The citizens share that Kichak’s soldiers have abducted their kids. He plans to sacrifice them tomorrow when his statue will be unveiled. Ashoka refuses to let it happen. The blood of any innocent will not fall in Takshshila. Acharya Devrath warns him. it is Kichak’s plan to trap you, to kill you! If you go alone then you will certainly fail. You need to be united and practical right now. Ashoka requests him to guide him. Acharya Devrath points out that they have to find a solution to break that chakravyuh that Kichak has planned for him.
Kichak thinks Ashoka will find out the truth before his death today. It is impossible to break Kichak’s chakravyuh. My sculpture will be situated when the sun will be at peak.
Ashoka says the faith of citizens will be restored today. The first pillar of their victory will be placed there, and not Kichak’s statue!
The citizens of Takshshila pull up Kichak’s statue so it can stand upright. Agnibahu is very happy to see it. My Swami looks so grand in this statue. The moment will be grand. My Swami will win and Ashoka will lose. Veerayan points out that it will be a loss for every person who tried to come in between Mahanayak’s way, including Bindusar. The trap that we have laid for Ashoka will bring his death! It will be impossible for him to get out of this Chakravyuh!
Ashoka says there might be some way to break the chakravyuh. Acharya Devrath points out that Veerayan has made it. he is the one who planned a chakravyuh while winning over Kalinga. It wont be easy. Ashoka shares what Acharya Chanakya used to say. We often find solution when we observe the chakravyuh carefully. We can break the chakravyuh from inside, if not outside. Where is Bhairav taking the kids from? He plans to sit in the cart in which other kids are forced to sit. Acharya Devrath asks him how he will get out. ashoka says my mother believes I have been born to help people our of their grief. I will make sure I live up to her belief. There has been no school which can hold the kids amongst the four walls of the school! There might be some such kids. Acharya Devrath calls it a risk. Ashoka does not mind it. The biggest risk is when we stop taking risks. I wont let anything happen to the kids. I can even risk my life for them if I have to!
Ashoka stands in the line of kids which are brought inside the fort to be killed. Kichak reaches there. A lady pleads him to free her only son. Spare his life. Don’t sacrifice him please. Kichak smiles seeing her plight. I am your Swami. I have been challenged by Ashoka. You all are in danger because of him. I will leave all the kids if you bring Ashoka to me. if it does not happen then he will be responsible for the death of all these kids!
Kichak announces that today, with Ashoka’s sacrifice, he will give a fitting reply to the Maurya’s. His sister adds that it will show everyone what we do with the rebellions!
Ashoka is not happy to see Keshav there. You shouldn’t have come here. If Kichak notices you then your life will be in risk. A kid hears Keshav calling him Ashoka. He is the one because of whom we are going to be sacrificed!
Kichak says start the sacrifice as soon as I signal you.
The kids want to pinpoint Ashoka before Kichak. We will get free then. Keshav tells them otherwise. Ashoka questions the kids. Are you sure Kichak will let go of you if you tell him about my presence here? The kid nods. we haven’t done anything. Ashoka reasons that they anyways haven’t done anything. Do you want Kichak to take over Takshshila for forever? The kids ask him if he wants them to rebel. He will kill us. Ashoka advises them to try atleast. Even if I die during this then my mother will be proud of me. why did I come here all the way from Patliputra then? I feel it is my duty to bring justice in your lives, to try! I don’t want to live with the regret of not doing anything when I could have done something. I cannot do anything alone. I need your support. The decision is yours – do you want to die while fearing Kichak or do you want to kill that fear itself! The kids ask him what they should do now. Ashoka says we have to be united. Acharya Devrath also stands amidst the crowd.
Kichak unveils the statue but it turns out to be the statue of a lion! All of his supporters are shocked. Acharya Devrath smiles. Kichak looks at the crowd. He holds Agnibahu’s neck. Who dared to do so? Agnibahu is clueless. Kichak questions the security. Who came here!
Kichak looks angrily at the statue. He holds Agnibahu’s neck. Who dared to do so? Agnibahu is clueless. Kichak questions the security. Who came here! Ashoka recalls how he made the statue of lion at night under his mother’s guidance. Anand asks Ashoka about Bhante Budheshwar (Amatya) and Kaurvaki. Ashoka has no idea about Bhante but says Kaurvaki is with him. Anand tells him that something is happening in Vishwavidyalaya. Everyone is rushing to complete Kichak’s statue by tonight only. Ashoka knows it already. Ashoka shows him his royal coin and gives his intro. I know how the kids can be saved. I need your help for that. Anand agrees. He offers Prasad to the soldiers standing guard at the place where Kichak was going to unveil his statue. The soldiers faint after eating the Prasad. Flashback ends.
Kichak yet again demands to know who did it! Ashoka loudly calls out his name. He removes the veil from around his face. I did it! Everyone turns to look at him. I told you I have come here as your end. This statue is the sign that Samrat BIndu is still concerned about Takshshila. I restored that belief today amongst everyone present here. Look in to their eyes. You will understand it yourself. This statue indicates that the evil will end now. This is indicative of the faith that has returned in the kids here. No one can snatch their right to live freely here in Takshshila. I will show you what I say, I will fulfil it! It will be forever etched in history. Kichak asks his soldiers to bring Ashoka to him. I will kill him with my own hands and tie his head at this very statue. Today I will show the citizens what is the consequence of going against Kichak! Ashoka warns Veerayan not to come. I am coming on my own. He moves toward Kichak.
Kichak and Ashoka glare at each other. Kichak takes out his sword. There is a blast of smoke right before KIchak can hurt Ashoka. Everyone’s vision gets blurred for a while. Veerayan is shocked and angry as his vyuh was broken. Kichak sends him and the soldiers to catch Ashoka and the kids.
The kids tell Ashoka that soldiers will easily catch them here in the Vishwavidyalaya. We have no weapons to fight with them. It is impossible to stay alive here. Ashoka says with the faith, with which we have confronted Kichak makes us understand we already did something which was impossible. No one can snatch our faith from us. They can kill us today if they want. I am ready. But you all are well aware of every corner of this Vishwavidyala. We can defeat them if we stay united. The kids nod. We have faith.
Nayak notices Kichak standing alone as everyone goes to look for Ashoka. He thinks to safeguard Kichak. Ashoka diverts Kichak. He follows Ashoka. Acharya Devrath stands in Nayak’s way. We have a fight due. Shall we complete it? They begin fighting.
The kids beat Bhairav and the soldiers. Bhairav manages to run away from there. The kids beat soldiers at every corner of the Vishwavidyalaya. Agnibahu falls in a trap laid by Ashoka and other kids.
A lady asks Kaurvaki how she is. She asks for everyone. The lady says everyone has gone to Vishwavidyalaya. Kaurvaki wants to go there too. He has helped me so much. I have to go.
Veerayan and Ashoka come face to face. They engage in a sword fight.
Nayak tells Acharya Devrath that he cannot stop him from protecting the Mahanayak. Acharya Devrath says I will always protect the one who rightfully deserves the throne.
Veerayan talks about sending a gift to Bindusar. We will send your head as the gift. Your mother will die seeing how wear son she has given birth to! Ashoka kills Veerayan. I cannot let that person live who will try to harm my mother or motherland! Kichak notices Veerayan lying dead on the floor He angrily shouts Ashoka. Today will be the last day of your life. Ashoka runs from there.
On the other hand, Kaurvaki is on her way to the Vishwavidyalaya. Ashoka is surely in some problem. Ashoka notices the main door locked. Kichak angrily screams Ashoka. Nayak’s attention is diverted. Acharya Devrath pushes him and goes from there.
Kichak too reaches the same dead end. He calls out for Ashoka. Come out. Your death is written! He notices a kid hiding nearby. Using him as a bait, he asks Ashoka to come out before he counts till 5. I will kill this kid otherwise. Ashoka steps out before Kichak can harm the kid. Kichak knew he will come for sure. Ashoka drops his sword. Leave this kid. Kichak pushes the kid aside. The first sacrifice on my statue was to be yours! It is the right time now. Kichak’s sister, Bhairav, Agnibahu and Acharya Devrath reach there. Kichak holds Ashoka by his neck.