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Views: 190637 Description: Mahabharat is an Indian television series based on the Hindu epic Mahabharata. It was produced by B. R. Chopra and directed by his son Ravi Chopra .
Mahabharat presents the story of the throne of Hastinapur, the kingdom ruled by the Kuru clan where Kauravas and the Pandavas brothers compete for rulership. Both Duryodhan and Yudhisthir claim to be first in line to inherit the throne.
When Bhishma asked for Gandhari's hand in marriage for his blind nephew Dhritarashtra, her brother Shakuni got furious. But he later agreed when Bhishma persuaded them that Dhritrashtra would be the future king of Hastinapur. During the Coronation Ceremony; Dhritrashtra’s younger brother Pandu was made the king with the high interfluence of Vidura(Dhritrashtra’s another younger brother).
Shakuni felt that he was cheated and so he swore to himself that he would destroy the Kuru race. He sowed the seeds of the climactic battle during the adolescence of the Kauravas (Sons of Dhritarashtra) and the Pandavas (Sons of Pandu) by poisoning the mind of Duryodhan; the eldest Kaurav against the Pandavas.
This results in the Kurukshetra War where Shri Krishna imparts Bhagwad Gita to his Pandav cousin Arjuna. The battle saw the deaths of Bhishma Pitamah; Karna among many. All the sons of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari died in the war.
The title song was sung and the verses rendered by veteran Bollywood singer Mahendra Kapoor. The title song was followed by a narration by Indian voice artist Harish Bhimani of a personification of time detailing the circumstances and highlighting the spiritual significance of the content of the episode.
Nitish Bharadwaj as Lord Krishna | Shampa Gopikrishan as child Krishna |Kewal Shah as adolescent Krishna | Gajendra Chouhan as Yudhishthira | Sonu as young Yudhishthira | Praveen Kumar as Bhima | Mallik as young Bhima | Arjun as Arjuna | Ankur Javeri as young Arjuna | Sameer as Nakula | Sanjeev as Sahadeva | Roopa Ganguly as Draupadi | Arun Bakshi as Dhrishtadyumna | Paintal as Shikhandi | Pradeep Sharma as Draupad | Ashok Sharma as Virat | Bashir Khan as Satyaki | Razak Khan as Ghatotkacha | Mayur as Abhimanyu | Mukesh Khanna as Bhishma | Krish Mallik as young Bhishma | Surendra Pal as Dronacharya | Dharmesh Tiwari as Kripacharya | Gufi Paintal as Shakuni | Puneet Issar as Duryodhana | Amit Shukla as young Duryodhana | Vinod Kapoor as Dushasana | Kaushal Shah as young Dushasana | Pradeep Rawat as Ashwatthama | Babbu as young Ashwatthama | Dinesh Anand as Vikarna | Kapil Kumar as Shalya | Deep Dhillon as Jayadratha | Pankaj Dheer as Karna | Harendra Paintal as young Karna | Om Katare as Adhiratha Sushen | Saroj Sharma as Radha | Raj Babbar as Bharata | Ashalata as Shakuntala | Rishabh Shukla as Shantanu | Kiran Juneja as Ganga | Debashree Roy as Satyavati | Sudesh Berry as Vichitravirya | Girija Shankar as Dhritrashtra | Renuka Israni as Gandhari | Virendra Razdan as Vidura | Kamlesh Maan as Sulabha | Tarakesh as Pandu | Nazneen as Kunti | Roma Manik as Madri | Rakesh Bidua as King of Kasi | Jahnavi as Amba | Meena Chakrabarty as Ambika | Menaka Babbar as Ambalika | Pawan Shukla as Shalv kumar | Lalit Tiwari as Sanjaya | Vishnu Sharma as Vasudeva | Sheela Sharma as Devaki | Kshama Raj as Rohini | Ramlal Gupta as Ugrasena | Goga Kapoor as Kans | Rasik Dave as Nanda | Manju Vyas as Yashoda | Sagar Salunke as Balarama | Chetan Hansraj as Young Balarama | Parijat as Radha | jay Sinha as Akrura | Ashok Banthia as Senapati Kritvarma | Devidas as Kans's Minister | Channa Ruparel as Rukmini | Aloka Mukerjee as Subhadra | Vikas Prasad as Ekalavya | Vinod Raut as Purochana | Varsha Usgaonkar as Uttaraa | Sameer Rajda as Uttar | Chandni Sharma as Sudeshna | Sharat Saxena as Kichaka | Sumeet Raghavan as young Sudama | Ram Mohan as Head Priest | Rafique Mukkadam as Minister | Shivendra Mahal as Parashurama and Lord Shiva | Rana Jung Bahadur as Jarasandha | Karunakar Pathak as Shishupala | Randhir Singh as Hidimb/Bhootana | Sabrina as Bhootana | Satish Kaul as Indra | Gopi Krishna as Chitrasena | Ayub Khan as Parikshit Abhimanyu's son |
Rajesh Vivek as Veda Vyasa | Paramjeet Chima as Satyavati's father | Vikrant Mathur as Shakuni's father | Harish Bhimani as Samay | Dara Singh as Hanuman....