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RadhaKrishn
Title Montage of Radha Krishna
Also known asRadha Krishna
RadhaKrishn – Krishn-Arjun Gatha (2nd season)
GenreRomance
Drama
Created bySiddharth Kumar Tewary
Based on
Developed bySiddharth Kumar Tewary
Written by
  • Mahesh Pandey
  • Utkarsh Naithani
  • Swapnil Deshpande
  • Dilip Jha
  • Vinod Sharma
Directed by
Creative director(s)Nitin mathura Gupta
StarringSumedh Mudgalkar
Mallika Singh
Narrated bySumedh Mudgalkar
Opening themeRadhaKrishn – song
Ending themeRadhaKrishn – music
Composer(s)
  • Surya Raj Kamal
  • Jitesh Panchal
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes480
Production
Producer(s)
Editor(s)Paresh Shah
Camera setupmulti-camera
Running time23 minutes
Production company(s)Swastik Productions
DistributorStar India
BudgetINR 150 crores ($20million)
Release
Original networkStar Bharat
Picture format
Original release1 October 2018 (2018-10-01) –
present
Chronology
Related showsKannante Radha
External links
Website
Production website

RadhaKrishn is an Indian Hindi-language television drama series.[1][2][3][4] It is based on the life of Radha Krishna, a divinity of Hinduism. It is produced by Siddharth Kumar Tewary, Rahul Kumar Tiwary and Gayatri Gill Tiwary for Swastik Productions and is directed by Rahul Tiwari. It premiered on 1 October 2018 on Star Bharat. The show is also dubbed and broadcast in languages including: Kannada[5], Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil[6] and Telugu. The show also started re-running on Star Plus from 30 March 2020[7] to 1 June 2020. The second season of the show, titled Krishn-Arjun Gaatha, started airing from 13th July 2020.

Plot

Season 1

The series opens with Krishna's devotee Sridama reaching the former's celestial abode (Goloka) along with Narad and getting upset at noticing that he has to recite Krishna's beloved Radha’s name first for entry. The latter intellectually tries to prove that his devotion is higher than love which is nothing but illusion, but eventually realizes that true love supersedes everything. While doing so he ends up cursing Radha that she will spend 100 years outside their celestial home and will forget Krishna. But the love between Radha Krishna is not physical but much deeper and platonic. No wonder when Krishna merely calls out her name, she hears. Although Sridama is very repentant at his action, he comes to understand that all this was part of the cosmic play as it was time for Krishna to make his entry in the mortal world. The story is about journey of Radha & Krishna's eternal love on earth and teaching the humans the true meaning of love.

The main motto of the story is "Paane ko hi prem kahe, jag ki yeh hai reet, prem arth samjhayegi ab, Radha-Krishna ki preet" which means world misunderstands love as the thing we ask for or want in return of love but the true meaning of love is sacrifice, full devotion or dedication towards lover and happiness of lover, irrespective of other one's need or want, as taught by the love story of Radha-Krishna.

In this journey of teaching love to the world, with the help of curse of Radha by Sridama, Krishna lives the life of an ordinary human with extraordinary powers and takes Radha out of all humanly weaknesses like fear (bhay), attachment (moh), anger (krodh), hatred (ghrina), envy (irshya), ego (ahankar) and inferiority complex (heenbhavna). Radha comes more closer to Krishna after defeating each humanly weakness. In the greatest example of sacrifice (tyaag), the essence of true love, Radha-Krishna could not marry, even after being ardent lovers. But as Krishna says marriage is not the goal of love, it's just a stage in journey of love, which some lovers could achieve while some couldn't but that can't change and deny their true love. They sacrifice their love to tell world that the sacrifice is the essence of true love. Radha is forced to marry her childhood friend Ayan. But even that couldn't stop their love for each other as they're lovers from time immemorial.

Krishna one day makes her realise and get her supreme and eternal form of Radha of Golok for sometime, which Radha thinks to be a dream, although its reality. Finally, Radha understands the true meaning of love in the last stage of dedication and compliance (samarpan), which she understands after listening the story of seven avatars of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi from Krishn. The love of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, how they got separated each time for betterment of the universe and to teach love to the world and how they got united after each avatar. Only after listening the stories of Bal Krishna and seven avatars of Lord Vishnu, she realises her and Krishna's true love. Radha also understands that her marriage is fake and eternally she is Krishna's consort as they are husband-wife in their real divine Lakshmi-Narayan form.

In this human life, apart from his love story with Radha, Krishna along with Balaram fights the demons sent by Kansa, his maternal uncle, as he's the person who will kill Kans, like Putana, Trinavart, Bakasur, Aghasur, Vyomasur, Arishtasur, Dhumrasur, Markadikasur, Keshi, Timirasur, Shankhchur, Karkashasur, Ekdansh, Jwalantak, Sudarshan, demoness enchantress Sammohana, Dhenukasur and Pralamba. In the end, he sends his eight demon brothers to defeat Radha-Krishna but they also get defeated by Radha with her Ashtalakshmi forms. Kans also pits the likes of Shiva, Mahakali, Indra, Shukracharya, Yamuna, Kāla, Durvasa, Ashtavakra, Mahamaya and even Halahala poison against Krishna and at some times Radha but all in vain. Finally, he calls Krishna to Mathura by sending Akrur. He along with Balaram fights with Kans's aides like Julaha, Kuvalyapeed, Shalva, Tushan, Chanur, Kuth and Mushtik before killing Kans in a wrestling dual. Balaram kills all the eight brothers of Kans. Krishna overcomes all the hurdles created by Kans in the way to complete Radha-Krishna's love. He also performs other miraculous activities like Yashoda Maiya witnessing Universe in Krishna's mouth, Nalkuber and Manigreeva Shaap Vimochan, Kaliya Naag Mardan and Govardhan Leela.

The story also focuses on the establishment of Vrindavan, Radha Kund & Shyam Kund, Keshi Ghat, Prem Sarovar, Nidhi Van, Moti Kund, Kusum Sarovar, Adher Ghat and Yugal Ghat along with many other unheard stories about Radha-Krishna, in Braj region, where Radha-Krishn lived. Krishn performs Raas leela with Radha and other Gopis. Krishn shows his different forms in different stages of this eternal love story with Radha. Brahma completes Brahma Vivaah of Radha-Krishn right before Krishn leaves Barsana after Radha's coronation as Radharani.

The series also showcases the love story of Balaram and Revati and their marriage and love story of Krishna and Rukmini. Then story goes how Krishna married Jambavati and Satyabhama.

Season 2 - Krishn-Arjun Gaatha

Radha leaves Dwarka after wishing Krishna good luck for the new chapter which is going to start in his life. Balarama informs Krishna about the Pandavas, who are their paternal cousins, revealing about their enmity with the Kauravas, and that they have survived the Lakshagriha, while everyone believes they are dead. Lord Surya informs Krishna and Balarama about the Pandavas' and Kunti's location, along with that of Karna, Lord Surya's son with Kunti (a lesser-known fact). Radha is accused of having an extra-marital affair with Krishna by her husband Ayan, however Radha justifies her stint in Dwarka as she decided to help Krishna and his family with their problems. Krishna and Balarama visit the kingdom of Panchala, where they meet the king Drupada, and his children - Dhrishtadyumna, Draupadi and Shikhandi. A marriage ceremony is held for Draupadi, inviting kings and princes from the whole of Aryavarta (the then-India).

Cast

Season 1

Main

  • Sumedh Mudgalkar as Krishna-8th avatar of Lord Vishnu, Para Brahmana and Supreme God of the Goloka,Vasudeva and Devaki's son, Nanda Baba and Yashoda's foster son, Balram's step younger brother, Subhadra's step elder brother, Karna & Pandava's cousin, Draupadi's friend, Radha's lover and Rukmini, Jambavati, Satyabhama, Kalindi, Mitravinda, Nagnajiti, Lakshmana, Bhadra and 16,000 junior queens's husband.
    • Himanshu Soni as Original Krishna (only in 1st episode)
      • Vamana-5th avatar of Lord Vishnu.
      • Parshuram-6th avatar of Lord Vishnu.
      • Rama-7th avatar of Lord Vishnu, Dashratha and Kaushalya's son, Shanta's brother, Lakshman's step brother, Sita's husband.
  • Mallika Singh as Radha-Human incarnation of Goddess Radha, 8th avatar of Goddess Lakshmi (wife of Lord Vishnu) and Supreme Goddess of the Goloka, Vrishbhanu and Kirtida's daughter, Krishna's lover and Ayan's wife.
    • Shivya Pathania as original Radha (only in 1st episode)
      • Sita - Avtar of Goddess Lakshmi, wife of Rama.
  • Basant Bhatt as Balram-Incarnation of Sheshnaag, Vasudev and Rohini's son, Krishna and Subhadra's elder brother or Dau and Revati's husband, Nishad and Ulmak's father .
      • Lakshman-Incarnation of Sheshnaag, Dashratha and Sumitra's first son, Shatrughan's elder brother, Ram's step younger brother, Urmila's husband, Slayer of Meghnad and Angad and Chitraketu's father.

Recurring

  • Zalak Desai as Rukmini-Incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, princess of Vidarbha Kingdom, King Bhishmak's daughter, Rukmi's sister, Krishna's first wife, Pradyumna's mother and Chief Queen of Dwaraka.
  • Vaidehi Nayar as Jambavati-Jambavan's daughter, Brahma's grand daughter and Krishna's second wife.
  • Aleya Ghosh as Satyabhama-Incarnation of Goddess Bhumi devi (Personafication of Mother Earth), Princess of Yadavas, Satrajit's daughter and Krishna's third wife.
  • Gavie Chahal as Nanda Baba-Head of Gokul, Nandgaon and later Vrindavan, Vasudeva and Vrishbhanu's friend, Yashoda's husband and Balram and Krishna's foster father.
  • Reena Kapoor as Yashoda-Nanda's wife and Balram and Krishna's foster mother.
  • Naveen Jingar as Vasudeva-Prince of Vrishni Kingdom; Rohini and Devaki's husband; Balaram, Krishna and Subhadra's father; Kansa's friend/brother in law and Nanda's friend.
  • Vasundhara Kaul as Rohini-Vasudeva's first wife, Balaram's mother and Krishna's aunt.
  • Falaq Naaz as Devaki-Vasudeva's second wife, Kansa's sister, Krishna's and Subhadra's mother and Balram's step mother.
  • Tarun Khanna as Shiva-God of the Kailash; Parvati's husband; destroyer of the Universe and one of the Trideva and Kartikeya, Ashok sundari and Ganesha's father.
  • Piyali Munshi as Parvati-Mahadev's wife, Goddess of the Kailash and Kartikeya, Ashokasundari and Ganesha's mother.
  • Monika Chauhan as
    • Revati-Balaram's Wife and daughter of King Kakudmi, reincarnation of Jyotishmati, mother of Nishatha and Ulmuka
    • Jyotishmati, daughter of Chakshusha Manu.
  • Rushiraj Pawar as Ayan (Rayana)-Ugrapat and Jatila's son, Kutila's elder brother, Radha's childhood friend and later her husband.
  • Harsha Khandeparkar as Kutila-Ugrapat and Jatila's daughter and Ayan's younger sister.
  • Nimai Bali as Mahapandit Ugrapat-Head priest of Barsana, Vrishbhanu's Friend, Ayan's and Kutila's father and Radha's Father-In-Law.
  • Malini Sengupta as Jatila-Ugrapat's wife and Ayaan And Kutila's mother and Radha's cruel mother-in-law.
  • Rakesh Kukreti as Vrishbhanu-Head of Ravalgaon and later Barsana, Nanda's friend, Radha's and Damma's father and Ayan's father-In-Law.
  • Akangsha Rawat as Kirtida-Vrishbhanu's wife, Radha's and Damma's mother and Ayan's mother-In-Law.
  • Aashwin Patil as Damma-Vrishbhanu and Kirtida's son, Radha's younger brother and Ayan's brother-in-law.
  • Arpit Ranka as Kansa-Devaki's brother and Krishna's maternal uncle.
  • Yogesh Mahajan as Chandrabhanu-Vrishbhanu's elder brother and Chandravali's father.
  • Preeti Verma as Chandravali Malla-Chandrabhanu's daughter, Radha's cousin and Govardhan Malla's wife.
  • Tanishq Seth as Chutki (Lalita)-Radha's friend.
  • Mukul Raj Singh as Govardhan Malla-Krishna's friend and Chandravali's husband.
  • Vivek Tripathi as Bhairav-Krishna's friend and Sudevi's husband.
  • Rohan Birla as Sudama-Krishna's Best and Beloved friend.
  • Rajesh Chahar as Subal-Krishna's friend.
  • Akhil Kataria as Soham-The thief and Chandravali's ex-Fiancé.
  • Raman Thukral as Ganesha-God wisdom, Intelligence and Knowledge; Mahadev and Goddess Parvati's son and Kartikeya and Ashok sundari's younger brother.
  • Amardeep Garg as Brahma-Supreme God of Brahmaloka, creator of the Universe and one of the Trideva.
  • Kunal Bakshi as Indra-King of Svarga, head of Devas.
  • Pooja Sharma as Yogmaya-Goddess of Illusion, incarnated as Nanda Baba and Yashoda's daughter and later reincarnated as Subhadra.
  • Kumar Hegde as Narada-Brahma's son and divine sage.
  • Brownie Parashar as Sandipani-Renowned sage and Balram and Krishna's teacher.
  • Ajay Jayram as Ashtavakra-A great and renowned sage.
  • Jitendra Bohra as Brahman Dev-Durvasa's disciple.
  • Harsh Vashisht as Sridama-Krishna's devotee, He was the one who gave curse to Radha from separation from Krishna.
  • Sanjeev Sharma as Akrura-Kansa's Minister.
  • Tinu Verma as Jarasandh-King of Magadha, Kansa's father-in-law and he gets killed by Bheem.
  • Unknown as Bhishmak-King of Vidarbha Kingdom and Rukmini's father.
  • Raviz Thakur as Rukmi-Prince of Vidarbha Kingdom, son of Bhishmak and Rukmini's brother.
  • Zohaib Siddiqui as Shishupala-King of Chedi Kingdom, Krishna's cousin and Balaram and Rukmi's friend.
  • Raja Kapse as Ugrasena-King of Surasena Kingdom (Mathura) and Kansa and Devaki's father.
  • Peeyush Suhaaney as Satrajit-King of Yadavas, Prasena's brother and Satyabhama's father.
  • Meghan Jadhav as Vyomasur-Demon sent by Kansa to kill Radha-Krishna, disguised as Vyomesh.
  • Priya Sandhu as Putana-Demoness/witch sent by Kansa to kill Krishna, Kansa namesake Sister.
  • Bhupinder Bawa as Karkashasur-Demon sent by Kansa to interrupt the penance of Durvasa.
  • Preeti Chaudhary as Sammohana-The enchantress sent by Kansa to hypnotize Barsana.
  • Kamaljeet Rana as Hiranyaksha-King of Asuras and Hiranyakashyapu and Holika's brother.
  • Ketan Karande as Hiranyakashipu-King of Asuras, Hiranyaksha and Holika's brother and Prahalad's father.
  • Dinesh Mehta as Mahabali-King of Asuras and Prahalad's grandson.
  • Chetan Hansraj as Ravana-Head of Rakshasas and King of Lanka.
  • Pooja Sharma as Yogmaya/Aakashvani, Krishna's Sister. (voiceover)
  • Saurabh Raj Jain as Narrator (voiceover)

Season 2

Main

Recurring

Soundtrack

The original music of the series is composed by Surya Raj Kamal and Jitesh Panchal, with the background score by Jitesh Panchal and Sushant Pawar. Lyrics are penned by Shekhar Astitwa, Neetu Pandey Kranti, Vikas Chauhan, Dr. Kannan and others. The shlokas, mantras and excerpts from various Hindu mythology scriptures and texts like Bhagavata Purana and Brahma Vaivarta Purana have been transformed into various themes. Popular devotional songs like Shri Krishna Govind Hare Murari, Govind Bolo Hari Gopal Bolo and Bolo Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki are also recreated. Some shlokas, songs and background music from Swastik's another magnum opus series Mahabharat are also used in the series. Surya Raj Kamal has composed 20 original compositions for Raasleela of Radha-Krishn.[8] Seeing the popularity of the songs of the series, Star Bharat in December, 2018 uploaded a video consisting of 14 songs from the series till that date.[9]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Krishn Hai Vistar Yadi (Title Song)"Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalBharat Kamal, Gul Saxena 
2."Tum Prem Ho" (Solo, Duet and Sad Versions)Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalMohit Lalwani, Aishwarya Anand 
3."Tum Bina Main Kuch Nahi"Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalMohit Lalwani, Gul Saxena 
4."Kya Ho Raha" (Solo, Duet and Sad Versions)Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalAishwarya Anand, Mohit Lalwani 
5."O Kanha O Krishna"Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalAishwarya Anand 
6."Bina Krishn Ke Radha Kahan"Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalAishwarya Anand, Mohit Lalwani 
7."Prem Milan"Neetu Pandey KrantiJitesh PanchalKrishn Beura 
8."Param Premmay Radhika" (Golok Maharaas Version)Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalMohit Mishra, Gul Saxena 
9."Punarchandra Ujjwal Nisha" (Vrindavan Maharaas Version)Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalMohit Mishra, Gul Saxena 
10."Kanha Ki Dhun Pe Aaj" (Purnima Maharaas, Gopeshwar Mahadev Maharaas Version))Vikas ChauhanSurya Raj KamalMohit Mishra, Gul Saxena, Jitesh Panchal, Sushant Pawar, Chetan Sharma, Jolly Dasgupta (Chorus) 
11."Rang Prem Ka Chadhe" (Gopadevi Raas Version)Vikas ChauhanSurya Raj KamalMohit Mishra, Gul Saxena 
12."Jahan Jahan Radhe Wahan" (Holi Maharaas Version)Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalAbdul Shaikh, Aishwarya Anand, Gul Saxena 
13."Kanha Ke Adharan Dhari Bansuri" (Holi Version)Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalAbdul Shaikh 
14."Bansuri Krishn Ki Baajegi" (Vivaah Maharaas Version)Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj Kamal, TraditionalAbdul Shaikh 
15."Radha Ke Sang Chhedkhani Kare"Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalAbdul Shaikh 
16."Bholi Bhali Radha Ko"Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalVarious Artists 
17."Phoolon Wali Holi Mein" (Phoolon Ki Holi Version)Neeti Pandey KrantiJitesh PanchalJitesh Panchal, Sushant Pawar, Chetan Sharma, Jolly Dasgupta (Chorus) 
18."Paane Ko Hi Prem Kare"Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalPuran Shiva 
19."Radha Theme"Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalRandeep Bhaskar 
20."Shringar Chandra - Panchnaad Panchroop"Vinod SharmaSurya Raj KamalGul Saxena 
21."Koi Kahe Kanha"Neetu Pandey KrantiJitesh PanchalJitesh Panchal, Sushant Pawar, Chetan Sharma, Jolly Dasgupta (Chorus) 
22."Sab Utsav Aaj"Neetu Pandey KrantiLenin NandiRinku Giri 
23."Saathi Aao Re"Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalVarious Artists 
24."Radha-Krishna Arti"Dr. Kannan, TraditionalJitesh PanchalJitesh Panchal, Sushant Pawar, Chetan Sharma, Jolly Dasgupta (Chorus) 
25."O Maiya Mori"Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalSwaty Nandi 
26."Aaya Govinda" (Janmashtami Maharaas Version)Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalAbdul Shaikh, Jolly Dasgupta 
27."Bholi Bhali Radha Ko"Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalAbdul Shaikh, Aishwarya Anand 
28."Treta Ho Ya Dwapar Ho"Neetu Pandey KrantiSurya Raj KamalMohit Mishra 

Production

The music of the series has been composed by Surya Raj Kamal and Jitesh Panchal, with the background score by Jitesh Panchal and Sushant Pawar. The series includes 20 original compositions.[8] The series is one of the costliest series on Indian Television as 150 Crores is said to have been spent by Swastik Productions.[10]

Reception

RadhaKrishn opened up with 6427 impressions and was the sixth most watched urban television in its debut week in India, raking in a TRP of 2.9.[11]

References

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  2. ^ "Himanshu Soni: Going to parties cannot get me a role". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Arpit Ranka to play Kansa in Siddharth Kumar Tewary's 'Radha Krishna'". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Radha Krishna serial cast: जानें, कौन से ऐक्टर्स निभा रहे हैं 'राधा-कृष्ण' में रोल". Navbharat Times (in Hindi). 27 December 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
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  6. ^ "New serial 'Radha Krishna' to premiere soon". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  7. ^ "TV in times of lockdown: How channels are trying to retain and attract new audience". The Week.
  8. ^ a b Team, Tellychakkar. "Radha-Krishn unite to call off the wedding!". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  9. ^ "राधाकृष्ण के 14 मधुर गीत". Retrieved 5 September 2019 – via www.youtube.com.
  10. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "Mega budget of Rs 150 crore for Star Bharat's next Radha Krishna!". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Latest TRP Ratings:Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Bigg Boss Witness Major Drop; RadhaKrishn Makes Grand Entry". Filmy Beat.

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