Asoka
Production year: 2002
Director: Santosh Sivan
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-055002-550669
Running time: 2:49 (169 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: January 28, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#911)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 26, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
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 bloodest wars in history with neighboring kingdom of Kalinga, leaving it ravaged and devastated.

Confronted by the aftermath of his conquest in which hundreds of thousands lost their life to spreading the teachings of Buddhism across the world.

This is a story based on legends. This 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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Genres
Drama
Romance
Studios
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Audio format
Hindi  Dolby Digital 5.1
Other  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Music Videos
 • Photo Gallery
Crew
Direction
Santosh Sivan....Director
Cast
Shahrukh Khan....Asoka
Kareena Kapoor....Kaurwaki
Danny Denzongpa....Virat
Ajit Kumar....Susima
Rahul Dev....Bheema
Hrishitaa Bhatt....Devi
Suraj Balaje....Arya
Umesh Mehra....Emperor Chadragupta
Subhashini Ali....Dharma
Gerson Da Cunha....King Bindusara
Shilpa A. Mehta....Queen (Susima's mother)
Rajlaxmi K. Roy....Bar Girl
Johnny Lever....Magadha soldier
Raghuvir Yadav....Magadha soldier
Suresh Menon....Magadha soldier
Rani Rajlaxmi....Bar girl
Sabir Masani....Giri
Gayatri Jayaraman....Dancer
Shilpa Mehta....Queen, Susima's mother
Shweta Menon....Nandaneshwari
Vineet Sharma....Sugatra
Vivek Sharma....Sugidha
Usha Jejrani....Nanny
N. Shyam Sunder....Radhagupta
C.L. Gurnani....Pandit
Mithilesh Chaturvedi....Kalinga minister
P. Mantu Mohapatra....Kalinga minister's goon
Suhas Joshi....Kalinga senate member
Vasant G. Thate....Kalinga senate member
Manoj Lalwani....Kalinga senate member
Mehmood Khan....Kalinga senate member
Darshan Kumar....Kalinga senate member
Yogi Singh....Kalinga senate member
Yash Kumar....Kalinga senate member
Madhu....Vitasoka
Jeetendra Shastri....Farmer
Karan Dewani....Young Asoka
Jitendra Shriamali....Milkman
Shampa....Milkman's wife
Arun Singh....Farmer
Yogesh Sharma....Farmer
Nissar....Farmer
Rajendra Mehr....Village head
Anu Ansari....Headman's daughter
Master Hardik....Headman's grandson
Arvind Iyer....Assasin in the river
Anjan Ghosh....Magadha general
Samir Saikar....Messenger
Vijay Kumar....Buddhist Monk
Arvind Ayer....Assassin in river
Ashok Mapara....Assassin in monastery
Samir Sarkar....Messenger
S. Krishna....Thug
Milind Vereker....Thug
Balakrishna....Arya's father
Sanghamitra Jena....Arya's mother
Bomie E. Dotiwala....Devi's father
Bunty....Groom
Col. Suresh Rege....Groom's father
Chetan Motiwala....Announcer
Bahadur....Buddhist monk
Mangilal....Arya's caretaker
Monica Kale....Flower girl