Dhileepan and Shyama are Tamil-speaking residents of Mankulam, Sri Lanka, who get married with the blessings of their respective families. After the marriage, Shyama confides that she would... See full summary »
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 in Hue, Vietnam.
It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
A loner ex-cop driven by his need for vengeance, no one, nothing, is able to penetrate his shell. Not even the love of Meghna who hopes in vain that her love will make him forget his pain. ... See full summary »
The Hindu saga of Lord Shiva - Bolenath - Shankar and his consort Shakti - Parvati, along with Brahma, Vishnu, Indra and their goddess consorts beginning at creation. Shiva and Parvati's son Ganesh is introduced and followed too.
Karan is a lazy man, who is good for nothing. He lives on the income generated by his father and elder brother, who run the family business. All Karan does is have fun with his buddies and ... See full summary »
According to the making-of documentary "Mahabharat ki Mahabharat," Mukesh Khanna was initially selected for the role of Drona, but was later re-cast as Bheeshma after producer B.R. Chopra saw him in full costume and make-up for the role of Drona and uttered, in Hindi, "This is our Bheeshma." See more »
[Krishna has told Karna the truth about his birth and begs him to join the Pandavas in the upcoming Kurukshetra war. Karna turns down the offer, but later that day, he approaches at a temple alone]
O, Creator! Why have I been tormented like this, to learn the truth about my birth? The Sun is still the source of light to the world! My mother is still a respected queen! Yet I, the result of their union, am a wanderer... But I will never give up Duryodhana!
Do you hear me? I will never ...
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Mahabharat was a landmark in Indian TV industry. It did to TV in 80's what Kaun Banega Karodpati did in 2000. It carried on what was started by Ramayan - an epic saga series.
Many Indians who gave no more importance to the epic, those had forgotten it, and most importantly the kids who would have had no chance of learning about it, were greatly helped by the TV version. Its greatest achievement was to revive the lost pride in the culture.
Though the special features will now seem kiddish, the costume will seem gaudy, yet I appreciate the details that were achieved with such small budgets. Fast-paced episodes aptly covered the whole epic in just 94 episodes.
I would recommend it to all Indian parents bringing up children in western countries to help kids learn about our great culture.
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