Seven - the Ashwamedha Prophecy is a fictional television series that was aired on Sony Entertainment Television. It was produced by the famous Yash Chopra, directed by Siddharth Anand Kumar and written by Anuraadha Tewari, the writer of the Madhur Bandarkar success- Fashion. The Series was also rumored to be made into a movie of the same name.
The story revolves round 7 different individuals, the crown jewels of their guru, Charak, and their quest of recognizing their own powers and defeating the evil, while saving the world. It is a story of Good vs Evil. It shows a journey of love, desire, sacrifice, heroism, survival and togetherness. It is based on the theory of one for all, all for one. The story was loaded with drama, suspense, thrill and valour, all in a perfect combination.
Dr. Charak, a scientist, philosopher and astronomer, sees the Saptarishi constellation falling in place and realises that the time to find the Saptarishi descendants had arrived. It is this search for the descendents and their realization of their true potential that forms the core of the story.
The Seven – Asmin-played by Shireen Farooq, Hriday- played by Raashul Tandon, Varya- played by Kashmira Irani, Haryaksh- played by Himmanshoo Malhotra, Mastishk played by Meherzan Mazda, Eklavya- played by Shivam Sood and Drishika played by Nushrat Bharucha are guided in their path by Shlok- the male guardian, played Raqesh Vashisht and Shunya-the female guardian played by Shama Sikander. The seven are just ordinary people from different parts of India, who have been blessed with some extraordinary powers by the Saprishi to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save the world from the Evil, Dr. Asht Arya played by Naveen Kaushik.
To know the secret of the Ashwamedha prophecy, the seven have to collect the nine ancient books which are located in nine different locations before Dr. Asht gets his hands on them. Each book that the seven discover helps them in unravelling new mysteries and learning new abilities. But finding these books is not that easy for the seven. To gain possession of each book, the seven need to pass the test put forth by the original book holders. Each book has a unique power. The first book taught the power of touch to death which is mastered by Asmin. The second taught the power to communicate with plants which is mastered by Mastishk. The third book taught the power of controlling light which is mastered by Haryaksh. The fourth book taught the ability of teleportation which is mastered by All. The fifth book taught the power of healing which was mastered by Hriday. The sixth book taught the power of looking into time in any direction, which was mastered by Drishika. The seventh book taught the power of time travel which was mastered by Eklavya and Varya. The eight book taught the power of anti-gravity which was mastered by Hriday. And the last book, the ninth one, taught the power of all the books into one person which was successfully mastered by Varya.
The show ends with the seven winning the battle against Dr. Asht. Shunya dies at the end. Shlok erases the memory of the Seven and lets them continue their lives as normal people without the knowledge of their glorious past.
The show premiered on Sony Entertainment Television on 1st January, 2010 and was telecasted on Friday at 9pm. The last episode was telecasted on 25th June, 2010