Draupadi (1931)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 4 mins

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This big-budget Mahabharata adaptation starts with Duryodhana's (Jagdish) scheme to appropriate the kingdom of Hastinapur by eliminating his Pandava cousins. When the Pandavas return from banishment with Draupadi (Ermeline), won by Arjuna (Kapoor) in a tournament, they establish their capital, Indraprastha. The films shows the Rajasuya Yagna ceremony and culminates in the famous dice game in which Duryodhan, backed by his scheming Uncle Shakuni (Hadi), wins the Pandavas' kingdom and then Draupadi herself, whom Yudhishthira (Elizer) then wagers and loses. Duryodhan commands that Draupadi be stripped naked in open court but Krishna (Khalil) saves her honour with a miracle.

Cast: Ermeline, Jilloo Maa, Khalil

Crew: Bhagwati Prasad Mishra (Director), Adi M Irani (Director of Photography)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1931 (India)

Hindi Name: द्रौपदी

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as Draupadi
as Kunti
as Krishna
as Duryodhana
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