Steeped in history

Steeped in history

The serial, that will have more than 200 episodes, strives to package and project history in an interesting manner.

On what inspired him to get into serials, Chaitanya says, “I have been watching a lot of Cartoon Network and Pogo with my daughter. I have also been reading a lot of Chandamama tales.

I was excited about writing on warriors and horses, it’s something out of this world. And that’s how Mookambika happened.”
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The serial is being directed by Rajender Singh. Chaitanya explains that history, as a subject, has always fascinated him. The story is about a young warrior princess who is given the task of ruling her kingdom at the age of 19.

“At a time when this innocent young girl is supposed to explore life and perhaps fall in love, she’s given the responsibility of ruling a kingdom. She now has to transform herself into a more stern, shrewd and harsher person,” explains Chaitanya and adds, “Will she be able to rule a kingdom at such a tender age? That’s for people to watch and find out.”      

About the concept, Chaitanya says, “Though it is a historical tale, it will be written in modern language. The sets and the language are not steeped in classical Kannada. We would like the young to understand and associate with the series,” he adds.

Chaitanya points out that most stories, that are based on history, have classical songs and have complicated use of language but he his story will be easier to understand and quick to relate to.  

The costumes and props will be designed by Chaitanya’s mother. The dialogues have been written by Coffee Rag­havendra and the music is by S R Ramakrishna.

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