June 19, 2024
Baahubali: Crown of Blood

Sharad Kelkar, Manoj Pande, Rajesh Khatar, Mausam, Deepak Sinha, Samay Thakkar, and others are in the cast (voice-over). Authors: SS Rajamouli and Sharad Devarajan Jeevan J. Kang is the director. Accessible via: Disney+ Hotstar Languages spoken: Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Original Hindi Nine episodes, each lasting twenty minutes.

What Is It Concerning

Do you have any memories of your school days? Every course had a ton of holiday homework during the month-long summer break. However, you being you (in case you weren’t the conscientious type), finished that holiday homework quickly the day before it was due. Although it was certainly not the greatest of your work, it was nonetheless reasonable and feasible.

Additionally, you have a solid reputation at school, and this rushed and indolent attempt used to work quite a bit. Thus, this tale may serve as the “behind-the-scenes” basis for SS Rajamouli’s animated series Baahubali: Crown of Blood.

This is a very familiar world, directed by Jeevan J Kang and written by a group of people. Kudos to SS Rajamouli and Sharad Devarajan for maintaining the Baahubali brand and not allowing it to deteriorate or become less distinct over time. However, Baahubali as a franchise and Baahubali as a brand are two different ideas, and this web series is more focused on the brand. Does it, however, benefit Rajamouli? In this review, let’s investigate.

Examining the script:

Mahishmati’s past is given a new chapter in Baahubali: Crown of Blood. This is a stand-alone story with minimal to no reference to the two enormously successful Baahubali movies that revolutionized Indian cinema and its perception around the world. Alongside the familiar plotting, planning, and hustle to become the greatest country in the world, there is a new adversary and a new backstory of the power struggle for the Mahishmati throne.

This is why the web series attempts to revive some of the ancient Mahishmati stories in a fresh way. But is it sufficient for a nine-episode web series whose main viewers are children between the ages of five and ten? To begin with, that animation is far too poor quality for children of that age.

Disney-loving children throughout the world are growing up with Avenger superheroes. They find Baahubali: Crown of Blood to be far too disappointing. Even if the plot is straightforward from a child’s perspective, it yet has enough mystery to keep an adult like myself interested, so it’s worth mentioning.

Star Performance:

When you compare the plot of this web series to that of an animated movie, it is unquestionably the star. To put it another way, the concept of importing stories from Mahishmati and creating an entire world around them may have been the web series’ shining point. This concept could have been the next Tenaliraman or Akbar Birbal if it had been implemented correctly. However, the concept of an animated Baahubali tale is perhaps more effective on paper. As a result, the only star in this web series is the concept of a different Mahishmati story, which makes it quite exciting to watch!

Works

I’m in for a web series like Tales from Mahishmati or Adventures of Baahubali and Bhallaladeva if Disney has set up this miniseries as a testing or sampling. It could be such a big and exciting world to take this brand further. The concept is undoubtedly effective. A small amount of money invested in the animation could have made Baahubali: Crown of Blood much more effective.

What Is Ineffective

This series’ animation transports us back thirty years. It’s what kids from the 1990s and maybe even the early 2000s would have liked. The children may or may not appreciate this world, which is reminiscent of Ducktales, Chhota Bheem, Doraemon, and Shin Chan. (They have undoubtedly improved; nevertheless, with children and their erratic behavior, you never know). It could have been better even in terms of plot, as it heavily referenced The Legend of Hanuman, another masterfully designed and executed animated web series.

The brilliant team behind Baahubali: Crown of Blood failed to create a single catchy line that appealed to children and became synonymous with the nine-part online series. From the Hindi song “Okey Dokey Doraemon” by Shin Chan to a plethora of other songs that I may be unaware of. Even Shaktimaan from the 1990s was able to compose “Sorry Shaktimaan.” A quick and straightforward song or slogan would have been a better way to introduce this web series. In the same way as Baahubali asked, “Katappa ne Baahubali ko kyun maara?

Ironically, the characters in this animation are very different from the sketches in the movie. Only Bijjaladeva and Bhallaldeva have the closest resemblance to themselves. Baahubali from this series doesn’t resemble Prabhas at all. Given that the star would prefer to be associated with the franchise rather than the brand, that is presumably the strategy that works best for him.

 Last Words

Making a good franchise commercial and a brand out of it may be a fascinating and profitable endeavor, but we suppose it requires the correct amount of money, time, a motivated staff, and most importantly, the right animators. Please, no more summer vacation assignments that are slack till then!

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