S.S. Rajamouli, the director of both the Baahubali films, knows how to keep a secret and so far he has done a great job with it. The curious question of ‘Why Kattappa Killed Bahubali’ surrounding the film, has kept the nation guessing for far too long now. Innumerable memes, jokes and social media baahubali references later, we are here to tell you the reason that made Kattappa kill Baahubali in the first installment of the film. So here is our version of it.
From the first film, it is very clear what the evil intentions of Bhallaladev and his father Bijjaladev are and to what extent they are capable of going in order to become the prime rulers of the Mahishmathi kingdom. But Rajmata Shivagami makes Baahubali the new emperor because of his noble ways and leadership in the battle.
So what makes Kattappa mercilessly kill Bahubali? As we see in the visuals, he backstabs his revered king. He does this because he was merely following orders as the army chief of the kingdom, because his position is that of a slave to the ruler. He along with his ancestors have sworn to obey the orders of the Mahishmathi King. So the catch here is, was Amarendra Baahubali dethroned before being killed by Kattappa? The answer to this is yes. He forgoes the throne, to marry Devasena, which leads to Bhallaladev becoming the King. But once Kalakeyas attack Mahishmathi again, Baahubali returns to his kingdom to save it. This gives rise to a fear and insecurity in Bhallaladev’s mind that the Rajmata might give the Kingdom back to Bahubali on account of his bravery. This spark of fear, leads him to order Kattappa to kill Baahubali, who does the same because of his oath of obeying orders from the King.
Does this seem like a possibility? To get your answers, catch Bahubali 2 : The Conclusion at a theatre near you from April 28.