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 network||DD National|
Bharat Ek Khoj (The Discovery of India) is a 53-episode Indian historical drama based on the book The Discovery of India (1946) by Jawaharlal Nehru that covers a 5000-year history of India from its beginnings to independence from the British in 1947. The drama was directed, written and produced by Shyam Benegal with cinematographer V. K. Murthy in 1988 for state-owned Doordarshan. Shama Zaidi co-wrote the script. Its cast included Om Puri, Roshan Seth, Tom Alter and Sadashiv Amrapurkar. Jawaharlal Nehru was portrayed by Roshan Seth, the same role he portrayed in the Oscar-winning film Gandhi.
Cast and episode list
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- "Music in her lines". The Hindu. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "Roshan Seth waits for right role". The Hindu. 19 November 2001. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "Samir Chanda's death was devastating: Shyam Benegal". The Times of India. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2013.