Mahabharata movie 1989 by Peter Brooks

Peter Brook's The MahabharataThe Mahabharata is a 1989 film version of the Indian epic, Mahabharata, directed by Peter Brook. Brook's original 1985 stage play was 9 hours long, and toured around the world for four years. It is 3 hours movie. The screenplay was the result of eight years work by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière and Marie-Hélène Estienne.

Don't judge a book by its cover! – English idom.

Is it true to movies ?  You can judge the movie in first 3 minutes on seeing the titles and introduction and judge how much efforts the production team  has made to make the movie. The opening sequence of Peter Brooks Mahabharata captures your full attention as it talks about you.

Transcript of the opening sequence of Peter Brooks Mahabharata

Vyasa: Do you know how to write ?
Boy  : No
Vyasa: I have composed a great poem. I have composed it all but nothing is written. I need someone to write down what I know.
Boy  : What's you name ?
Vyasa: Vyasa
Boy  : What's your poem about ?
Vyasa: It's about You.
Boy  : Me.
Vyasa: Yes. It is the story of your race. How your ancestors were born. How they grew. How vast war arose. It is the poetical history of mankind. If you listen carefully, at the end you will be someone else.

 

Krishna talks to Prince Arjuna

 

 

 

The lake questions Yudhisthira

 

 

I saw few clips of the movie on You Tube. It is really powerful and  thought provoking.  I decided to buy the DVD from Amazon for a full experience. You must have noticed one thing in James Bond movie – it starts with action from the first scene.They spend lot of time and resource even for the movie titles.

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