We all know the story of Karna, the warrior. Known as the illegitimate son of Kunti and the brother of the Pandavas, Karna fought against his brothers in the Kurukshetra war alongside the Kauravas.
While we have seen quite a few mythological shows on television in recent times, there was Suryaputra Karn starring Gautam Rode, that narrated the epic Mahabharat from Karna's point of view.
And now, Star Plus is back with KarnSangini, the less explored and narrated love story of Karna. Starring Tejasswi Prakash as Princess Urvi, Kinshuk Vaidya as Arjun and Ashim Gulati as Karna, the makers released its first promo and here's a small analysis.
What is the promo about?
The promo shows the charming archer Arjun (Kinshuk Vaidya) shoot an arrow through 3 rotating wheels in a Swayamvar of sorts for the hand of Princess Urvi. However, she rejects Arjun as she is in love with Karna.
In fact, according to folklore, it is said that Princess Urvi had decided that if she were to ever marry, it would be to Karna and nobody else. However, Urvi is betrothed to Arjun already.
What we liked:
The first looks of all the three actors Kinshuk, Tejasswi and Ashim are terrific and so are the glimpses of their performances that we've gotten so far.
The standard of the special effects that we've witnessed so far in the promo seem satisfying. A final verdict can be given only after watching the show.
What we did not like:
With most people not knowing that much of Karna's back story, a little more bit of information could have been revealed, just to grab more eyeballs.
With KarnSangini, Shashi Sumeet Productions will be seen venturing into the mythological arena. And we must say that their first attempt looks very convincing. We also await more trailers from the makers.
Ratings: **** (4 stars)