BALRAM / Basant Bhatt Appreciation Thread #4

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Posted: 1 years ago

Lord Balram is a Hindu god and the elder brother of Shri Krishna. He is a symbol of strength, an obedient son, an ideal man and a God. He is said to have fair complexion and clad in a dark blue vest. Various texts mention that Balram is an avatar of Adi Anant Sesh Naag, the many headed serpent, upon whom Lord Vishnu rests in Kshirasagar, which is the ocean of milk. Sesh Naag is the king of all naags and holds all the universe on its hood. That could explain his tremendous strength, believed to be stronger than a herd of elephants.

Balram usually wielded a plough and is known as the 'Farmer God'. Balram was excellent in mace warfare too. As a child, he killed many demons sent by Kans, prominent of those were Dhenukasur and Pralambasur. Balram was very straight forward and did not always understand Lord Krishna's complex logic, but even so he always agreed with his younger brother, stood by his side and loved him dearly.Both Duryodhan and Bhim from Mahabharat learned skills of mace fighting from Balram. Though during the war of Kurukshetra, he remained neutral and refused to fight from either side.

Our own Balram from the show, the famous Dau of his Kanha is subject of adoration of all the viewers. Shortly after the show started Balram emerged as one of the most endearing characters and made permanent place in our hearts. He is the coolest dude of entire Barsana and Vrindavan, a macho man with a soft heart. With unmatchable strength, he has so far ensured anyone who dares to take panga with him ends up regretting it. He seems to have a hobby of exercising and likes to utilize his pass time doing that. Kanha's Dau is also quite an eye candy Day Dreaming

He is the best elder brother (to his anuj) in the entire world and also acts as the executor of all of Krishn's plans. He often makes it easy for us viewers by asking right question at the right time to Krishn about his complex plans. In many ways he is the voice of viewers and represents our reactions to situations on the show. It is agreeable among the fandom that his mere presence adds charm to any episode. Our show Balram is the interesting combo all the cute qualities, overall he is a complete package and our ultimate source of maximum entertainment.

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It is not exaggeration to say that the brotherly duo of  Kanha and Balram are the highlight as well as the USP of 'Radhakrishn'. The relationship between them is the epitome of healthy brotherly bond, they are friendly, lively, respectful in all their interactions. Be it any kind of situation, these two always have each other's back. 

It mostly falls on Balram to do cover up on behalf of Krishn. He is also the biggest RK shipper on the show. We in India Forums lovingly call the jodi of Kanha and Balram as KaRam. Together they are treat to our eyes and feast to our hearts.

With Rohini

Rohini is the proud mother of a handsome and very fine lad that Balram is. Unaware of her son's divinity, Rohini sometimes allows her mind to get clouded with fear and concern whenever Balram get himself into any risky situation. That doesn't mean she has no faith on his son's abilities. She is fully aware of how capable he is and has full faith in him. 

As a side effect of various notorious activities by KaRam, their mothers get upset and angry with them but they melt quickly after being persuaded by their sons. The affectionate bond of these mother-son duo is one of the adorable factors of the show.

With Ayan

Our boy initially had nothing to do with Ayan, but Ayan himself invited wrath of Balram by trying to humiliate him once and provoking him in the process. As a result, he got what he deserved in return. Balram unleashed himself in his full glory that day by doing iconic tandav nritya. All of ayan and his chamchas got lesson of their life that day. 

Their comic rivalry brings pure entertainment each time they come face to face onscreen. Though our boy being the soft hearted and large hearted person never wished any ill for Ayan. During Bakasur attack, he tried to help him and also offered his assistance to him Heart

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(Write up by @A-A-S)

Basant Bhatt was born on 23 January 1994 in Uttarakhand and is a University of Mumbai graduate. After a stint in theatre and working as a yoga instructor, he made his TV debut in 2015 in the mythological drama Suryaputra Karna, playing the lead character of teenaged Karna. He then appeared in an episode of Crime Patrol Satark in late 2015, then returned to Suryaputra Karna in 2016 to play Karna's eldest son, Vrishasena.

In addition to playing Balram in RadhaKrishn, Basant is also currently acting as Kartikeya in the mythological series Vighnaharta Ganesh (2017 - present).

Following much appreciation for his debut double role and a very different contemporary role in Crime Patrol Satark, and for acting as the "perfect elder brother" in all three of his mythological shows to date, it is playing the much-loved deities/characters of Kartikeya and Balram that have gained Basant much acclaim, fame and recognition, as has his enthusiasm and dedication while working concurrently in two shows that are filmed in different states! ClapStar

Already known for his commanding screen presence and voice modulation, subtle expressions and fantastic action scenes from both Suryaputra Karna and Vighnaharta Ganesh, the role of Balram has given Basant the opportunity to further showcase his versatility, with Balram's humour and epic sarcasm, in particular, being a big hit with RadhaKrishn's audience. Big smileStar 

Basant is known to get along very well with his colleagues, including sharing brotherly bonds with child artists Vishesh Bansal, Uzair Bashar and Nishkarsh Dixit (from Suryaputra Karna and Vighnaharta Ganesh). Some of his close friends include Akanksha Puri, Kuldeep Singh and Sagar Rokade from Vighnaharta Ganesh, and Sumedh Mudgalkar and Mallika Singh from RadhaKrishn.  

A man of many talents, Basant is also a short film-maker, writer, photographer, music-lover and amateur singer (and seems to have a wicked sense of humour!). Wink



Show: Suryaputra Karna (Sony TV, Swastik Productions)

Characters: Teenaged Karna (lead, August - October 2015) and Vrishasena (Karna's son, March - May 2016)


Show: Crime Patrol Satark (Sony TV, Optimystix Entertainment)

Episode: Pyaar Ki Ek Kahaani (27 November 2015)

Character: Rohit Sane (lead)


Show: Vighnaharta Ganesh (Sony TV, Contiloe Pictures)

Character: Kartikeya (major character, August 2017 - present)


Show: RadhaKrishn (Star Bharat, Swastik Productions)

Character: Balram (major character, October 2018 - present)

Awards and Nominations

Award: Indian Telly Awards 2019

Category: Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)

Result: Nominated

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Crime Petrol Episode feat. Basant


















(All fellow members please 'like' this post if you want your name included in the members list Smile)

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This is a reserved place for singing praises for Balaram and Basant, so stick to that Smile

Primary focus of all discussions here should be in context of the character and the actor this AT is dedicated to.

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Thanks to Global Moderater jyoti06 for giving permission to open this thread

Special thanks to @Janakivallav for helping me with the title tag and @A-A-S for doing the Basant write up Hug


Edited by BARBlE - 1 years ago
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quoting arti's very relevant posts from previous AT's last page...

Originally posted by A-A-S

Hi BB fans!

I hope you all had a nice Friendship Day on Sunday 4 August, and continue to always have an awesome time with your loved ones! smiley1

As Tusu mentioned, there were several TV and web segments from over this past weekend for Friendship Day featuring Basant and Sumedh, so I am posting here all the ones that I have been able to find online.

1) "Friendship Day Out with Sumedh Mudgalkar and Basant Bhatt aka Krishna and Balram!"

From the "Saas Bahu aur Betiyaan" show on AajTak

Duration: 15 minutes

(This one was filmed on their day out in Mumbai back in mid-March!)

Originally posted by A-A-S

2) "Know about your favourite TV stars and their friends"

From the "Saas Bahu aur Suspense" show on IndiaTV

This one features several actors from different shows. 

The segment with Basant and Sumedh is at 1:15-4:58. 

Duration: ~3 minutes 43 seconds

Alternate link on the website:

Originally posted by A-A-S

3)  Happy Friendship Day 2019: Sumedh Mudgalkar aka Krishna From Radha Krishna Celebrates

From the Telly Reporter YouTube channel, featuring Basant and Sumedh

Duration: 11 minutes 29 seconds

Originally posted by A-A-S

4) Radhakrishna - Sumedh Mudgalkar & Basant Bhatt - Dosti Special - Krishna Balram

From the Entertainment Tadka YouTube channel

Duration: 9 minutes 43 seconds

Originally posted by A-A-S

After the excitement of the Friendship Day weekend, Swastik Productions newest mytho show Ram Siya ke Luv Kush went on air on Colors TV yesterday, Monday 5 August.

Sumedh, Mallika, and Basant attended the launch party and were interviewed briefly, as shown in the following videos from ViralBollywood and the "Saas, Bahu aur Saazish" show.

1) Interview section only:

The media mostly spoke to Sumedh here, but Mallika is interviewed briefly at the beginning of the video. 

Basant is standing with Sumedh almost throughout this video and is himself interviewed for a few seconds at 3:05-3:17.

Duration: 4 minutes 23 seconds

2) Longer video featuring other actors:

The following longer video from the launch includes the interview section shown above and also features several other actors, including Luv Kush cast members.

Duration: 23 minutes 45 seconds

In this longer video, Sumedh and Mallika are seen at 0:00-1:23 and then Basant is seen with them both from 9:47, before the interview section from 10:47-15:20.

(There are also several other long videos from the launch party available on YouTube that feature the same interview with Sumedh, Mallika, and Basant that I have posted here, and other short videos that show small glimpses of them. I haven't posted these other videos here to avoid unnecessary repetition, but you can just look on YouTube if you're interested in finding other videos.)

3) "Saas, Bahu aur Saazish" show segment, ABP News - 6 August 2019

Duration: 4 minutes 48 seconds

This segment features a different short interview with Sumedh, Basant, and Mallika at 1:15-1:30 (15 seconds), and one with Tarun Khanna (RK's Mahadev) at 2:48-3:18 (30 seconds).

There are also small glimpses of Sumedh, Basant, and Mallika throughout this video.

Edited by BARBlE - 1 years ago
Posted: 1 years ago

Originally posted by BARBlE

thank you so much arti for your hard work of posting each relevant video link here... smiley32smiley20 i quoted your posts in new AT's first page so that it gets more prominence as it deserves smiley1

and also thank you for finally finishing this AT with your wonderful posts smiley31

hope you enjoyed watching those telly segments and launch party ivs smiley4

Tusu, thanks for this note at the end of AT#3, and for starting off AT#4 by quoting my posts with the videos from there. smiley1

I hope you all enjoyed watching the videos - whether in AT#3, the separate threads I made in the forum, or now here in AT#4.

Congratulations for the beginning of B-BB AT#4, and we start this off with reinforcement of an important lesson from the man himself: Don't make bets. Ever. smiley37 The "dus mudra" part in yesterday's episode was funny! smiley36

Basant Bhatt

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