When an epic cast cast its spell and had the town maha agog

UPSC Practice recommends When an epic cast cast its spell and had the town maha agog.

It was in 1989 when the entire cast of Brook’s Mahabharata arrived in Calcutta. The nine-hour theatrical version of the great epic had premiered in 1985 and had toured the world for four years. A film version, running to over five hours, was released in 1989 and it was the cinematic Mahabharata that we got to see at Calcutta’s art-theatre Nandan. Apparently, there was no suitable venue for the play to be performed, so we had to be content with the screening.

Courtesy: Opinion-Economic Times

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