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As̄oka [videorecording] / an Arclightz & Filmz production
DVDs DVDs | First Look Home Entertainment | 2002 | Widescreen version; director's cut.
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Imprint
[United States] : First Look Home Entertainment, [2002].
Edition
Widescreen version; director's cut.
Descript
1 videodisc (169 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD, Dolby stereo., surround sound.
Note
In Hindi, with English subtitles.
Title from container.
Cast
Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Ruhul Dev, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Gerson da'Cunha, Umesh Mehra, Subhashini, Suraj Balaje, Ajit Kumar.
Credits
Director of photography, Santosh Sivan ; art director, Sabu Cyril ; editor, Sreekar Prasad ; music, Anu Malik ; screenplay writers, Saket Chaudhary, Santosh Sivan ; director, Santosh Sivan.
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Awards
Filmfare Awards: 2002, Filmfare Award - Best Cinematography (Santosh Sivan).
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated; however, viewer discretion is advised.
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.
Note
Special features: the making of "As̄oka" featurette; theatrical trailer; scene selection; cast filmographies.
Local Note
MW, 6-02; 1-14(rpl)
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ISBN
0941981932
ISBN/ISSN
687797954091
Music #
FLP-95409 First Look Home Entertainment
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