Niyati Khanna’s Review: Mahabharat

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[tps_footer]Dramatic, Engrossing and Entertaining well that’s what Mahabharat the film that hit the cinema theatres today is all about.

Mahabharat as we all know is the age-old saga between the Kauravas and the Pandavas and their fight over supremacy over the kingdom of HastinapurMahabharat as an epic and has every emotion. From duty to selfless love, fidelity to greed, from aspiration to manipulations this great epic encompasses it all.

What’s commendable is the talent that has lent the voice to each of the characters. Amitabh Bachchan as Bheeshma PitamahAjay Devgn as ArjunManoj Bajpayee as YudhisthirSunny Deol as BheemAnil Kapoor as Karan, Jackie Shroff as Duryodhan, Anupam Kher as Shakuni and Vidya Balan as Draupadi added a solid punch to the characters, but then it ends here because the backbone of this film which is its ANIMATION is a huge led down.


The director Amaan Khan, states that it took seven years for him to make this film but, looking at the animation one feels that its a very immature job done. Amaan has tried very hard to break the mold and has ventured into the genre of animated film but then he should have been more diligent and would have known that his version of Mahabharat would be directly compared to a Hollywood film.

As a filmmaker, Amaan Khan has tried very hard to break all the barriers in the hope that more filmmakers would come forward and make animated film and we will have more audiences to watch it but then with this one he falls flat.

“I want to attempt something that has not been done before. Animation in India has not been explored as much as in Hollywood,” said Amaan prior to the release of the film and I feel he has a long way to go.

At the end of it, all I can say is, had the visuals been as strong and over powering as the voices this film would have written history.

Rating: **1/2[/tps_footer]

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