Because we humans are blessed with the brain, we manage our lives in better ways than any other species. While talking about Episode 13 of Upanishad Ganga, we mentioned 4 important segments of life:
Episode #14 of Hindi TV Serial Upanishad Ganga talks about the second important segment of Human life – Gruhasthashram (or Grihasthashram).
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This episode is quite refreshing and rather than using having heavy words of wisdom it tries exploring the Gruhasthashram (married life) through the possible incidents happened in the life of famous Sanskrut (Sanskrit) poet – Magh (aka Magha).
As it happens with almost every artist, Poet Magh was also very soft at heart. Being a genuine human being he got emotional when he see someone in need. He was famous for helping people in need. Being a very famous and expert poet he used to get a lot of money and gift from various rich figures of the society (including various kings). But, he often ended giving all of the same to the people who came to him in order to get some help!
Of course, a majority of us, doesn’t consider this as a wise act, or rather a practical act. To live comfortably you need to keep some wealth for yourself also. Remember, the Hindu mythology talks about the important of wealth via – ArthShastra – as well.
Magh was living with his wife Vidhya and servant Siddharthak.
The episode starts in quite little dramatic way with Siddharthak coming home and asking her that Magh got a lot of gifts as appreciation to his skills today, but again ended up giving all of it to various people! The usage of phrase chulhe mein aag lagana (igniting the fire), use used in satirical way in this conversation pretty nicely.
While this conversation introduce you to the main characters of this episode and talks about their attributes, it succeed in creating the realistic impression as well. You can see a very similar situation in many houses, even these days.
While the wardrobe is authentic for all three characters, a Tilak of Sandal is missing on the lady’s forehead. Also use of word “Rupaiya” (to refer money) may not be proper (Because Magh happened to be there in (c. 7th century).
The heated conversation between Magh and his wife (where Magh remains calm throughout) is quite good to go for. You believe that Magh’s acts are idealistic, Vidhya is right from her side too. Also we used to see when there is such conversation takes place, the ladies used to refer a lot of things from past as well. It happens here too. And this angry conversation is not due to hate against each other, but simply due to love.
Also, see how Siddharthak takes U-turn when Vidhya ask Magh that she is leaving him and asking Siddharthak to come with him. Don’t we see such characters and incidents happen in real life as well?!
The arrival of a Brahmin – at the very moment is effective as well.
We got to know that the Brahmin came to get some (big!) help from Magh in order to arrange the marriage ceremony of his daughter. The reactions of Magh (when he was asked for the help by brahmin), Siddharthak (when, got this information by using his skills!) and Vidhya (who got to know it from Siddharthak) are not to be missed.
Also see how Magh, who himself was running our of money, reacts to the situation. The response of Vidhya tells you what being a life-partner really means! And Siddharthak, he plays his role pretty nicely by playing drum from both of the sides 🙂
The episode succeeds in exploring the human side of the characters. And as we know being a human we all have our skills, expertise, qualities as well as limitations.
The episode’s satirical tone will make you enjoy it. It is a kind of “doing great things in fun way”, exploration. While the episode is focused on Magh and his family, it is not exploring anything in particular from Magh’s life. It could have been any other character, and it won’t be any less effective. Though, by using Magh’s character, the makers have reminded of the famous poet – Magh – effectively.
Choosing right actors for right roles, is one of the success mantra for any TV Serial, Play or Movie. The makers did the right choices here, and it is quite evident on the screen. All four actors play their roles very naturally. And you never feel that they are actually “acting”.
The witty dialogs and effective background music are other positive aspects. The DVD quality is really good. You will enjoy the Video as well as audio for sure.
Overall a nice episode to go for.
It is worth to note that this episode is available to watch for Free on YouTube:
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