Asoka (2001)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Romance, War, Drama, Action, Biographical

Plot: The film chronicles the early part of the life of emperor Asoka. It begins with his career as a general in Taxila (modern-day Punjab ) and ends with the bloody conquest of the Kalinga country. Emperor Chandragupta Maurya, of the Maurya empire, has decided to embrace Jainism and abdicate the throne... Read more

Asoka - Movie Reviews

Shah Rukh Khan's Asoka starring the Khan himself, directed and shot by internationally acclaimed Santosh Sivan, captures the life and times of the great historical figure Asoka, who underwent a radical change and embraced Buddhism at the pinnacle of succe
Rediff 
* On the whole ASOKA will win critical acclaim and applause in the film festival circuit.
Bollywood Hungama
Santosh Sivan’s much anticipated magnum opus Asoka is well worth the nail-biting wait that preceded its release. A blend of old-world atavism and crystal clear imagery, compounded with lush art direction and stirring music, Asoka is a haunting journey int
Planet Bollywood
However, a bigger surprise was to see empty seats in the cinema hall on the very first day of release despite the day being a public holiday
Smash Hits
Shahrukh Khan’s second production, Asoka is a journey of a youth from a beloved son to an obsessive romantic to a king consumed by ambition.
SIFY
Much has already been said and written about the movie Asoka.
Rediff