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Devi Ahilya Bai (2002)

Devi Ahilya Bai DVD

Cast: Mallika Prasad, Sadashiv Amrapurkar

Director: Nachiket, Jayoo


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Devi Ahilya Bai (2002)

Also Known As: Devi Ahalyabai, "Devi" Ahilya Bai

Country: India

Language: Hindi

Year: 2002

Color/BW: COLOR

Category: Feature Film

Genre: Biography, History


Description

History is made
Not by Warriors and Kings, But by Simple Women,
Wives and Widows . . .

Born in an unknown dhangar (shepherd) family in the late 1720's Ahilya became the daughter- in-law of Malharrao Holkar, the first Maratha Subhedar (Governor) of Malwa in Central India. Ahilya was in her twenties and a mother of two children when the sudden death of her husband Khanderao led her towards sati - the ritual burning on husband's funeral pyre. Malharrao prevented this tragedy and groomed her into handling administrative duties for the Holkar State - thus Ahilya overcame barriers of tradition with austerity and hard work to achieve venerable social status at a young age. Her daughter's delayed marriage, her errant son's descent into madness and political intrigue over issues of succession of Malwa leadership have all become folk legends, but her piety and dedication raised her to an exalted status of a religious reformer and an ideal ruler who initiated, executed and maintained an Empire of Charities; from Dwarka to Benares and from Hrishikesh to Rameshwaram she created an identity of a united India above and beyond any political boundaries of the time.

"Devi" Ahilyabai is not just a bio-epic or docu-drama, but with scintillating music including sixteen songs, a historic film that integrates facts, folklore and legend that together underline the inherent contradictions between the rights and duties of rulers in our society.



Cast: Mallika Prasad, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Shabana Azmi, Satish Alekar, Omkar Arjunwadkar, Surabhi Ganguli, Chetan Pandit, Hrishikesh Joshi, Ganesh Yadav, Prakash Dhotre, Jayant Savarkar, Pravin Tarde, Bharti Jaffrey

Director: Nachiket, Jayoo

Music Director: Ashok Ranade


Format: DVD

Label:NFDC

Catalog No: NFDC DVD 063

DVD Region: All Region

No Of Disks: 1

Subtitles: English

Video: NTSC