Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped by the Indian warlord, the tension mounts, leaving Sharpe no option but to pursue the enemy right into its deadly lair. Deep in the heart of enemy territory he also has to keep at bay the beautiful but scheming Regent, Madhuvanthi, who is out to seduce him. The fate of an empire and the life of a general's daughter lie in one man's hands.
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Did You Know?
Shortly after Sharpe arrives in India it is recalled that he saved Wellington's life at the Battle of Assay as a Redcoat and received his Field Commission. This is accurate to the books differs from the first Sharpe film - Sharpe's Rifles (1992), where it is seen that when Sharpe carries out his act of bravery he is already wearing the Rifle Green (as a Sergeant) and already in Portugal. See more
There is a Continuity error which was addressed by Sharpe TV Series Director Tom Clegg and writer Russell Lewis as being Non Canon. Sharpe's wife Lucille who's erroneously reported as deceased in Sharpe's Challenge is in fact still alive and married to Sharpe living at their house in Normandy with her son Patrick Henri while he was away in India at the time of Sharpe's Challenge. See more
[to Sharpe, on the way to their undercover mission
So, wait a minute. You and me, we're gonna stop a rebellion - just the two of us?
I see no bugger else.
Yeah... That sounds just about right. - Just as long as you let me know!
[Hurries after Sharpe
Followed by Sharpe: Sharpe's Peril
Stand To, Me Bonny Lads
Adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams See more