The explanation this serial adopted for Krishna's rationale on why he chose the way he did to get rid of Kalyavan was bizarre. It just turns concepts like 'code of conduct' in warfare on its head, and makes it seem like people should be free to break any rules Whatever!!!
I wish they had introduced Rukmini properly by first showing Vidharbha, its ruler Bhishmaka who was a vassal of Jarasandha, his son Rukmi who was a friend of his, and his sister Rukmini, who despite these alliances, admired everything she had heard about Krishna. Maybe even in the context of an argument over whether Krishna or Kamsa was right. In the ACK Krishna & Rukmini, that's how it was started. It would have made more sense than just showing some random palace, not even showing the kingdom, and then, most incredibly, Rukmini praising Krishna for enchanting the Gopis.
Krishna looked like he was trying to play Lakshman to Revathy's Sita, but the thing that struck me most about this was the statuses of both Krishna & Balaram. The serial describes both of them as the rulers, when in fact, neither was. So far, in the serial, they've not shown Ugrasena, Devaki, Vasudev or Rohini. Aren't they planning to? B'cos Ugrasena was the ruler of Dwaraka, and so he would have got to know of all this first. But aside from that, if Krishna wanted to assuage Balaram, how come Devaki or Rohini weren't there to help him, and he had to go to Revathy? But the interaction b/w them was cute.
The precap made no sense @ all. Jarasandha would have done everything they show tomorrow before the 16 wars that he ran against Krishna, not after.
On the actors, I think Hemant would have been better casted as Bhima, and Praphulla Pandey, who played Indrajit in AS Ramayan, should have played Balaram. After all, Balaram had a much hotter temper than what Hemant displayed.
Rukmini did look okay, as opposed to the trailers. Having seen Priya in BAVD, I didn't doubt that she'd do fine - just that she looks too tall to be a Rukmini, but that's subjective. Revathy was sweet as well. Soon enough, she should have 16,108 devranis to keep her busy
Edited by _Vrish_ - 05 July 2011 at 11:00pm