Mahabharat - Episode 27


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Transcript:
The sword is placed between Selfishness and Right
The question is: What will it cut?
This is the moment of test for the sword
This is the first serious danger in....
...the immortal story of the Mahabharat
The tension of choosing the Crown Prince...
...is the seed of the Kurukshetra war
The people want Yuddhistir...
...to be the Crown Prince
The Family Sage, too wants this...
...and so does sage Dronacharya
But the father's heart is still unwilling
The representative of the representative...
...Dhritirashtra still feels...
...the problem will resolve itself...
...and the crown which eluded him...
...will go to his son Duryodhan
Dhritirashtra knows politics and so...
...knows how to hide his feelings
Even Gandhari does not know...
...that he wants to give Yuddhistir's right...
...to Duryodhan
Dhritirashtra knows...
...that even a clever player like Shakuni...
...cannot influence the political game
He wants to keep one option open:
lf Yuddhistir is selected...
...he will embrace...
...his brother's son...
...so that Hastinapur can see...
...that he is impartial
But Duryodhan does not know politics
His ego and aspiration compels him...
...to grab at shadows...
...so as to prove his right
But now that he sees his ambition being seized...
...his heart is full of rage...
...which is being fueled...
...by his uncle Shakuni...
...and friend Karna
God knows...
...what decision they will take...
...and what they will announce tomorrow
A brave man does not wait for tomorrow
He creates his own future
Whatever decision...
...they will take...
...we will take our own decision
Your attitude pleases me
Hastinapur has now become a city...
...of sad faces
Gandhari and Dhritirashtra are worried there
Duryodhan and Dushasan are...
...worried here
You are the only brave man
You refuse to accept defeat...
...and always fight back
God alone knows what is written in your fate
But even l know how to write your fate
As long as l am alive...
...no one can seize the crown...
...from you
Not your father or even God himself
But Uncle
lf Yuddhistir is chosen as the Crown Prince...
...what will happen?
lf they know how to create...
...l know how to destroy
The son is the enemy of Justice
Temptation is the enemy of Friendship
Whom should the heart adopt?
Whom should it betray?
Hail King Dhritirashtra!
l am pleased to announce...
...that in a few moments from now the king will...
...name the Crown Prince
Hail King Dhritirashtra!
What does your heart say Kunti?
Both of them are my sons
Why on this happy occasion?
Must be a serious crime
What is it, Vidur?
The prisoners are here
Announce their crime
Long live the King
They have committed a murder
What do they say?
They accept their crime
ln that case...
-Forgive me, my Lord -Want to say something?
With your permission
Yes
Today you will choose...
...between the two princes
Why not...
...ask them to do Justice...
...so that the people can see their worth
Uncle
l agree with Vidur
We should also ask Shakuni
Forgive me Uncle
This is Hastinapur's problem...
...and an assembly of Kurus
Shakuni now belongs to Hastinapur
Forgive me Uncle
But he is still not from Hastinapur
But l am from Hastinapur!
l must get the first chance to do Justice...
...because l am the King's eldest son
That's not the reason
You will get the first chance...
...because you are younger
Duryodhan is given the first chance
Long live the king
What punishment should be given to these criminals
There is nothing to decide
lt has been our tradition...
...to award the death penalty to murderers
Hence, l award...
...the death penalty to those murderers
Very good nephew
Hail Prince Duryodhan
lt is ordered that these four murderers...
Forgive me, my lord
What's it now?
You did not give a chance...
...to Prince Yuddhistir
But justice has been done
Yet, the chance must be given
Who knows Prince Yuddhistir...
...may not agree with Prince Duryodhan
What is there to disagree?
lf Prince Yuddhistir disagrees...
...he will say so himself
Okay!
Prince Yuddhistir should now...
...do justice
Long live the king!
Do you agree with Duryodhan's justice
How can l answer without knowing the facts?
What is there to know?
l would like to know...
...their castes
How does that matter?
lt is necessary to know that
What are your castes?
l am a low-caste
l am a trader
l am a warrior
l am a Brahmin
According to the rules of justice...
...the low-caste is sentenced to four years...
...the trader to eight years and...
...the warrior to 16 years
The Brahmin cannot be sentenced to death
So, Sage Kripacharya will decide his fate
What justice is this?
One crime and four sentences
The crime is not the same, Uncle
The low-caste is an illiterate
So, only four years
The trader is not an illiterate and so...
...twice the sentence
The warrior is the protector
lf he turns murderer...
...he should get twice that sentence
The Brahmin is enlightened
He has killed a man knowingly
His crime is the most heinous
l would like to immolate myself for my crime
Sage Kripacharya will decide that
But your justice is unequal my child
Everyone cannot be judged equally, uncle
Hail Crown Prince Yuddhistir
Justice is done
l now entreat the King...
...to announce the name...
...of the Crown Prince
l entreat Uncle Bhishma...
...to blow his Conch...
...and announce the selection of Yuddhistir
Justice has prevailed
The veil of greed has been removed
Truth has finally prevailed
Truth has finally shone
Come my child
My respects elder father
Lord Krishna is now in Dwarka while...
...in Hastinapur, Shakuni, Karna...
...Duryodhan and Dushasan...
...are licking their wounds because...
...Yuddhistir has become Crown Prince...
...without their wanting it
Bhim, Arjun, Nakul, and Sahadev...
...have left on a victory tour
This means that...
...till Shakuni's wounds are healed...
...nothing of great importance...
...will happen in Hastinapur
This is the opportunity to get away...
...from Dwarka and Hastinapur...
...to another place
There are three options
One road goes to Chedi...
...where rules an important character, Shishupal
The other road goes to Vidarbha where...
...Rukmini has blossomed like a rare flower...
...where scent has permeated...
The third road goes to Magadh...
...where Jarasandh is waiting for revenge
He is unwilling to forgive...
...the Yadus for the murder of Kansa
But Jarasandh cannot vanquish Dwarka...
...all by himself
So, he wishes an alliance...
...with the King of Chedi, Damghosh...
...so that he can use his four sons...
...in a war against Dwarka
Damghosh is married...
...Vasudev's Sister Shutashsubha...
...which makes Shishupal...
...Krishna's cousin...
...as well as the Pandavas' cousin
See how the story revolves around one family
So, Shakuni in Hastinapur...
...and Jarasandh in Magadh
Both have laid before them...
...the game of political dice
Shakuni's ace card is Duryodhan...
...while Jarasandh's ace card is Shishupal
Jasasandh feels...
...that if Vidarbh Princess Rukmini marries...
...Shishupal...
...then her brave brother Rukmi...
...will also help...
...to vanquish the Yadus
Which is why...
...we must...
...accompany Jarasandh...
...to Vidarbha...
...where he is about to initiate his game
Long live the King!
We have entered Vidarbha my lord
Long live King Bhishmat!
Victory to the king
Any news?
The King of Madagh is here, my lord
Rukmi ride out...
...and welcome...
...my friend Jarasandh on my behalf
Yes father but...
...what shall l do on my behalf?
Ask for his blessings, my son
He is not only my friend...
...but also the most powerful king...
...in North lndia
Bring him here with respect
As you wish, father
The King has never come...
...unannounced
What could it be?
Must be something special
We will find out when he comes here
Victory to the king
What's the news?
Prince Rukmi is here to welcome you
-Eklavya -Yes Sir
Welcome Rukmi on my behalf
The bitterness in your eyes proves...
...that Sage Dronacharya did you an injustice
How come Prince?
He had the right to ask for an offering
And it was my duty to give it to him
My hand is...
...my teacher's blessing...
...which will compel people...
...to remember me along with Sage Drona and Arjun
l, too, have become immortal with them
Whenever anyone talks of...
...a student's loyalty...
...my name...
...will be taken before Arjun's
That's true my friend...
...but an injustice is an injustice
Let's go
We should not keep the king waiting
Come
What's this my child?
When father asked me to welcome you...
...l asked him what l should do
He told me you are like my father...
...so, l should ask for your blessings
l am doing that
May you live long
Come on my chariot
-Yes Sir -Come
Charioteer, let's go
l hope your father is well
Lord Shiva's blessings
He keeps thinking of Rukmini's wedding
Which means l have come on time
How come?
l have come with a solution to this very problem
Your father is a very close friend
Rukmini is like my daughter
l, too, have thought of her marriage
Do you know why the king of Magadh is here?
He is father's friend
He must have come to consult father
No
Why don't you tell us?
Why are you so secretive
l won't tell unless...
...l get to wear gold bangles
Then go home and wear them
Why? l will take them from the Princess
l won't give you anything just like that
What if the news is good?
Don't overdo it
The King of Magadh is here to arrange your marriage
What did you say?
Yes Princess. With Prince Shishupal of Chedi
Shishupal?
Vasudev's enemy
lf the King of Chedi is your friend...
...then he is my friend, too
The entire nation knows of Shishupal's...
...brave deeds
Should l take it that...
...you are agreeable?
Greetings father
May you live long
This is my second son Rukman
Greetings King of Magadh
Live long my son
Sit son. You have come at the right time.
We were talking of Rukmini's marriage
l would like to say something
Yes son
Rukmini is our only sister
Except for Panchali, she cannot...
...be compared to any other Princess
Neither in culture nor personality...
...nor beauty
Hence, her husband should be...
...one in a million
Who is like that?
Vasudev Krishna
lmpossible
Why?
Because by naming him...
...you have insulted the king...
The king is our father's guest
lnsulting him is like insulting our father
The second reason is:
Rukmini is a Princess
She can only marry a Prince
The third reason is:
Who knows whether he is...
...Vasudev's son or Nand's
Who knows whether he is
Devaki's son or Yashoda's
How can we give our sister to someone...
...whose family is indeterminate
But brother...
...Didn't you hear?
We cannot give our sister to that coward
Besides, this marriage...
...will be politically helpful
A brave man does not take refuge...
...in politics
Only a disciple of Sage Dhrum...
...or a student of Sage Parshuram...
...can utter such words
But...
...life is not strength alone
lt extends much beyond that
Look into the past
Even Ravan, King of Lanka made that mistake
He, too, was very strong
Why this debate, my friend?
After the marriage...
...no king in lndia...
...can dare attack Chedi...
...or Vidarbha
l agree to your proposal
Please invite Shishupal on my behalf
Your desire is an order
We will be honored to have Shishupal...
...as our brother-in-law
But l do not agree with the King
l do not claim to be a strategist...
...but l have studied in the school of life and...
...that's my experience
Your father and l are the present
So, what we say goes
You are the Future
So, wait to become the present
But if you do not accept Shishupal then...
A proposal you have brought...
...and father has accepted...
...is acceptable to us brothers
lt is good that...
...we meet Shishapul here rather than...
...in the battlefield
Please do invite him
Hail O King!
This letter reflects...
...my trust in you
l'll protect it with my life
ln case the letter is lost...
...my life, too, will be lost
l'll reward you when you get the answer
A brave man does not work for rewards
Besides...
...my only desire is to wage war with Arjun
Which means you haven't forgiven Sage Drona
No. l have nothing against him
As my teacher he had every right to ask...
...for a ritual offering
To make this offering was my duty...
...which l fulfilled
But...
...when l see my hand l think...
...had my thumb been there l would have been...
...the greatest archer
Arjun has...
...taken my place
But my lord...
...l have learned...
...to use this bow again
Which is why l want to face Arjun...
...and defeat him so that l can ask for...
...my teacher's blessings
l do not wish...
...that my teacher remains in my debt
You are blessed
Take this letter to Chedi...
...and give it to Shishupal
As you wish
Victory to the King
Has the enemy attacked?
Who will dare attack?
Then why have you disturbed me?
The King of Magadh has sent a messenger
But the King of Magadh...
...is in Vidarbha
Who's this messenger?
Eklavya, my lord
As you wish
The Prince has called you in
Greetings Prince
Come, sit
Thank you Prince
l can only rest after l have...
...delivered this letter to you
ls the king well?
How was the journey?
When l left the king...
...he was pleased about something
His joy made my journey easy
Have the wedding preparations begun?
Yes Prince
The preparations are...
...in full swing
lnvitations have been sent to all the Princes
Has Dwarka been invited?
l do not know
Only royal houses have been invited
Dwarka is not even a kingdom
So, how can it be invited?
Had it been invited...
...and had Rukmini chosen me in Vasudev's presence
...l would be happier
Go and rest
You will have to take back my answer
As you wish
Listen carefully...
...to what l say
l always listen carefully o what you say
Father, too, desires
...what l am going to say
Why such a lengthy introduction?
lt's a sensitive proposal
What's it?
Curtailing your right a little
What right?
Father wants you...
...to choose Shishupal
Suppose l do not wish to?
Then what?
What if l have already...
...chosen someone else?
Have you?
A question is not an answer
Even if it is true...
...father wishes you to choose Shishupal
The Lord read the letter...
...listening to the call of love
Every letter opens...
...the door of love