Porus : Sony TV Serial
First episode date: 27 November 2017
Final episode date: 13 November 2018
Number of episodes: 249
Network: Sony Entertainment Television
Budget: ₹500 crore (US$70 million)
Synopsis:Porus is an upcoming TV show to be aired at Sony TV channel. The said TV show will unfold the ages old story of the ruler Porus who was known to have dared to fight for his country without ever gaining any limelight to the mighty and powerful king Alexander The Great. The TV show is produced by Siddharth Kumar Tewary, which is under the banner of Swastik Productions. ‘Sony TV‘ Channel is already running some successful TV shows in different genre including the mythological ones called Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman along with crime beats like CID and Crime Petrol with drama genre Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi.
Now talking about the plot, the King Porus was the ruler of Kingdom of Paurava in Ancient India. The kingdom is located between Chenab and Jhelum River at Punjab. He fought with the Macedonian army of Alexander the Great in the Battle of Hydaspes. Alexander sent an envoy from Taxila to King Porus asking his submission. But Porus gave a defiant reply that he was prepared to meet him at the frontier of his kingdom and in arms. King Porus displayed the feeling of resentment against a foreign invader, and the decision to embrace death with honour and justice than to surrender without resistance to an outlandish conqueror.
Though the army of King Porus was large and capable, the monsoon had an adverse impact. The chariots of their army became out of use to rain and mud. The bowmen could not aim correctly. The Indians under the leadership of Porus displayed unmatched bravery but the Macedonians proved to be superior. King Porus was injured during the battle. The army of King Porus was defeated and he was forced to surrender. Alexander being full of admiration for him wanted to know the treatment Porus wished to receive from him. Alexander reinstated him as a friend and vassal not only in his own kingdom but also gave him additional territories.