Dwarkadhish Bhagwan Shri Krishna
Cast: Vishal Karwal, Puneet Issar
Vishal Karwal as Dwarkdheesh. (Screen Photo)
Seen on: Monday to Thursday 8.00 pm, Imagine TV
Nitish Bhardwaj played Krishna so beautifully in BR Chopra’s Mahabharat that it’s unimaginable to see any other actor in that ‘immortal’ role. But Vishal Karwal, Imagine’s new Dwarkadhish, just about manages to fit into the part. With a cheeky, naughty smile and dimples to boot, Vishal does remind you of Bhardwaj and captures the naughty spirit of the Lord but sadly enough, he doesn’t get the ‘emotional’ sur right. Maybe it’s early days yet, maybe those royal mojris are mighty to fill in, maybe it’s too big a role to do justice to but something is amiss for sure. More about that later!
Dwarkadhish Bhagwan Shri Krishna, as the title suggests, is about Krishna, who lives in Dwarka, his exploits on the battlefield, his calculative bent of mind, his victory over his enemies (from Kans to Kalyavan, Shishupal, Jarasandh and Rukmi, to name a few) through sheer ingenuity, his bond with Balaram and his warm relationship with the people of his kingdom. Fortunately, there are no cute tales about his makhanchori and his flirting with Radha and the gopiyan, something we have seen ad nauseam in other shows on the Lord.