Posted: 11 May 2011 at 9:15pm | IP Logged
Thanks for these videos. It took me a bit for Kush to sink in as Krishna. But these weapons were right out of RS Ramayan, and so were the songs. The Sagars seem to have a very limited tune collection - the battle songs were the same as that b/w Lakshman-Indrajit and Luv-Lakshman.
The battles were more realistic, except I doubt that Krishna used his sudarshan chakra for the sake of creating panic in the enemy camp while they were massacred. Rest of it they showed fine. I wonder whether Balaram's use of the plowshare was like was shown - I thought that he used his plow for non-warlike uses, and his primary weapon was the mace. (I once asked on RF whether he or Krishna ended up w/ Vishnu's mace - don't recall the answers)
Who were the rulers? And in the last video, who was the prince who questioned the wisdom of waging war on Krishna? Doesn't sound like Rukmi - he hated Krishna. In fact who were the various rulers on Jarasandha's side who battled Krishna & Balaram? Which one was Sishupala, which one Rukmi, which one Shalva, which one Dantavakra, which one Purandara, and so on?
One thing I found strange was that in those 17 wars, no major rulers were killed. Yup, Krishna had promised Sishupala's mother that he'd forgive her 100 times, but he made no such promises regarding Jarasandha, Shalva, Dantavakra and so on. How come he didn't take them out on those occasions?
Originally posted by JanakiRaghunath
Originally posted by _Vrish_
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.
Ramanand Sagar showed the Jarasandh track in SK pretty accurately. I don't remember the BRC version since I saw mostly the MB epis over and over, but here are some of the SK vids. They do mention that he fought with Jarsandh 17 times (they show two battles and the other ones are described in the song, since it would be repetitive to show each and every one). And they did show Krishna fighting with a bow and arrow, and later on Balram and Jarasandh fighting with a mace.
You can take a look at these if you want.
Edited by _Vrish_ - 12 May 2011 at 7:19am