Historian Michael Wood visits places and interviews experts all over India to cover the great chapters of the subcontinent's long and impressive history. These include the racial make-up ... See full summary »
In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village, with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes. A subedar commands Sonbai, a beautiful and confidant women whose ... See full summary »
Ram Gopal Bajaj,
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This TV miniseries ("Darkness" in English) became famous in India in the mid/late 80s for its realistic depiction of the partition of the Indian subcontinent. In 1947, the sub continent ... See full summary »
The Lord incarnated upon the earth nine times. The seventh was known as "Ram Avatar." Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan is the story of the incarnation. It covers the entire story in detail up to Ram's coronation.
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4 friends (Luke, Murgi, Joy and Pondy) wasted by youth and self destruction play together in a band along with a fifth female member (Shiuli). Luke the lead singer and self-imposed leader ... See full summary »
Kay Kay Menon,
Ramprasad is a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes that a man without a mustache is a man without a character. Bhavani Shankar is also ... See full summary »
This is an impressive presentation made in the eighties, of the history of India based on a book. It was and still remains one of the notable TV series of India.
It brings to life the history of India from the earliest times known-- Indus Valley Civilization to the Aryans to the present day India, covering epics like Ramayan, Mahabharat and works of Kalidas.
A huge time span has been depicted on the screen. While making it descriptive, it also maintains the interest of the audience. At the same time it became an informative tool for students to remember the major historical events in chronological order.
There have been tele serials that have lasted longer, that have presented the epics in a greater detail, but none could match the depiction of a detached narrator in the background.
This comment cannot be completed without the mention of the shloka chanted in the series. It was extremely melodious and pioneer-idea. The only other TV series that gives it a competition is "Chanakya", with similar taste in music and art direction.
"Bharat: Ek Khoj" was a small-budgeted non-glamorous project not threatening to sweep away the viewership ratings. However, it turned out to be one of the best made in the Indian TV history.
Shyam Benegal made it dearly. But what still remains uncertain is whether it has all the facts laid right?
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