The celebration of the victory of Sadashivrao was not over and Peshwa got the message that Dattaji is no more. He was fought dead against Najib and Abdali’s joint army.
Though Tukoji, Jankoji and Mahadji are alive and safe in a castle. Peshwa immediately calls in a meeting for high army officials and ministers. Everyone was having the same thought. Head for the head and life for the life. Attack and kill Najib-Ud-Daula, the killer of Dattaji.
Enthusiasm is a good thing and it must be there. The blood must be boiled when a loved one is in the trouble. But the anger must not overpower the wisdom. Ibrahim Khan suggests that the Cannons division is being observed and updated and it will take a while for the same.
|TV Serial||:||The Great Maratha|
|Production House||:||Numero Uno Productions|
|Based On||:||Story by Manohar D. Malgaonkar|
|Dialogs||:||Revati Saran Sharma|
(with several episode directors)
|Cast||:||Shahbaaz Khan, Mukesh Khanna, Pankaj Dheer, Parikshit Sahni, Benjamin Gilani, Bob Christo, Irfan, Maya Alagh, Arun Mathur, Sanjay Sharma, Shailendra, Deepraj Rana, Firoz Ali, Faquira, Ali Khan, Mahabir Bhullar, Zuber Sanam, Browny Parashar, Dinkar, Dev Dutt, Devesh Khan, Praksh Mhatre, Kartika Rane , and many others|
The Marathas were running short at time of course. Anything could happen to the Mahadji and other survivors as they still are in the reach of the huge armies of Najib and Abdali. The mughal emperor asked for the help to Marathas. That is what Maratha does since the time of Peshwa Bajirao, and in return they were collecting taxes from the allotted areas of Mughal kingdom. The younger brother of Peshwa Balaji Bajirao disagree in helping Mughals. He was not ready to help the untrustable Imad-ul-Mulk the chief minister of Delhi and the two princes of the late emperor, who both declared themselves as the successor. Though his opinion has its own point. But Peshwa thoughtfully said that if they were not helping Mughals they were breaking the promise given. And not only that but they will then loose the right to collect taxes from the Mughal areas and the treasury of the Marathas will be empty soon. Which is not advisable under this circumstances especially.
Peshwa also reminds his younger brother that the personal relations are at its place but this is something which affect the entire Maratha kingdom and its citizens so they have to think that way. Peshwa also reminds him that when he was sent as the commandant in chief to Punjab for the battle, he was unable to win the heart of the people, fame and battle but in addition made Maratha kingdom to pay Crores in addition. He gave him the example of SadashivRao Bhao who won the battle and yearly 15 lakh rupees as the installment from Nizam. This comparison didn’t went well with him and he was not only jealous of Bhao but also thought to defame him by anyway. Will his next step went wrong for the Marathas? Let us look forward to see…
Peshwa’s final decision was to send army to Delhi to help Mughals, this will not only help Mahadji and other survivors but also prevent the entire Republic of India from being looted by Ahmed Shah Abdali. Peshwa decided to make SadashivRao Bhao the Commanding Officer of the entire army sent for the mission. Peshwa also affirm that he will send messages to MalharRao Holkar and others about the stuff for added enforcement. Peshwa then asked if any reply is received from Pundit Kashiraj with whom he sent an important message to Nawab Suja-Ud_Daula, the count of Avadh. The younger brother of Peshwa didn’t like SadashivRao getting so much importance, despite of being cousin of him. This is the dangerous point of politics. No relations are important when power and authority, or personal interest is there in the question.
Peshwa asks that if there is no reply from Shuja-Ud-Daula then send him the message again and get confirmation from him that he will be helping the Marathas anyway. If the count himself denies the things then the messenger should meet his mother. She not only respect the Marathas but also have the love towards the country and hence will think in favor of the country.
The entire army unit was being ready and before leaving a vedic ritual was arranged where all the important fellows of the army being sent were together doing the same. We also see the healthy relationship and brotherly feelings between the people belongs to various religions there. As Ibrahim Khan was also present at the keyplace in the ritual. These are the values found implanted in quality people. The script writer took all the care to show such nice incidents and convey the message of peace. Also keep noticing the details that whenever peshwa comes of leaves, how Bhao and Gardi respects him. Their gestures tells all. It is the discipline which is the most important quality in any society and especially the forces like police, army, secret service and others. The background music, the acting from the lead actors and the sets are all good. Overall a watchable episode which conveys so many things.