The Maharaja of Jodhpur

CHANNELS: Discovery International, France 5
DURATION: 2x48mins, 52 mins, 78mins
FORMAT: Digibeta
YEAR: 2003-2008
Producer, Director, Post Production, Visualizing of Photography, Research & Script

The Maharaja of Jodhpur is an exclusive and insightful documentation of the life of one of India’s most distinguished royals, His Highness The Maharajah Gaj Singh II of Marwar- Jodhpur.


The film tells the story of “the boy who-would-be-king”, enthroned at age 4, his trials and tribulations over the tumultuous years of historical change and of his quest to be a “Modern Maharaja”.


This extravagant docu-feature was filmed over a year and documents the life and lifestyle of the Maharaja, along-with incredible living traditions, festivals, ceremonial pageantry and a lifestyle of regal splendor.


The Royal Durbar celebrating the 50th year of his coronation – a glittering historical occasion.

Dusshera Durbar
– where ties with the Rathore clan are renewed, with the anointing of swords, by the Maharaja.Akha Teej Durbar– when the Rathore’s sip saffron water (formerly opium), from their Maharaja’s palm.


Birthday Celebrations– formal durbars, royal processions and ritual greetings by women, dressed in their traditional best.


A glamorous royal lifestyle– polo, vintage cars, courtly dance performances, vibrant festivals, ceremonial processions and exclusive footage of the “Raj” era of princely India.


The docu-feature has unique access to the royal family – the charismatic Maharaja, the indomitable Rajmata Krishna Kumari, the effervescent Maharani Hemlata Rajye, the charming Princess Shivranjani Rajye and ‘Prince of Hearts’ Yuvraj Shivraj Singh.