|Starring:||Ajit, Rahul Dev, Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa|
|Run time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Good, well made movie!By a customer from Manchester , 15 Oct 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]I admit approaching this movie with low expectations, but it turned out to be quite a pleasant surprise. Very slickly presented, and not quite the typical bollywood style movie.
In fact, it seems to be more of a hollywood type presentation of an historic tale, with the essential bits of hindi songs and romance thrown in, but at least the romance ties in with the story line.
I think this may have had a better chance at an Oscar nomination than Devdas did!
Also, really good sound with a home cinema, though I did find the DVD getting stuck at a couple of points, when I had to fast forward a bit...
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not authentic ,just linking of romanticized eventsBy skanakya (3 reviews) , 17 Jan 2013this is utter destruction ofthe real character of ASOKA; the emperor,but to escape the blame at the begining of the film it says this is not 'real Asoka' in other words
InterestingBy Navin1in (4 reviews) from Enfield , 01 Aug 2009Nice film, good story line and good acting, would surely recommend.
AsokaBy Pawo (12 reviews) from Faringdon , 02 May 2009If you think you're going to get some kind of historical drama that will give you at least a vague idea of the background and circumstances of the Buddhist king and what he achieved... then not here. This is a typical Bollywood love story with singing and dancing, if you have never seen a Bollywood film then its not a bad place to start.
Much of it shot on location in Orissa and actual Buddhist and Hindu archeological sites it is very colourful and beautiful and the background music is great.
There is very little explanation through the dialogue of why anything is happening, this is not important or the point of the film in the director's mind it seems.
The battle scenes are amateurish copies of Chinese martial arts and laughable.
Its just another Bollywood love story.
Not enough biogBy a customer from Milton Keynes , 05 Jan 2009Asoka's life is much more than a lovestory. But hat is all this film makes of it
Classic Indian filmBy a customer from London , 26 Dec 2008This was about part history Indias heritage. It was above average once you got into it