‘Baahubali’ made into animated series

Mumbai: “Baahubali: The Lost Legends”, a new animated series based on blockbuster film “Baahubali”, has been launched by internet video-on-demand service Amazon Prime Video in collaboration with filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks.

Rajamouli, who directed the film, says what was revealed in the National Award winning film was just the tip of the iceberg.

“From the minute I started working on this story, I knew the world of ‘Baahubali’ can’t be encompassed into a film or two, simply because there’s so much more to tell and animation is another way to do that. We are happy to be collaborating with Graphic India and Amazon to bring the lost legends to audiences through Amazon Prime Video,” Rajamouli said in a statement.

Sharad Devarajan, the co-founder and CEO of Graphic India, says the series will be full of “political intrigue, betrayal, war, action and adventure” and “will take audiences on new adventures beyond the film, as we learn for the first time the events that shaped Baahubali from a young prince into a legendary hero”.

The teaser trailer of “Baahubali: The Lost Legends” was launched on the Amazon website on Saturday.

“Baahubali: The Lost Legends” is set before the Kalakeya invasion depicted in the movie, when Baahubali and Bhallaladeva are still both young princes of Mahishmati.

The animated series will feature new stories about the characters from the film, including Prince Baahubali, Bhallaladeva, Kattapa and Sivagami as well as dozens of new characters that will expand the world of “Baahubali” and reveal hidden secrets for millions of fans.

The series will follow the relationship between the two cousins as they journey across the Kingdom of Mahishmati, uncovering hidden mysteries, stopping ancient terrors and defending their people from danger.