After ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ and ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’, there came the animated series, ‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends.’ It was created by SS Rajamouli, Sharad Devaranjan, Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks. The first season of ‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends’ quickly garnered popularity after its launch in 2017. The series became one of the most watched Amazon shows.
‘Baahubali’ creator and filmmaker SS Rajamouli told, “There are backstories for each character in Baahubali, some really powerful scenes which needed to be explored through different mediums. I have always enjoyed animation, and I’m glad we are able to visualize these stories through this medium.”
‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends’ is set on the backdrop of the time before the Kalkeya invasion being shown in the movie. It depicts the time when Baahubali and Bhallaldev both were young princes of Mahishmati. It shows the story of how two brothers competed to rule the greatest kingdom of the time. The series follows the epic adventures both have to endure in order to prove that they are worthy to wear the crown. Under the guidance of Rajmata Shivagami and the warrior Katappa, one shall grow up to become the king of the throne while other will become the king of the people.
The animated series has in store for you new, unrevealed stories about the characters from the film Prince Baahubali, Bhallaladeva, Kattappa and Sivagami, and several new characters as well. The series traces out the journey of the two cousins Baahubali and Bhallaldev as they unveil hidden mysteries, stopping terrors from ancient times and protecting the people of Mahishmati from danger.
The first season aired on Amazon Prime Video from 19th April to 11th August, 2017. All the episodes of season 2 were released online on 16th February, 2018 and all episodes of season 3 were released on 28th April, 2018.
After the release at Amazon Prime Video, the makers joined hands with Colors and ‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends’ also premiered at Colors TV channel. Raj Nayak, COO of Viacom 18 stated,”Baahubali has proved to be a landmark film in the history of Indian cinema. Its success is nothing short of a case study for the Indian filmmakers. We at Colors pride ourselves for knowing the pulse of our viewers. Going by the ripples that this masterpiece has generated nationwide, we thought this was the right time to bring to our television audiences the folklores of ‘Baahubali’ which have been captured stunningly in this animated series”
SS Rajamouli said about the same,
“The reach of television as a medium in India is extraordinary, and we’re thrilled to partner with Raj Nayak and Colors to bring the untold stories of the Mahishmati kingdom to the television audiences. Our creation of the series with Graphic India and Sharad Devarajan was formed on the idea that we could launch an animated series that would go beyond just kids. With the channel’s distribution platform, we will be able to bring Baahubali: The Lost Legends to the millions of people in India from ages eight to eighty.”
The box office collection of Baahubali has been the highest in India so far. It indeed is a marvellous piece of artistic creation.