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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EXCELLENT: would give it a 100 stars.
29 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

Chanakya is a 47-part Indian television historical drama written and directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi and is based on events occurring between 340 BCE and 321/20 BCE, starting with Vishnugupta's(moniker of Chanakya) boyhood and culminating in the coronation of Chandragupta Maurya. Chandraprakash Dwivedi played the title role of Chanakya.

So the director features as an actor himself and to top it all, the protagonist of all characters. Kudos to him, who was supposed to only be a part of the scripting but had to direct it after a fallout with the to-be director. Thank God for that, else CHANAKYA would have been something and someone else.

The actors are apt, their acting perfect, not over-the-top as is the case with much other tele-serials of that era.The scripting and dialogues are perfect, as would have been in that ancient period, so is the background score, replete with shlokas and excerpts from the VEDAS and UPANISHADS.

The icing on the cake are the costumes and setting locations etc. They really look like a MAHAJANAPAD of that ancient period.

Only One complaint: The series should have been longer. Then we would have had more to enjoy and learn.


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