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Suryaputra Karn

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Created by
Siddharth Kumar Tewary

Indian HistoryHistorical drama

Based on
Mahabharata through Karna's perspective

Written by
Mihir ButaVinod SharmaUtkarsh Naithani

Directed by
Kamal MongaGautam NagrathSumit ThakurSunil DharmadhikariGurpreet RanaKiran Gorde

Creative director(s)
Anish surana Nitin Mathura GuptaAmol Surve
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Suryaputra Karna(English: Son of Sun God Karna) was an Indian mythological television series, which premiered on June 29, 2015 on Sony Entertainment Television (India) and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The show aired Monday through Friday nights at 8:30 PM. Produced by Siddharth Kumar Tewary of Swastik Pictures, the series starred Gautam Rode in the lead role alongwith Saurabh Pandey, Meghan Jadhav, Navi Bhangu, Priya Bathija, Shaleen Bhanot, Kanan Malhotra, Pankhuri Awasthy, Ajay Jayram and Ketan Karande, who star in other pivotal roles. The show covers life journey of the greatest warrior of all time Karna, one of the central characters from the Mahabharata.


Karanvir Bohra, Karan Grover, Karan Tacker and Avinesh Rekhi were approached for playing the lead role of Karna, but Gautam Rode was signed for the eponymous role. In 2015, Gautam Rode won the Best Actor in a Mythology Serial award in Indian Telly Awards for the show. The show was intended to be a finite series of 150 episodes but was extended up to August due to a rise in the ratings. It re-runs on Sony Pal, Daily at 5 pm.

Plot Summary

The story revolves around one of the central characters of Mahabharata and the best archer of Mahabharata, Karna and tells the Mahabharata from his point of view. The show covers life journey of Karna on his way of becoming a great warrior and a great personality. Karna was the King of Anga(present day Bhagalpur and Munger). Karna was one of the greatest warriors, whose martial exploits are recorded in the Mahābhārata and the only warrior believed to be able to defeat Arjuna in battle, an admiration expressed by Lord Krishna and Bhishma within the body of this work. As per the Mahabharata, Karna was the only warrior in that era who conquered the entire world. Karna single-handedly successfully conducted Digvijaya Yatra, conquering all kings in every direction of the world in order to establish Duryodhana as the emperor of the world and to conduct the Vaishnava sacrifice. Karna was equal to 2 Maharatha warriors.

Karna was the son of Surya and Kunti. He was born to Kunti before her marriage with Pandu. Karna was the closest friend of Duryodhana and fought on his behalf against the Pandavas(his brothers) in the Kurukshetra War. The rest of the story deals with how Karna fought against misfortune throughout his life and his fate for giving assistance to Duryodhana in the Kurukshetra War. The show continued after Karn's death and ending of the war.

Yudhisthir became the king of Hastinapur and ruled the kingdom in the way suggested by Karn and fulfilled his dream of bringing a change in the society. Vrishketu, son of Karn and Parikshit, son of Abhimanyu complete their training and Yudhisthir announces to make Parikshit, the King of Hastinapur. Then the destruction of Dwarka and the Yadavas and at last Krishna being killed by a hunter is shown. At last the Mahaprasthan of the Pandavas is shown where all of them along with Draupadi, start off to a journey to reach the heaven after making Parikshit, the King of Hastinapur. Only Yudhisthir is able to reach heaven alive where he is welcomed by the rest pandavas, Draupadi, all the Kaurav brothers and the eldest brother Karn. Krishna also appears there and the show ends there with Krishna blessing everyone the show ends

International broadcast

  • In Indonesia, it premiered in September 2015 on antv. There also the show is very popular.
  • In India, it has been dubbed in Tamil as Karnan - Suryaputhran and telecasted Monday through Fridays at 7.30 pm on Polimer TV.
  • In India, it has been dubbed in Malayalam as Karnan and telecasted Monday through Fridays at 8:00 pm on Mazhavil Manorama.
  • References

    Suryaputra Karn Wikipedia

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