The oldest story told using today’s best technology
Siddharth Kumar Tewary of Swastik Productions is going all out to make the epic mythological story, Mahabharat a legendary one with all the modern technology available to him. A little background on the show: The 94-episode series, which was originally produced by BR Chopra and directed by Ravi Chopra, ran from 2 October 1988 to 24 June 1990 on DD National. The series became a cult show as families gathered to watch the mytho-drama on Sundays.
However, the new series of the same story has been the talk of the town ever since the promos hit the tube. The new trailers have not only caught our attention, it has taken us by suprise and made us very eager to watch it. Mahabharat is based on the life of Krishna, Pandavas, Duryodhan, Draupadi and the grand war between right and wrong; even though it has been delayed by three months, wethinks the wait was worth the while, no?
The promos look captivating and enchanting enough to watch it. The story may not be new, but what makes this new series worth our view is the production quality, the treatment and the way it is told. One could say that the VFX used for the show is on par with sci-fi Hollywood flicks. The grand sets created in Rajasthan give the real feel of the palaces – Hasthinapur.
The costumes designed by Bhanu Athaiya seem intricate as every element has been crafted with delicate work. The direction of photography will make you sit back and take notice and the music by Ajay-Atul will keep playing in your mind in a loop. The actors like Shaheer Sheikh, Praneet Bhatt, Sayantani Ghosh and Saurabh Raj Jain seem to be tailor-made for their respective roles. Clearly shows that the makers have sifted through hay to make this venture look perfect.
Mahabharat will definitely raise the bar for mythological shows in the future and will cream competitors like Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev. Take a look at the promos and tell us what you think BollywoodLifers.