Mahakali — Anth Hi Aarambh Hai
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|Mahakali - Anth Hi Aarambh Hai|
|Created by||Siddharth Kumar Tewary|
|Based on||Devi Mahatmyam |
Siddharth Kumar Tewary
|Directed by||Loknath Pandey |
|Creative director(s)||Nitin Mathura Gupta|
|Starring||Pooja Sharma |
Saurabh Raj Jain
|Opening theme||Kram Kreem Hum Hreem Kaalikaye Hum Phat|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||95|
|Producer(s)||Gayatri Gil Tewary |
Rahul Kumar Tewary
Siddharth Kumar Tewary
|Production location(s)||Mumbai |
|Editor(s)||Paresh Shah |
|Running time||approx. 40-60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Swastik Productions|
|Original network||Colors TV|
|Picture format||576i |
|Original release||22 July 2017– 5 August 2018|
Mahakali - Anth Hi Aarambh Hai (English: Mahakali - The end marks the beginning) is a Hindi mythological television show, that aired on Colors TV.
The main protagonist of the show is the Hindu Goddess Parvati and her alter ego, Mahakali. The show's plot is loosely based on the events of the Hindu Scriptutre Devi Mahatmyam, with the writers creatively fleshing out emotions, drama and interconnected storylines to establish a continuity set within the Hindu mythological universe. Mahakali’s plot also adapts stories from other famous Shakta and Shaiva texts like the Kalika Purana, Devi-Bhagavata, Shiva Purana and Linga Purana, that have to do with the evolution of the sweet and submissive Parvati into the wild and untamed Mahakali.
Pooja Sharma plays the role of the titular characters, Parvati and Mahakali. Saurabh Raj Jain effortlessly essays the role of Lord Shiva, Kanan Malhotra as Lord Vishnu, Nikita Sharma as Goddess Laxmi, Meghan Jadhav as Kartikey and Krish Chauhan as Lord Ganesh.
Adi Parashakti / Mahakali , the supreme Goddess of the Universe (according to the Shakta faith) creates Brahma- the progenitor, Vishnu - the protector and Shiva - the destroyer, and their female counterparts. According to Her promise to Shiva, who expresses His love to Her, She takes multiple births on Earth to woo and wed Him. He is entrusted with the duty of transforming each earthly incarnations of the Goddess into Mahakali - the most primal form of Adi Parashakti, who would set a new standard for all women across the known universe.
After 107 failed attempts, during which each avatar reached an unstable condition due to their inability to channel Mahakali, Adi-ParaShakti finally incarnates as the princess of the Himalayas, famously known as Parvati or Gauri. With Her strong will and intense devotion, Parvati successfully becomes the wife of Shiva. However their marriage is threatened when the demon king Shumbha (along with his brother Nishumbha) expresses his desire to marry Parvati and wages war against Shiva.
In an attempt to protect all those who have taken up refuge in her home at Mount Kailash (in fear of Shumbha), Parvati rushes into the war, successfully channeling Goddess Mahakali - Her untamed warrior side through Her unbound rage. Mahakali is able to overthrow Shumbha's tyrannical rule and destroy all his associates (including famed demons like Mahishasura, Bhandasura, Tarakasura, Nishumbha, Raktabija and Chanda-Munda) in the process.
In years following her triumph, Shiva and Parvati expand their family to include their sons Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikkeya. Further stories highlight the success of the female endeavor against the patriarchal anarchy which manifests as threats like Banasura, Narakasura, Arunasura, Durgamasura, and the like - all being formidable demons famously killed by the Goddess in various incarnations. The story also highlights the importance of family sticking up for each other, as the Kailash-Parivar together face multiple social challenges and deconstruct many primitive standards for women.
Other Shakta deities featured in the show as Parvati's incarnations are Durga, Tara, Tripura Sundari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Matangi, Shitala, Satakshi, Kamakhya and Brahmari. The Goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati too often make appearances as Vaishnavi and Brahmani.
In total, 95 episodes have been produced and broadcast. Mahakali serial can rebroadcasting again on Colors TV.
- Pooja Sharma as Goddess Parvati / Mahakali / Adi Parashakti / Sati and other incarnations of Shakti.
- Saurabh Raj Jain as Lord Shiva / Jalandhara / Mahakaal and other incarnations of Shiva.
- Meghan Jadhav as Kartikeya
- Krish Chauhan as Lord Ganesha
- Kanan Malhotra as Lord Vishnu / Lord Krishna
- Nikita Sharma as Goddess Lakshmi / Vaishnavi
- Abhishek Avasthi as Nandi
- Manish Bishla as Dev-Raj Indra
- Falaq Naaz as Goddess Saraswati / Brahmani
- Rimpi Das as Goddess Ganga and Goddess Banai
- Akash Kumar as Lord Brahma
- Rohit Khurana as Shani
- Vishal Nayak as Agnidev
- Preeti Chaudhary as Kritika
- Nimai Bali as Sage Ushana
- Chahat Pandey as Devasena
- Vinita Joshi as Rati
- Shafaq Naaz as Vrinda
- Chandni Bhagwanani as Behula
- Reshmi Ghosh as Manasa / Mansa Devi
- Rohit Bakshi as Kamadeva / Bhandasura
- Abhaas Mehta as Shumbha
- Danish Akhtar as Nishumbha
- Nirbhay Wadhwa as Mahishasura
- Kunal Bakshi as Andhakasura
- Sneha Namanandi as Daruka
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