Maharathi (2013) is an Assamese serial that dictates the life of the Mahabharat character, Karna. The mythological serial is directed by Arup Das and edited by Mohan Pegu and Basanta Haloi. It follows the story of Kunti’s son, Karna, who was abandoned as a child, for she gave birth to him as an unmarried woman.Karna being the divine child of the sun god, Surya and Kunti was a demigod, just like the Pandavas. Karna was adopted by a mixed-race couple, Radha and Adhiratha Nandana. Nandana was the charioteer of king Dhritarashtra, the father of the Kauravas.Karna true to his blood proved himself a worthy prince, despite his upbringing in a common man’s household. His valour and capability were recognized by Durjyodhan, the eldest of the Kauravas.
He made Karna the ruler of Anga and crowned him with the title of Angaraj.Unknown to Karna, he joins hands with the Kauravas when the Mahabharata battle ensues, only to find out later that he has sided along for a battle against his brothers. The Pandavas were the sons of Kunti, making Karna the oldest of the lot. The serial Maharathi recounts the tale of the valiant and true warrior Karna: the selfless sacrifices he makes, the unjust treatment he endures, and the final respect he earns as the son of Kunti, which he had so desired throughout his life.
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