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As̄oka

Author: Saket ChaudharySantosh SivanShah Rukh KhanKareena KapoorDanny DenzongpaAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by First Look Home Entertainment, [2002], ©2001.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Hindi : Director's cutView all editions and formats
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The film traces the life of Emperor As̄oka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya who ascended the throne of Magadha in the 3rd century B.C. In order to extend the boundaries of his kingdom, he conquors the neighboring kingdom of Kalinga leaving it ravaged and devastated. Confronted by the aftermath of his conquest, As̄oka is overcome with remorse and consequently renounces the path of war to dedicate his life to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction films
Feature films
Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Foreign films
Named Person: Aśoka, King of Magadha; 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; Annu Malik; Gulazāra.; Anand Bakshi; Farah Khan; Brinda.; Geeta Kapoor; Archlightz (Firm); FilmS (Firm); First Look Home Entertainment.
ISBN: 0941981932 9780941981934
OCLC Number: 49621392
Language Note: In Hindi with English subtitles.
Notes: Special features: the making of "As̄oka" featurette; theatrical trailer; scene selection; cast filmographies.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
Credits: Photography, Santosh Sivan ; editor, Sreekar Prasad ; music, Anu Malik ; lyrics, Gulzar, Anand Bakshi ; choreography, Farah khan, Brinda, and Geeta Kapoor.
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: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (169 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby stereo, surround sound, widescreen.
Responsibility: Arclightz and Films presents a Santosh Sivan picture ; screenplay, Saket Chaudhary, Santosh Sivan ; director, Santosh Sivan.

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The film traces the life of Emperor As̄oka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya who ascended the throne of Magadha in the 3rd century B.C. In order to extend the boundaries of his kingdom, he conquors the neighboring kingdom of Kalinga leaving it ravaged and devastated. Confronted by the aftermath of his conquest, As̄oka is overcome with remorse and consequently renounces the path of war to dedicate his life to spreading the teachings of Buddhism.

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