Originally posted by .Vrish.
Originally posted by Kal El
Keep in mind though that this story presents Vrinda's curse as the reason why Vishnu had to suffer separation from Lakshmi in his Ram avatar. The show is pretty close to the Ramayan era already with Dashanan on his way to becoming the 'evil' Ravan as most people view him. I can see them using this story to further lay the foundation of the epic.
I think they might still show Vrinda and Vishnu going to her home disguised as Jalandhar but they won't show them having physical intimacy (at least not as depicted in the texts). Vrinda will still be angry and curse him in the end.
I doubt they'll do that for the following reasons:
- Just like in the previous track, staying true to script will end up portraying Vishnu as lustful. If they couldn't show the truth about Vishnu even in Daksha's yagna, where he doesn't really come across as evil, they're not gonna show this one
- Parvati too doesn't come off as very nice, suggesting that Vishnu do to Vrinda what Jalandhar tried to do to her. On one hand, Parvati is often represented as being symbolic of the hopes, aspirations and rights of womankind, and for her to do something like this would bust that image like nothing ever could
- Some of the curses Vishnu received were better known, such as the curses from Narada & Bhrigu. But if this thing were shown, there would be almost no difference b/w Vishnu & Ravan vis a vis Vrinda and Vedavati/Rambha
On a different note, I also doubt that they'll show the Mahabharata version of things, where Shukracharya gets trapped in someone's womb and so on. After all, this is partly a kids' show as well.
That's why I think they might show Vrinda but make significant changes to the story so that the gods don't look bad. Parvati won't make that suggestion. In fact I suspect she will have a very passive role in the story. Vishnu won't be lusting after Vrinda or sleeping with her or anything. At most she could give him a Barjatya film type hug (while he just stands there without even putting his arms around her) and she realizes that he isn't Jalandhar. OR
they could show that she is doing some sort of ritual, some yagya - the completion of which would make her husband invincible. The ritual requires Jalandhar to be physically present but he is busy fighting Shiva. Meanwhile Vishnu goes in Jalandhar's place. Thus, Jalandhar does not benefit from it even after the ritual is completed and is killed by Shiva. Vrinda realizes what happened, curses Vishnu and commits suicide.
EDIT: hey what if they make Indra
go to Vrinda in disguise? Nobody minds if he is shown in a negative light.
Edited by Kal El - 17 March 2013 at 11:40am