Asoka Poster

Release Date: September 25th, 2001

DVD Release Date: April 23rd, 2002

R|2 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
In this biopic set before his rise to power, young Prince Asoka (Shahrukh Khan) works to perfect his skills in battle and also deals with family conflict. During a struggle with one of his step-brothers, his mother (Subhashini) urges Asoka to escape to stay alive. While away, Asoka meets Kaurwaki (Kareena Kapoor) and falls in love, but must use his skills as a warrior to protect her. A dangerous and heartbreaking web of conspiracy follows, which leads Asoka to embrace a Buddhist path.

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Ajith Kumar, Rahul Dev, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Umesh Mehra, Gerson Da Cunha

Director: Santosh Sivan

Genres: Historical drama

Keywords: Rousing, Passionate, Father, Growing up, Family, Rivalry, Love, Brash