Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat 24th December 2015 Written Episode
Some people carry heavy stuff from one point to another. The soldiers beat the kids openly. A mother calls for help. Ashoka observes the tortures people are bearing under Kichak’s reign. Little kids are forced to work. Ashoka takes out the coin he has. He recalls his father’s words about it. It is a symbol of Maurya Vansh’s respect too. The kids get food in return of their hard work. Ashoka thinks to understand the situation around first. A soldier asks him who he is. Ashoka says I am seeking work. The soldier asks him to put his hands up. Ashoka hides the gold coin in his turban. The soldier finds a coin from Ashoka. Ashoka says I earned it by working on the ship. The soldier takes it with him. Ashoka manages to get the gold coin back. Ashoka wonders where he will find Kichak now.
A lady asks her kid to drink milk. The kid breaks the pot. The mother accepts she was feeding him flour mixed in water. Where will I get you milk from? Ashoka steps forward but the lady pushes him. The gold coin falls from his hand. A man picks it up. This gold coin is of no importance to me. Are you a Maurya? Why have you come here? He asks if the bad end of his life is also predestined. Ashoka asks him what he means. The man points at a group of people who hang dead. They too had brought a message from Maurya’s. Your future is right before you. Even God cannot save you now. He walks away. Ashoka goes in the same direction.
An announcement is being made about the new taxes that have been introduced by Kichak. There will be taxes even on death and birth now. People beg for mercy. The same guy asks them how they will get the tax amount from the dead person. The soldier replies that the family will pay for it. Ashoka calls it heights of injustice. We will have to stop it. Everyone cheers for their Mahanayak Kichak reluctantly except Ashoka. The main soldier notices this. You dint bow down hearing Mahanayak’s name! How dare you! He pulls Ashoka with him.
Dharma is doing embroidery work. She thinks of Ashoka. She hurts herself with the pin. Drupad comes running there. Why are you doing this when you are hurt? He tends her wound. She says how I can feel the pain when I have a son like you. Drupad talks about becoming like Ashoka. I will never be able to take his place but I will become your son for sure. His mother too says the same. I cannot even imagine what it is to lose a son. Please let me know if I can help you in any way. Dharma can understand her discomfort. Someone younger than Drupad will come too. what else do I need! Charu thinks Dharma did a big mistake by trusting Drupad’s mother. She will pay for it from her unborn child.
The guy pleads for mercy from Ashoka’s behalf but the soldier insists upon taking him before Kichak. He pulls Ashoka. The guy pleads him again. Ashoka thinks of Acharya Chanakya and his mother. No decision should be taken by thinking emotionally. Be calm and patient. He bends down to touch his nose before the idol kept there. The main soldier asks his juniors to keep an eye on Ashoka. He goes from there. Ashoka looks at the idol. Kichak, your end is near! The guy turns to look at Ashoka.
Radha Gupta enquires a few people about the ship that got burnt on the way to Takshshila. Did anyone survive? One guy talks about a kid that survived. Radha Gupta gets curious. How old was he? The guy shares that he called himself a fisherman’s son. He went to Takshshila. Radha Gupta hopes to reach that kid to know more about what happened at the sea.
People notice the broken nose of the idol. They get tensed but a lady points out that someone has come to end the tortures of Kichak. That day is not far when he will lose! The soldiers beat people. There is no place for rebellion here. Ashoka feels bad for them as they are bearing the punishment of his deed. I will make sure he pays for all his misdeeds. Where will I find him?
Bindu asks Dharma why she is not eating properly nowadays. She reasons that their state needs food. How can I eat then? He talks about the baby in her womb. You are responsible for its nutrition. She asks him about the other pregnant women in Magadh who aren’t getting nutrition. He says I am doing all that I can. You are my strength. If you will eat then I will get the strength to face any problems. He feeds her with his hands.
All the people are gathered in acourtyard. His sister congratulates him. He gives her credit for whatever he is today. You trusted me when no one else did. She is proud of him. You proved that we should never underestimate a common man. She does his tilak using her blood. This will always remind you of my sacrifices. You will make sure Magadh should pay for the blood that our people have shed for its prosperity. He talks about how their expanse will be vast. The beginning of my dream will start now. He orders his soldiers to start.
The soldiers bring in a number of people who they are beating badly. They have been termed as rebels. Ashoka too joins the other people. He looks at Kichak.
Precap: A soldier is about to hurt someone when Ashoka throws a stone at his hand. The weapon drops from the soldier’s hand. Kichak looks on in shock.