RadhaKrishn is an Indian Hindi-language television drama series. 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, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. The show also started re-running on Star Plus from 30 March 2020 to 1 June 2020. RadhaKrishn's most ambitious project Krishn Arjun Gaatha is about to air on Star Bharat from 13th July 2020.
|Also known as||Radha Krishna|
|Created by||Siddharth Kumar Tewary|
|Developed by||Siddharth Kumar Tewary|
|Creative director(s)||Nitin mathura Gupta|
|Starring||Sumedh Mudgalkar |
|Narrated by||Sumedh Mudgalkar|
|Opening theme||RadhaKrishn – song|
|Ending theme||RadhaKrishn – music|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||460|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Swastik Productions|
|Budget||INR 150 crores ($20million)|
|Original network||Star Bharat|
|Original release||1 October 2018 –|
|Related shows||Kannante Radha|
The series opens with Krishna devotee Sridama reaching the former's celestial home (Golok) 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 realises 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 Krishn 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 Krishn 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 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, Satyabhama, Khalindi, Mitravinda, Nagnajiti, Lakshmana and Bhadra.
- Sumedh Mudgalkar as Krishna-8th avatar of Lord Vishnu, Vasudeva and Devaki's son, Nanda Baba and Yashoda's foster son, Balram's younger brother, Subhadra's elder brother, Arjun & Pandavas cousin, Draupadi's friend, Radha's lover and Rukmini, Jambavati, Satyabhama, Kalindi, Mitravinda, Nagnajiti, Lakshmana, Bhadra and 16,000 junior queens's husband.
- Mallika Singh as Radha-Human incarnation of Goddess Radha, 8th avatar of Goddess Lakshmi, Vrishbhanu and Kirtida's daughter, Krishna's lover and Ayan's name sake fake wife.
- Basant Bhatt as Balram- Vasudev and Rohini's son, Krishna's elder brother or Dau, Revati's husband.
- Zalak Desai as Rukmini-incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, princess of Vidarbha Kingdom, Krishna's first wife and Chief Queen of Dwaraka.
- Vaidehi Nayar as Jambavati-Jambavan's daughter, Brahma's grand daughter and Krishna's second wife.Incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.
- Aleya Ghosh as Satyabhama - incarnation of Goddess Bhumi devi incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, princess of Yadavas, Satrajit's daughter and Krishna's third wife.
- Tarun Khanna as Shiva - Para Brahman- Supreme God of the Kailash, husband of Parvati, destroyer of the Universe and one of the Trideva;
- Piyali Munshi as Parvati-Para BrahmanMahadev's Wife, Goddess of the Kailash and form of the Mother Nature.
- Sai Ballal as Shakuni- King of Gandhar, Gandhari's brother,Duryodhan's maternal uncle
- Via Roy Choudhury as Gandhari - Queen of Hastinapura, Princess of Gandhara and the wife of Dhritrashtra, the blind king of Hastinapura, and the mother of a hundred sons, the Kauravas.
- Kamaljeet Rana as Dhrishtadyumna- Draupadi's brother, Drupad's son,born from fire,slayer of Dronacharya
- Ishita Ganguly as Draupadi-Dhrupad's daughter, Shikandini and Dhristadyumn's sister, Krishna's friend and Pandavas's common wife.
- Kinshuk Vaidya as Arjuna-Kunti, Pandu and Indradev's son; Yudhisthira, Bheem, Nakul and Sahadev's brother; Krishna's friend; Draupadi, Uloopi, Chitrangada and Subhadra's husband.
- Kanan Malhotra as Yudhisthira - Kunti, Pandu and Ddharmara 's son; The Eldest Brother of the Pandavas.
- Malhar Pandya as Karna - Kunti and Lord Surya's son; adopted son of Adirath and Radha; King of Anga and friend of Duryodhan.
- Krip Suri as Duryodhan - Dhritarashtra and Gandhari's eledest son; eledest brother of Kauravas; Bhanumati's husband; Karna's friend.
- Ankit Gulati as Dushassan - Second Kaurava; Duryodhan's brother.
- Monika Chauhan as
- Rushiraj Pawar as Ayan (Rayana)-Son of Ugrapat and Jatila, childhood friend and later Husband of Radha.
- Harsha Khandeparkar as Kutila-Daughter of Ugrapat and Jatila and sister of Ayan.
- Nimai Bali as Mahapandit Ugrapat-Head priest of Barsana, Vrishbhanu's Friend, Ayan's and Kutila's father. Radha's Father-In-Law.
- Malini Sengupta as Jatila-Ugrapat's wife and Ayaan And Kutila's mother; Radha's Cruel mother-in- law
- 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.
- Naveen Jingar as Vasudeva-Prince of Vrishni Kingdom, husband of Rohini and Devaki, father of Balaram, Krishna and Subhadra, 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.
- Rakesh Kukreti as Vrishbhanu-Head of Ravalgaon and later Barsana, Nanda's friend and Radha's and Damma's father.
- Akangsha Rawat as Kirtida-Vrishbhanu's wife and Radha's and Damma's mother.
- Arpit Ranka as Kansa-Devaki's brother and Krishna's and Subhadra's uncle
- Yogesh Mahajan as Chandrabhanu-Vrishbhanu's elder brother and Chandravali's father.
- Aashwin Patil as Damma-Son of Vrishbhanu and Kirtida and Radha's younger brother.
- 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 and son of Mahadev and Goddess Parvati.
- Amardeep Garg as Brahma-Supreme God of Brahmaloka, creator of the Universe and one of the Trideva.
- Kunal Bakshi/Manish Bisla as Indra-King of Svarga and head of Devas.
- Patrali Chattopadhyay as Yogmaya-Goddess of Illusion, incarnated as daughter of Nanda Baba and Yashoda.
- Kumar Hegde as Narada-Brahma's son and divine sage.
- Brownie Parashar as Sandipani-Renowned sage and teacher of Krishna and Balaram.
- 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-minister of Kansa.
- Tinu Verma as Jarasandh-King of Magadha and father in law of Kansa.
- Unknown as Bhishmak-King of Vidarbha Kingdom and Rukmini's father.
- Raviz Thakur as Rukmi-Prince of Vidarbha Kingdom, son of Bhishmak and brother of Rukmini.
- Zohaib Siddiqui as Shishupala-King of Chedi Kingdom, cousin of Krishna and Balaram and Rukmi's friend.
- Raja Kapse as Ugrasena-King of Surasena Kingdom (Mathura) and father of Kansa and Devaki.
- 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 brother of Hiranyakashyapu and Holika.
- Ketan Karande as Hiranyakashipu-King of Asuras, brother of Hiranyaksha and Holika 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)
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. 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.
|1.||"Krishn Hai Vistar Yadi (Title Song)"||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Bharat Kamal, Gul Saxena|
|2.||"Tum Prem Ho" (Solo, Duet and Sad Versions)||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Mohit Lalwani, Aishwarya Anand|
|3.||"Tum Bina Main Kuch Nahi"||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Mohit Lalwani, Gul Saxena|
|4.||"Kya Ho Raha" (Solo, Duet and Sad Versions)||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Aishwarya Anand, Mohit Lalwani|
|5.||"O Kanha O Krishna"||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Aishwarya Anand|
|6.||"Bina Krishn Ke Radha Kahan"||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Aishwarya Anand, Mohit Lalwani|
|7.||"Prem Milan"||Neetu Pandey Kranti||Jitesh Panchal||Krishn Beura|
|8.||"Param Premmay Radhika" (Golok Maharaas Version)||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Mohit Mishra, Gul Saxena|
|9.||"Punarchandra Ujjwal Nisha" (Vrindavan Maharaas Version)||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Mohit Mishra, Gul Saxena|
|10.||"Kanha Ki Dhun Pe Aaj" (Purnima Maharaas, Gopeshwar Mahadev Maharaas Version))||Vikas Chauhan||Surya Raj Kamal||Mohit Mishra, Gul Saxena, Jitesh Panchal, Sushant Pawar, Chetan Sharma, Jolly Dasgupta (Chorus)|
|11.||"Rang Prem Ka Chadhe" (Gopadevi Raas Version)||Vikas Chauhan||Surya Raj Kamal||Mohit Mishra, Gul Saxena|
|12.||"Jahan Jahan Radhe Wahan" (Holi Maharaas Version)||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Abdul Shaikh, Aishwarya Anand, Gul Saxena|
|13.||"Kanha Ke Adharan Dhari Bansuri" (Holi Version)||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Abdul Shaikh|
|14.||"Bansuri Krishn Ki Baajegi" (Vivaah Maharaas Version)||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal, Traditional||Abdul Shaikh|
|15.||"Radha Ke Sang Chhedkhani Kare"||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Abdul Shaikh|
|16.||"Bholi Bhali Radha Ko"||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Various Artists|
|17.||"Phoolon Wali Holi Mein" (Phoolon Ki Holi Version)||Neeti Pandey Kranti||Jitesh Panchal||Jitesh Panchal, Sushant Pawar, Chetan Sharma, Jolly Dasgupta (Chorus)|
|18.||"Paane Ko Hi Prem Kare"||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Puran Shiva|
|19.||"Radha Theme"||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Randeep Bhaskar|
|20.||"Shringar Chandra - Panchnaad Panchroop"||Vinod Sharma||Surya Raj Kamal||Gul Saxena|
|21.||"Koi Kahe Kanha"||Neetu Pandey Kranti||Jitesh Panchal||Jitesh Panchal, Sushant Pawar, Chetan Sharma, Jolly Dasgupta (Chorus)|
|22.||"Sab Utsav Aaj"||Neetu Pandey Kranti||Lenin Nandi||Rinku Giri|
|23.||"Saathi Aao Re"||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Various Artists|
|24.||"Radha-Krishna Arti"||Dr. Kannan, Traditional||Jitesh Panchal||Jitesh Panchal, Sushant Pawar, Chetan Sharma, Jolly Dasgupta (Chorus)|
|25.||"O Maiya Mori"||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Swaty Nandi|
|26.||"Aaya Govinda" (Janmashtami Maharaas Version)||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Abdul Shaikh, Jolly Dasgupta|
|27.||"Bholi Bhali Radha Ko"||Shekhar Astitwa||Surya Raj Kamal||Abdul Shaikh, Aishwarya Anand|
|28.||"Treta Ho Ya Dwapar Ho"||Neetu Pandey Kranti||Surya Raj Kamal||Mohit Mishra|
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. The series is one of the costliest series on Indian Television as ₹150 Crores is said to have been spent by Swastik Productions.
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