After months of controversy and confusion, the Mahabharat is finally on the air. Costumes of the series was provided by Maganlal Dresswala. To ensure a good voter turnout in the central election one Sunday, the telecast was delayed to the evening. Chopra and directed by his son, Ravi Chopra. And in keeping with the popular belief that discord always follows in the wake of the great epic, the telecast of the very first episode of B. Today, political conditions are similar to those during the time of Mahabharat. Bhagat or, the prime minister himself? Chopra on the setsDestiny at last caught up with Doordarshan.
By placing Shantanu's failure in the context of Bharat's extraordinary political sagacity, the first episode of Chopra's Mahabharat created a dramatic focus on one of the strands running through the epic-the legitimacy of power. The king's reckless passion sows the seed of the fratricidal conflict which dominates the epic and ultimately results in the destruction of the Kuru tribe. Raj Babbar as King BharatNevertheless, Chopra's Mahabharat is likely to work the same magic on the audience as Sagar's Ramayan, even though the longer epic is considered a secular rather than a religious text. An original dvd print all 78 episodes with good sound and picture quality. Yes, the sets were gaudy, the effects comical, and the acting got a little too dramatic at times, but the writing and the way the episodes were paced ensured that the series was ahead of its time.
Singh's most glamorous supporter, playing the role of wise King Bharat. . Mahabharat Genre Based on Written by Pandit Narendra Sharma, Rahi Masoom Reza Directed by Narrated by Country of origin Original language s No. It was produced by and directed by his son. It followed the highly successful Ramayan broadcast in 1987—1988. Nitish Bharadwaj, who portrayed Lord Krishna, was very popular and became a Member of the Indian Parliament.
Each episode was approximately 45 minutes. Later, Master Mayur played the role. Nitesh Bharadwaj as Lord KrishnaBut Chopra's Mahabharat takes the story further back in time, to King Bharat's visionary perception of monarchy. Chopra's spectacular production triggered debate about the serial's unusual opening sequence. It was also the first programme broadcast on after its 1991 revamp, but had also been shown late at night on the previous year. Home video of Bengali dubbed version of its series has been released by Heart Video. Debashree Roy as Satyawati and Mukesh Khanna as BhishmaIt helps also to have Raj Babbar, V.
The 94-episode series originally ran from 2 October 1988 to 24 June 1990. Firoz Khan was chosen to portray the character of which he later adopted as his screen name, not to become confused with despite being rejected in auditions. Chopra and directed by his son, Ravi Chopra The music was composed by critically acclaimed music director Rajkamal. Doordarshan asked for cuts in the fourth episode when the serial dwells overlong on Shantanu's predicament. Each episode ran for approximately 45 minutes and began with a title song that consisted of lyrical content and two verses from the Bhagavad Gita. Each episode was approximately 45 minutes long.
The series was a runaway success and public places were often deserted during the broadcast. Against the galaxy of gods in Ramayan, Mahabharat has the lone figure of Krishna, the supreme incarnation of Vishnu. Other cast:----- Nazneen as Kunti Mother of Bhima, Arjuna, Yudishtira and Karna,wife of Pandu,Maternal aunt of Krishna too. Bharat, according to legend, appointed an outsider, Bhumnayu, as his successor as he did not consider any of his , nine sons fit to govern Hastinapur. And once Bhishma's greatness is established, the next two episodes are devoted entirely to Shantanu's failure to uphold the high principles set by King Bharat. The Mahabharat as we know it, begins with King Shantanu's fatal attraction for the Goddess Ganga, who emerges in human form on the banks of the river to fulfil a heavenly curse.
Whatever the wise King Bharat might say about the right to rule, the kingdom will eventually collect the cash. Also, it was broadcast on from 2001 - 2003 and in 2006 - 2008. Information and Broadcasting Minister H. The Pandavas are the five sons of King Pandu, each fathered by a different god, Pandu himself having been cursed into celibacy. He makes a political statement which predates even the Ramayan - that karm and not janam gives the right to rule. Who ordered the cuts - the then director-general Bhaskar Ghose.
Over the course of this epic narrative, the two families become bitter enemies, resulting in a costly, bloody war. Rahi Masoom Reza Story Line: At the heart of the story are two families. In terms of production, Chopra promises a serial far superior to Sagar's which so mesmerised the faithful. Now busy shooting the 19th episode, the Chopras selected an unknown Marathi stage and film actor to play the crucial role of Krishna. This is considered the definitive filmed version of the story.
I feel a great responsibility taking on the role. For the 78-episode Ramayan Part I, Mandi House grossed an estimated Rs 18 crore. For screenplay writer Rahi Masoom Raza, the question of political legitimacy is one of the central themes of the Mahabharat. The title song was sung and the verses rendered by singer. Around six actors were shortlisted for the role of , including , who opted out of the show as she had bagged a film. Several generations later, Shantanu broke the tradition of appointing only the wisest and most capable man as the ruler, and set in motion events which led to the Kurukshetra war. Five episodes, beginning with the 10th, dwell on Krishna's early life and finally, as the flute-playing, weapon-wielding god who figures prominently till the 52nd, and for the moment, final episode.
According to production team member Kishore Malhotra, the total cost of producing the series was 90000000. We would love it if Rajiv Gandhi saw it. It is the most successful Mahabharata series ever produced in the television. The music was composed by critically acclaimed music director Rajkamal. Rishabh Shukla as King ShantanuChopra himself insisted the cuts were made during editing, and not on Doordarshan's orders.