Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki

Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki is an Indian mythological television drama series on 9X based on the Sanskrit epic Mahabharat. It ran from 7 July 2008 to 6 November 2008. The series was produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under their banner Balaji Telefilms.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki
Written byScreenplay
Mahesh Pandey
Manish Paliwal
Dr. Bodhaisaattva
Dheeraj Sarna
Directed byGarry Bhinder
Santram Varma
Talat Jani
Mujammil Desai
Creative director(s)Suraj Rao
Vikas Gupta
StarringSee Below
Opening theme"Katha Mahaabhaarat Ki" by Daler Mehndi and Pamela Jain
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of episodes75
CinematographyMahesh Talkad
Shabbir Naik
Deepak Malwankar
Suhas Shirodkar
Editor(s)Vikas Sharma
Vishal Sharma
Khursheed Rizvi
Prem Raaj
Rajiv Kumar Chanai
Running time24 minutes
Production company(s)Balaji Telefilms
Original network9X
Picture format576i
Original release7 July (2008-07-07) 
6 November 2008 (2008-11-06)
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The series presents the story of a misinterpreted version of ved vyas mahabharat. It's a dynastic struggle for the throne of Hastinapur, the kingdom ruled by the Kuru clan. The two branches of the family that participate in the struggle are the Kauravas and the Pandavas. Although the Kauravas are the senior branch of the family, Duryodhan, the eldest Kaurava, is younger than Yudhishthira, the eldest Pandav. The seeds of the climactic battle of Kurukshetra were laid in the boyhood days of the Kauravas and Pandavas, when Shakuni the maternal uncle of the Kauravas poisoned the mind of Duryodhana. This ends before the Kurkshetra war actually occurs.



Writing for Livemint, Padmaparna Ghosh wrote that "Ekta Kapoor's Mahabharat is another complicated multi-character soap which has revenge, hatred jealousy and family feuds on an epic scale, which for a Mythological series sums epic disaster".[7] Actor Mukesh Khanna stated that producer Ekta Kapoor made so horrendous epic saga which was incomprehensible with the characterisation and costumes of the mythological characters. He also stated that the way Kapoor made the saga was a mockery of Mahabharata.[8]

Navya Sinha another critic wrote for Hindustan Times that "Ekta Kapoor's Mahabharat is all about Six-pack abs, waxed chests, off-shoulder blouses and a scantily-clad Draupadi decked in a chiffon sari".[9] Indicine.com wrote, “It looked like a normal Ekta Kapoor saas-bahu serial which wasn’t realistic at all. Anita Hasanandani as Draupadi shrieked at the top of her voice, cried like she does in all those saas-bahu series and in comparison to Rupa Ganguly, failed miserably.” [10]


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