Pandu and Dhirtrashtra are two brothers who rule Hastinapur. Pandu gets married to Kunti (Achala Sachdev), who conceives five sons and names them Yudhister, Bhimsen (Dara Singh), Arjun (Pradeep Kumar), Nakul and Sahdev. Dhirtrashtra, who is blind, gets married to Gandhari (Mumtaz Begum), and gives birth to 100 sons, including Duryodhan (Bhushan Tiwari) and Dushasan. Gandhari’s brother, Shakuni (Jeevan), also resides with them. After Pandu passes away, Dhirtrashtra decides to bequeath the empire to Yudhister much to the chagrin of Duryodhan, who plots with Shakuni to kill the other brothers in a palace made of wax. (In Hindi language, with English subtitles).