Daruka looked really impressive, and I'm glad they got his name right, and established his working relationship w/ Krishna. Daruka is an important figure in Krishna's history, since in the Kurukshetra war, he was a charioteer for Satyaki on day 14, and when the Yadavas were destroyed, he was the one sent to Arjun to bring him to Dwarka and evacuate from the city its survivors. Nice actor they picked for him
As usual, the CVs can't resist mucking up the story, and had to insert Krishna's instructions that Balaram not find out. Had that been Krishna's real intent, would he have been as stupid to leave Rukmini's letter in his room? In the original, given the rush, Krishna left immediately, and when Balaram was informed about it, he left as well. They got all the details right in today's episode, but this one about Krishna wanting to hide this from Balaram was uncalled for. Also, Krishna didn't go unarmed - he had his bows, arrows, swords & other weaponry w/ him, and his fight w/ Rukmi was using arrows. Hope they don't show him use the discus the way they did in BRC Mahabharat
The Sishupala incident was just priceless, although Sishupala did have some
prowess if he could overpower the guards, and it was just Jarasandha who bashed him
Dunno whether I wish he could have seen her or not, since he wasn't destined to have her. But yeah, it was hilarious - Jarasandha thinking it was Krishna, and it turns out to be Sishupala
So finally, Vasudev & Devaki make their entrance by returning from a journey (where were they - visiting Kunti?) Now, they've made them
the king & queen of Dwarka. Since they've not finalized the actor to play Ugrasena (hey, why not just import maybe Gajendra Chauhan for that role
?), the question is - who is the king of Dwarka
? Krishna tells Daruka that he wants to make Rukmini the Maharani of Dwarka. But Revathy was addressed as Maharani previously when Balaram & Krishna returned from killing Matsyasura, and now, Vasudev & Devaki are king & queen? So by the looks of it, Dwarka's rulers are Vasudev/Devaki, Balaram/Revathy and now Krishna/Rukmini.
Oh, and in the dialogs department, aside from his I-must-always-keep-secrets-from-Dau, they've now projected modern TV pop psychology onto Krishna, when he was describing to Daruka his 'pyaar ka yudh' and the borders of love. And the final scene of that leaf blowing from Krishna to Rukmini - looks almost like they're trying to import Forrest Gump into this serial.
Also, Krishna described this journey as the most important one of his life. I thought the most important journeys of his life was elsewhere, be it Kurukshetra, the journey from Mathura to Dwarka, the various enemies he fought and defeated/killed, and so on. Krishna & Rukmini's story ain't exactly Rama & Sita: unlike Rama who never married anyone else and had a monogamous relationship, Krishna married everybody who ever wanted to marry him. Just that Rukmini was first in line.
P.S. Vik, no they did not show Rohini!!! Maybe the auditions are still going on for her and Ugrasena
Edited by _Vrish_ - 21 July 2011 at 2:00pm