Bharat Ek Khoj
|Bharat Ek Khoj|
Bharat Ek Khoj DVD cover
|Created by||Shyam Benegal|
|Based on||The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru|
|Written by||Shyam Benegal
Vasant Dev (dialogues)
|Narrated by||Om Puri|
|Opening theme||Vanraj Bhatia|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||53|
|Executive producer(s)||Raj Pius|
|Cinematography||V. K. Murthy|
|Original channel||Doordarshan (DD National)|
Bharat Ek Khoj (Hindi: भारत एक खोज, Urdu: بھارت ایک کھوج, English: The Discovery of India) is a 53-episode Indian historical drama based on the book The Discovery of India (1946) by Jawaharlal Nehru, that dramatically unfolds the 5000-year history of India from its beginnings to the coming of independence in 1947. The drama was directed, written and produced by Shyam Benegal with cinematographer V. K. Murthy in 1988 for state-owned Doordarshan. Benegal's regular script collaborator Shama Zaidi also co-wrote the script.
The series dramatically unfolds and explores the five-thousand year history of India from its beginnings to the coming of the independence in 1947. Its cast include Om Puri, Roshan Seth, Tom Alter and Sadashiv Amrapurkar. Jawaharlal Nehru was portrayed by Roshan Seth, who had previously portrayed Nehru in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi (1982). While Seth enacted the part of Nehru as the story-teller at key points in every episode, Om Puri provided the narration.
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