Mahabharat is one of the biggest shows ever produced in the history of Indian television history. This serial was telecast between 1988 and 1990. Produced and directed by B. R. Chopra this serial reached the peak of its popularity, Raj Kamal was the music director. Urdu poet Rahi Masoom Raza was the scriptwriter.
The serial is based on the original story written by Vyasa. Maganlal dresswala was the costume supplier. Each episode had about 60 minutes of air time. The title song has lyrics where 2 verses are taken from the Bhagavad Gita. Noted playback singer Mahindra Kapoor sang the verses. The epic serial is being telecast again during the lockdown and is being aired from March 28th at 7 pm every day on DD National.
DD Retro Mahabharat Serial
The story revolves around Lord Krishna who helps the Pandavas against Kauravas. The serial starts with King Bharat who gives more preference to the who has potential. Then there is a sequence of births including Bheeshma followed by Drithrastra, the Kauravas and the Pandavas. The story then moves to the childhood of Lord Krishna during which Kansa is killed.
Then there is a conflict between the Pandavas and Kauravas as Arjun wins Drupadi in the Swayamwara. She is then married to all the Pandavas, and Yudhistir is crowned as the emperor of Indraprastha. Duryodhana is insulted by Drupadi during the Rajsuya Yagna. Duryodhana then seeks revenge and tries to disrobe Droupadi then makes her go for 14 years of exile along with Pandavas this leads to the war of Mahabharat.
Arjun is enlightened by lord Krishna about the Geeta and shows him Virata Swaroopa. The show ends with the Rajyabhishek of Yudhishthir and the death of Bhishma.
- Shri Krishna played by Nitish Bhardwaj.
- Peetama Bhishma played by Mukesh Khanna.
- Yudhistra played by Gajendra Chauhan.
- Praveen Kumar Played by Bhim.
- Arjuna Played by Arjun.
- Droupadi Played by Roopa Ganguly.
- Dhuryodhan Played by Puneet Isaar.
- Karana Played by Pankaj Dheer.
- Shakuni Played by Gufi Paintal.
The magnum opus serial created by B.R. Chopra and it is written by Pandit Narendra Sharma and DrRahi Masoom Raza. The serial is directed by both B.R. CHopra and his son Ravi Chopra. Yashwant Mahilwar was the creative director. The narrator of the show was Harish Bhimani and composed by Rajkamal. D.H. Vengurlekar was the executive producer while the cinematography was handled by Dharam Chopra. Shailendra Doke and Bhirpal Singh did the editing of the serial.
DD Retro Mahabharat Serial Time and Date
Viewers can watch the Mahabharat Serial from Monday to Friday at 8 PM onwards.
Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 8 PM IST
DD Retro Mahabharat Serial Episodes Names and Details
The 94 episodes serial has a duration of 90 minutes each.
Episode 1 – Introduction
Episode 2 – Ganga Killing her sons
Episode 3 – Grown-up Bhishma
Episode 4 – Oath of Bhishma
Episode 5 – Ambika’s Introduction.
Episode 6 – Pandu’s birth.
Episode 7 – Birth of Karna.
Episode 8 – Pandu gets Madri.
Episode 9 – Dhritarashtra as emperor.
Episode 10 -Pandava’s Birth
Episode 11 – Krishna’s Birth
Episode 12 – Death of Pootna
Episode 13 – Krishna steals Maakhan and is caught.
Episode 14 – Nag Tandav of Kaliya
Episode 15 – Radha’s protest.
Episode 16 – Krishna comes to Mathura
Episode 17 – Kansa’s death
Episode 18 – Pandu dies
Episode 19 – Sanyas of Rishi Vyas
Episode 20 – Bhim’s 1000 Elephants strength.
Episode 21 – Drona comes to Hastinapur.
Episode 22 – Pooja of the Shastras.
Episode 23 – Bird’s Eye test of Arjuna
Episode 24 – Pandavas and Kauravas all grown up.
Episode 25 – Guru Dakshina of Drona.
Episode 26 – Krishna defeats Jarasandh
Episode 27 – Yudhishthir as the Prince.
Episode 28 – Krishna saves Rukmini
Episode 29 – Lakshagraha construction
Episode 30 – Varnavat Tunnel
Episode 31 – Escaping Lakshagraha
Episode 32 – Hidimba’s death.
Episode 33 – Bakasur’s death
Episode 34 –Draupadi’s Swayamvar
Episode 35 – Arjun gets Draupadi
Episode 36 – Pandavas head to Hastinapur
Episode 37 – Pandavas come to Hastinapur.
Episode 38 – Pandav Get Khandavprastha
Episode 39 – Coronation of Yudhirsthir
Episode 40 – Arjun elopes with Subhadra
Episode 41 – Arjun weds Subhadra
Episode 42 – Rajsuya Yagnya starts
Episode 43 – Shishupal’s death
Episode 44 – Draupadi laughing on Duryodhan
Episode 45 – Pandavas gamble in Hastinapur
Episode 46 – Yudhishthir Loses Everything
Episode 47 – Draupadi’s Vastraharan
Episode 48 – Pandavas win Everything back
Episode 49 – Re-match of Dyut
Episode 50 – Start of exile
Episode 51 – Gandharvas arrest Duryodhan
Episode 52 – Arjun receives Pashupatastra
Episode 53 – Krishna’s story of one grain of rice
Episode 54 – Arjun cursed by Urvashi.
Episode 55 -Mature Abhimanyu
Episode 56 – Exile in Matsya Desh
Episode 57 – curse of Karna.
Episode 58 – Death of Keechak
Episode 59 – Matsya Desh attacked by Kauravas
Episode 60 – War of Viraat
Episode 61 – Abhimanyu gets married.
Episode 62 – Dhritarashtra’s disagreement.
Episode 63 – Duryodhan gets Narayani Sena from Krishna
Episode 64 – Krishna comes to Hastinapur
Episode 65 – Krishna takes Virat Avtar
Episode 66 – Karna’s identity is revealed
Episode 67 – Kunti meeting Karna
Episode 68 – Sanjay gets Divya Drishti,
Episode 69 – Duryodhan tricks Shalya to join Kauravas
Episode 70 – Shikhandi’s Story
Episode 71 – Arjun Worships Goddess Durga, rules of war laid
Episode 72 – Kurukshetra War
Episode 73 – Geeta Saar continues
Episode 74 – Krishna’s Maha-avtaar
Episode 75 – Yudhishthir gets blessings.
Episode 76 – Uttar’s death.
Episode 77 – 3rd and 4th day of the war
Episode 78 – 9th Day of war
Episode 79 – Bhishma on the bed of Arrows.
Episode 80 – 11th day of the war.
Episode 81 – Planning of the Chakra Vyuh.
Episode 82 – Abhimanyu’s death.
Episode 83 – Curse of Jayadrath
Episode 84 – Breaking of Kamal Vyuh
Episode 85 – Death of Jayadrath
Episode 86 – Death of Ghatotkach
Episode 87 – Death of Drona
Episode 88 – Death of Dushasana.
Episode 89 – Death of Karna
Episode 90 – Death of Shakuni.
Episode 91 – Bhim and Duryodhan’s fight
Episode 92 – Duryodhan’s death.
Episode 93 – Dhritarashtra trying to finish Bhim
Episode 94 – Yudhisthir is crowned emperor
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