Have you had sleepless nights since the time you saw the climax of India’s magnum opus movie, Baahubali: The Beginning? Have you also wracked your brains for finding the actual reason why Katappa, the loyal Mahishmati warrior killed the people’s favourite Baahubali? Well, then you have come to the right spot!
After painstakingly going through thousands of stories floating on the Internet, we present to you eight of the best here in our way! Take a look and tell if you also thought this is why Katappa killed Baahubali.
#1. Katappa kills Baahubali on Rajmaata’s orders
Yes, you read it right! According to some theories on the net, Katappa killed Baahubali on Rajmaata’s orders. Rajmaata must have fixed Devasena’s marriage with Bhallala Deva. However, she fell in love with Baahubali and gets married to him. Bhallala Deva then goes to his mother reprimanding her for not being a good mother to him and favouring Baahubali. Thus Rajmaata asks Katappa to kill Baahubali. Remember, in the opening scene Rajmaata could be heard saying “only she should pay for her sins and not the child.”
#2. Bhallala Deva had his evil eye on Devasena
Bhallala Deva had always wanted Devasena for himself. But in swyamvar, she becomes impressed with Baahubali and chooses him for her husband. In a fit of rage, Bhallala Deva’s father asks Baahubali to either choose the kingdom or marry Devasena. Baahubali chooses the latter, however Bhallala Deva in a fit of rage challenges Baahubali for a war and Katappa being loyal to his kingdom had to kill Baahubali in order to save Bhallala Deva.
#3. Katappa is bluffing to others
This can be true as well. What if Katappa did not kill Baahubali at all? What if he took the blame for someone else on his head? Bhallala Deva in war must have cheated and killed Baahubali from behind. However, Rajmaata must have pleaded to Katappa to take the blame on his head else his son will be killed by the masses. And so, the Katappa’s claims.
#4. Katappa’s loyalty lies towards the throne of Mahishmati
When Baahubali decides to marry Devsena even when Rajmaata specifically chose her for Bhallala Deva, then Rajmaata banishes Baahubali from the kingdom. And Bhallala Deva knows he cannot kill Baahubali on his own, so he slyly orders Katappa to kill Baahubali knowing he will not refuse the orders from the heir of the kingdom.
#5. Bhallala Deva blackmailed Katappa for Rajmaata’s life
Bhallala Deva must have kidnapped Rajmaata and threatened to end her life if Katappa does not kill Baahubali. Enraged but bound by oath, Katappa agrees to do the dirty deed.
#6. Katappa never killed Baahubali, it was Bhallala Deva all along
Remember, when Bhallala Deva comes to meet an aged and tied down Devasena, what does he say to her? That he too, like Devasena, wants Baahubali to come back so that he can kill him once again. Get it? Kill him once again!
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#7. Baahubali is still alive!
Yes, think about it. The character of Katappa is so righteous and oath bound. So, why would he in first place stab Baahubali, that too from back? And even if he did, what makes you say so that he stabbed Baahubali only. After all, Katappa could not see the face of his opponent. Maybe he was made to believe he stabbed someone who had the same built as Baahubali. And, who knows the real Baahubali might even be held captive somewhere!
#8. Katappa only stabs Baahubali and not ‘kill’ him
This is the latest analysis that came into light when the screenwriter of Baahubali, K V Vijayendra Prasad said:
“Who said Katappa killed Baahubali. You only saw Katappa stabbing him.”
Now if that is not a big hint, then we don’t know what is!
All we can do right now is wait till April 17, 2017 when Baahubali: The End will release and finally put an end to all the theories floating on social media. If you too have a theory about why Katappa killed Baahubali, then don’t forget to share it with us in the comments section below!