Chandrakanta (TV series)

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The main cast of Chandrakanta: Shahbaz Khan as Prince Virendra Singh and Shikha Swaroop as Princess Chandrakanta.
Based onChandrakanta
by Devaki Nandan Khatri
Written byDevki Nandan
Kamleshwar (writer)
Ranbir Pushp
Story byNirja Guleri
Directed byNirja Guleri
Creative director(s)Sunil Verma
StarringCast and characters
Narrated byHarish Bhimani
Theme music composerUsha Khanna
Opening theme"Chandrakanta" by Sonu Nigam And Vinod Rathod
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes133
Executive producer(s)Shrey Guleri
Sahil Guleri
Producer(s)Nirja Guleri
Production location(s)Film City Mumbai
CinematographyNadeem Khan
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time52 minutes
Production company(s)M/s Prime Channel
Original networkDD National
Picture format480i
Original release1994 (1994) –
1996 (1996)

Chandrakanta is an Indian fantasy television series partly based on Devaki Nandan Khatri's novel of the same name.[1] It was originally telecast on DD National between 1994 and 1996, and was created, written, produced, and directed by Nirja Guleri. The serial was pulled off air by Doordarshan in 1996 and the producers had to file a suit in court for reinstatement.[2] Reruns of the show also aired on Star Plus and Sony Entertainment Television.[3]

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Kamlapati Khatri, the grandson of the novel's author, has said that the producer "had not done justice to the soul of Khatri's Chandrakanta". He has also accused the producers of willfully misrepresenting certain concepts from the novel, such as "tilism" (kind of a maze) and "ayyari" (spying), and showing them as "jadu-tona" (sorcery), as well as criticising the characters and the sequences in the Chunar fort for being overly exaggerated, and how far into the show the Chandrakanta appeared.[4]


  1. ^ "Chandrakanta, the show in which Irrfan won hearts four lines at a time".
  2. ^ "Latest News, India News, Breaking News, Live News Online, Today Headline's". The Indian Express. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
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  4. ^ "Don't follow Neerja Guleri's tele-serial | Lucknow News - Times of India". The Times of India.

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