Asoka (2001)

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Released 21-Jul-2005
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The magnificent story of one man's journey from savage warrior to messenger of peace.

Asoka traces the life of Emperor Asoka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya who ascended the throne of Magadha in the 3rd century BC.

To extend the borders 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 hundreds of thousands lost their lives, Asoka is overcome with remorse and renounces the path of war to dedicate his life to spreading the teachings of Buddhism across the world.

This is a story based on legends. The film does not claim to be a complete historical account of Asoka's life, but an attempt to follow his journey.

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Starring
Shahrukh Khan
Kareena Kapoor
Danny Denzongpa
Ajith
Hrishitaa Bhatt
Rahul Dev
Suraj Balaje
Umesh Mehra
Subhashini Ali
Gerson Da Cunha
Shilpa Mehta
Rajlaxmi K. Roy
Johnny Lever
Directed by
Santosh Sivan
Music
Sandeep Chowta
Anu Malik
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
(114:48)
Drama 2001 169:00 (Case: 176) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Video
Widescreen 2.35:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
Hindi Dolby Digital 5.1 (384Kb/s), Tamil Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Subtitles
English
Extras
Main Menu Introduction, Main Menu Audio, Featurette-Making Of, Featurette-Making Of-The Big Fight, Music Highlights-Song Selection, Theatrical Trailer, Trailer-Armaan, Monsoon Wedding, Kaante, Munna Bhai, Trailer-Chalte Chalte, Kuch Naa Kaho
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