MUMBAI: NEW DELHI: Folktales have always stood the test of time and there are none better than those that teach you life’s lessons woven in a humorous way. Tenali Raman is one such popular character who inspires children through his intellect, creativity and fearlessness. Discovery Kids in India brings a fresh serving of fun with the timeless jester poet, Tenali Raman in The Adventures of Tenali Raman.
The Adventures of Tenali Raman starts on November 3 and will airevery Sunday at 10 AM on Discovery Kids.
Tenali Raman was regarded as one of the most trusted advisors of King Krishna Deva Raya of Vijayanagara. Considered to be one of the eight wise men in the palace, he was the one who would adorn the court of the King, a great patron of arts and sciences. A much loved poet and court clown extraordinaire, Tenali was held in the highest regard by the King because of his exceptional wit and wisdom.
“Rahul Johri, Senior VP and General Manager – South Asia and Head of Revenue, Pan-Regional Ad Sales and Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Discovery Kids continues to present fascinating India programmes ranging from live action to engaging animation formats such as gully cricket and folklore. The timeless fables of the quick-witted Tenali Raman are a perfect fit with Discovery Kids brand values that lets children imbibe life’s lessons subtly in a fun and creative manner.”
The series takes children back into the golden era of Kings and courts, poets, jesters, ministers and messengers of the Kingdom of Vijayanagara. This is the place from where the famous collection of stories of Tenali Ramakrishna has originated who is popularly known as Tenali Raman.
Some captivating fun-filled stories in the series are:
The Astounding Origin of Tenali Raman: Tenali Raman recalls his past on the occasion of a grand feast hosted by the king. He reveals how a Sanyasi led him and his favourite cat Sundari to seek the blessings of Kali. How he tricks the Goddess to kali granting him the boons of wealth and wisdom forms the crux of the first part.
Jeopardy Jester:Rajguru maltreats his servant under the guise of a contract. When the case comes to the court, Tenali Raman agrees to be the servant of the Rajguru. The rest of the story shows how Tenali Raman teaches Rajguru a lesson.
The Silly Foreigners-Three eminent foreigners visit Vijayanagara. Due to a costly lapse the Rajguru loses his post and is made an elephant boy. Adding insult to injury Raman is appointed in place of Rajguru. An angry Rajguru plots with an evil tantric to unseat Raman and how Raman foils the plan forms the rest of the story.
Imported Horse: A horse trader tries to cheat the King into buying his horses with the help of Rajguru. How Tenali Raman intervenes and foils the plans of the evil horse trader forms the storyline.
Tenali Raman and The Thieves: Two expert robbers recruited by Rajguru plan to rob Tenali Raman's house. Tenali Raman outwits them in a hilarious faceoff.