A dynastic struggle occurs for the throne of Hastinapur, the kingdom ruled by the Kuru clan, between the Kauravas and Pandavas, collateral branches of the clan, which causes the Kurukshetra War.
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Harish Bhimani Harish Bhimani ...  Samay 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Nitish Bharadwaj ...  Krishna 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Mukesh Khanna ...  Bheeshma 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Gajendra Chouhan ...  Yudhishtira 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Praveen Kumar ...  Bheem 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Arjun ...  Arjun 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Rupa Ganguly ...  Draupadi 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Puneet Issar ...  Duryodhana 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Pankaj Dheer ...  Karna 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Gufi Paintal ...  Shakuni 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Girja Shankar Girja Shankar ...  Dhritrashtra 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Surendra Pal ...  Dronacharya 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Renuka Israni ...  Gandhari 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Nazneen Nazneen ...  Kunti 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Virendra Razdan Virendra Razdan ...  Vidur 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Vinod Kapoor Vinod Kapoor ...  Dushashan 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Sameer Chitre Sameer Chitre ...  Nakul 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Sanjeev Chitre ...  Sahadev 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Pradeep Singh Rawat ...  Ashwatthama 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Sagar Salunke Sagar Salunke ...  Balram / ... 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Aloka Mukerjee Aloka Mukerjee ...  Subhadra 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Rishabh Shukla Rishabh Shukla ...  Shantanu 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Kiran Juneja ...  Ganga 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Debashree Roy ...  Satyavati 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Tarakesh Chauhan Tarakesh Chauhan ...  Pandu 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Roma Manik Roma Manik ...  Madri 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Mayur Verma ...  Abhimanyu 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Varsha Usgaonkar ...  Uttara 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Dharmesh Tiwari Dharmesh Tiwari ...  Kripacharya 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Pradeep Sharma Pradeep Sharma ...  Drupad 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Arun Bakshi ...  Dhrishtadyumna 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Paintal ...  Shikhandi / ... 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Kapil Kumar Kapil Kumar ...  Shalya 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Rajesh Vivek ...  Ved Vyas / ... 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Channa Ruparel ...  Rukmini 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Parijat Parijat ...  Radha 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Goga Kapoor ...  Kans 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Sheela Sharma ...  Devaki / ... 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Raj Babbar ...  Bharat 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Sudesh Berry ...  Vichitravirya 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Jahnavi Jahnavi ...  Amba 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Manju Vyas Manju Vyas ...  Yashoda 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Rasik Dave Rasik Dave ...  Nand 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Meena Chakraborty Meena Chakraborty ...  Ambika 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Menaka Babbar Menaka Babbar ...  Ambalika 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Lalit Tiwari Lalit Tiwari ...  Sanjay 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Razak Khan Razak Khan ...  Ghatotkach 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Rana Jung Bahadur ...  Jarasandh 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Deep Dhillon ...  Jayadratha 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Ashok Sharma Ashok Sharma ...  King Virat 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Samir Rajda Samir Rajda ...  Uttar 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Pawan Shukla Pawan Shukla ...  Shalv Kumar 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Karunakar Pathak Karunakar Pathak ...  Shishupala 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Vikash Prasad Vikash Prasad ...  Eklavya 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Daboo Malik ...  Young Bhishma / ... 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Dinesh Anand Dinesh Anand ...  Vikarna 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Vishnu Sharma Vishnu Sharma ...  Vasudev 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Dara Singh ...  Hanuman 94 episodes, 1988-1990
Sharat Saxena ...  Kichak / ... 65 episodes, 1988-1989
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A dynastic struggle occurs for the throne of Hastinapur, the kingdom ruled by the Kuru clan, between the Kauravas and Pandavas, collateral branches of the clan, which causes the Kurukshetra War.

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Punit Issar who played the role of Duryodhana in the series also played the role of Parshuram in Mahabharat 2013 Series See more »

Quotes

Krishna: I incarnate myself whenever truth is in danger, whenever evil threatens to overwhelm it. I come to protect the good and vanquish evil. I come in age after age to establish truth.
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Version of Mahabharat (2013) See more »

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Ath Shree Mahabharat Katha
Performed by Mahendra Kapoor.
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Full justice to the epic...
19 November 2005 | by estudSee all my reviews

The T.V. Series Mahabharat produced by B.R.Chopra is the most popular t.v. series ever showcased on Indian idiot boxes. The extent of influence the series commanded on Indian population can be gaged from the fact that during the time of its broadcast streets would get empty, and it would be impossible to find a single living soul at the busiest of the town centers. People who were fortunate to own a television would play hosts to all the less fortunate neighboring families. Even passers by would get a place in ones living room.

The series though technically lousy, and made with cheapest special effects, ended up doing full justice to the sentiments with which Ved Vyasa compiled the greatest of the epics. Its 93 episodes take you through every possible sentiment, every possible emotion, every possible relation that a human mind can fathom. People not familiar with Hinduism might find this series a perfect introduction to Hindu way of thinking, and its deep rooted beliefs and the social structure of the Hindu society.

Series does full justice to the complicated intertwined stories and their sub plots. The story of Mahabharat is narrated by Time ("Samay") which was kind of nice concept and helped in rushing through the less important details. Baring a few, most actors did full justice to the characters they were portraying. The portion of "Bhagwat Geeta" (the divine song) was also performed with great gusto and in its true spirit.

If you want to feel the true essence of Mahabharat, then this is certainly the right thing for you. However the technical aspects might disappoint you. Highly recommended to everybody. By far the greatest story ever told, nothing in this world can ever come close to it.


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2 October 1988 (India) See more »

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