Rapid development of the multimedia and the associated technologies urge the processing of a huge database of video clips. The processing efficiency depends on the search methodologies utilized in the video processing system. Use of inappropriate search methodologies may make the processing system ineffective. Hence, an effective video retrieval system is an essential pre-requisite for searching relevant videos from a huge collection of videos. In this paper, an effective content based video retrieval system based on some dominant features such as motion, color and edge is proposed.