Kalki 2898 AD, Amitabh Bacchan plays ‘Ahswatthama’, What is the significance of the Gem?

What is the significance of the Gem?

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Internet went bonkers

The internet apparently went bonkers with the release of the teaser of Amitabh Bacchan’s new upcoming movie. Amitabh Bacchan and his movies have had an iconic upbringing for many fans. The movies of this actor never fail to impress. The actor’s reveal about the film gave many people Goosebumps and excitement. Fans are totally impressed with the look of Amitabh Bacchan.

Kalki 2898 AD and the Ashwatthama

The internet is today mesmerised with Amitabh Bacchan after his digitally de-aged look from Kalki 2898 AD. The film stars the actor as the immortal Ashwatthama, who is said to be a critical figure from Ved Vyas’ Hindu epic Mahabharata. However, although the tale is a modernized, sci-fi fantasy take on the ancient culture and event, Amitabh’s character certainly has more than simply a few ties to the ancient legend.

Teaser of the Character ‘Ashwatthama’

The character teaser, released on Sunday, drew its theme on the young Amitabh. Ashwatthama wears a battered face and bruised, with a shiny gemstone on his head. A child asks him, “Kya tum bhagwan ho, kya tum marr nahi sakte? Tum Bhagwan ho? Kaun ho Tum (Are you God?, Why can’t you die?, Who are you?)” . The camera points at him and replies, ‘’Dwapar yug se dash avatar ki pratiksha kar raha hoon main, Dronacharya ka putra Ashwatthama” . It means that ‘I’ve been waiting for the 10 th incarnation since Dwapar Yug. I am Dronacharya’s son, Ashwatthama.’’

Amitabh Bacchan’s Avatar

The makers launched brand new photos, referred to as ‘Introducing Ashwatthama,’ on Sunday night. It confirmed a vintage Amitabh conversing with a younger  boy how he has lived through the ages. As rushes of his lifestyles are proven, a particular nevertheless functions a de-aged model of the superstar. Amitabh is shown in his signature brooding appearance, with a moustache and lengthy, black hair. A radiating, yellow stone ornaments his forehead, which likely offers him the immortal powers.

Who was Ashwatthama?

While those who have read Mahabharata might be known with Ashwatthama’s story, many otheriwse would need a gist. Ashwatthama was the son of Dronacharya. Dronacharya  was the respected teacher of the Pandavas and Kauravas. Ashwatthama, was blessed with divine traits. He fought for the Kauravas during the Kurukshetra War. Known for his bravery and combat expertness, his story takes a dark turn towards the end of the war. After Dronacharya’s death, pushed with the emotions of grief and rage, Ashwatthama broke the rules of conflict, leading to the killing of the Pandavas five sons even as they slept. Seeking in addition revenge, he attempted to desstroy the Pandava lineage via launching a powerful weapon, the Brahmastra, on the unborn toddler of Abhimanyu, but the unborn child was saved by the means of Krishna. For his dishonourable conduct, Krishna cursed Ashwatthama with immortality, condemning him to wander the earth, serving as a regular reminder of his misdeeds and in isolation.

Significance of the Gem

Ashwatthama was born with a special stone in his forehead. This stone made him strong and unbeatable, keeping him safe from hunger, thirst, and being tired. It also gave him magical skills and was a key to him for being a great fighter. But after the war, as a punishment for killing the sons of his enemies, his stone was taken away. This act left a never-healing sore. Now he could be hurt and was cursed to live forever in pain.

– Vriti Parekh

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