Chandragupta Maurya (2011 TV series)

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Chandragupta Maurya is an Indian Historical drama series being broadcast on Dangal TV, based on the life of Chandragupta Maurya, an Indian emperor of ancient India and the founder of the Mauryan Empire.[1] Chandragupta Maurya was first aired in March 2011 on Imagine TV.[2][3] Ashish Sharma played the adult and Rushiraj Pawar played the young Chandragupta Maurya.[4]

Chandragupta Maurya
GenreHistorical drama
Created byPrem Sagar
Written bySumit Roy
Faizal Akhtar
Brij Mohan Vyas
Abhishek Kumar
Directed byBhushan Patel
Arif Shamsi
Arif Ali Ansari
Vaibhav Mutha
StarringAshish Sharma
Rushiraj Pawar
Manish Wadhwa
Sooraj Thapar
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes105
ProducersNilanjana Purkayasstha Sagar
Prem Sagar
Jyoti Sagar
Shiv Sagar
CinematographyRavi Naidu
EditorsShums Mirza
Satya Sharma
Production companySagar Films
Original release
NetworkImagine TV
Release7 March 2011 (2011-03-07) –
7 April 2012 (2012-04-07)

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The story is about Chandragupta Maurya, who ruled over the Indian subcontinent in 300 BC. He would go on to become one of the greatest emperors in ancient India with his empire extending from Assam in the east to Afghanistan and Balochistan in the west.

The story begins with Chanakya, who goes to Dhana Nanda with the offer of Akhand Bharat (literally meaning Undivided India), but Dhana Nanda and his prime minister Amatya Rakshasa end up humiliating him. Chanakya then pledges to not tie a knot in his hair until he succeeded in overthrowing the Nanda dynasty. Whilst travelling to Takshashila, he meets Chandragupta and finding him suitable to achieve his dream of Akhand Bharat, (with the permission of Chandragupta's mother) takes Chandragupta to Takshashila. There they meet Prince Ambhik and his friends (Shashank, Digvijaya and Digamber), who as a group spare no expense in humiliating Chandragupta. This prompts Chandragupta to escape from Takshashila and return home to his village, but Dhana Nanda arrives with his army and destroys the village, killing Chandragupta's mother in front of him. Enraged, Chandragupta vows to destroy The Nanda Empire.
With this in mind, Chandragupta begins training under Chanakya, who then takes him to train under various warriors, who themselves had suffered under the rule of Dhana Nanda. Chandragupta also takes part in a Vijay Yatra, winning it. When Chandragupta turns 13, Chanakya hatches a plan to kill Dhana Nanda and orders Chandragupta to execute it. Chandragupta manages to kill Dhana Nanda, but Prime Minister Rakshasa reveals that the real Dhana Nanda is still alive. It is shown that the Dhana Nanda had seven doppelgangers and Chandragupta had killed one of the doppelgangers. Chandragupta is shattered, but succeeds in escaping from the palace. On hearing of this, an enraged Chanakya decides to further train Chandragupta into an Excellent Warrior.
The show then skips ahead to 8 year in the future, where an adult Chandragupta is being played by Ashish Sharma. Chandragupta is still plotting on overthrowing the Nanda Empire. The show now introduces a new Character Alexander the Great, who is called Sikandar. Prince Ambhik readily joins hands with Sikandar. Together they defeat Porus and their armies enter India. When Chanakya hears about this, he determines that it is time for Chandragupta to rise to his true calling and they set out to gather the forces of India and defend the land from the invaders. They spread the news of the might of the forthcoming Nanda Empire based in the Greek camp, and also poison some of their generals. With the soldiers' deteriorating health and fierce Indian resistance at every step, Alexander is forced to abandon his Indian campaign and returns to Greece. However, his general Eudemus remains in India, joining hands with Ambhik. However, Chandragupta and Chanakya pose them against each other, killing them, therefore ending any Greek influence in India.

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  1. ^ "Imagine TVs serial Chandragupta Maurya will be revived by Sony Entertainment Television, Rajat Tokas is likely to play the lead. - Times of India". The Times of India. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Chandragupta Maurya comes to small screen". Zee News. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Chandragupta Maurya on Sony TV? - Times of India". The Times of India. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Ashish Sharma believes it's difficult to enter film industry". Zee News. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Playing Chandragupta is a demanding job: Ashish Sharma". Zee News. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  6. ^ What are the real names and faces behind "Chandragupta Maurya", the famous TV show on Imagine ?, archived from the original on 26 July 2022, retrieved 23 October 2015
  7. ^ "Prime Time Act - Indian Express". Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Acting's my first love: Manish Wadhwa - Times of India". The Times of India. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Chanakya unleashes the power of 'Saam, Daam, Dand, Bhed' on the enemy - Times of India". The Times of India. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Rohit Purohit To Quit 'Chandragupta Maurya'?". Movie Talkies. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Chandragupta Maurya to go in a flashback mode". Tellychakkar Dot Com. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2020.

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