Chanakya (1990– )

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This is a historical saga of establishing the Mauryan Empire in India

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Series cast summary:
Hemant M. Pandya ...
 RAVAN (1 episode, 1990)
Ashok Banthia ...
 Indradutt (1 episode, 1990)
Sudhir Dalvi ...
 Ambhiraj (1 episode, 1990)
Neena Gupta ...
 Shweta (1 episode, 1990)
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 Nipunak (1 episode, 1990)
Pramod Moutho ...
 Magadh's Maha Mantri (Prime Minister) Shaktar (1 episode, 1990)
Navneet Nishan ...
 Shonotra (1 episode, 1990)
Deep Raj Rana ...
 Akshay (1 episode, 1990)
Dinesh Shakul ...
 Chandragupta Maurya (1 episode, 1990)
Malvika Tiwari ...
 Kalyani (1 episode, 1990)
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This is a historical saga of establishing the Mauryan Empire in India

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In the times long ago

Dr Dwidevi made his first acting/direction TV venture with "Chanakya". It came out in times when several other historical and mythological series were popular. It is interesting how "Chanakya" captured the attention and minds of people in between such glamorous shows.

"Chanakya" is a result of a lot of detailed work on life of people during the rule of the Mauryan Dynasty. The sets, costumes, language & pronunciations and cinematography separate it from other costume dramas. The characters are not cardboard cut-outs. They are well-rounded and have depth. Chanakya is one of the shrewdest characters in history. He has been played so well that he virtually comes out of the screen.

On the whole, "Chanakya" reminds us that 'kutil' and shrewd minister of the Mauryas is not merely history. He created history.


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