The Gods, the law, capitalism and politics jostle for power in this modern adaptation of the ancient Indian poem Mahabharata. Dramatised as a gripping family epic set in 21st century Mumbai, this series is powered by the tensions and rivalries of a turbulent business empire.
One of India’s biggest business empires is facing a crisis that threatens its very existence.
Fifty years ago, two brothers, Sanjay and Paras set up a small business that would eventually grow into Hasta Enterprises, a vast conglomerate encompassing everything from finance to hotels. When Paras died young from a heart attack, sole control of the empire passed to Sanjay, and for many years the money flowed in, power and influence accumulated. Recently however, Sanjay has started to show signs of ill health. Looking to the future, he prays to the Gods and decides to publish a will, setting out the future of Hasta Enterprises.
His choices plunge his family into chaos.
At stake is a vast business empire. The only thing rival factions can agree on is to let a game of dice decide the future.
MAHABHARATA NOW is a B7 Media production for BBC Radio 4
Starring Ira Dubey
Written by Richard Kurti, Bev Doyle and Ayesha Menon
Original Music Imran Ahmad
Sound Design and Post Production Wilfredo Acosta
Sound Supervisor (Mumbai) Ayush Ahuja
Sound Engineer (Mumbai) Ashyar Bulsara
Assistant Sound Engineer (Mumbai)Adhithya Sivakumar
Executive Producer (B7 Media) Andrew Mark Sewell
Commissioning Editor (BBC Radio 4) Alison Hindell
Producer (Mumbai) Nadir Khan
Producer(s) Helen Quigley and Andrew Mark Sewell
Director Jatinder Verma