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As̄oka

Author: Saket ChaudharySantosh SivanShah Rukh KhanKareena KapoorDanny DenzongpaAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by First Look Home Entertainment, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : HindiView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign films, Hindi
Biographical films
Feature films
Foreign language films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Aśoka, King of Magadha
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Saket Chaudhary; Santosh Sivan; Shah Rukh Khan; Kareena Kapoor; Danny Denzongpa; Ruhul Dev; Hrishitaa Bhatt; Gerson Da'Cunha; Umesh Mehra; Subhashini.; Suraj S Balajee; Ajit Kumar; Sabu Cyril; Sreekar Prasad; Annu Malik; Anu Vardhan; Archlightz (Firm); FilmS (Firm); First Look Home Entertainment.
ISBN: 0941981932 9780941981934
OCLC Number: 50274239
Language Note: Hindi dialogue, English subtitles.
Notes: Title from disc surface.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Special features: the making of "As̄oka" featurette; theatrical trailer; scene selection; cast filmographies.
Credits: Director of photography, Santosh Sivan ; art director, Sabu Cyril ; editor, Sreekar Prasad ; music, Anu Malik ; costume designer, Anu Vardhan ... [et al.].
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Ruhul Dev, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Gerson da'Cunha, Umesh Mehra, Subhashini, Suraj Balaje, Ajit Kumar.
Awards: Filmfare Awards: 2002, Filmfare Award - Best Cinematography (Santosh Sivan).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby stereo., surround sound.
Responsibility: Arclightz & Films presents a Santosh Sivan picture ; screenplay writer, Saket Chaudhary, Santosh Sivan ; director, Santosh Sivan.

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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.

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