The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata



This ambitious television adaptation of The Mahabharata comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include interviews with the cast and crew, and a featurette concerning the arduous production of the film. This is a solid two-disc set from Image that should be of interest to anyone intrigued by world cinema.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/26/2002
UPC: 0014381934021
Original Release: 1989
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 5:25:00

Special Features

Bonus documentary "Making The Mahabharata"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Langton-Lloyd Vyasa
Antonin Stahly-Vishwanadan Boy
Bruce Myers Ganesha/Krishna
Vittorio Mezzogiorno Arjuna
Andrzej Seweryn Yudhishthira
Georges Corraface Duryodhana
Jean-Paul Denizon Nakula
Mahmoud Tabrizi-Zadeh Sahadeva
Mallika Sarabhai Draupadi
Miriam Goldschmidt Kunti
Ryszard Cieslak Dhritharashtra
Helene Patarot Gandhari
Urs Bihler Dushassana
Jeffrey Kissoon Karna
Yoshi Oida Drona
Sotigui Kouyaté Bishma,Parashurama
Tuncel Kurtiz Shakuni
Tapa Sudana Pandu/Shiva/Salva
Bakary Sangare Actor
Corrine Jaber Actor
Clement Masdongar Actor
Ken Higelin Actor
Joseph Kurian Actor
Myriam Tadesse Actor
Hapsarif Hardjito Actor
Erica-Madri Alexander Hidimbi
Nolan Himmings Abhimanyu
Mamadou Dioume Bhima

Technical Credits
Peter Brook Director,Screenwriter
Michael Birkett Executive Producer
Jean-Claude Carrière Screenwriter
Djamchid Chemirani Score Composer
Pippa Cleator Costumes/Costume Designer
Emmanuel de Chauvigny Art Director
Josée de Luca Makeup
Philippe Eidel Score Composer
Kudsi Erguner Score Composer
Marie-Helene Estienne Screenwriter
Nicolas Gaster Editor
Raul Gomez Art Director
Michael Kustow Executive Producer
Harvey Lichtenstein Executive Producer
William Lubtchansky Cinematographer
Kim Menzer Score Composer
Edward Myerson Co-producer
Chloe Obolensky Production Designer
Michel Propper Producer
Micheline Rozan Co-producer
Rachel Tabori Co-producer
Mahmoud Tabrizi-Zadeh Score Composer
Rabindranath Tagore Score Composer
Toshi Tsuchitori Score Composer
William Wilkinson Co-producer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Main Title: Part 1 [3:15]
2. A Great Poem [3:34]
3. Beginnings [11:29]
4. Children of the Gods [7:32]
5. Blind Marriage and One Hundred Sons [10:40]
6. The New Teacher [8:51]
7. A Challenger [4:45]
8. One Bride for Five Brothers [6:33]
9. Dividing the Kingdom [14:09]
10. The Game of Dice [25:21]
11. End Credits [2:17]
12. Part 2: Exile in the Forest [10:37]
13. The Hunt [4:11]
14. A New Wife [16:09]
15. The Ultimate Weapon [14:07]
16. Voice From the Lake [8:20]
17. In Hiding [8:53]
18. A New Age [8:25]
19. The Coming of War [17:24]
20. "Your Enemies Are Your Brothers" [8:23]
21. The Rules [15:06]
22. End Credits [2:10]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
23. Part 3: War [8:54]
24. The End of Bhisma [6:40]
25. "The Same Number of Sons" [6:35]
26. A Trick of Darkness [10:03]
27. The Disk [8:46]
28. Death [18:47]
29. The Final Battles [25:21]
30. The Toll of War [14:38]
31. The Last Illusion [10:07]
32. End Credits [2:16]

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The Mahabharata 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A deeply powerful story, filmed with hypnotic beauty and poetry, while leaving the solomnly trippy plot largely intact: includes complicated marriages, a woman whose mother is a fish, infinite lengths of yellow silk, demons, giants, ultimate weapons, involuntary sex changes, a talking lake, a dog who is also a god, and other miracles. This might be a good one for anime fans who want to branch out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful work of art by Peter Brook, but this particular DVD edition is the trunctated 3-hour TV version, NOT the full-length, 6-hour version originally released on DVD in, I believe, 2002. Beware! One star for the reissue, five stars for the film, three stars as the average.