Chandragupta Maurya

Show Concept

Chandragupta Maurya is a biographical saga that would depict the life and times of the greatest emperor India has ever known. It would chart 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 would make a character that history has almost rendered mythical, relatable to today’s young audiences. The narrative would hence be an informative piece of entertainment that would underline 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.
Set in the backdrop of ancient India, the show would transport its viewers into a 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 would be 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 themselves. And taking on whatever challenges life throws at them with a spirit of buoyant confidence and undying optimism.
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