There will hardly be any Indian who has spent his childhood without listening to the legendary tales of Tenali Rama. And now, Sony SAB has brought the witty poet alive on television with its historical epic show, Tenali Rama. Made by a film director T.S. Nagabharana who was very popular in the Kannada film industry, The show has been telecast since July of 2017 on SAB TV. The Show producer, Abhimanyu Singh is an expert in the mythological/historical space and what he has done with the show is remarkably great. With Tenali Rama’s adaptation on SAB, he intended to offer a restored and renewed version of this classic chronicle.
Who Is Tenali Rama?
Tenali Ramakrishna, fondly remembered as Tenali Rama, was a 16th-century court poet in Krishnadevraya’s court who uses his timely wit and intelligence to solve even the trickiest problems and becomes very popular in King’s court. His arch rival Tathacharya who always wants to show him down, is often stumped by Tenali’s intellect and wisdom.
The story revolves around Tenali Rama (Krishna Bharadwaj), who is appointed as a poet and one of the eight wise men in the court of king Krishnadevaraya (Manav Gohil). However, his popularity breeds contempt in Tathacharya (Pankaj Berry), the head priest, who works relentlessly to get him thrown out of the court. The way Tenali handles the tricky situations created by Tathacharya promises to be an entertaining watch as well as a learning experience for the viewers.
Indian viewers still remember Tenali Rama as one of the Doordarshan (DD Channel) classics of 90s. Cartoon Network aired an animated series on the Indian mythological character, the show was created by Toonz Animation. While the show is based on tales of the historical figure and many of them have already been adapted before, this version of Tenali Rama is quite unique and has not been seen before. The show started with a background on the empire of king Krishnadevraya and the situation of India in the 15th century in a very interesting way.
They showed it through animation with each character as chapters of a book. The show received a lot praise from the audience for Krishna Bharadwaj’s portrayal of Tenali Rama, the VFX and special effects of the series. The colourful sets and comic content can easily lure viewers to the show and takes them back to the 15th century. Some of the other important people in Tenali’s life are his mother Laxmi (Nimisha Vakharia) and his wife Sharda (Priyamvada Kant).
How To Stream Tenali Rama Online
The show airs on weekdays at 9:30 PM on SAB tv Channel. Sling TV offers SAB Channel in their HINDI CHANNEL PACKAGES. Sling facilitates to watch the episodes live and also broadcasts the same several times in a day. SAB TV is a comedy-centric channel from the SONY group. The channel offers a variety of humor-filled programming to keep viewers smiling all day long.