Ever since the first Baahubali movie came out in 2015, we had only one question to ask – why Kattappa killed Baahubali?
Before you go ahead with the below article, let me state at the start itself, as if it wasn’t obvious enough – you are entering into dreaded SPOILER territory. So if you have not seen Baahubali 2 aka Baahubali: The Conclusion and are planning to do so in the near future, don’t even read ahead. So… are you still here? Well, then I have made my disclaimers, so don’t blame me for spoiling the USP of the sequel to 2015’s magnum opus, that is grander than the first.
Ever since the first Baahubali movie came out in 2015, we had only one question to ask – why Kattappa killed Baahubali? The climax of the movie had Kattappa (Sathyaraj) reveal to Shivudu aka Mahendra Baahubali (Prabhas) aka Amarendra Baahubali’s son in a very repentant tone that it was he, Amarendra’s most loyal confidante, who stabbed his master behind the back. Baahubali: The Beginning ended on this ominous note, making us wonder for two years what happened there. There were so many theories being thrown about like Baahubali gone bad, Kattappa was angry that Baahubali stole his food when he was a child or that Kattappa really didn’t kill Baahubali.
And on April 28, we know why…
…actually, we already knew why. We know Kattappa loved Amarendra Baahubali more than his life, but he was more dedicated to the kingdom of Mahishmati, and the throne that protects it. He and his ancestors have been sworn to protect the throne and the kingdom, and Kattappa would rather give his life than let anything happen to it. And that exactly what Kattappa offers to do – he requests Sivagami to cut off his head instead – when she orders him to kill Baahubali. Sivagami, who had been a benevolent mother to Amarendra, had her mind poisoned by Bhallaladheva, the current king, by lying that Baahubali was trying to kill him. After Kattappa refused to kill Baahubali, Sivagami responded if he doesn’t do, then she will have to do it herself. Not wanting to put the blood of her son in her hands, Kattappa reluctantly agrees to kill Amarendra Baahubali, and he does exactly that. Baahubali gets killed by the man he trusted the most, and yet he understands why Kattappa agreed to do, as he dies in his arms.
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