29th June was the premiere of Sony TV’s Suryaputra Karna and we were glued to the TV to witness the story of Karna right from the start. While, we had expected deviation from the original story mentioned in the Mahabharat, little did we know that the very first episode of the TV serial will only be based on the writer’s imagination.
The Writer Imagines That Adirath Was Forced to Save Kunti’s Baby because Kunti’s Daasi had requested him to do so
We all know that the charioteer Adirath and his wife Radha had adopted Karna after they came across this baby near a river bank. However, according to Sony TV, Adirath dives into the river, save Kunti’s son and bring the baby in front of a lady asking why she asked him to do this. This lady is none other than Kunti’s daasi. So, according to the writer’s fantasy – Adirath adopting the baby was preplanned by Kunti’s daasi.
Surya Devta Is So Angry to See His Son Disowned by Kunti, that He Starts Burning Villages, and Forests
The serial starts with Kunti’s daasi decorating the baby’s basket near a rivulet in which Kunti is supposed to keep Karna. The moment Kunti disowns Suryaputr Karna, the Solar diety is so angry that he starts increasing the temperature of the atmosphere so much that it is unbearable. What’s more, the sun then with its heat starts explosion not only in the jungles, and forest, but also in the village where Karna’s future mother is residing. She is also pregnant with her own kid.
When Adirath was saving Karna, A Pregnant Radha was facing the God’s Wrath
Yes, the serial shows that a heavily pregnant Radha gives birth to their son, moment later when Adirath brings Kunti’s son to their home. So, according to the writer, Shon is just few hours younger to Karna. Now since both Radha and Adirath had brought Karna in their home together, we know a pregnant Radha delivering Shona on the same day is nothing beyond the writer’s fantasy.
Adirath Here Seem to be Knowing Karna’s Reality
No one besides Lord Krishna and Kunti knew about Karna’s reality. So, it is rather shocking to see that Adirath already knows who his adopted son is. Now the question is, how Adiratha will treat Karna since he already knows that Karna is a suryaputra. No wonder it is obvious that his behavior towards Karna will be very different. We are just eager to see what will be his reaction when Dronacharya and others would tease him as Sutputra.
Adirath is Serving Kunti’s Father?
Kunti was the adopted daughter of Kuntibhoj Maharaja which was obviously not Hastinapur. Adirath we all know was a charioteer in the Hastinapur kingdom. But to our surprise, we see Adirath talking about his loyalty towards the Maharaja of Kunti kingdom. In addition, even Kunti’s daasi says that she can trust only him and nobody else since he has been serving the Maharaja from long time with full dedication. This is highly confusing and strange, because Adirath was a charioteer of the Hastinapur Palace. He was the main charioteer of King Dhritarashtra.
All in all, this serial on Karna is not at all about Mythology but the writer’s own imagination where he narrates the story which he once fantasized about this Mahabharata hero!