Posted: 01 March 2012 at 9:30am | IP Logged
This serial continues to disgust, finding newer & innovative ways of blaspheming Shri Krishna.
On Tuesday's episode, they showed Rukmini on the verge of stabbing herself, when Jambavati stopped her. Itself an extreme depiction, since the person who mattered most to Rukmini was Krishna, not Pradhyumna. In fact, in Devi Bhagvatam, Krishna approached some deity to get more sons from all his wives, so that they'd all be happy w/ their marriages. So Rukmini, like the others, had her next 9 sons, led by Charudeshna, and her daughter, Charumati.
Anyway, Jambavati, in order to comfort Rukmini, told her that her baby was still alive. Krishna then came in and busted that 'bubble' by telling Rukmini that that baby was indeed alive - in their hearts - implying that the baby was dead. This was beyond sadistic - first of all, Krishna lying, and what's worse, doing so to destroy whatever hope Rukmini had. This was not like Yudhisthir lying to Drona to save his soldiers - it was Krishna lying to Rukmini for no rhyme or reason
Aside from that, the other bizarre thing is that Krishna is now all the time watching the Shambara channel w/ Jambavati, instead of spending his time comforting his bereaved Rukmini. I know that Satyabhama was his favorite, but watching this serial, one would think that Krishna hated Rukmini. Really, if a man and his wife had lost their first-born, wouldn't he be comforting her, instead of spending all his time watching what his baby's enemy is up to? When he himself has resolved that Ms Vidhi's vidhan will play out, and there's nothing they can or will do to change anything? Then why watch all this?
As for Pradhyumna, they've totally fictionalized Shambara. First of all, since when was Shambara afraid of the color 'red', and it's ridiculous to show him being a mamma's boy, w/ his mom upbraiding anybody who dares offend him.
Also, they've totally glossed over Pradhyumna's own divine origins. Pradhyumna wasn't raised by some anonymous fisherman & his wife. As many know, he was Kama - reborn after Shiva had incinerated Kama for disrupting his meditation. Rati, Kama's wife, had been desolate, and at one point, wanted to cremate herself, but a divine voice promised her that she'd be re-united w/ her husband, who had taken birth as Krishna's son. So Rati took the form of Mayavati and found employment in Shambara's kitchen. She was the one who the fisherman handed over the guardinship to Pradhyumna, and when Pradhyumna grew up, she fell in love w/ him. Narada narrated to her the story of Pradhyumna's origin, and what Shambara did to him, which she later narrated to Pradhyumna. After Shambara's death, she returned w/ Pradhyumna to Dwarka, and became Krishna's eldest bahu.
Anyway, SP seems to be stumbling from track to track, and has no clue of how to make this serial flow. Not to mention their ignorant rendition of Krishna's thoughts & messages. I've long lost interest in these clowns showing the Gita. The sooner Imagine TV pulls the plug on this abomination, the better.