The story of Buddha’s destined journey from a prince to an ascetic was first televised in 2013 on Zee TV and Doordarshan. It is now available to view on Netflix.
The soap opera style drama aside, it beautifully explored the relationship between Siddhartha and his parents, teachers and wife. The story ties itself well with the earlier drama when it speaks of redemption, righteousness and the quest to know oneself.
Unlike our other epics, this is not a story oft told. Though liberties are taken with its history, it makes for an enlightening watch with many well written and dramatised lessons, questions and truths.