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 & 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.
Year of telecast:
The show was released on 11th march 2011 and and ended the telecast on 7th april 2012 with a huge success, the show was ended because NDTV IMAGINE was shutting down. Later, the re runs happened on DANGAL TV and it received the same reaction and huge success.
Direction and Casting:
The show was initially directed by Mr. Bhushan Patel.
- Awards and Recognition:
- The show bagged many awards such as
- ITS AWARD FOR BEST CHIL ARTISTE - 2011
- ITA AWARD FOR BEST HISTORICAL SERIAL – 2011
- ITA AWARD (JURY) FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE -2012
- STAR GUILD AWARD IN A DRAMA SERIES – 2012
- ITA AWARD (JURY) FOR BEST EDITOR 'FICTION' – 2012
- ITA AWARD FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY – 2012
The show became a cult show. The fantastic story telling coupled with good production values made the show an instant hit with the youth. Many remakes were made later but they all failed to create the magic of this show.