350 BC, when India was one of the richest countries in the world, contributing significantly to the world GDP, with its vibrant trade relationships, prosperity, rich culture, the happiness across the land. India, was aptly called the Golden Sparrow (Sone Ki Chidiya). Porus is an ode to that glorious era.
The show will not only redefine television content but will also set new benchmarks in script and narratives, artwork and visuals, production design, costumes, characterizations and performances. To be shot in multiple locations across the world, with the biggest set ever created, Porus will offer the viewers a complete visual extravagance by recreating different worlds of ancient India and the Macedonia, in addition to water transport route of the yore.
The show will depict the untold story of the greatest conqueror of the world, Alexander and the most spirited defender of India, Porus. Set in 350 BC, the story will trace its roots and history to a time when India was at its glorious best and a time when Porus resisted the first attack on Indian soil by Alexander. The show will present the chronological narrative and will trace the journey from birth to the epic battle of these two legendary warriors born on the same day but raised with completely different upbringing.
The show’s stellar star cast include Laksh Lawani as Porus, Rohit Pareek as Alexander, Rati Pandey as Anusuiya, Aditya Redij as Bamini, Suhani Dhanki as Laachi, Praneet Bhatt as Darius, Vishal Patni as Farus, Aman Dhaliwal as Shivdutt, Chirag Jani as Darsyu to name a few. Other prominent talents include National Award winner, Chinni Prakash who has choreographed an intriguing dance sequence with 400 dancers, a first on the Indian television; renowned Action Director, Tinu Verma who will not only train but also design the action sequences; International Action Director of Bang Bang and Ready movie fame, Nung for action sequences shot overseas, Dialogue written by Vinod Sharma and the man behind multiple big banner Bollywood films, Kabir Lal, the DOP of the show.
Danish Khan, Executive Vice President, and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television:
“India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, it has a rich legacy of literature, philosophy, culture, stories and heroes. We at SET believe it is important to revisit our glorious past, it is relevant to understand the value system of a civilization that has not just survived but has prospered, we believe the stories of our past heroes will inspire our future generations. We believe it is time for the world to know and appreciate the richness of Indian civilization. Porus is an attempt to bring that glory, those heroes on our television screen in India and across the globe. We are delighted to partner with a creative visionary Siddharth Tewary, who has done an outstanding job to bring Porus alive on television.”
Siddharth Kumar Tewary, Founder and Chief Creative, Swastik Productions:
“Porus will not only tell a tale of ancient India’s history – an untold story of two legendary warriors of all-time and their epic battle, but will also go down in history as one of the most epic television show. We have always believed in creating content that we strongly believe in. A content that is rich, uncharted and world-class. Our shows reflect our passion, creativity and hard work and every time we weave in a new story, we make it a point to go several notches up from our previous creations. For Porus, we spent a lot of time of pre-production, diction, training and recreating the golden era. A lot is riding on us given that we own 100% of IPR of Porus, a first in the history of Indian television. We are grateful to Sony Entertainment Television for backing us in taking this big bold step.”
Tune in to Porus premiering on November 27, 2017, at 8:30 P.M. every Monday – Friday only on Sony Entertainment Television!