Thursday, September 25, 2008

One flute over the cuckold's nest

Without comment, here's the synopsis for two consecutive episodes - yes, two full, 30-minute episodes - of Kahaani Hamaaray Mahabharat Ki, as provided on the Tata Sky menu.
Aunty asks Radha not to think about Krishna as her father wouldn’t allow her to marry him. Radha tells her that she is attracted to Krishna and can’t help thinking about him. Radha’s father arranges for her marriage. Sudhir informs Krishna that Radha wants to meet him near river Yamuna. Radha tells Krishna that her parents are getting her married. They part ways.

After she leaves, Krishna plays with his flute. You know what teenage boys are like these days.
Okay, okay, the last bit is my contribution to the saga. Ekta should totally pay me to do this.

(Earlier Kahaani posts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

18 comments:

  1. You mean you don't know about those very important characters? When was the last time you read your Vyasa?

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  2. I should clarify that "aunty" is a sympathetic elderly lady in the Radha household (not sure what the exact relationship is). She's played by one of Ekta Kapoor's regulars, I'm told; presumably the role was created just for her. When she sees Krishna and Radha frolicking by the Yamuna, she smiles a soft smile and then weeps silently at the knowledge that they must part. All of this happens in slow motion.

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  3. dhananjay: obviously he is. he did say it was all in slow motion, didn't he?

    jai: which sudhir is this? tailang?

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  4. Your posts on this saga are the only reason I feel tempted to watch it. Haven't quite mustered up the courage though.

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  5. I guess reading Tata Sky's synopsis in a few seconds saves us from 30-minute trauma.

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  6. Haha, good one! Your Ekta-related posts remind me of an article I wrote looooong ago on her style of serial making. Not much has changed since then, I guess. Whether she conjures up her regular saas-bahu stuff or a debacle of 'epic' proportions.

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  7. Ooooh, love these brilliant titles you come up with!!! *Doffing an imaginary hat to you, in awe*

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  8. Ah for a minute I read that Radha was playing with Krishna's flute and that set off an imagery and sexual innuendos which would have done Vatsyanana proud..

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  9. Do you feel Ekta Kapoor is harping on this Radha-Krishna angle a bit too much coz she thinks the audience likes love stories? And it gives her a chance to make up all these instances of love, intrigue and heart break?

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  10. what to be saying ji.
    am so glad am not watching this and reading Ramesh menon's right now

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  11. two episodes and just this? dayum..

    I tried watching a few episodes but that krishna guy looks so lame...

    aap purush nahin, maha purush ho!

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  12. That explains Aunty. Who is Sudhir?

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  13. The entire schmaltzy love story got remarkably boring after a while. I ended up forwarding through all of the scenes in Gokul and just watching the Hastinapura scenes.

    Sudhir is a random friend of Krishna, and if his name is anything to go by, I think Krishna's next friend should be named Bunty.

    I much prefer Ramesh Menon's version of the Radha-Krishna storyline. Tons of flute-playing, and not the boring, musical kind.

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  14. Do you realise that some of your posts are indistinguishable from Amit V's? Go back and read this one.

    Thanks for the Lubitsch and Newman posts, loved 'em.

    J.A.P.

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  15. J.A.P. I insist that I know more about Krishna's adolescence than Amit does (though perhaps he knows more about the Gokul cows). And did you intend to link to a post? I got the impression your comment was incomplete.

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