The Mahabharata (1989)

Genres - Drama, Epic  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Epic  |   Run Time - 318 min.  |   Countries - France, UK, USA  |  
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Director Peter Brook collaborates with writer Jean-Claude Carriére for this screen adaptation of the epic, 100,000-stanza Sanskrit poem tracing mankind's quest for universal truth as explored through the ongoing conflict between two warring families - the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Originally a nine-hour stage production, the lengthy play was pared down to just over five hours for the screen.

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family, gods, religion, royalty, virgin

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High Artistic Quality