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UK: Miracle Communications
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Ajit, Rahul Dev, Hrishita Bhatt, Umesh Mehra, Gerson Da Cuhna, Subhashini, Suraj Balaje, Johnny Lever, Raghuvir Yadav, Suresh Menon, Rani Rajlaxmi, Gayatri Jayaraman, Shilpa R Mehta, Shweta Menon, Shabir Massani, Vinit Sharma, Vivek Sharma, Usha Jerajani, N Shyam Sunder, C L Gurnani, Mithilesh Chaturvedi, P Mantu Mohaputra, Suhas Joshi, Vasant G Thate, Manoj Lalwani, Mehmood Khan, Darshan Kumar, Yogi Singh, Yash Kumar, Madhu, Karan Dewani, Jitendra Shriamali, Shampa, Jitendra Shastri, Arun Singh, Yogesh Sharma, Nissar, Rajendra Mehra, Anu Ansari, Master Hardik, Anjan Ghosh, Vijay Kumar, Arvind Ayer, Ashok Mapara, Samir Sarkar, S Krishna, Milind Vereker, Balakrishna, Sanghamitra Jena, Bomie E Dotiwala, Bunty, Col. Suresh Rege, Chetan Motiwala, Bahadur, Mangilal, Monika Kale, Sunil & Kallari group, Trivandrum Ratan Kumar Singh & Manipuri group, Anjika, Kolkata, Pradeep Kumar Sarangi & Tandapadar Gandabaja Party, Balangir, Orissa, Rudramani Sahu & Dhoomapali Ghrooma Party, Saintala, Rajendra Mohaputra & Ranapa group, Narendrapur, Ganjam, Keisham Rajomani Singh, Keisham Rajomani Singh, Tadpa Tribal dancers, Dahanu Rd, Maharastra, Meena Nayak
Director: Santosh Sivan
Languages: Tamil / Hindi (English subtitles)
UK: 173 mins
UK Certificate: 12 contains some moderate violence and horror
UK Release Date: 26 October 2001
ASOKA traces the life of the Emperor Asoka, grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, who ascended the throne of Magadha in 3rd Century BC. To extend the boundaries of his empire, Asoka waged one of the bloodiest wars India has ever seen with the neighbouring kingdom of Kalinga, leaving it ravaged and devastated. Confronted by the aftermath of his conquest, in which hundreds of thousands lost their lives, Asoka was overcome by remorse. He renounced the path of war and dedicated his life to spreading the light of Buddhism across the world.
ASOKA is a journey: the transformation of a youth from a beloved son to an obsessive romantic.from a man embittered by betrayal to a ruthless warrior consumed by ambition.from a conqueror of lands to a conqueror of self.
DVD 9 (single sided dual layer), 16 x 9 anamorphic widescreen feature - 176 minutes approx Dolby Digital 5.1 Hindi and 2.0 Tamil, English subtitles, Region 0 Pal, animated and scored graphics
Trailer, song selection, 2 making of documentaries, image gallery with radio advert sound bed, main cast biographies, director filmography