Title: The Mahabharata
Director: Peter Brook
Scriptwriters: Jean-Claude Carriere and Peter Brook
Free Online. You can watch this film at YouTube.
Bizzell. For higher quality video, you can check out a DVD from Bizzell Library. BL 1138.25 .B76 1989 (click to see if it is checked out or not).
Length: three weeks. The film is about 5 and a half hours long, and I've divided the film into six parts: A - B (one week of viewing) and C - D (another week), and then E - F (third week of viewing).
Reading Guides: There is a detailed guide for Parts A, B and C (see below); after you get used to the film's style, you should be able to view Parts D-E-F without a guide.
Part A: 53 minutes.
start at the beginning of "Mahabharata 1"
1. The Beginnings
2. Youth and Marriage
stop at the 53 minute mark (the dice game begins)
Part B: 45 minutes
start at the 53 minute mark (the dice game begins)
3. The Gambling Match
stop at the 1 hour 38 minute mark (Amba appears)
Part C: 52 minutes
start at the 1 hour 38 minute mark (Amba appears).
4. Exile in the Forest
5. The Search for Arms
stop at the 2 hour 30 minute mark (arriving at Virata's court)
Part D: one hour
start at the 2 hour 30 minute mark (arriving at Virata's court)
stop at the end of "Mahabharata 1"
Part E: 54 minutes.
start at the beginning of "Mahabharata 2"
stop at the 54 minute mark (Arjuna runs from Drona)
Part F: 56 minutes.
start at the 54 minute mark (the plot to kill Drona)
stop at the end of "Mahabharata 2"
Mahabharata 1: Contains Parts A, B, C, and D.
Mahabharata 2: Contains Parts E and F.