Sampoorna Mahabharat

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  • NR
  • 1983
  • 2 hr 35 min
  • 7.2  (18)

Sampoorna Mahabharat is a 1983 Indian mythological film directed by Babubhai Mistry. The movie explores the storyline of the great Indian epic Mahabharata. The film stars Danny Denzongpa as Bhishma, Jayshree Gadkar as Matriarch Kunti, and Arvind Kumar as Arjuna. The movie begins with a narration of the story of Sage Vyasa, who wrote the Mahabharata. The story then introduces the main characters of the epic, including the Pandavas, the Kauravas, and Bhishma. The film goes into the depth of their characters and their motivations, showing the various events and incidents that led to the Great War of Kurukshetra. The film also touches upon events that are less commonly known, such as Bhishma's oath of celibacy and Arjuna's adventures in exile.

The performances of the actors are exemplary, particularly Danny Denzongpa as Bhishma, whose stoic and selfless character forms the emotional core of the film. Jayshree Gadkar delivers a nuanced performance as Kunti, a mother torn between her love for her sons and her duty towards her family. Arvind Kumar as Arjuna is charismatic and engaging, and his portrayal of Arjuna's internal struggle is particularly moving.

The film explores various themes such as dharma, karma, family, and loyalty. It delves into the intricacies of Vedic philosophy and Hindu mythology, giving the audience a comprehensive understanding of the Mahabharata. The movie also showcases the importance of sacrifice and selflessness, and how these qualities are pivotal in achieving the greater good.

The film's technical aspects are also noteworthy, particularly the vibrant cinematography that captures the sweeping landscapes and grandeur of ancient India. The costume design and art direction are also impressive, with the characters looking exactly as the audience would imagine them to be.

Overall, Sampoorna Mahabharat is a must-watch for lovers of Indian mythology and history. The film is a faithful adaptation of the Mahabharata, and the performances, direction, and technical aspects make it an unforgettable viewing experience. The epic storyline and powerful characters will leave a lasting impact on the audience, making it one of the most iconic Indian films of all time.

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    2 hr 35 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (18)