Great introduction to mythological stories of ancient India.
These days it is only highly incomprehensible utter trash which is visible 24 hours on Indian television screens. Ask any average television viewer in India and the must oft repeated reply would be that TV serials are made based on what is happening in Indian society. This is true to some extent by not entirely as the entire Indian society has not bowed down to the pressures of globalization. This is why a large chunk of serials based on the emotional turmoils of mother-in-laws and daughter-in-laws appear fake as there is no honesty in them.So as a whole it is not only the quality of good television software but also the quantity of genuine meaningful entertainment which has declined. But two decades ago(circa 1986) there was a different reality in existence. At that time viewers all over Indian enjoyed "Vikram aur Betaal" which by dint of its stories for children not only entertained but also made viewers engage themselves in intellectual pursuit as at the end of every episode a question was put.This highly useful serial is now available in Indian market in a pack of 9 DVDs price at a reasonable rate of Rs 900 (roughly 22 American dollars). The only drawback of the series is that in 1986 all the special effects appeared to be a jaw dropping sensation but in 2007 they look like a bad example of low cost production values. Recommended for all those people who would like to have a close encounter with the elements of ancient Indian culture.
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