Mahabharat - Episode 87

Uploaded by rajshri on 18.10.2010

The war did not stop even after Ghatotkach's death
The Pandavas wanted to mourn for Ghatotkach ...
... but could not do so in between the war
So, they wiped their tears and continued to light
Ghatotkach's death enhanced the morale of the Kauravas
So, they fought with greater determination
In Hastinapur, Dhritirashtra was still worried
I share the grief of your grandson Ghatotkach's death
Thank you, Sanjay
Duryodhan has made a very foolish move
He used divine power to kill Ghatotkach
He should have used it to kill Krishna or Arjun
If any one of them would have died ...
... Duryodhan's victory would have been certain
Prince Duryodhan is in the battlefield and you are here
He may have thought it best to get rid of Ghatotkach
Even Sage Drona was helpless before him
This was affecting the army's morale
Strategically the Prince made the correct decision
After Ghatotkach's death ...
... Sage Drona is like a river in blood
None can dare stop him
The Pandava army is trapped and helpless
Seeing this, the King of Virat is approaching Sage Drona
O Sage! The use of divine power does not befit you
Why? Because I am lighting against Arjun's army?
I know these Gods very well
O Indra! Don't I know that it was you who took ...
... the divine shield and earrings from Karna?
O Sage! I am a representative of the Gods!
On their behalf I request you not to use divine weapons
Even the Sages desire it!
Divine weapons should be used only to protect Religion
How do you know I am not on the side of Religion?
O Indra! I am protecting my Religion ...
... while my opponents are protecting their Religion
Wait O son of Bharadwaj!
My respects to Lord Brahma!
At this moment I stand amidst a river of blood
Please tell me how I can serve you!
No need for that!
In the Lord's name stop the use of divine weapons
It violates the Brahmin Code
You are a giver of Knowledge
Why have you embraced the path of a warrior?
My teacher Sage Parshuram is also a Brahmin
He, too, has gone to war twenty one times
The one who holds the Vedas is a Brahmin
But when he raises a weapon he becomes a warrior
As the Commander of the Kaurava army ...
... it is my duty to protect Hastinapur and its army
Don't stop me from doing my duty
O Sage! It is my duty to warn you
If you are determined to violate the Brahmin Code ...
... then I cannot stop you
You may use any weapon you choose but ...
... you very well know why Dhrishtadyuma was born
O Brahma! None can go against your wishes!
I did not ask Dhrupad for a promise
My wile would paint my son's lips with rice paste ...
... so that he could tell his friends he had drunk milk
Dhrupad did not keep the promise he gave me ...
... but I fulfilled his promise
I gave him hall a kingdom and made him my equal
Even then my coward friend Dhrupad ...
... would not give up his pride
He married his daughter to Arjun ...
... who had defeated him in war ...
... but forgot that Drona was his friend
If you still think it is my fault then so be it!
In Indraprasth, when he wanted a blessing for his son ...
... I did not refuse to give it
Did I not know why he wanted that blessing?
I knew it!
Even then my friend wanted a blessing for his son
Even in Kurukshetra I did not fear the blessing ...
... given to Dhrishtadyuma and forsake Dhritirashtra
I am indebted to the Kurus
The person who did not own a single cow ...
... now has hundreds of cows
Therefore, forgive me
I know the Pandavas will eventually win
They deserve to win!
I am the Commander of this losing side
I am only doing my duty
O Brahmin! What are you doing in the battlefield?
Go to the hermitage and teach the Princes
That is your duty
O King of Virat!
If your weapons are not for show ...
... then light me!
Ask your charioteer to think of ...
... easy ways of escape
Wherever he takes your chariot ...
... my arrows will stop him
O Brahmin! Make use of Brahma's weapon
You are not worthy of the Brahma's weapon
Take the chariot towards the Virat King
I'll never forgive you for killing the Virat King
Such brave warriors are born once in a century
You have killed a brave warrior
If you don't stop barring my way ...
... then another brave warrior will die
This is our last meeting
Let's pay respects to each other
You are not worthy of my respect
Today Sage Drona has repaid my debt
He has killed two brave warriors in one day
It is an auspicious day for Duryodhan
Now, if he can only get rid of Krishna ...
... then Duryodhan will be sale
A lather who has lost $$ sons is happy today
Really very happy!
Look and tell me who he is lighting now
Prince Duryodhan is saying something to him
He must be praising Sage Drona
Listen carefully and tell me every word
Killing the Virat King and Dhrupad is not enough
I want the Pandava corpses
Their killing is not that easy
Why would I tell you if it was easy?
You have divine weapons. Even Gods cannot light you
And you cannot defeat your own pupils?
If you cannot kill them while they are awake...
... then kill them while they are sleeping
I cannot light a war of treachery
Go away! Let me light!
The truth is, like Grandsire, you do not wish to light
Remember! A war is fought only for victory
You are not lighting this war for my victory
$$ of my brothers have already died lighting ...
... but those live brothers are still alive
I am a warrior not the Lord of Death
Take the chariot ahead
Look Krishna!
I am seeing everything
Nobody can defeat Sage Drona today
Do you mean we will lose the war today?
I did not say that!
One thing is definite! None can defeat Sage Drona ...
... if all the rules of war are strictly followed
There's no harm in doing Evil to protect Truth
What are you saying?
I am merely suggesting an idea, Arjun
The one who opposes Truth is a symbol of Evil
It is every person's duty to vanquish such Evil
Anyone who kills will be doing Evil
That is a mere logical argument!
Logic is the basis of like
Like is meaningful when belief is rooted in logic
Do you agree that this is a war of Truth?
Of course, it is!
You also agree that ...
... Sage Drona is an obstacle to the victory of Truth?
Yes! I agree!
Then you must also admit that the Sage's defeat ...
... is necessary for the Truth to triumph
The protection of Truth can never be Evil
You did not think twice about making ...
... Shikhandi lace Grandsire
What should we do now?
There's only one solution
If Drona is made to believe Ashwathama is dead ...
... he will give up his arms in mourning
Forgive me, O Krishna
Victory is not worth the price
Who are you to win or lose this war?
It is your duty to light Evil
Do your duty and forget about its result
O Krishna! I know not the art of falsehood
O Yuddhistir! Will you not side with Truth?
If there is no other way for Truth to triumph ...
... I am willing to bear the burden of Sin
The churning of the sea did not yield nectar alone
It also yielded poison
The one who drinks this poison is Lord Shiva
Did not Lord Ram violate the rules of war to kill Bali?
Do you know the name of that elephant?
It's called Ashwathama
I have killed Ashwathama!
Ride on, charioteer!
Be careful, Elder Brother
Sage Drona may not believe Bhim and may ask you
I have killed Ashwathama!
Take my chariot to Yuddhistir
I do not want your respects
I want the truth
Is it true that my son Ashwathama is dead?
Answer my question!
Ashwathama (the elephant) was killed
What are you saying, Sanjay?
Yuddhistir told a lie to win a war?
The Truthful One!
Krishna has truly spoiled my sons
But his logic was faultless
Whatever goes against me and my sons ...
... will seem faultless to you
Tell me of Drona's condition
As you wish, my lord
The Sage has shed his weapons
Bhim is saying something to him
What is he saying?
It befits a Brahmin to teach, O Teacher!
How did you become a warrior?
These are your Teacher's weapons
Crush them under your chariot, if you wish
I still cannot believe that ...
... my son Ashwathama was killed by you
Yet, Yuddhistir will not tell a lie
Hence, I have shed my weapons
A disciple is like a son
Bhim! Il you were not my disciple ...
... I would be standing over your corpse
No, Krishna! Move aside Sahadev! Let go of me!
Dhrishtadyuma! I'll never forgive this cowardice
I'll kill you!
You have killed my unarmed teacher!
Dhrishtadyuma! You are a coward
I'll kill Dhrishtadyuma! I'll kill him!
What has Dhrishtadyuma done?
Why did you stop?
You'll have to get rid of me before my brother
Do I have any importance in this family?
O warrior! I am the same Draupadi ...
... who was dragged by her hair to the Hastinapur court
I am the same Draupadi who was disrobed ...
... and live brave warriors watched mutely
Sage Drona on whose death you are so angry ...
... sat quietly in the same court
When my unarmed son Abhimanyu was killed ...
... this very Drona led the other killers
No coward can dare pay respects to my lather
I am not the one whose death ...
... you announced to my lather
Cowards! Look at me carefully
I'll never forgive you for this act of cowardice
I'll make you pay the price for my lather's death
My respects, Grandsire!
What blessing shall I give you?
I cannot bless you with victory
Would you like the blessing of a long like?
No, Grandsire!
The Commander of a losing side cannot desire a long like
If you really wish to bless me ...
... wish that I am freed from Duryodhan's debt
The Commander?
Yes, Grandsire!
Then Sage Drona is ...
O Hastinapur! What is thy Fate?
Will none survive till Duryodhan's last moment?
There is a lot wrong with him but ...
... my heart feels for him
Had Dhritirashtra not burdened him ...
... with his own ambitions ...
... Duryodhan would not be sell-destructive
Your becoming Commander only means ...
... you are going to leave him soon
You are his friend
Tell him that he is a warrior
It does not befit a warrior to be a slave
Allow me to leave. My respects, Grandsire
My respects, Krishna
What was the charioteer's son doing here?
Don't keep insulting Karna like that
This is not the language of brave warriors
I know who Karna's mother is
She is to be respected
Do you really know Karna's mother?
All mothers are alike, dear Nakul
They are all to be respected
Accept Krishna's respects, Grandsire!
Won't you bless me?
I am honoured by your presence
O Krishna! Give me a part of your merit ...
... so my like is also a success
Success and failure are mere words
Who knows this better than you that ...
... these words have no meaning
Victory, Defeat, Success and Failure are ...
... mere names for the Result
The Result is not in your hands
Did you know the result when you took the oath?
If you knew, you would not have taken the oath
If Sage Kingdom’s curse had not intervened ...
... King Pandu would still be ruling and ...
... Dhritirashtra would not be addicted to the throne
Duryodhan too would not be in the Hell of his ambition
If all this would not have happened ...
... you would not be on this bed of arrows
This is the end-result of your oath ...
... which lies in shreds because ...
... you did not know the result of your oath
Do not hold yourself responsible for ...
... what has happened, is happening and will happen
You have a right to your salvation
Why are you all downcast?
We have committed a grave crime
Did you turn your backs in the arena?
No, Grandsire!
Did any one of you kill an unarmed warrior?
They are not talking about Abhimanyu
Then what did they do?
They themselves will tell you
Then why are they standing silently?
Their crime cannot be greater than ...
... the Wax House, the Dice Game or Draupadi's insult
One lie from me resulted in Sage Drona's death
Yuddhistir! You told a lie?
Go away from here!
If it was in my power I would remove ...
... this moment from my like
My dear Yuddhistir told a lie!
O Mother Satyavati!
If you removed all your unwanted moments ...
... you would have no like span left
The live brothers could not defeat Sage Drona
What could they do? Lose this Holy war?
So that Duryodhan could rewrite History?
Deny the Wax House and call Draupadi a whore?
Prove that this Holy War never happened?
For Sage Drona, ... Dhritirashtra's debt ...
... was greater than Truth
But they were not alone. You were with them
How long can a Bhishma or a Drona last ...
... when you stand with them?
I have sworn not to take up weapons in this war
So what? Did you not run to attack me?
That was my tribute to your bravery
I had heard you had left behind your naughtiness ...
... in the by-lanes of Gokul?
Which means you have forgiven them?
Who can refuse you anything?
Tell the King of Madra that ...
... Karna is waiting for him outside
Sorry for the delay, Commander
Do not embarrass me
In my enthusiasm, I have come before time
It is an honour to have you as my charioteer
Lord Krishna on that side and you on this side
What can a mere charioteer do?
I can only try to save you from Arjun's accurate arrows
The charioteer alone can do nothing!
I know that but ...
... Karna too has accurate arrows in his quiver
I know all that but ...
... you too have tasted Arjun's arrows at Virat
Even the Kaurava army could not lace Arjun
That army also had many great warriors like ...
... Bhishma, Sages Drona and Kripa, Ashwathama ...
... Duryodhan and yourself
Besides, that war was on behalf of Virat
This is Arjun's own war
The Wax House, the Dice Game, Draupadi's insult and ...
... the deepest wound of all : Abhimanyu's death
He has the anger of all those wounds
Even Brahma's weapon cannot pierce that anger
This is open partiality
Shalya should not cross the limits of a charioteer
Do not talk of limits, my lord
Both Abhyimanyu's death and Drona's death are fresh
Bharat's dynasty has lost all its values
The Lunar Dynasty is in decline
It is a poisonous darkness
Who knows when this night will end ...
... and the Sun will rise in Hastinapur
All values have been lost ...
... enveloped in a dark night
None is willing to listen ...
... to any talk of ideals