Mahakali– Anth hi Aarambh hai Full Serial details, Poster, Star cast, Release date, Reviews
Mahakali – Anth Hi Aarambh Hai (English: Mahakali – The ends marks the beginning) is a Hindu mythological television show, that airs on Colors TV at 7 pm every weekend.
The show is based on the story of Goddess Adi Shakti but focusing primarily on Parvati and Mahakali and on her other incarnations and manifestations. Mahakali is based on the stories and anecdotes taken from the Devi Bhagwatam Purana, Devi Mahatmyam and Kalika Purana.
Pooja Sharma, who is best known for playing the role of Draupadi in Mahabharat, is playing the lead role of Parvati and Mahakali. It also has Saurabh Raj Jain playing the role of Lord Shiva who is popularly known for playing Krishna, also in Mahabharat and also played Lord Vishnu role in Devon Ke Dev Mahadev (2011 TV Series) . Interestingly, both of them portrayed the close friends, Krishna-Draupadi in Mahabharat and in Mahakali, they play the role of a married couple, Shiva-Parvati. Meghan Jadhav who played Abhimanyu in Suryaputra Karn is playing Shiva-Parvati’s son Kartikeya.
The show is created by Siddharth Kumar Tewary of Swastik Productions. He has created several successful shows like Mahabharat, Suryaputra Karn, Shani etc.
Parvati is introduced as a sweet, motherly and docile woman who, like every other individual of the time period, is brainwashed into believing men are superior to women. Shiva, her husband doesn’t believe that. He along with Lord Vishnu orchestrates Parvati receiving a vision of Mahakali, a terrific warrior goddess, killing armies of demons.
Like most stories in Hindu Mythology, this story begins with the war between the gods and the demons. However, this time, the gods defeated and driven out of their homes in heaven. They are forced to seek refuge with Parvati and Shiva, at their home in mount Kailash.
Meanwhile, Shiva Informs Parvati and the gods that only a woman can kill the demon duo due to a celestial boon. He also taunts Parvati, telling her that it was ineligent of the demons to get such a specific boon, as no woman is tough enough to battle men. Parvati silently nods, and Shiva wows to change her opinion.
Parvati complains to Shiva of her mistreatment. He simply replies with “Why do women come to men to solve their problems. Women need to fight their own battles.” And then proceeds to speak in metaphoric sentences that become crucial to Parvati only later. He falls into a trance, as he usually does and Parvati is left to ponder on the meaning of his words.
This marks the beginning of Parvati’s transition into the warrior Goddess Mahakali. It is at this moment that the other Goddesses like Lakshmi and Saraswati realize that there is something different about Parvati.
Shumbh is infuriated and sends another horde of demons to bring Parvati to him and defeat the gods. In this war, the gods are lead by the Goddess Narasimhi who, due to her horrific appearance is mistaken to be the warrior goddess from Parvati’s vision.
As the demons slaughtered god after another, the commanders, Chand and Mund make a dash for Goddess Lakshmi, who they decide to kidnap.
As she watches in horror, Parvati remembers something Shiva had told her earlier before he went into a trance : “If a woman gives up her ‘shanka’ (doubt, hesitation, fear) she becomes ‘Shankar’ (God, supreme force). And this end will mark a greater beginning.” Parvati rushes forwards to protect Goddess Lakshmi who is trying to defend herself but in vain.
As she runs towards the demons, her anger crosses all bounds, she rids herself of all her hesitations and fears and transforms herself into Goddess Kali, the warrior.
Parvati, who was white-skinned (Gauri), naive, innocent and the tamer of Shiva morphs into Mahakali, who is bluish black-skinned (Kali), fierce, brave and is untamed by Shiva. She is armed with a scimitar, has her hair in a disarray and a garland of demon heads around her neck and an apron of demon arms around her waist.
She motivates the other Goddesses to also give up their hesitations and learn to fight for themselves. She tells them that whenever mankind treats a woman less than anything she deserves, she has all the rights to turn into Kali.
The demon king then sends Raktabija, a demon famous as being Mahakali’s Primary enemy. He had the ability to create a clone of himself from every fallen drop of his blood.
To stop her rampage, Shiva awakens from his trance and lies down in front of Kali. She steps on him, realizes that she had stepped on her husband (which is a sin in Indian culture) and sticks out her tongue in shame.
Ashamed of what she had done, Kali turns back into Parvati. Shiva makes her realize that she did nothing wrong, but Parvati is also bothered by the fact that Kali had to manifest in her and not any other woman at the time of need. She realizes that there is something more to her than just a housewife.
The story continues with her realizing her potential and that she is the Primordial Force (God) and leading to the death of the unrighteous (including Shumbh and Nishumbh).
The show will also feature the story of how Parvati killed and defeated Mahishasura and will be known to the world as Mahishasur Mardini. More stories are to come.
Mahakali – Anth Hi Aarambh Hai traces this journey of how the beautiful wife of lord Shiva, Parvati discovers her power and her existence as Adi Shakti of which she herself was unaware.
- Pooja Sharma as Parvati / Mahakali / Kali / Bhadrakali / Kalaratri /Matrikas / Ambika / Sati / Tripura Sundari / Matsya Parvati / Navadurga / Mahavidya / Durga / Mahishasura Mardini
- Saurabh Raj Jain as Lord Shiva / Virabhadra / Unmata Bhairava
- Meghan Jadhav as Lord Kartikeya
- Kanan Malhotra as Lord Vishnu / Narayan
- Nikita Sharma as Goddess Lakshmi / Vaishnavi
- Falaq Naaz as Goddess Saraswati / Brahmani
- Rimpi Das as Ganga
- Arjit Lavania / Abhishek Avasthi as Nandi
- Abhaas Mehta as Shumbha (demon)
- Danish Akhtar Saifi / Varun Pande as Nishumbha (demon)
- Sagar Saikia as Raktabija (demon)
- Deepak Jethi as Prajapati Daksha
- Sampada Vaze as Prasuti
- Pranav Sahai as Darukasura (demon)
- Sneha Namanandi as Daruka
- Rohit Bakshi as Kama God of Love / Bhandasura (demon)
- Vinita Joshi as Rati Goddess of Lust
- Joy Mathur as Tarakasura (demon)
- Nirbhay Wadhwa as Mahishasura (demon)
- Hitanshu Jinsi as Lord Vayu
- Kunwar Pratham as Lord Chandra
- Arjun as Lord Surya
- Jai Harsh Vardhan as Lord Varuna
- Vartika Chauhan as Goddess Indrani
- Iti Kaurav as Aranyani
- Hemany Verma as Tulasi
Karm Main – I am Karma
Moksha Bhi Main – I am also the salvation
Prakash Main – I am the light
Andhakaar Bhi Main – I am also the darkness
Maarg Main – I am the way
Lakshya Bhi Main – I am the goal
Moh Main – I am attachment
Tyaag Bhi main – I am also the renunciation
Kann Main – I am the particle
Bhrahmand Bhi Main – I am also the universe
Anth Bhi Main – I am the end
Aarambh Bhi Main – I am also the beginning
Gauri Main – I am Gauri
Ambe Main – I am Durga
Kali Main – I am Kali
Mahakali Main – I am Mahakali!
When the demons, Chand-Mund and Raktabija attack the demigods and insult womanhood, Parvati transforms into a dark-skinned Kali and kills them
When Parvati sets out on her journey to be aware of her own existence and identity, she is protected by Unmata Bhairava and Goddess Ambika
Mahakali is born as Sati, the previous birth of Parvati as the daughter of Prajapati Daksha and then self-immolates in the fire of the energy as a result of the humiliation of her husband, Shiva by Daksha
Bhadrakali is the wrath of Kali herself and she has come to kill evil. She who reigns over bad people and who controls them and she who is the wrath of injustice
- Tripura Sundari
When Bhandasura tries to destroy the seed of energy of Shiva—Shakti then Parvati transforms into Tripura Sundari and then kills him
When Bhringi Rishi reaches Himalayas with his desire of obtaining a glimpse and doing the parikrama of Shiva only and not Parvati since he thinks that women are inferior to man and are not worth of worship, so Shiva and Parvati merges into Ardhanarishwar
Shiva narrates to Kartikaye the significance of Navadurga when Kartikaye wants to know the origin of Shiva and Parvati
- Matysa Parvati
Kartikaye accidentally kills Lord Indra in a fit of rage, so Shiva curses him but Parvati decides to take the punishment following which she takes birth as Matysa Parvati and is adopted by a fisherman
- Mahishasura Mardini/Durga
Mahishasura was given a boon by Bhrahma that he would be killed only a woman that will have the powers of the tridev : Shiva, Vishnu and Bhrahma. So, when Parvati receives the trishul of Shiva, sudarshan chakra of Vishnu and Bhrahmastra of Bhrahma, she transforms into the lion riding Goddess Mahishasura Mardini or Durga to kill Mahishasura
- The Mahavidya’s
This show will now depict the Dasha Mahavidyas.
The show gained impressive and amazing trp ratings within only two weeks of airing and it came as a shock as it was very unexpected that Mahakali would gained such trps.
According to India Forums: Another new entrant makes it to the top 5 right away. Colors much-awaited show, Mahakaali: Anth Hi Aarambh Hai did not disappoint and while it has been receiving rave reviews, it has also garnered the numbers. The show went on to collect an amazing 2.9 points entering the list at the 3rd spot.
Mahakali – Anth Hi Aarambh Hai also grabbed the 1st position in the top 10 Fiction Shows in Hindi GEC of BARC trp ratings with 2.7 TVRs.
The show became the no 1 show across India.