, possibly there is no place safe for you.
Focusing on the episode, not only the script, but dialogs are also worth praising. The dialogs are simple and uses day-to-day language, making them easy to understand. Some writers make “conveying their thoughts” their priority rather than showing off their literary skills. We can see the same approach here as well.
The SFX team has created fictional places like a desert, tents, wandering invaders of the desert and their places, customs and way of living, interestingly. We understand that this TV Serial is made primarily for kids and young adults, and thus the animation quality is like line drawings filled with colors. Kids were amused by seeing such representations of their favorite characters in 90s, but not anymore. Also, the word “Baahubali” became synonymous to visual splendor and fantastic special effects, especially based on the success of the movies. Thus, viewers expect much better animation here.
The background music comes as a soothing positive attribute. Be it the desert scene or wars, it adds a positive impact in the respective scenes. We must acknowledge the work of voice-over artists. They have to make the animated characters alive. And, I think most of them dubbed really well.
Definitely, a worth watching episode. I will suggest elders to sit with their kids when watching it and explain to them the hidden messages. It will help them understand it in a better manner. They are the flag-bearers of the future, wiser they are, the better future they will have.
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.
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