Posted: 14 December 2011 at 6:32am | IP Logged
Originally posted by vik rocks
Thanks for the update!
I wonder how you guyz are doing it...
I don't know why but I'm getting disappointed now... is there any limit to the creative license that the SP have... they're going on & on & on... don't know when & where they're going to stop this fictional twists...
This chain breaking of Sudama's sounds like the one how Basudev's chains broke when Krishna was born due to Maya...
Either the PH is totally against war & violence so they always seem keen in showing Krishna the flute player than the warrior so they're stretching this track but if that's so then why do they show so much torture against Sudama... looks like they still haven't found Draupadi... Draupadi mata save us plz!!!
Today was the first time I didn't bother watching either the first showing nor the rerun, except a bit @ the end. Like you, I'm now getting to the point where like others, I'll stop watching @ some point if they keep showing Krishna's peacenik tendencies that they are back to after week 1 of the show. Only times they got him right as far as philosophy goes was Rukmi, Narakasura and Duryodhan. The latest promo has Krishna promising that in 2 days, Paundrak's head will be @ his feet, and he said 'saar jhooka' i.e. he's not talking about a severed head, as the original Krishna slew Paundrak might have done, but didn't either.
And yeah, if this PH is totally against war, they shouldn't be doing a serial on Krishna - do it on someone else, like Buddha, or Vamana, or someone. Krishna was well noted for killing his enemies. In the original, Paundrak wasn't tormenting Krishna worshippers, but just pretending to be god, so Krishna, in order to prevent a parallel cult from emerging, went to war against him & unapologetically killed him. The Paundrak here is worse than the original, and yet, Krishna doesn't plan to kill him, unlike the original one did. And if he's against war here, what will be his reason for explaining to Arjun the need to go to war against the Kauravas? The reason he could credibly do it, aside from his divinity, was that he himself had no hesitation killing mama Kansa or cousins Sishupala & Dantavatra.
I dunno about others, but I just hate Murli's flute playing. That's something Krishna did w/ the gopis, and when he was done, he gave his flute to Radha, and never played it again. The conch Panchajanya pretty much replaced the flute after his war w/ Jarasandha started, and stayed w/ him since. Krishna's adult life is mainly about how he killed or got killed his enemies like Jarasandha (by Bhima), Paundrak, Sishupala, Shalva, Dantavatra, Rukmi (by Balaram) and the Kauravas (by the Pandavas), and not his playing the flute. Sudama's story was a one time episode that ended once Sudama's poverty was alleviated.
Also, his cloning himself one day when Narada visited him so that he could witness him as a proper householder for each of his wives was just a one time deal to illustrate the responsibility of a husband towards all his wives. It was probably hyperbole - something pretty typical of Vyasa. But that doesn't mean that Krishna always cloned himself for small things like solving Sudama's marriage problems, or getting him released from Paundrak. By making Krishna look like a simple magician, they are robbing the show of its historical underpinnings. And sorry, but I don't get the divinity in any of this either. Another thing Krishna didn't do was give Narayan darshan to anybody and everybody who asked for it. I won't be surprised if they show him giving it to Paundrak and his disciples.
Edited by .Vrish. - 14 December 2011 at 6:49am