Chandragupta Maurya is a biographical saga that depicts the life and times of the greatest emperor India has ever known. It charts the journey of how from being a regular slave, Chandragupta catapulted to becoming the first king who dared and achieved the herculean task of unifying erstwhile splinter republics under the umbrella of the Great Mauryan Empire. Chandragupta Maurya is therefore the story of gallant and heroic conquests and a determination of steel that gave birth to an empire which extended from Bengal and Assam in the east, to Afghanistan and Baluchistan in the west, to Kashmir and Nepal in the north, and to the Deccan Plateau in the south.
Chandragupta Maurya, therefore, is as much a story of trials and tribulations, of vulnerability of human emotions, of relationships and most importantly of mistakes; as it is the story of wars and conquests. This kind of storytelling makes a character that history has almost rendered mythical, relatable to today's young audiences.The narrative hence is an informative piece of entertainment that underlines that geniuses are as a much a victim of circumstances as anybody else. What makes them legends is their ability to overcome adversities with the help of virtues like fairness, tact, wisdom and fearlessness.
fantasy land of kings and slaves, fairy like princesses and their indulgent lifestyles, forts and palaces and the zillion wars that were fought to protect them etc. It is a window into the most glorious times this country has known thereby evoking a sense of pride and nostalgia. However, apart from making its viewers take a trip down the fantasyland, the tale of Chandragupta needs to be also told to inspire the youth into believing in them. And taking on whatever challenges life throws at them with a spirit of buoyant confidence and undying optimism.
The TV serial is on one of the greatest emperor of India, Chandra Gupta Maurya. With the help of Chanakya, Chandragupta learns the art of using brain to rule the kingdom. The serial shows the life journey of the great king and how Chanakya through his kutniti help in development of Maurya Empire.
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"Chandra Gupta Maurya" is being telecasted on Imagine Tv since March'2011 every Friday and Saturday at 9 pm.
Direction and casting:
"Chandragupta Maurya" is co produced by Sagar Arts and 72 degrees Northe. The producers for Sagar Arts are Anand Sagar, Prem Sagar, Jyoti Sagar and Shiv Sagar and the producer for 72 degree Northe is Nilanjana Purkayasstha. Gautam Nagrath is the director.
The role of Chanakya is played by Manish Wadhwa, Young Chandragupta by Rushiraj Pawar, Dhananand by Suraj Thapar and Ametya by Tej Saproo.