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Pandu and Dhirtrashtra are two brothers who rule Hastinapur. Pandu gets married to Kunti, who conceives five sons and names them Yudhister, Bhimsen, Arjun, Nakul and Sahdev, while ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Pradeep Kumar ...
Arjun / Brihanalla
Padmini ...
Draupadi / Sairantri
Dara Singh ...
Bhimsen
Abhi Bhattacharya ...
Manher Desai ...
Karn
Bhushan Tiwari ...
Duryodhan
Arvind Pandya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mumtaz Begum ...
Gandhari
Jeevan ...
Tiger Joginder ...
(as Tiger Jogindersingh)
Jeevan Kala ...
(as Jeevankala)
Anoop Kumar ...
Uttara's brother
Raj Kumar
Madhumati
Moolchand ...
Maharaj Jarasandh
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Pandu and Dhirtrashtra are two brothers who rule Hastinapur. Pandu gets married to Kunti, who conceives five sons and names them Yudhister, Bhimsen, Arjun, Nakul and Sahdev, while Dhirtrashtra, who is blind, gets married to Gandhari, and gives birth to a 100 sons, including Duryodhan and Dushasan. Gandhari's brother, Shakuni, also resides with them. After Pandu passes away, Dhirtrashtra decides to bequeath the empire to Yudhister much to the chagrin of Duryodhan, who plots with Shakuni to kill them in a palace made of wax, but the brothers and Kunti manage to escape and live incognito in a forest where Bhimsem meets with, Hidimba, slays her demon brother, Hidimb, gets married to her and sires a son, an illusionist, Ghatotkach. The brothers do reveal their identity when Arjun wins a competition at Panchal to wed Draupadi defeating Duryodhan, Dushashan, Jarasandh and others. Kunti unwittingly asks the brothers to share Draupadi, as she had in a previous birth as Devi Maa Parvati, prayed... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Champakali chup chup jaye re, jhanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Lyrics by Bharat Vyas
Music by Chitragupta
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Quite good movie !!
9 April 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The epic of Mahabharat which was written five thousand years ago, is known to every Indian even today. It is translated in may languages and considered as one of the greatest stories ever told.

In is the story of five brothers who fought for truth, peace and justice. These five brothers called Pandavas, they had to fight with their own brothers Kauraws.

The immortal character of MAHABHARAT is undoubtedly lord Krishna who helped Pandavas as their friend philosopher and guide.

The climax of MAHABHARAT was the epic battle of Kurukshetra in which Pandavas fought for justice. In this great war Arjuna a great warrior and devotee of lord Krishna. Refused to fight against his own relatives and cousin brother. But is was lord Krishna who inspired Arjuna to do his duty and participate in the war.

The advice that lord Krishna gave to Arjuna is known as BHAGWAT GEETA which is the essence of the Indian philosophy of life. Indeed, to an Indian Geeta is a holy book and over. The centuries it has inspired savants like mahatma Gandhi, Lokmanya Tilak and Dr. Radha Krishnan.

As a result of great war of Mahabharat Kaurawas were killed and Pandavas ruled kingdom of Hastinapur to establish truth and justice the sacred land of Bharat


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