As I watched this week’s premiere of Mahabharat (2013) which aired on Monday, September 16th at 7:30 p.m. and continues to air Monday-Friday at 8.p.m on the Star Plus channel, the one-hour introduction automatically had me feeling as if I was watching some sort of Hollywood great.
You have me right! I felt as if I was watching one of those must-watch Cecil B. DeMille movies and it seemed nothing short of like something out of which Steven Spielberg would direct, produce and create. Yes, one of this epic big screen Television Series where the entire family settles down to watch after dinner and where you just have to break out with the buttery popcorn, drinks and all kinds of delicious snacks so you won’t have to get up for anything except until intermission. Not only that but this is the kind of film that everyone talks about afterward for days to come while at work, school, on the bus, in the car, and on the phone the very next day.
Well, this show took me back to these times when the entire family sat around in the living room/entertainment room on a sofa and watched one of those Charleston Heston movies whereby he portrayed Moses in The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur and Astronauts Taylor in The Planet of the Apes. Charleston Heston won an Oscar for Best Actor in these movies. He is one of those once in a lifetime actors that has gone down in history as one of the greatest actors of all time. I don’t know anyone alive who has not seen at least one if not all of Charleston Heston’s great movies only unless you were living underneath a rock. LOL! Charleston Heston and Yul Brynner were the big talk back in the day and still are the greatest actors of all time in my book. I must tell you the truth and that is they don’t make those kinds of actors anymore. Nor do they make those kinds of movies anymore and it’s as if there is a void. So when a Television Series like Mahabharat comes along well everyone who loves great movies will sit up straight, watch and take notice.
I love what I have seen so far this week and I remember the first time I saw The Ten Commandments and for those of you who do not know it’s a famous American religious historical Bible story about the life of Moses who was an adopted Egyptian prince. Well the most memorable scene of this movie for me is when Moses (Charleston Heston) took his staff and parted the RED SEA so the Hebrew Slaves can cross and flee from the Pharaoh Ramses’ (Yul Brynner) army of soldiers and who can ever forget Edward G. Robinson who portrayed Dathan in this movie who was likened to the little red pitchforked devil on the left side of your shoulder whispering in your ear to do wicked and evil things while the angel is on the right side helping to keep you on the straight and narrow if you know what I mean and how did I get off to here, so anyway as I was saying……..Edward G. Robinson is such a personable actor and you can’t resist watching him in any movie he is in. He was one of those great personality box office draws.
CHECK OUT SOME AMAZING VIDEO’S TO WATCH HERE:
The Ten Commandments (Moses Parts the RED SEA scene) here:
The Ten Commandments being written by the fingers of God scene here:
Dathan and Moses: The golden calf scene here:
Dathan and Lilia scene here:
So I must say that I for one will never forget the first time I watched The Ten Commandments movie because it’s a type of movie you don’t mind sitting through to watch and you sort of never tire of pulling out that DVD to watch on holidays like Easter, Christmas and every now and then.
The fact that most of these movies were made way before I was even born (except for the Planet of the Apes) but I don’t want to reveal my age either LOL! but they are still watched with enthusiasm and talked about as much and as if they were created today.
Well before it’s all over I may have to say slide on over Hollywood, you have great competition here. Its only week one of this new television series and I am sure that 2013 Mahabharat is the making of lots of chatter amongst great film lovers.
I am sure that this is one of those television series that will go down in history and will likely be sitting up there amongst The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur and The Planet of the Apes.
I really enjoyed the Ramayan Television Series that just ended with its last episode on Zee TV. This too was one of those greats and what an amazing show it was. I feel as if Ramayan didn’t get as much publicity as Mahabharat is getting but if it had it would have experienced greater acknowledgment for being the great TV series as it is.
Well, I already have promised myself to buy the box set of 2013 Mahabharat if it becomes available on DVD because if this week’s episodes are anything like what’s in store for future episodes well I am game and will surely put it up there on the shelf amongst all of my Charleston Heston movies too.
JUST IN TIME FOR SOME HALLOWEEN FUN!
My husband remembers the time when we were all introduced to Goth in that old vampire Barnabus Collins (Jonathan Frid) along with the werewolves and zombies in the all-time American Gothic Soap Opera “Dark Shadows” and how everyone was scurrying and in a big hurry to get home from school so as to not miss one episode of it. Everyone was talking about that old vampire show back then, even the fearful types like me who was afraid of my own shadow. LOL!
CHECK OUT THESE VIDEO SCENES HERE:
Dark Shadows Vampire Barnabus Scene:
SO FUNNY! Dark Shadows favorite lines, flubs and moments (if you want a really good laugh watch this one here)
Dark Shadows info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Shadows
CHECK OUT MORE VIDEO SCENES HERE:
The Planet of the Apes (Trailer Scene) here:
Ben Hur (Scene Ben Hur and Jesus) here:
TO READ MORE CHECK OUT THESE SITES TOO:
2013 Mahabharat Star Plus TV series info here at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahabharat_(2013_TV_series)
Mahabharat 1988-90 TV series produced by B.P. Chopra info here at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahabharat_(TV_series)
Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki 2008 TV series info here at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahaani_Hamaaray_Mahaabhaarat_Ki
2013 Mahabharat Star Plus TV series on Face book at: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMahabharat
The Ten Commandments 1956 film info here at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ten_Commandments_(1956_film)
The Ten Commandments Movie on Face book at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ten-Commandments/27707883319
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