POLL: B.R. Chopra, Ekta Kapoor or Siddharth Tewary - Whose ‘Mahabharat’ would you vote for?

Adapting one of the greatest epics in the world – Mahabharat – is not mean feat. Yet, we have people like B.R. Chopra and Siddharth Kumar Tewary, who take it upon themselves to bring alive the magic of the remarkable epic on the small screen. The results of that hardwork are for all of us to see as the Mahabharat TV series has a huge fan following across the world.

Time has seen people go crazy watching the old Mahabharat in the 1980s. And now, the new version running on Star Plus is slowly making a place for itself in the hearts of those who have grown up watching the old rendition as well.

Be it the new characters or the costumes or the sets, we are coming to like every bit of Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s new epic saga.

That said we can’t forget to put in a word for Soap Queen Ekta Kapoor’s Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki, though it was a disaster because the makers’ take on the epic was too different for the audiences taste.

Anyway, here is a loud call for our readers to vote for the Mahabharat, which they have liked watching the most.

B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharat (1988)

Or

Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s Mahabharat (currently running)

Or

Ekta Kapoor’s Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki (2008)


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Anonymous's picture

I like both Mahabharat, B R Chopra's & Tewary's also. Really we are not missing a single episode of New Mahabharata in Star Plus. But some time Mr. Siddarth's Mahabharata is taking us in a wrong way, where he has shown a lot of false things, un natural situations. this is not good. This type of Holy Epics must be very close to realistic & very close to truth. I think Mr. Siddarth not referred the Original Epic "Vyasa Mahabharata" before starting this serial. this seems like this is made for the business purpose.

Anonymous's picture

Simply Siddhant Kumar Tewary.......!!

Anonymous's picture

I like BR chopra's Mahabharat only cos, he shows real direction & Story & not given importance to long episodes. Present Mahabharat is Story Less & Discourse more. Unusual dialogues which is clearly shows meant for long episodes. This create new generation will confuse to understand Mahabharat's story.
Simply say - BR chopra's Mahabharat is Professional
&
Ekta n Siddarth's Mahabharat is Business.

Anonymous's picture

I like BR chopra's Mahabharat only cos, he shows real direction & Story & not given importance to long episodes. Present Mahabharat is Story Less & Discourse more. Unusual dialogues which is clearly shows meant for long episodes. This create new generation will confuse to understand Mahabharat's story.
Simply say - BR chopra's Mahabharat is Professional
&
Ekta n Siddarth's Mahabharat is Business.

Anonymous's picture

there can't be any compare between br chopra mb and these new mbs.Br chopra mb was far far better.The potrayal of the characters,their dialogues,direction,title songs and background musics,direction were perfect.But new mbs has nothing other than high budget,dazzling pictures,muscular guys,beautiful babes.

Anonymous's picture

Donot compare. No match to BR MB.

Anonymous's picture

old mahabharat is the ultimate,bodylanguage,dialouges are superb,all actors justified their respective roles.Till today no one beat them

Anonymous's picture

mahabharata epic being shown is better stopped as early as possible,no wonder Dharitrashtra is going to be operated for his blindness and he would arrive to his darbaar in Audi or BMW.B R Chopra's mahabharata was highly narrative and the spirit of producers was visible like their movies.BRChopra always stimulated the thoughts of masses and his Mahabharata equals Benhur or ten commandments.My regrets to Tewari Sahib and Ekta Kapoor

Anonymous's picture

I like the old epic one and the new one, I hope the new one can pull off and awesome battle.

If the battle scenes are good in the new Mahabharata, I would be really really happy and give it a 9.8/10

Why is Ekta's joke even on the list ?

Anonymous's picture

Ok I'm an 18 year old guy and i watch the new mb daily and it's great.... But you can't compare this one to the old one.... B.R CHOPRA'S MAHABHARAT ANY DAY

Anonymous's picture

Old Mahabarat of course.They have messed up story in new Mahabarat.

Anonymous's picture

BR Chopra's mahabharat was our memory of childhood n dis new MAHABHARAT is something beyond our memories . Hats off 2 da makers , actors and all the crew . THey hav done a brilliant job . I m so addicted 2 dis mahabharat . I love SAURABH, SHAHEER and POOJA .

Anonymous's picture

B R chopra's mb was like legendary, but i am fan of the new show..
Though the facts has been edited, i love krishna seekh.... Tiwari's mb has been moderated according to the new generation demand nd is more inspiring..
Although the new mb is completely for entertainment Base, actors seems to be good witb contrasting sets and visuals....my vote for the new one

Anonymous's picture

B.R chopra's and the new 2013-14 mahabharat are the best. Forget about ekta kapoor's one because there is no comparison at allll.

Anonymous's picture

Of course B R Chopra's MB was classic and in those days without current tech they had done a good job......but we also have to appreciate the new one.....it's too fantastic....good acting with modern graphics animation, set designing are too positive....we should not compare the twos in same points.......Credits go to both..... oh yes Ekta Kapoor's mahabharat is a real joke...only six pack fashion show...:P

Anonymous's picture

BR Chopra's Mahabharat is etched in our childhood memories, the title song to Samay ( the time ).. It's morally wrong to compare the new Mahabharat to the older version. New version is glam and glitzy take on the historical epic. Colourful bright sparkly costumes, set, decorations, jewerelly fits in perfectly with the Kshatryiyas. The cast are portraying characters from the great epic. For example Shakuni in new Mahabharat studied his character for at least a little more than a year. This is the kind of dedication and detail has gone to new version. The amount of research done is astounding. A lot of minutest detail has been perfected and portrayed. Old is still gold and rest of time there would be discussions on both versions. Inspiring and questioning and discussions on both versions creating the excitement and joy for our great epic. Old young and new generation we are ever in debt and grateful to showing all of us what the long ago epic would have actually felt like in that time.. Bravo!! Ps: Ekta Kapoor stick to silly soap that don't make any real sence in your creations.. Stay away from real history darling!!!

Anonymous's picture

In fact old1 was an epic which got life through the new1.......this MAHABHARAT is the LIVE forecast form of the old epic.......tooooooooooo good........MAGNONIMOUS!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous's picture

I’ve watched the old 1 every day and always did my homework on time just to get ready to sit and see t……t used to come in the weekends I remember…..i loved t at that time…..
I am watching the new 1 every day and never thinking of missing t a day…..i am loving more to see t this time...
The older 1 was the base of knowledge for THAT generation and the new 1 is the dangerous reality for THIS current generation…..
The older 1 offered us the happenings and the new one in offering us the TRUTH of disaster….
We need both to keep safe and understand……so both are important.
But as any updated version always offers more, this version of MAHABHARAT is naturally offering us more to digest……..
So voting for the new one.

Anonymous's picture

I love this new MB on star plus as it's refreshing and has inspired a lot of youngsters to go back and read this wonderful epic. It's unfair to compare the two shows as they have been made in two different eras. Thank you Star plus for connecting us with her history and culture. The actors on this show have shown tremendous growth in their acting prowess. Personally, I love Pooja Sharma, Shaheer, Ahem and SRJ (Krishna) Even Shakuni is a treat to watch. Ankit Rana has come a long way too.

Anonymous's picture

Obviously the new currently running fresh Mahabharata.....the old Mahabharata was also amazing but except the roles of Madhava, Draupadi and Bheeshma....other characters were not so charming as the new ones.....the new Arjun(Shaheer),Karna(Aham), Madhav(Saurabh) have already won the hearts of millions.....they r amazing....other characters r also doing gr8 job....Kunti is really beautiful and Draupadi also....Bheem's character is so adorable.....Shakuni mama playing his character very well.....I just loooooove Arjun, Madhav and Karna....they r fab.....so my vote goes to this Mahabharata.....MB rocksssss.....

Anonymous's picture

I love customs, sets, actors, animation and all the things they do. i see all the episode.

Anonymous's picture

Siddhart kumar Tewary's mahabharat is amazing.. N i dnt understand why "some" fans of B.R. Chopra's mahabharat speaks against S.Tewary's mahabharat.. I know fans of b.r. Chopra's mahabharat finds it difficult to accept a new mahabharat as n.bharadwaj, mukesh khanna n all rules their heart bt it doesnt mean dat u wil make fun of a genuine effort..cvs of new mb has spent so much of time n money on the show..the actors r putting a lot of hardwork den y this continuous comparision..moreovr fans of s.tewary's mahabharat dont speaks against b.r. chopra's Mahabharat..dis shows wat u hav learnt from mahabharat!!

Anonymous's picture

the old one was obviously magnanimous, even with its meager resources and limited budget...... the new one is making its place....
just remove the overdragged sequences.... and please... get the facts right....

Anonymous's picture

When it comes to story representation and the depth of acting by the lead perormers- B R Chopra is undoubtedly the best.

The new one is not a patch on it. Aloka

Anonymous's picture

BR CHOPRA'S mahabharat was simply legendary... making comparisons b/w the old and new mahabharat is similar to comparison betweeen a nightingale and a crow.. just presenting the show with magnificent set is not sufficient..!! Acting, dialogues and script too matter... and thatbr ncho was the plus point of BR CHOPRA'S MAHABHARAT.. kindly dnt insult the epic's value by making such comparisons..whenever I think of mahabharat's character.. the images of the old mahabharat actors appear spontaneously.. :) thats the magic of a real epic :) salute to Nitish bhardwaj, mukesh khanna and the whole team \m/

Anonymous's picture

I doubt you have not watched any episodes yet. Watch the episodes before you debate. Tiwari's Mahabharat is Best in presentation, casting, dialogues, moreover the way they present the story is truly way better than the older version. Peace out.

Anonymous's picture

You are absolutely correct.

Anonymous's picture

BR CHOPRA'S mahabharat was simply legendary... making comparisons b/w the old and new mahabharat is similar to comparison betweeen a nightingale and a crow.. just presenting the show with magnificent set is not sufficient..!! Acting, dialogues and script too matter... and thatbr ncho was the plus point of BR CHOPRA'S MAHABHARAT.. kindly dnt insult the epic's value by making such comparisons..whenever I think of mahabharat's character.. the images of the old mahabharat actors appear spontaneously.. :)
thats the magic of a real epic :) salute to Nitish bhardwaj, mukesh khanna and the whole team \m/

Anonymous's picture

Siddharth kumar tiwary's mAhabharat is d best!!

Anonymous's picture

I luv siddharth kumar tewary's mahabharat. It's customs, sets, actors, animation, etc. I am a big big fan of mahabharat star plus. I never miss the episode of new mahabharat even i woke up at 5:30 am to see new mahabharat. So, my is for new mahabharat :)

Anonymous's picture

My vote goes to ofcrs Siddharth Kumar Tewary's Mahabharat. In this Mahabharat, the characters are looking very real & very natural! We can connect with each & every characters. Specialy Krishna (saurabh raj), Arjun ( shaheer), Draupadi (puja), shakuni & Duryodhan! Love this Mahabharat very much!

Anonymous's picture

B R Chopra Mahabharat is great

Anonymous's picture

B R Chorpra Mahabharth is the only one that takes us back to histroy. Never ever any serials can be compared to it. All the characters and cast are on people mind till date and it will never change.I still watch it. A great salute to Mr Bal Dev Raj Chopra

Anonymous's picture

I love the the star plus mahabharat show especially Krishna, his dialogues are awesome. I always use to watch the show at 8.30 pm. The old mahabharata is also a good one but I like the new one because of better visual arts, costumes, weapons, sets, sound quality etc. This show is amazing

John

Anonymous's picture

I have seen B.R. Chopra's Mahabharat, I don't remember it clearly, but it was a good one. But Siddharth Kumar Tewary's Mahabharat is awesome. I specially like Saheer's, Saurabh's & Safaq's acting in this Mahabharat. Ekta Kapoor's Mahabharat was a big joke.......................

Anonymous's picture

Star plus best...

Anonymous's picture

we are from this generation , so Star Plus Mahabharat is best,, one reason is that this is grand & bcoz Devdutt Pttanaik is d
consultant ,,,,,,,,,,,, and Ekta Kapooor's Kahani hamarey mahabharat ki was closed in between ...

Anonymous's picture

B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharat (1988).
The starplus Mahabharat is watchable but not comparable to B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharat (1988). The action, script, story of the B.R.Chopras was excellent. It can't be compared to anything. Old is gold!
We used to wait everyday sunday for the mahabhrat in 1988 and were stuck to our seats those 1hr.

Anonymous's picture

Actually I didn't watch d old Mahabharata but yet I would vote for mahabharat2013 bcoz its totally new. New sets, awesome costumes and with very good actors. Really, its a pleasure to watch Mahabharata.

Anonymous's picture

I really enjoy to watch mahabharat,good characters match with the previous mahabharat... I love the epic show..and wish u all best of luck..ur journey continues...:-)keep it up guise

Anonymous's picture

Star Plus Mahabharat is the best. I can't even bear to watch the older Mahabharat, purely because of the depressing atmosphere in it.

Anonymous's picture

as someone said old is gold, but i loved the new one espcially for acting skills of some actors like pooja sharma, saurabh jain.. But this mahabharat have an annoying habit of showing arjun as superior, i don't like that, but i think they're rectifying that after draupadi's swayamwar, i guess that's good for the show and as you mentioned ekta's show is such a disaster....

Anonymous's picture

Star Plus Mahabharat anytime.I understand that BR Chopra's Mahabharat was done after a lot of research however,many people know the story of Mahabharat.Not all the versions of Mahabharat are true.Because we have not seen it with our own eyes,have we?We do not even know if Mahabharat even happened.So anyway,modern day Mahabharat has a lot to learn from thanks to Sri Krishna.They also have better-looking actors,better camera quality,set,visual effect,sound effect etc. that ropes us into the serial regardless of whether what they say is true or not.Learn to enjoy things and not nag about imperfections

Anonymous's picture

"Is sansaar ke sare kshatriya sune or Woh kshatriya bhi sune joh aab is sansaar mein nahi hai or woh kshatriya bhi sune joh is sansaar mein aane wale hai."

"Mein joh kahene jaara hu, na koi kisine mare pehle kaha hai or na koi mere paschyat kahega"

"Mein Pandu putra BHEEM yeh ghoshna karta hu, ke jabtak rhanbhumi mein is dusashan ki chati chirke jabtak lau nahi piunga apne purvajoko apna mu nahi dikhaunga"

Anonymous's picture

BR Chopra's mahabharat was amazing and ahead of time with dialogues well suited to our indian culture

Anonymous's picture

B R Chopra any day

Anonymous's picture

Imagine if the quality of actors in B R Chopra's Mahabharat came together with the Quality of sets and special effects of today!

Anonymous's picture

Btw today's episode was fantastic - Arjun and Karan's confrontation always gives me goosebumps!

Anonymous's picture

br chopra

Anonymous's picture

I have never seen B R Chopra's mahabharat so I don't know much about it. But I can tell you the modern version of mahabharat is outstanding. I never miss the show. I very much appreciate the acting of Pooja and Shaheer and I love them both.

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