RadhaKrishn

RadhaKrishn is an Indian Hindi-language mythological television series.[1][2][3][4][5] It is based on the life of Radha Krishna, divine couple of Hindu mythology. 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.

RadhaKrishn
Also known asRadha Krishna
GenreMythological
Drama
Created bySiddharth Kumar Tewary
Based on
Developed bySiddharth Kumar Tewary
Written by
Directed by
Creative director(s)Amol Surve
StarringSumedh Mudgalkar
Mallika Singh
Narrated by
Opening themeRadhaKrishn – song
Ending themeRadhaKrishn – music
Composer(s)
  • Surya Raj Kamal
  • Jitesh Panchal
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes378
Production
Producer(s)
Editor(s)Paresh Shah
Camera setupmulti-camera
Running time22 minutes, 45-50 minutes (special episode)
Production company(s)Swastik Productions
DistributorStar India
BudgetINR 150 crores
Release
Original networkStar Bharat
Picture format
Original release1 October 2018 (2018-10-01) 
present
Chronology
Related showsKannante Radha
External links
Website
Production website

Plot

The series opens with Krishna devotee Sridama reaching the former’s celestial home (Golok) along with Narada 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 about 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 kare, jag ki hai yeh reet, prem arth samjhayegi, 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 (bhaya), attachment (moha), anger (krodha), hatred (ghrina), envy (irshya), ego (ahankara) 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 marries her childhood friend Ayan. But even that couldn't stop their love for each other, as they're lovers from time immemorial. Krishna finally makes her realise and get her supreme and eternal form of Radha of Golok after Radha understands the true meaning of love in the last stage of dedication and complaince (samarpan), which she understands after listening the story of seven avatars of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi from Krishna. 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 full, original and eternal form, she gets to know about who they are in real. In this human life apart from His love story with Radha, Krishna along with Balaram fights the demons sent by Kans, His maternal uncle, as He's the person who will kill Kans, like Putna, Trinavart, Bakasur, Aghasur, Vyomasur, Arishtasur, Dhumrasur, Markadikasur, Keshi, Timirasur, Shankhchur, Karkashasur, Ekdansh, Jwalantak, Sudarshan, demoness enchantress Sammohana, Dhenukasur and Pralambasur. In the end he sends his eighth demon brothers to defeat Radha-Krishna but they also get defeated by Radha with her Ashtalakshmi forms. Kans also pits the likes of Mahadev, Mahakali, Devraj Indra, Asurguru Shukracharya, Yamuna, Kaal Dev, sage Durvasa, sage Ashtavakra, Asura Goddess Mahamaya and even Kalakut Halahal 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. 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-Krishna lived. Krishna performs Raas Leela with Radha and other Gopis. Krishna also takes different forms in different stages of this eternal love story. The series also showcases the love story of Balaram and Revati.

Cast

Main

  • Sumedh Mudgalkar as
    • Krishna, eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, son of Vasudeva and Devaki, foster son of Nanda Baba and Yashoda and Radha's lover;
    • Vishnu (Narayana), supreme God of the Vaikuntha, preserver of the Universe and one of the Trideva;
    • Lakshmi-Narayana, combined form of Narayana and Narayani and slayer of Madhu-Kaitabha;
    • Matsya, first avatar of Lord Vishnu, Kalyani's consort and saviour of humans from deluge;
    • Kurma, second avatar of Lord Vishnu and holder of Mandara Parvat on his back at the time of Samudra manthan;
    • Varaha, third avatar of Lord Vishnu, saviour of Mother Earth, Bhudevi's consort and slayer of Hiranyaksha;
    • Narasimha, fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu, saviour of Prahalad and slayer of Hiranyakashyapu;
    • Vamana, fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu, a dwarf who defeats Mahabali's ego;
    • Parashuram, sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, a sage with warrior like qualities;
    • Ram, seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, King of Ayodhya, Sita's consort and slayer of Ravana;
    • Gopadevi, female form of Krishna, disguised;
    • Govardhan Krishna, human form of Govardhan Parvat;
    • Achyuta, supreme doctor and healer, disguised;
    • Gopal, cowherd form of Krishna;
    • Govind, the silk merchant, disguised;
    • Gopika, Krishna disguised as Radha;
    • Shuka (voiceover), the parrot, later sage and narrator of Srimad Bhagavata Purana.
  • Mallika Singh as
    • Radha, human incarnation of Goddess Radha, avatar of Goddess Lakshmi, daughter of Vrishbhanu and Kirtida, Ayan's wife and Krishna's lover;
    • Lakshmi (Narayani), Lord Vishnu's consort, supreme Goddess of the Vaikuntha and Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity;
    • Ashtalakshmi, 8 forms of Goddess Lakshmi in the form of Adi Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi, Dhanya Lakshmi, Dhairya Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Santana Lakshmi, Vidya Lakshmi and Jaya Lakshmi to defeat 8 brothers of Kansa;
    • Lakshmi-Narayana, combined form of Narayana and Narayani and slayer of Madhu-Kaitabha;
    • Kalyani, avatar of Goddess Lakshmi, Matsya's consort and saviour of Vedas;
    • Bhudevi, avatar of Goddess Lakshmi in the form of the Mother Earth and Varaha's consort;
    • Sita, avatar of Goddess Lakshmi, princess of Videha, queen of Ayodhya and Ram's consort;
    • Radharani, supreme Goddess Radha/head of village Barsana;
    • Vallabh, Radha disguised as Krishna.
  • Himanshu Soni as Krishna, supreme God of the Goloka and a form of Lord Vishnu.[6]
  • Shivya Pathania as Radha, supreme Goddess of the Goloka, Goddess of Love and Affection and a form of Goddess Lakshmi (Sridevi).

Recurring

  • Basant Bhatt as
    • Balaram, avatar of Sheshnaag, son of Vasudeva and Rohini, foster son of Nanda Baba and Yashoda, Krishna's elder brother(dau);
    • Sheshnaag, the giant serpent king of Nagaloka and resting bed of Lord Vishnu;
    • Lakshman, avatar of Sheshnaag, Ram’s younger brother;
    • Baldevi, female form of Balaram, disguised.
  • Monika Chauhan as
    • Jyotishmati, daughter of Chakshusha Manu;
    • Revati, Balaram's consort and daughter of King Kakudmi, reincarnation of Jyotishmati.
  • Naveen Jingar as Vasudeva, prince of Vrishni Kingdom, husband of Rohini and Devaki, father of Balaram and Krishna, Kansa's friend/brother in law and Nanda's friend.
  • Vasundhara Kaul as Rohini, Vasudeva's first wife, Balaram's mother and Krishna' foster mother.
  • Falaq Naaz as Devaki, Vasudeva's second wife, Kansa's sister, Krishna's mother and Balaram's foster mother.
  • Gavie Chahal as Nanda Baba, head of Gokul, Nandgaon and later Vrindavan, friend of Vasudeva and Vrishbhanu and foster father of Krishna and Balaram.
  • Reena Kapoor as Yashoda, Nanda's wife and foster mother of Krishna and Balaram.
  • Rakesh Kukreti as Vrishbhanu, head of Ravalgaon and later Barsana, Nanda's friend and Radha's father.
  • Akangsha Rawat as Kirtida, Vrishbhanu's wife and Radha's mother.
  • Nimai Bali as Ugrapat, head priest of Barsana, Vrishbhanu’s friend and Ayan’s father.
  • Malini Sengupta as Jatila, Ugrapat’s wife and Ayan’s mother.
  • Rushiraj Pawar as Ayan (Rayana), son of Ugrapat and Jatila, childhood friend and later husband of Radha.
  • Harsha Khandeparker as Kutila, daughter of Ugrapat and Jatila and sister of Ayan.
  • Yogesh Mahajan as Chandrabhanu, Vrishbhanu’s elder brother and Chandravali’s father.
  • Unknown as Chandrabhanu’s wife and Chandravali’s mother.
  • Aashwin Patil as Dama, son of Vrishbhanu and Kirtida and Radha’s younger brother.
  • Preeti Verma as Chandravali, Chandrabhanu’s daughter, Radha’s cousin/friend and Govardhan Malla’s wife.
  • Mukul Raj Singh as Govardhan Malla, Krishna’s friend and Chandravali’s husband.
  • Unknown as Vishakha, Radha’s friend.
  • Unknown as Chutki (Lalita), Radha’s friend.
  • Unknown as Sudevi, Radha’s friend and Bhairav’s wife.
  • Vivek Tripathi as Bhairav, Krishna’s friend and Sudevi’s husband.
  • Unknown as Chitra, Krishna’s friend.
  • Unknown as Sudama, Krishna’s friend.
  • Rajesh Chahar as Subal, Krishna’s friend.
  • Unknown as Madhumangal, Krishna’s friend.
  • Unknown as Stotkrishna, Krishna’s friend.
  • Akhil Kataria as Soham, the thief.
  • Tarun Khanna as
    • Shiva (Mahadev), supreme God of the Kailash, destroyer of the Universe and one of the Trideva;
    • Shambhu, disguised.
    • Gopeshwari, female form of Mahadev for RaasLeela with Krishna;
    • Siddheshwar, a form of Mahadev who helps Radha-Krishna.
  • Piyali Munsi as
    • Parvati, Mahadev’s consort, supreme Goddess of the Kailash and form of the Mother Nature;
    • Mahakali, the fierce form of Goddess Parvati;
    • Gauri, disguised;
    • Siddhidatri, a form of Goddess Parvati, one of the Navadurga.
  • Raman Thukral as Ganesha, God of Wisdom, Intelligence and Knowledge and son of Mahadev and Goddess Parvati.
  • Amar Deep Garg as Brahma, supreme God of the Brahmalok, creator of the Universe and one of the Trideva.
  • Kunal Bakshi/Manish Bisla as Indra, King of Svarglok and head of Devas.
  • Unknown as Agni, demigod of Fire.
  • Patrali Chattopadhyay as Yogmaya, Goddess of Illusion, incarnated as daughter of Nanda Baba and Yashoda.
  • Unknown as Yamuna, the river goddess and later, wife of Krishna.
  • Kumar Hegde as Narada, the divine sage.
  • Unknown as Shukracharya, the teacher/master of Asuras.
  • Unknown as Gargacharya, kulguru of Yadavas.
  • Ajay Jayram as Ashtavakra, a great and renowned sage.
  • Unknown as Durvasa, a great and renowned sage (Maharshi).
  • Jitendra Bohra as Brahman Dev, Durvasa's disciple.
  • Harsh Vashisht as Sridama, Krishna’s devotee.
  • Unknown as
  • Arpit Ranka as Kansa, King of Surasena Kingdom with Mathura as it's capital, Devaki’s brother and Krishna's maternal uncle.
  • Sanjeev Sharma as Akrura, minister of Kansa.
  • Unknown as Ugrasena, former King of Surasena Kingdom (Mathura) and father of Kansa.
  • Meghan Jadhav as Vyomasur, demon sent by Kansa to kill Radha-Krishna, disguised as Vyomesh.
  • Unknown as Putana, demoness/witch sent by Kansa to kill Krishna.
  • Unknown as Trinavarta, tornado demon sent by Kansa to kill Krishna.
  • Unknown as Chhalasur, demon sent by Kansa to avoid the marriage of Radha-Krishna.
  • Unknown as Shankhachur, demon sent by Kansa to kill Radha.
  • Bhupinder Bawa as Karkashasur, demon sent by Kansa to interrupt the penance of Durvasa.
  • Unknown as Jwalantak, fire demon sent by Kansa to kill Achyuta.
  • Unknown as Pralambasur, demon sent by Kansa to defeat Krishna.
  • Preeti Chaudhary as Sammohana, the enchantress sent by Kansa to hypnotize Barsana.
  • Unknown as Julaha, demon tailor sent by Kansa to kill Krishna.
  • Unknown as Shalva, demon who fights with Krishna.
  • Unknown as Tushan, demon who fights with Balaram.
  • Unknown as Chanura, demon who fights with Krishna.
  • Unknown as Mushtika, demon who fights with Balaram.
  • Unknown as Kuth, demon who fights with Krishna and Balaram.
  • Unknown as Iravati, the royal dancer of Mathura.
  • Unknown as Mahamaya, the goddess of Asuras who helps Kansa.
  • Unknown as Kubja, old woman cured by Krishna.
  • Unknown as Puran, man who helps Krishna in Mathura.
  • Unknown as Abhinav, boy who helps Krishna in Mathura, son of Puran.
  • Ram Awana as Kaliya Naag, the demon serpent.
  • Unknown as Satyavrata, King of Dravida Kingdom and Manu of current Manvantara.
  • Unknown as Saudamini, Satyavrata’s wife and queen of Dravida Kingdom.
  • Unknown as Madhu, a demon and brother of Kaitabha.
  • Unknown as Kaitabha, a demon and brother of Madhu.
  • Kamaljeet Rana as Hiranyaksha, a demon, King of Asuras and brother of Hiranyakashyapu and Holika.
  • Unknown as Prahalad, devotee of Narayana and Hiranyakashyapu’s son.
  • Ketan Karande as Hiranyakashyapu, a demon, King of Asuras, brother of Hiranyaksha and Holika and Prahalad’s father.
  • Unknown as Holika, sister of Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashyapu and Prahalad’s aunt.
  • Dinesh Mehta as Mahabali, a benevolent demon King of Asuras and Prahalad's grandson.
  • Unknown as Vindhyavali, wife of Mahabali and queen of Asuras.
  • Unknown as Janaka, King of Videha and father of Sita.
  • Unknown as Vishvamitra, a great and renowned sage (Brahmarshi) and one of the Saptarishi.
  • Unknown as Hanuman, avatar of Mahadev and Ram's ardent devotee.
  • Chetan Hansraj as Ravana, Head of Rakshasas and King of Lanka.
  • Unknown as Surpanakha, a Rakshasi and sister of Ravana.
  • Pooja Sharma as Yogmaya/Aakashvani (voiceover)
  • Saurabh Raj Jain as Narrator (voiceover)

Music

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 Brahmavaivarta 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-Krishna.[7] 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.[8]

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 Krishna Ke Radha Kahan"Shekhar AstitwaSurya Raj KamalAishwarya Anand, Mohit Lalwani 
7."Prem Milan"Neetu Pandey KrantiJitesh PanchalKrishna 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.[7] The series is one of the costliest series on Indian Television as 150 Crores is said to have been spent by Swastik Productions.[9]

References

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