Mahakali — Anth Hi Aarambh Hai

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Mahakali - Anth Hi Aarambh Hai
Maha Kali.jpg
GenreMythology
Drama
Created bySiddharth Kumar Tewary
Based onDevi Mahatmyam
Kalika Purana
Devi-Bhagavata Purana
Written byStory
Utkarsh Naithani
Siddharth Kumar Tewary
Screenplay
Utkarsh Naithani
Dialogues
Vinod Sharma
Directed byLoknath Pandey
Madan Vaishyaal
Creative director(s)Nitin Mathura Gupta
StarringPooja Sharma
Saurabh Raj Jain
Meghan Jadhav
Kanan Malhotra
Nikita Sharma
Opening themeKram Kreem Hum Hreem Kaalikaye Hum Phat
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes95
Production
Producer(s)Gayatri Gil Tewary
Rahul Kumar Tewary
Siddharth Kumar Tewary
Production location(s)Mumbai
Maharashtra
India
Editor(s)Paresh Shah
Madan Mishra
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeapprox. 40-60 minutes
Production company(s)Swastik Productions
DistributorViacom 18
Release
Original networkColors TV
Picture format576i
1080i (HDTV)
Original release22 July 2017 (2017-07-22) – 5 August 2018
External links
Website

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.[1] 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.

Plot[edit]

The show's plot revolves around the much adored tale of Goddess Parvati , the wife of Lord Shiva and sister of Lord Vishnu , and her alter-ego, Mahakali .

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.

Series overview[edit]

In total, 95 episodes have been produced and broadcast. Mahakali serial can rebroadcasting again on Colors TV.

Cast[edit]

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Antagonists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pooja Sharma to play the title role in Siddharth Kumar Tewary's 'Mahakali'". Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. The Times of India. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.

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