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As̄oka [videorecording]

Arclightz & Films presents a Santosh Sivan picture ; screenplay writer, Saket Chaudhary, Santosh Sivan ; director, Santosh Sivan
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Traces the life of Emperor As̄oka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya who assended the throne of Magadha in the 3rd century B.C. To extend the borders of his kingdom, he wages one of the bloodiest wars in history with the neighboring kingdom of Kalinga, leaving it ravaged and devastated. Confronted by the aftermath of his conquest, As̄oka is overcome with remorse and renounces the path of war to dedicate his life to spreading the teachings of Buddhism.
Director
Santosh Sivan
Performers
Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Ruhul Dev, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Gerson da'Cunha, Umesh Mehra, Subhashini, Suraj Balaje, Ajit Kumar.
Release Date
2001
Run Time
150 min.
Language
In Hindi with English subtitles
Rating
MPAA rating: Rated R
Notes
  • Videodisc release of a 2001 motion picture.
  • Special features: the making of "As̄oka" featurette; theatrical trailer; scene selection; cast filmographies.
Awards Note
Filmfare Awards: 2002, Filmfare Award - Best Cinematography (Santosh Sivan).
Edition
Widescreen version
ISBN
0941981932, 9780941981934
Credits
Director of photography, Santosh Sivan ; art director, Sabu Cyril ; editor, Sreekar Prasad ; music, Anu Malik ; costume designer, Anu Vardhan ... [et al.].
Published
[United States] : [Distributed by] First Look Home Entertainment, c2001.
Publisher no.
FLP-95409 First Look Home Entertainment
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews:
Description
1 videodisc (150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby stereo., surround sound.
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