Jealousy and hatred is what separates the Pandava and Kaurava. The Kaurava fear the Pandava are after the throne of their father. Yudhishthira of the Pandava gets told by the deity Krishna that he will become king. A war is inevitable.
The war has started and so far things have not been going well for the Pandava's. Bhisma is invincible and as long as he is alive there will be no victory. Torn by his feeling for both sides, Bhisma ...
The dice are cast and now the Pandava's face a long exile. Yudhishthira feels bound by his promise and waits. Arjuna leaves to look for weapons. Meanwhile Dushassana gets some disturbing dreams and ...
The poet Vyasa tells a boy the story of his race, a story that leads to the birth of king Dhritharashtra and former king Pandu. Their children are raised together, but it is clear they don't really ...
Mahabharat is considered as the greatest and the longest epic in world literature It has all the possible elements that a story could have - conflict, duty, sacrifice, heroism, truth, ... See full summary »
The story of the throne of Hastinapura, the kingdom ruled by the Kuru clan. The two collateral branches of the family that participate in the struggle of the throne of Hastinapura are the Kaurava and the Pandava.
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 »
The Lord incarnated upon the earth nine times. The seventh was known as "Ram Avatar." Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan is the story of the incarnation. It covers the entire story in detail up to Ram's coronation.
The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it's ... See full summary »
The MAHABHARATA is the greatest story never told. Hindus believe exposure to it will bring them greater success in this life and closer to Nirvana in the next. . The immensity and contemporary importance of the epic has long been heralded.
In ancient India the five Pandava brothers, Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva, are cousins of the sons of king Dhritharashtra, known as the Kaurava. The five are the sons of the wives of king Pandu, who seceded in favor of his blind brother after he was cursed. The men are raised together, but from the beginning there are difficulties. They are prone to fight and when Arjuna becomes a great archer, the Kaurava are both jealous and afraid. Is it the kingdom the Pandava are after? Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandava, strives after it as he is told by the deity Krishna that he will become king. The hatred and jealousy of the Kaurava grows even stronger when the Pandava turn a barren wasteland Dhritharashtra gave them into a great court. This can't go on forever. Inevitably a war will follow, a war that will shake the foundations of the Earth. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (email@example.com)
A man says: I have enough to eat and wear. I need nothing more! Shame! He says: I don't know anger! Shame! I am like a dried up stream, like a wooden elephant. All because my father was born blind, because one does not give a throne to a blind man.
See more »
Adapted from the great Indian Epic, The Mahabharata from Peter Brook is a true masterpiece. Not only is the story carefully worked out (remember that the Mahabharat actually consist of many different stories together, each about a specific theme of life), but also the characters are superbly cast. It looks like actually they ARE the characters they are playing. Because you can recognize each of the characters within yourself it is difficult to play just that aspect without having an overlap with other characters. The atmosphere which is created is done in a simple manner, without special effects. Although you can feel while watching it is played inside, the intimate setting gives you the feeling of actually looking into the hearts of the players/characters. Each player got the freedom to express the character according to there own cultural background which gives it the extra dimension to recognize these characters in our daily life and within yourself. It is romantic as well as philosophical, full of depth that even watching the great epic (it takes over 6 hours!!!) for the fourth time it feels like a wonderful journey and a meditation at the same time.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?