(Last Updated on : 14/01/2009)
This Indian movie `Kalyug` is known as a contemporary day version of the epic Mahabharata
. Today`s famous actress Urmila Matondkar
played the role of a child artist in the Indian movie `Kalyug`. The characterizations of the critical events are screened very beautifully throughout the movie.
Plot of `Kalyug`:
The Indian movie `Kalyug` was produced by Shashi Kapoor
who played an important part in the movie as well. Shashi Kapoor played the role as Karna is a real delight to see. The role of Karna is very tough and Shashi Kapoor has done the role tremendously good. He dose complete justice with the character played by him. The character is forced to live like an orphan in spite of having parents. Being abandoned by mother and father he survives by his friend`s kindness. This is a tough job to portray the character but Shashi does this with natural way.
There are some unforgettable scenes in this film. Where he meets Anant in a gathering, when he faces Bhishma or when his true identity is revealed, all of these are masterpieces. Victor Banerjee has played the role of modern-day Duryodhan. He is a perfect frustrate to the unemotional Karna. He is a man who is always attracted by competition and also committed to his success and development. The actor has performed his role brilliantly.
played the role of modern Draupadi who has been the real choice of the director. She played the role to her best when her son Abhimanyu`s dies and she tries to comfort Reema Lagoo. Reema eventually pushed her and blames that she killed her son. Raj Babbar played the role of Yudhisthir and Kulbhushan Kharbanda is the Bhima of contemporary depiction of Mahabharata. They have been cast fine and played their character well. Amrish Puri
and Om Puri
are also best at their roles. Sushma Seth and Vijaya Mehta
play the role of family members of two warring clans. They act impressively. Sushma plays the modern day Kunti and plays the role very well. She takes it to its height. Urmila Matondkar appears in the film as a child artiste. A K Hangal has done a great role as Bhishma. Supriya Pathak
played the role of a young woman. She is married Anant who is much older to him. Rajshri Sarabhai played the role of Victor`s silent wife. Anant Nag has played the role of Arjun in the movie.
Cast and Crew:
The Indian movie `Kalyug` stars some brilliant casts namely Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Victor Banerjee, Raj Babbar, Reema Lagoo, Sushma Seth, A. K. Hangal, Anant Nag, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, etc. The director of the movie is Shyam Benegal while the producer is Shashi Kapoor. The film is written by Satyadev Dubey, Shyam Benegal and Girish Karnad. The music is given by Vanraj Bhatia. Cinematography is done by the director Govind Nihalani himself. Dialogues are done by Pt. Satyadev Dubey. These are really refreshing and complement the screenplay to perfection as well.
The Indian movie `Kalyug` has got many awards including the film fare award for best movie in the year 1981.