Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Adventures of Tenali Raman

This is just weird.

My in-laws returned from a visit to the homeland with two DVDs for the kids. One was animated tales from the Panchatantra. Scared the shit out of the Drama Queen. And me, too.

The second one, she's kind of into. It's called The Adventures of Tenali Raman. And it's weird. Weird in so many different ways.

Not the least of which is that the lead character bears a striking resemblance to the Jon Lovitz character, The Critic. Except he has no nipples.

Also disturbing: He lives in a kingdom called Vijayanagara, which when said fast, sounds a lot like Vagina Agra. His court rival, Raj Guru, sounds like he is moaning in pleasure when he is supposed to be growling with disgruntled rage. And his little minion is a blue critter with a Hitler moustache. And just about every episode revolves around attempted murder or warfare.

But other than all that, it's kind of funny.

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Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

I miss "The Critic."

6:03 PM  
Blogger rogerdondis said...

You said it! You want to talk about weird though, you should hear what we had to go through to actually get the show done!
-Roger Dondis, director of Tenali Raman

10:13 PM  
Blogger Alexander said...

This is the greatest animated series of all time!

-A. Prendergast, Heead Writer of Tenali Raman

6:55 AM  
Anonymous IndianInUS said...

Agree with Alexander. You must be a creep to ridicule such lovely work n our own past

1:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would u plz post the list of the episodes of tenali raman...thanxx

11:05 AM  

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