Posted: 03 July 2013 at 9:35pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Bhavaani
a) Thanks a million Nish And b) I AGREE WITH EVERY WORD YOU GUYS JUST SAID! As a kid, I enjoyed the show for light stuff like the food jokes about Bhim and Arjun's agyaat vaas scenes with Uttara... watching it at a later age and understanding the deeper content makes it even more enjoyable. Even in those light moments, there's something to learn.
Originally posted by nm21OMG same here! The flute music is so haunting but really celebratory at the same time! I get butterflies everytime I watch that scene!That's very true. As kids we were attracted by the costumes, fight scenes, songs etc, it's only now that we're understanding the true message behind the dialogues. Staying truthful no matter how hard the going! There really are some great lessons to be learnt from this series!
One of my favourite scenes Lola Di - Nitish's dialgoue delivery was one of the very best, his portrayal of Krishanji was so perfect. The pearly white sweet smile <3 Mahabharat has and continues to remain the best of it's time. Wow - I'm going to watch episodes today. I also love when bal krishanji dances on Kaliya, till date the flute interlude in the background gives me goosebumps. When we were little we used to try and do the dance alongside! Haha, ahh childhood bliss, it's only now/recently I've appreciated the value of knowledge which has been distributed through this epic saga. The worth of nature/trees and plants, taking care of your surroundings, supporting the truth and fighting against the demons of the world and so much more! xxx
For instance, I've always loved the Subhadra Haran storyline because it was handled so cutely... you would think that's all there is to it, levity and romance and sweetness. But nope - even in that, Shri Krishna delivers such important messages so succinctly, you'd only catch them if you listen carefully. When Shri Krishna lets Arjun know of Balram's plans to have their sister wed Duryodhan, he tells Arjun that in times of trouble, it's important to speak less and listen more - a lesson that can benefit us in SO many situations in our lives. And then when Subhadra's taking his blessings before leaving for the temple, he explains that when it comes to important matters in your life, don't take orders - make decisions. Even that lesson really strikes a chord.
Of course, Nitish's delivery makes those dialogues all the more memorable - that balance of humor and gravity - and moreover, the way his performance makes it clear that Shri Krishna was both overlooking the events from above and participating in them from within - just amazing.