Karnan is a mythological serial that is aired on Polimer TV from Monday to Friday at 8:30 pm. It is dubbed from a Hindi serial called Suryaputra Karn. The serial is directed by Kamal Monga, Gautam Nagrath, Swapnil Mahaling, Sumit Thakur, Sunil Dharmadhikari, Gurpreet Rana, and Kiran Gorde. The lead role as Karna is played by Gautam Rode.
Karnan serial is the story of Mahabharat that is viewed in Karna’s perspective. Karna is the son of Kunti, the mother of Pandavas. In her teenage, Kunti was given a Siddha mantra by Rishi Durvasa. Curious as to what it does, Kunti chanted the mantra one morning facing the sun. She was presented with a miracle baby, who appeared in a basket with a golden glow, wearing a breastplate and Jewellery. Since having a child out of wedlock is a crime, Kunti had to give up her son. She left the basket in a flowing river, which reached the kingdom of Hastinapur. A charioteer named Adhratha Nandana and his wife Radha find him and raise him as their own. Karna learns martial arts from Drona, the guru of Pandavas and Kauravas. Duryodhana notices that Karna’s abilities are on par with that of Arjuna. He befriends Karna hoping that when the time comes, Karna would be able to defeat Arjuna. Duryodhana crowns Karna as the King of Anga kingdom. To every evil plan concocted by Duryodhana, Karna plays the executor. It was Karna’s idea to start Kurukshetra, the great war.
Lord Krishna visits Karna and reveals his birth identity to him. He also tells Karna that the breastplate and earrings he was born with make him immortal. When Kunti finally meets Karna, he tells her that he wants nothing to do with her, but at her request, he agrees to not kill her sons during Kurukshetra. To render him, mortal, Lord Indra lists Karna as a brahmin and asks him for the breastplate and earrings. Karna being the generous King he is, gives it to Indra even though he knew it was a ploy. Impressed by Karna’s virtues, Indra gifts him with a weapon that would kill any immortal being. Karna plans to use it on Arjuna during the war but instead uses it on Ghatotkacha, son of Bheema, at the request of Duryodhana and his soldiers. At the end of Kurukshetra, Karna dies at the hands of Arjuna.