Porus is a 2017 Hindi-language History show created by Siddharth Kumar Tewary. The show was Produced by Siddharth Kumar Tewary, Rahul Kumar Tewary and Gayatri Gill Tewary under the banner of One Life Studios for Sony Entertainment Television. The Story is set in 350 BC when India was called Sone Ki Chidiya due to its riches. Where on the streets in the markets Gold, Silver, Emeralds and precious stones were bartered in the open. It was also the time when the first attack on Indian Soil took place and the attacker was none other than Alexander the Great. King Porus was the mighty force that resisted the attack of Alexander. Though he lost the war which was fought on the banks of river Jhelum but he defeated Alexanders army in spirit and that saw the return of Alexander back to Greece. The story traces the time from the day Porus was born in Paurava Rajya to Bamani and Anusuya and Alexander was born to Philip and Olympias in Macedonia. Even though both were born on the same day they got very different upbringing. One became the greatest conqueror of the world and the other became the greatest Defender of India. The show has brought alive characters from History of ancient India and Greece. It will showcase the different worlds which are key to the narrative. There is also special emphasis on the costumes, hairstyles, weapons and tattoos which will define the look and feel for the show. Written by UD. Porus features Laksh Lalwani in the lead role along with an ensemble cast including Rohit Purohit, Rati Pandey, Aparna Dixit, Aditya Redij, Suhani Dhanki and Sameksha. The screenplay is written by Siddharth Kumar Tewary. The music was composed by Sangeet Haldipur along with Siddharth Haldipur, Suryaraj Kamal, Lenin Nandi and Raju Singh. Cinematography was done by Kabir Lal and editing by Janak Chauhan and Anil Vaishya. The show has a running time of 20-30 minutes for each episode. The show has a total of 249 episodes. It was released on 28th November 2017. Porus was made on a budget of ₹500 crore. Distribution rights for the series were acquired by Swastik Productions.
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