Posted: 10 May 2011 at 10:05pm | IP Logged
They needn't do serials on Urmila as such. Instead, on a template similar to Shani Dev, they can do episodes centered around a different character every week. Urmila can have a couple of episodes, Shatrughan a few, same w/ Mandodari. This would be the ideal serial for Imagine TV: since the channel is unpredictable and may put pressure on a serial to end anytime to make way for their reality shows, such a serial comprising short stories would be perfect in that the Sagars can pull the plug on it anytime, and resume anytime Imagine wants - maybe spun under a different name.
Ravan is already the subject of more than one serial, and is too big to be a part of any serial, just like Rama is.
Bhima and Arjun could be like Shani Dev itself - each having different adventures that can be shown every week. Eg one episode can cover how Bhima met the Nagas after being poisoned by Duryodhan, another can cover the killing of Hidimba, another Bakasura, another Kirmira, his killing of Keechaka, and of course, include his Kurukshetra battles as well. Show him killing Dushashan and Duryodhan, as well as his defeating Drona on day 14. Oh, and on day 15, show him defying the Narayan astra. Yeah, a serial on Bhima (including his gluttony
maybe combined w/ a serial on Arjun's adventures (w/ Krishna, and including all his marriages) to make for an interesting mini-serial that lasts as long as Shani Dev.
Krishna's life would be huge, but if someone made it (I don't want it to be Sagars)
, it would run as long as Shani Dev has run. They can include his childhood up to the killing of Kansa (don't show too much of Radha), then his schooling w/ Sudama and including the story of how he later welcomed Sudama w/ complete hospitality, his battles w/ Jarasandha and how he shifted the Yadavas from Mathura to Dwaraka, his escape w/ Rukmini and battle w/ Rukmi and his subsequent marriage to Rukmini, the story of the Swayamtaka gem and his marriages to Jambavati & Satyabhama, Krishna's adventures w/ Arjun like during the building of Khandavprastha and support for Arjun in marrying Subhadra, the birth and kidnapping of Pradhyumna and Pradhyumna's killing years later of Shambara (maybe after Pradhyumna's kidnapping, show other events like Krishna's killing of Narakasura and Shishupala conducting raids on Krishna's supporters, Krishna's wars w/ Purandara Vasudeva and the ruler of Kashi), Pradhyumna's return, Krishna's killing @ the Rajasuya yagna of Shishupala, his war w/ Shalva & Dantavakra, his saving Draupadi from being disrobed, his visit to the Pandavas, his supporting Subhadra in raising Abhimanyu & Draupadi's children, Balaram's rescue of Samba from the Kauravas and Samba's marriage to Lakshmanaa, Krishna's splitting his support b/w Duryodhan & Arjun, his activities during the war (show all 18 days), his resurrection of Parikshit and role in the Ashwamedha yagna, his war w/ Banasura and Usha's marriage to Anirudha, and finally, the end of the Yadavs. Such a serial could last 3-4 years.
I didn't like how BRC showed Krishna's war w/ Jarasandha & Rukmi - it was nowhere near as simple. Jarasandha made 17 attempts to destroy the Yadavas in war, but failed, but Krishna too wanted to get to a place where his people could live in peace, and therefore moved to Dwaraka. In the serial, they showed him sending the sudarshan chakra to the sky blinding everybody in the enemy side, and enabling Krisha's forces to do a massacre of the enemy. Such a method was against the kshatriya code of conduct, and something Krishna never did. He was an archer during these wars, and rarely used his discus. Also, Ugrasena & Vasudev never fought in wars, as they showed here. In all of the wars fought in the defense of the Yadavas, it was primarily Krishna, Balaram, and later Satyaki, Kritavarma and others who fought. I sure hope that if they do a serial on Krishna, they don't show every battle of his w/ the discus - he used his other weapons as well. When he beheaded the ruler of Kashi, he did so w/ an arrow that took that king's head to the gates of his city, inviting his son to do an yagna to invoke a monster who was unleashed against him, but Krishna used his discus there to go after her and she destroyed the new ruler and his kingdom b4 being destroyed herself.
Edited by _Vrish_ - 10 May 2011 at 11:15pm