Thursday, September 27, 2007
Ashoka ~ Hindi Movie
Year of Release : 2001
Genre : Action, Epic
Presenter : Arclightz & Films
Executive Producer : Sanjiv Chawla
Director : Santosh Sivan
Shah Rukh Khan, Danny Denzongpa, Ajit Kumar, Rahul Dev, Suraj Balaje, Subhashini, Gerson da Cunha, Shilpa A. Mehta, Rajlaxmi K. Roy, Gayathri Jayaraman, Shweta Menon, Hrishita Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor
Music Director : Anu Malik
Lyricist : Gulzar, Anand Bakshi
Cinematographer : Santosh Sivan
Dialogue Writer : Abbas Tyrewala
Screenplay Writer : Santosh Sivan, Saket Chaudhary
Editor : Sreekar Prasad
Art Director : Sabu Cyril
Action Director : Shyam Kaushal
Costume Designer : Manish Malhotra, Naresh Rohira, Anu Vardhan
Sound Designer : Rakesh Ranjan
Background Sound : Sandeep Chowta
Choreographer : Farah Khan
Playback Singer : Sunidhi Chauhan, Abhijeet, Chitra, Shaan, Sunita Rao, Alka Yagnik, Hema Sardesai
Publicity Designer : Rahul Nanda, Himanshu Nanda
Still Photographer : Atul Kasbekar, Dabboo Ratnani
\”Whose destiny is greater than that of the emperor?\” In self-imposed exile from the kingdom of Magadha, Prince Asoka is intrigued by an old man who informs him even Emperors are ‘ordinary’ and that his destiny transcends the crown and the throne.
2500 years after his death, Asoka the Great lives on in our memories. He towers over history as a symbol of peace and non-violence: a burning torch that illuminates the path from war to remorse, from ambition to religion, from hatred to love.
ASOKA traces the life of the Emperor Asoka, grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, who ascended the throne of Magadha in the 3rd century B.C.
To extend the boundaries of his empire, Asoka waged one of the bloodiest wars in history with the neighbouring kingdom of Kalinga, leaving it ravaged and devastated.
Confronted by the aftermath of his conquest, in which thousands lost their lives, Asoka is overcome by remorse. He renounces the path of war and dedicates his life to spreading the light of Buddhism across the world.
ASOKA is a journey: the transformation of a youth from a beloved son to an obsessive romantic. From a man embittered by betrayals to a ruthless warrior consumed by ambition. From a conqueror of lands to a conqueror of self. The ultimate kingdom of Asoka was the hearts of men.