Hi everybody, it's me!! Now I know you're all excited for this month's newsletter and you're probably on your tippy-toes and biting your nails, so let's get started. There will be eight parts to this summary to stay tuned and enjoy (I suggest some popcorn with butter ... mmm butter ... because this month's collection of episodes will have you jumping with joy, trembling with tears, and slapping someone so many times.)
Parte 1: \Khandavprasth becomes Indraprasth/
Khandavprasth + Pandavas + Mr. Toad-faced Takshak who is not very happy. Pandavas + villagers from HP + Vrushali watch Draupadi pour water on the ground and flying snakes begin to appear. The Pandavas grab their weapons and begin to fight, heck, Draupadi grabs a sword to save the loony Vrushali who's holding a snake and having a panic attack. After all things come to a rest, Vrushali has jumped off a cliff, all the villagers that came have been bitten by snakes, Arjun shoots one arrow at Takshak (who was in the form of a many headed large snake - think Kaliya Naag) and the latter runs away, and Draupadi is extremely upset because of all the dead people. Bhim tries to consol her, but it's Yuddhi who sets her straight by telling them the reason behind Takshak's stray from the proper path. Takshak, injured by Arjun's arrow, calls upon Indra to take his son (Arjun) down. Indra fights with Arjun, Krishna interferes and ends it. Indraprasth is built, and Arjun receives his Gandhiva from Agnidev.
Parte 2: \Vrushali and her future in HP/
Adirath finds Vrushali; Dhritarastra blocks moving from HP to IP and Karna is placed in charge. Vrushali protests and almost gets arrested, but Kunti saves her. She commands him to release Vrushali and Karna obliges and tells Dushashan that it's a mother's order. Kunti then tells Karna that adharma doesn't reside in the mukut but in the greed of having the mukut. Karna decides to give up Anga and ask that Kunti also be allowed to leave and when he tells Duryodhan about this, Duryodhana calls him a traitor and SUTA PUTRA and refuses to talk to him. Karna decides to go to IP with Vrushali and Kunti gives a message for her sons and when they reach IP, Karna delivers his message, Vrushali realizes her love, Krishna gives her permission to go, and Vrushali runs off chasing Karna through a field of yellow flowers. DDLJ's flower scene happens over and Karna accepts Vrushali. As they walk back home, he clears the path of flowers ahead of his new soon-to-be-wife. How sweet.
Parte 3: \Arjun in Dwarka/
Arjun successfully rescues the cows stolen by Takshak, punishes Takshak, and departs from IP with a heavy heart because he entered Draupadi's chambers (to get his Gandheeva). It was exile time. He finally lands in the Somnath Temple near Dwarka as per Krishna's orders. Arjun is convinced to get eloped by Subhadra. They go back and get married, but Balaram forces Arjun to choose between being a ghar-jamai or to take Subhadra to IP. Arjun chooses option 2.
Parte 4: \Arjun and Subhadra are back home in Indraprasth/
Draupadi, meanwhile, has been surviving on one meal a day like her Arjun (since it's his year). She accepts the laddoo Bhim sends for her to taste and laughs when the dasi begins to tell her the recipe. She's angry that Arjun brought Subhadra to IP, but Subhadra goes to Draupadi and after much convincing tells her that her goal is to be the queen of the High-Queen of IP (PanchaalI). She claims Arjun said it was possible, but Draupadi catches her lies and tells her that surely it was Govind who told her that. Subhadra agrees and Draupadi's anger is calmed.
Parte 5: \The Kauravas take a trip to Magadha/
The Kauravas take a trip to Magadha to convince him to be an ally, but end up getting arrested. Shakuni calls out Shukra to send a message to Karna. It is revealed that Vrushali is pregnant. As Jarasandha prepares to have the Kauravas and Mamashree beheaded, Karna appears and fights and defeats Jarasandha; he accepts both Malini and Anga. Bhim, Arjun, and Krishna disguise themselves as Brahmins and challenge Jarasandh to a wrestling match. Bhim wins with Krishna's guidance and they return home. Draupadi announces that Subhadra is pregnant and Bhim declares him to be the heir. Vrushali sees the mukut on Karna's head and is disappointed. But Karna assures her that he will never commit an incorrect deed.
Parte 6: \Rajsuya Yagna/
Duryodhana, Karna, Shakuni, and Dushashana make their way to IP and enter the maya sabha where they meet talking flowers, mystical butterflies and Sisupala, who uses his favorite word "Napunsak" and throws the peacock feathers from his waist. Sisupal's goal is the thwart the yagna, and he gets the chance when Krishna is being honored as the primary guest. Sisupal insults and finally Krishna kills him with his Sudharshan Chakra when he raises the question of Draupadi and Krishna's sakha/sakhi relationship. Duryodhan doesn't like this and raises his weapons. Draupadi suggests to take away his weapons. Duryodhana is insulted by this and returns home in a rage of emotions and lights a palace on fire, after getting drenched in a pool and laughed at. He is finally convinced to get out of the fire. They plan their revenge.
Parte 7: \The Invitation/
Krishna is flying the kite, and cuts his finger. Draupadi sees this and tears her sari as a bandage. He promises her that he will protect her. In HP, Vidura is summoned to send an invitation of dice to the Pandavas. In IP, Subhadra flirts with Arjun and listens to him talk about the chakravyuh, but falls asleep before he gets to the part of exiting the vyuha. Vidura tells the message and the court is dismissed and Vidura (as the beloved Kaka of the Pandavas) tells his opinion of the dice game and tries to persuade Yuddhistir to decline. The younger Pandavas and Draupadi also jump in to dissuade Yuddhistir. The Pandavas make their way to HP and are welcomed. The dice game begins.
Parte 8: \The Dice Game/
Rules are set by Bhishma (equal stakes only), and it is revealed that Shakuni will be tossing the dice. The first stake is a bunch of wealth, but the second stake becomes Vikarna from Duryodhan. Nakul himself declares that Yuddhi stake him first, but Draupadi's symbolic message hidden in a flower shows Yuddhi the light and he stands up and declares the end of the dice game. But Shakuni stops him by asking if they were brothers before the marriage. Nakul is lost and forced to sit in the slave's section without his crown. Cry not friends, the worst is finally over. I will share the tragedy of the Dice Game in next month's NL. Until then, be strong, be brave, be just.
Vrushali recognises Karna from when he lived in her village and calls him Kumar Radheya. She asks him to allow them to leave Hastinapur, but Karna says he is bound by his promise to Duryodhan and he orders the solidiers to imprison Vrushali. Suddenly Kunti arrives there and stops him. She asks Karna if he has forgotten the teachings of his parents. Vrushali says that after getting the throne of Anga he has become arrogant.
Kunti orders Karna to release Vrushali and she takes her away with her.
Bhishm ask Krishna if he's gonna decide which parampara need to be changed, krishna says no, time will decide it, time will bring the change, In this war between Dharm and Adharm, which side will he support that depends on him, Adharm will start this war and Dharm will establish a new era and this is certain, nobody can stop this, bhishm is speechless.
At Indraprastha a dasi comes to Draupadi and says Prince Arjun is about to arrive and king has asked you to come ready with arti. Draupadi is very happy . She starts to go. The maid says he has also asked to do Aarati of the new bride. Draupadi says new bride??? She is shocked
Arjun and subhadra arrive at the City Gate. Draupadi is so angry that fire forms from her eyes and envelops the gate blocking the path of Arjun. She says you have broken my faith . If you want to stay with your second wife you can't come inside. She goes angrily
Yudhishthir comes there and Arjun does Pranav to him. He says Panchali's anger is justified. We did promise her. Arjun tells him about what Balram had said
The four brothers tell Arjun to stay there while they go and try to pacify panchali. They tell her that Kingdom is incomplete without Arjun. Draupadi says my life is incomplete without him but my tapasya is very important to me. Yudhishtir says how we will accomplish rajsurya yagya without Arjun ... .? Draupadi says is it all about kingdom to you??? Then why don't you attack hastinapur. A little soil erosion is enough to make great rocks fall. Same is true for dharma and tapasya. So Arjun will not be allowed entry.
says..when Father wins, by that time son learns from his father's
victory...but when son wins ,then its a matter of pride for father...so
simply in both ways Father is victorious...as the credit of son's
victory will also go to father and he will be proud of his son
The twist of this month is the major turning point of the gigantic epic Mahabharat itself. This one triggered the irreversible chain reaction which needed up in the Kurukshetra war. The first step to the downfall of Dharmraj Yudhistira.
Despite the opposition from all, including the elder, Mahamanthri Vidhur, Samrat accepted the invitation for Dyuth by stating that Duryodhan can only take away his wealth but not his Garv.
Duryodhan driven by his own ego and jealousy tries to committee agnisnan upon which his love blinded father Maharaj Dhritarastra convinces him that he will be there to feed him his vengeance. Maharaj oraganises a giant feast to honour the new Chakravarthi Samrat , Samrat Yudhirtira and Samraggi Draupadi of Aryavarth. Everyone at Indraprasth smells a rat on this sudden shower of love and acceptance by the Hasthinapur Royal Family and was even more convinced that some wicked prapanch is waiting at Hastinapur when Vidur informed them about the dyuth sabha. But the pure hearted Dharmaraj knowing the danger accepted the invitation for dyuth and left for Hastinapur.But wat lied at Hastinapur for the Samrat was the horror of his life.
The second twist threw all the Mahabharat fans in horror. An unexpected track which actually gave a black mark to Duryodhan and Angraj Karn's divine friendship.
Angraj Karn overwhelmed by the weight of Adharm over him could'nt stand against his conscience when his childhood friend Vrushali straighten him by throwing light to his deeds. Rajmata Kunti too added to his guilt by giving him the realization from his own life's losses. Angraj karn broke and quitted as his postion as Angaraj. This gave fire to yuvraj Duryodhan who ended up lashing Maharathi Karn and to the shock of all called him "SUTHPUTHR"!!!!
A son fighting with a father is a common ingredient in Bollywood films. Thus, the war between demigod Arjuna (umm..yes he is a demigod) and his father Indra was a very glorious scene. A shocking one too! Especially the way Indra Dev appears in the sky and Arjuna hits his arrow with great courage and efficiency. Indra Dev too is not a very easy person to fight a war with. The war between Arjuna and Indra Dev goes on in a great way with many "Oh-God!" and facepalm moments until Krishna comes in rescue.
We all love to watch tragic scenes in movies. Even if it is the villian crying. This month had a cinematic tragic scene! Yes, the scene where Duryodhan decided to do agnisnan. A real targic scene indeed. Must say, Duryodhana was in his best in the scene. All the Kaurava characters did good jobs that day, including Dusshashana. The highly improved fire sequence was greatly shot, with Duryodhan in the middle of it, bringing out the tragic shade of his character. So lets have a big clap clap for this cinematic moment of the month!
were not many that "irritating" scenes this month, but I have two
Firstly, Subhadra calling Arjun "aarya, aarya, aarya" so many times like an alliteration. It was not nice to hear and in addition, her grins were also not nice. Subhadra had grown up, and she should not still be like a teenage girl.
And the second one came from the famous Shishupal! I wonder if he has pet peacocks.. How does he get so many peacock feathers! The way he pulled out peacock feather one at a time and threw in randomly at everyone from Duryodhan to Yudhishtir. (And I have a riddle for Shishupal here..according to him..who is not a napunsak in this wide world??) The peacock feather scene as a headache as a scene. Shishupal is the star of irritation!
This month has shown so many actors and actresses come to the stage and perform spectacularly. It was impossible for me to pick just two people, especially since I wanted everyone to win.
Although Pooja Sharma is the star of the serial, and her performance has been fresh as ever - it would be unfair to the other actresses if I choose Pooja again for this award. I feel that Pooja's acting is beyond comparison and she has done a stellar job, and I think that there is no one who would disagree that Pooja Sharma has revolutionized this particular character of StarDraupadi.
That being said, I am honored to announce the actress of March ~~ Veebha Anand ~~ the darling wife of the mayanayak Arjun!! She plays the role of Subhadra. While her acting was stale in the beginning, especially during the times where she had to play a sad role, her acting has shown the most improvement. She acts much better when she is playing someone who is happy (which she is for the most part of the month). Congratulations Veebha, you are one of a kind
ACTOR OF THE MONTH -
The king of the word "napunsak"; he who carries peacock feathers around his waist; and he who is the son of the king of Chedi -- Sisupala -- played by Joy Mathur!
This fellow has brought comedy to the serial. Each moment he was shown, I was in laughter at either his stupidity, his expression, his dialogue, his looks, and his actions. He uses the word Napunsak with such force that it's become a favorite in these forums. Joy Sisupala Joy Sisupala. Congratulations Joy for winning ACTOR OF THE MONTH!
Congo Shongo Yaaras!! Here is your prize !!A siggy by Viz! Flaunt it! !!
Congo Shongo Yaaras!! Here is your prize !!A siggy by Viz! Flaunt it! !!
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