Chhota Bheem

Indian animated television series

Chhota Bheem is an Indian animated comedy adventure television series. This show available in English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.

Chhota Bheem
Written by
  • Nidhi Anand
  • Darsana Radhakrishnan
  • Teja Pratap
Directed byRajiv Chilaka
Binayak Das
Opening theme"Chhota Bheem"
Ending theme"Chhota Bheem" (Karaoke)
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons16
No. of episodes663
Production
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)Green Gold Animations Mega Films
DistributorGreen Gold Animations
Release
Original networkPogo TV
Original release6 April 2008 (2008-04-06) –
present
Chronology
Related shows
Other websites
Website
Production website

OutlineEdit

The series was created by Rajiv Chilaka. Premiered in 2008 on Pogo TV, it focuses on adventures of a boy named Bheem and his friends in the fictional kingdom of Dholakpur. In this series, Bheem and his friends are usually involved in protecting Raja Indravarma, the king of Dholakpur and his kingdom from various evil forces. Sometimes they also help other kingdoms. It is one of the most popular animated series for children in India. There are also currently 44 movies that are based on the show.

PlotEdit

The series is set in the fictional kingdom of Dholakpur somewhere in rural India. The series revolves around Bheem,sometimes referred to as Chhota Bheem. due to his small age, He is a nine-year-old boy who is brave, strong and intelligent. Bheem's rival is Kalia, who is envious of Bheem's popularity. Kalia along with his sidekicks, who are twin brothers named Dholu and Bholu,always plot to embarrass and defeat Bheem, but never succeed. Most of the initial stories revolted around Bheem and his friends Raju,Jaggu and Chuttki and rivalry with Kalia and his friends. Bheem gets his strength from laddoos, a orange Indian sweet. However, as the series has progressed, this Kalia topic has been adopted as the subject less often, although Kalia is still just as eager prove himself superior to Bheem,A large number of episodes also focus on Bheem and his team solving various problems affecting the village. Fighting Misty fighting evils that seek to harm Dholakpur or its inhabitants and their antics which often get them into trouble during early days. Broadcaster Pogo TV has stressed that storyline be kept simple and mysteries and complex plot avoided as all cost as the viewers where too young to understand but nowadays there is no restrictions.

CharactersEdit

  • Chhota Bheem

Bheem is the central character and protagonist of this series. He is a 9 years old brave, strong and smart boy. He is the protector of his village Dholakpur. He lives with his mother in their home and his father Abhimanyu works in Raunak Sheher. He resembles his grandfather in fighting. He gets strength from Laddoos. Everyone in Dholakpur ask help from Bheem in any problem.

  • Raju

Raju is a 4 year old cute and naughty boy. He is very brave and smart in this younger age. He is a master archer and wants to become commander-in-chief pf Dholakpur. His father is in Dholakpur army and got promoted to a high rank general. He always supports Bheem. Initially, he had bad relations with Kalia but later becomes his one of best friends. But still he teases Kalia.

  • Jaggu

Jaggu is a blue and talking monkey. He is Bheem’s best friend. He loves bananas. He is super mischievous but courageous monkey. He never forgets to make jokes even in dangerous situations. His grandfather is leader of a monkey troop of forest. His grandfather’s younger is leader of a monkey troop in Kathmandu and his grandson Migoi is Jaggu’s cousin. He wants to become protector of animals of forest.

  • Chutki

Chutki is 7 year old girl and Bheem’s friend. She is very Kind, strong willed and brave. She supplies Laddoos to Bheem whenever he is in a tough fight. Her mother is Tuntun and her father is Nandu. She is a good fighter and never hesitates to fight to a stronger enemy alongside Bheem. She is best friend of Princess Indumati and often visits her palace and plays for hours.

  • Kalia

Kalia is a fat 11 year old boy. He is rude and short tempered but still a brave and strong boy. He is a wrestler and thinks that he is the most powerful boy in the whole Dholakpur. He is jealous of Bheem and always tries to prove himself more powerful. But during problems, he always helps others and fight the enemies. He loves food and is a big foodie. He is best friend of Dholu and Bholu and initially hated Raju,Bheem,Chutki and Jaggu but later becomes their friend.

  • Dholu and Bholu

They are 5 years old twin brothers and sidekicks of Kalia. They are naughty and a little bit cowards. They often gets scared of enemies but sometimes fight them. They wear turbans and brown-green clothes. Dholu wears green T-shirt and brown shorts. Bholu wears brown T-shirt and green shorts. They are foodies just like their master Kalia. They call Kalia as “Ustad”.

  • Tuntun Mausi
  • Rajkumari Indumati (Daughter of Indraverma and Princess of Dholakpur)
  • Indraverma (King o
  • Avi Chacha (Scientist)
  • Kichak
  • Chhota Manu
  • Dhoomketu (scientist)

DevelopmentEdit

Rajiv Chilaka wanted to create his own intellectual property instead of working for other companies. He established his animation studio Green Gold Animation in 2001. He had to struggle as no TV channel was ready to pick up the Indian animation content and most Indian contents aired were mythological in nature. His company produced Vikram Betal and Krishna animation shows which convinced Pogo TV to give chance. After five years of conception, Chhota Bheem made his first appearance in 2008 on Pogo TV. It succeeded and continued to run. He is financed by Samir Jain, who belongs to the famous Jain-cum-Agarwal business family from Meerut. Raj Viswanadha, who did the writing for the first four years of Bheem before leaving the series, Arun Shendurnikar, Nidhi Anand are prominent among those who have written the stories for the show.

InfluencesEdit

Rajiv Chilaka had conceived an adventurous young boy with the strength and attributes of Bhima from living in an unspecified period in medieval India. He was also influenced by his childhood spent with Disney's animated shows, Tintin, Amar Chitra Katha and other superhero comics.

Spin-offsEdit

Mighty Raju

Mighty Raju is the first spin-off series of Chhota Bheem. It is about the character Raju in the modern world, who has superpowers and is known as "Mighty Raju". He lives in the modern city, AryaNagar.

Arjun – Prince of Bali

Arjun - Prince of Bali is the second spin-off series of Chhota Bheem. It is based on the Chhota Bheem and the Throne of Bali character Arjun. Arjun is the young prince of Bali. It features his adventures with his friends and pet Zimbu, a baby tiger. Each episode consists of two stories and is targeted for kids up to 13 years of age. The series show the adventures of Arjun during his childhood. It exists in the same timeline as Chhota Bheem. The series aired from 1 June 2014 to 11 September 2016 on Disney Channel India.

Super Bheem

Super Bheem is third spin-off series of Chhota Bheem. It was going to launch in 2017, but it was launched in May 2016 with the birthday special movie Main hoon Super Bheem. It is an updated version of Bheem with superpowers. Super Bheem is based on the 24th movie of Chhota Bheem, Chhota Bheem: Sky Dragon. The Super Bheem show is 3D animation whereas Chhota Bheem is traditional 2D animation. It originally premiered on Pogo TV in 2017 but it also aired in 2019 on Cartoon Network India.

Mighty Little Bheem

Mighty Little Bheem is the fourth spin-off. It launched in 2019 on Netflix. It is intended for younger children. In this series, the story's focus is on 1 - 2 year old Bheem. Another thing to note is that in this series, Kalia (Bheem's Friend) is known as Vijay instead.

Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka

Chotta Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka is the fifth spin-off of Chotta Bheem. It launched on January 12, 2020. It was the third series in 3D CGI format. The series is based on the Chhota Bheem film of the same name.