Kareena Kapoor Hot In Ashoka Biography
Twenty years ago Angar Chand (Amrish Puri) lived a wealthy lifestyle in a small town in India along with his wife, Parvati, and four sons, Balram (Jackie Shroff), Kishan (Paresh Rawal), Shakti (Arbaaz Khan) and Jai (Akshaye Khanna). Since Balram is of marriageable age, he arranges his marriage with the daughter of Laxmi Devi (Laxmi), who decides to oppose this marriage. During the wedding ceremony, Laxmi Devi and her sons, Surajbhan, and Pratap forcibly remove their sister and accidentally kill Parvati. They subsequently get their sister married to Kashinath. An enraged Angar hacks Laxmi's husband to death, is arrested and sentenced to 14 years in prison. When he returns he makes it clear that women will not be permitted in his house, posting a sign on the front gate, and forbids his sons to ever marry.
At the movie's beginning Angar and his sons prevent the marriage Anjali, (Kareena Kapoor), Laxmi's granddaughter. Jai humiliates Anjali when she returns back to Lala Lajpatrai Law College after her failed marriage. Laxmi convinces Anjali to trick Jai into falling in love with her to cause a rift in the family. Jai, meets with Anjali, who openly admits that she is attracted to him; Jai, at first rejects her, then decides to teach her and her family a lesson. Both feign their love for each other, but subsequently Anjali admits that she wanted to come close to Jai to extract vengeance, as well as Jai admitting his agenda.
Both go their separate ways, but find that they are indeed in love with each other. In order to get wed, Jai must first convince his elder brothers to get married albeit in vain as none of them even want to consider this option.
Then Lucky (Arshad Warsi), Jai's friend, finds out that Kishan, a seemingly celibate Bhagwan Hanuman's devotee, is leading a dual life as Murari, who has been married to a woman, Gopi (Farha Naaz), from Gangapur, for 7 years and has two children, a son and a daughter. When Angar finds out he kicks Kishan and Jai out of his house.
A marriage is finalized with Laxmi's advocate's son for Anjali, but after Jai and Anjali acknowledge their love for each other to her family, Pratap and Surajbhan approach Angar to help them stop Jai from disrupting this marriage on one hand, while Laxmi tells Jai to marry Anjali - setting off confrontations between the estranged sons and father.
Jai, Kishan and his wife Gopi, and Lucky sneak into the wedding festival with the help of Anjali's uncle Veeru. Jai is dressed as the bridegroom and successfully completes the wedding ceremony. Once Laxmi recognizes Jai in disguise, she confronts Angar to cut his own son's throat. Jai tells his father he won't go through with the wedding without his approval. Balram the oldest of the brothers finally tells Jai to place the wedding necklace on Anjali's neck which finalizes the wedding. The necklace is grabbed from Jai's hands and a race goes throughout the wedding hall chasing Jai to stop him, but in the end Jai succeeds and the marriage is completed. Anjali asks her grandmother to stop the feud their families and Jai asks his father for forgiveness.
Angar leaves the wedding and contemplates all his sons actions on the way home. All brothers and the two wives arrive and the gate. Angar looks at his sons and takes the sign off the gate and finally welcomes women back into his family.
the film was a remake of malayalam film "Godfather" starring mukesh and jagadeesh.
Akshaye Khanna Jai
Kareena Kapoor Anjali
Arshad Warsi Lucky
Sunil Shetty Veer
Paresh Rawal Kishan
Jackie Shroff Balram
Amrish Puri Angar Chand
Arbaaz Khan Shakti
Laxmi Laxmi Devi
Farha Naaz Gopi
Shakti Kapoor Kashinath
Manoj Joshi Vakil
G. Asrani Sharma
The film was a remake of malayalam film "Godfather" starring mukesh and jagadeesh.
This was one of the last films Amrish Puri was seen in before he passed away.
This is one of four films that Akshaye Khanna has starred in under Priyadarshan's direction.Directed by Priyadarshan
Produced by Ratan Jain,
Manohar P. Kanungo
Written by K. P. Saxena (dialogue), Neeraj Vora (screenplay),
Starring Akshaye Khanna,
Amrish Puri,Paresh Rawal,
Music by Vidyasagar
Distributed by Venus Records & Tapes
Release date(s) 26 November 2004
Running time 142 min.
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Ashoka Maurya (304 BCE - 232 BCE) commonly known as Ashoka and also as Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from ca. 269 BCE to 232 BCE. One of India's greatest emperors, Ashoka reigned over most of present-day India after a number of military conquests. His empire stretched from the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan to present-day Bangladesh and the Indian state of Assam in the east, and as far south as northern Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. In about 260 BCE Ashoka waged a bitterly destructive war against the states of Kalinga (modern Orissa). He conquered Kalinga, which none of his ancestors starting from Chandragupta Maurya had conquered. His reign was headquartered in Magadha (present-day Bihar). He supposedly embraced Buddhism after witnessing the mass deaths of the Kalinga War, which he himself had waged out of a desire for conquest. "Ashoka reflected on the war in Kalinga, which reportedly had resulted in more than 100,000 deaths and 150,000 deportations." Ashoka converted gradually to Buddhism beginning about 263 BCE at the latest. He was later dedicated to the propagation of Buddhism across Asia and established monuments marking several significant sites in the life of Gautama Buddha. "Ashoka regarded Buddhism as a doctrine that could serve as a cultural foundation for political unity." Ashoka is often remembered in history as a philanthropic administrator. In the Kalinga edicts, he addresses his people as his "children" and mentions that as a father he desires their good.
In the history of India, Ashoka is referred to as Samraat Chakravartin Ashoka – the "Emperor of Emperors Ashoka." His name "aśoka" means "painless, without sorrow" in Sanskrit (the a privativum and śoka "pain, distress"). In his edicts, he is referred to as Devānāmpriya (Pali Devānaṃpiya or "The Beloved Of The Gods"), and Priyadarśin (Pali Piyadasī or "He who regards everyone with affection"). His fondness for his name's connection to the Saraca asoca tree, or the "Asoka tree" is also referenced in the Ashokavadana.
H.G. Wells wrote of Ashoka in A Short History of the World (H. G. Wells):
In the history of the world there have been thousands of kings and emperors who called themselves "Their Highnesses," "Their Majesties," "Their Exalted Majesties," and so on. They shone for a brief moment, and as quickly disappeared. But Ashoka shines and shines brightly like a bright star, even unto this day.
Along with the Edicts of Ashoka, his legend is related in the later 2nd-century Ashokavadana ("Narrative of Asoka," a part of Divyavadana), and in the Sri Lankan text Mahavamsa ("Great Chronicle").
Ashoka played a critical role in helping make Buddhism a world religion. The emblem of the modern Republic of India is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka.