Mahakali — Anth Hi Aarambh Hai

Mahakaali — Anth Hi Aarambh Hai (English: Mahakali — The end marks the beginning is an Indian (Hindi language) television series that premiered on 22 July 2017 on Colors TV.[1] The show traced the epic story of Goddess Parvati’s metamorphosis into Mahakali.[2] Produced by Siddharth Kumar Tewary's Swastik Productions, it starred Pooja Sharma in the titular role of Goddess Mahakali, Sourabh Raj Jain as Lord Mahadev and Kanan Malhotra as Lord Vishnu. [3]

Mahakali — Anth Hi Aarambh Hai
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GenreHinduism
Mythology
Drama
Created bySiddharth Kumar Tewary
Based onDevi Mahatmya
Kalika Purana
Devi-Bhagavata Purana
Written byVinod Sharma
Screenplay byUtkarsh Naithani
Story bySiddharth Kumar Tewary
Utkarsh Naithani
Creative directorNitin Mathura Gupta
StarringPooja Sharma
Saurabh Raj Jain
Meghan Jadhav
Kanan Malhotra
Nikita Sharma
Opening themeKram Kreem Hum Hreem Kalikaye Hum Phat
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes95
Production
ProducersGayatri Gil Tewary
Rahul Kumar Tewary
CinematographyAnshumann Mandlay
EditorsParesh Shah
Madan Mishra
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time45 minutes (approx) per episode
Production companySwastik Productions
DistributorViacom 18
Release
Original networkColors TV
Picture format576i
1080i (HDTV)
First shown inIndia
Original release22 July 2017 (2017-07-22) –
5 August 2018 (2018-08-05)

PlotEdit

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

Adi Parashakti, 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 expressed his love to her, she takes multiple births on earth to woo and wed Him. He is entrusted with the duty of transforming the earthly incarnations of the Goddess into Mahakali but failed 107 times (of which 107th birth was of Sati). So, Adi Parashakti finally incarnates as the princess of the Himalayas and is renowned as Parvati.

With her strong will and intense devotion, Parvati 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, Parvati rushes into the war, successfully channeling Goddess Mahakali, her untamed warrior side through her unbound rage. Her rampage inspires other goddesses like Lakshmi, Saraswati and Indrani to bring forth their inner warriors and fight alongside Kali.

Mahakali is able to overthrow Shumbha's tyrannical rule and slay all his associates (including famed demons like Mahishasura, Bhandasura, Tarakasura, Nishumbha, Raktabija and Chanda and Munda) in the process.

In years following her triumph, Shiva and Parvati expand their family to include their sons Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya. Further stories highlight the success of the female endeavor against the patriarchal anarchy which manifests as threats like Banasura, Narakasura, Arunasura, Durgamasura, Andhak and the like – all being formidable demons famously killed by the Goddess in various incarnations. The show also highlights the importance of family sticking up for each other, as the Kailash-Parivar face multiple social challenges and deconstruct many primitive thought processes.

CastEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

We are utilizing high-end VFX and prosthetics to highlight the fantastical element in the story, in keeping with the mythological era. Intense research has led us to the ideal depiction on-screen, and we hope that the viewers like Mahakaali as much as they have supported Karmphal Data Shani.”

Actress Pooja Sharma also shared that it took nearly 3–4 hours for her to get painted in her Kali avatar. The set designs were different from other similar shows as the producer, Siddharth Tiwary, shared that he wanted the concept of the visualisation to be unique, and that the story would be blend of some fiction and stories from different Puranas.[6]

ReceptionEdit

RatingsEdit

The show opened up with 6507 impressions and was the third most watched urban television show in its debut week in India.[7]

The Times of India stated, "The show is a perfect blend of drama and mythology. Compared to the other shows, the VFX effects used in Mahakali are excellent and seeps one into the world of fantasy. Right from the backdrop setting to the costume drama, the make-believe looks convincing and draws you into its tale. The show has elaborate costumes and jewellery which make it furthermore engaging to watch."[8]

AdaptationEdit

It was dubbed in Tamil as Kaakum Deivam Kali on Colors Tamil.[9]

  • This show dubbed version of Bangla language with same title on Colors Bangala from 2017.
  • This show remake in Kannada different actors same title on Colors Kannada from 2018.
  • This show dubbed in Telugu language with same title on Gemini TV.
  • This show dubbed in Malayalam language Sree Bhadrakali 16 April 2018 on Surya TV
  • This show near running on 2020 on colors Rishtey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colors opens weekend 7pm slot with Mahakali". Best Media Info.
  2. ^ "Colors to launch 'Mahakali' in weekend 19:00 slot". Biz Asia.
  3. ^ "Pooja Sharma to play the title role in Siddhaarth Kumar Tewary's 'Mahakali' - Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "Hitanshu Jinsi: I am a lot like my character, Vaayu Dev in Mahakaali". Mid-day. 3 April 2018.
  5. ^ "COLORS to soon unveil 'Mahakaali: Anth Hi Aarambh Hai'". exchange4media.
  6. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Mahakali: First Set Visit With Saurabh Raj Jain, Pooja Sharma & Siddharth Kumar Tewary". YouTube.
  7. ^ "Latest BARC India Ratings: Khatron Ke Khiladi and Mahakali open to big numbers, Colors soars to new heights". Indian Express. 4 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Mahakali: 5 reasons why the show is winning the hearts of telly viewers". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "Hit fiction shows to keep the audience entertained during lockdown period". The Times of India. 10 April 2020.

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