Tenali Raman better known as Tenali Rama is a show from the 1990s. This show was telecasted on Doordarshan which was the only channel which was common at that time. This show was in the Hindi language originally. It was from the genre of animation and drama. At that time most of the shows were black and white, but this was one of the colored television serials which were itself a great deal at that time. Now coming directly to the story of the show. Tenali Rama whose original name was Garnapati Tenali Ramakrishna who was the court poet of the 16th century along with Vikata Kavi in the court of the king of Vijayanagara Empire.
Tenali Rama is known for a lot of historical works in the field of poetry. He has contributed a volume of poetry in the Telugu language. He is known for his wit. His life has been portrayed in the serial with the title Tenali Rama which is familiar in the southern part of India. Tenali Rama was well known for mocking at the other poets of his time with his poetical works, and this is what portrayed in the serial. Tenali Rama’s stories are equally famous as that of Akbar and Birbal. Both are known for the same thing that is for their intelligence. Both are very similar as individuals if we compare now also.
Each episode of Tenali Rama carries a moral message to teach people a lesson from entertainment. It is a popular 90’s show. Wit and humor were the main elements of each episode of the show. In this show, Tenali Rama acted as the solution seeker to each problem with intelligence. Tenali was the jester of the king Krishnadevaraya who was the emperor of Vijayanagara. He was a great help to the king. The king and his jester Tenali Rama had a good bond between them which was admired by people at times.
Now if we talk about the making of the show then it was hard to shoot the show at that time with less equipment. It took so long duration of 55 days for the makers and the actors to shoot only for 13 episodes. Most of the shooting of the show was done in Bengaluru. Because the courtroom and the palace in which the king and his jester discussed most of the matters was the Bengaluru Palace. Yeah, it was hard to make the show up to the mark, but at the other side, it was fun to shoot at such heritage locations. That’s all for Tenali Rama.