The Empire Web Series Review: Perfect show for the lovers of historical events | Female Characters Add Color To The Story Of The First Mughal Ruler Babur.

The Empire Web Series Review: Perfect show for the lovers of historical events | Female Characters Add Color To The Story Of The First Mughal Ruler Babur.

The Empire is a show perfect for those who love historical events, period and costume drama, whose responsibility of giving twist to the simple story is taken by the female characters and due to the intrigues of these female characters, a child becomes the emperor Babar to conquer the empire. …

The Empire Web Series Review.

The Empire is a show perfect for those who love historical events, period and costume drama, whose responsibility of giving twist to the simple story is taken by the female characters and due to the intrigues of these female characters, a child becomes the emperor Babar to conquer the empire. …

There has always been a debate about the image of the Mughal rulers and empire engraved in the text books of history. But in the current era, this debate has started getting heated, the pattern of which is being seen on social media platforms for the last few days and due to this, the word Mughal remained trend throughout the day on Wednesday.

The web series The Empire, which depicts the story of Zaheeruddin Muhammad Babar,

Incidentally, on such an occasion, Disney Plus Hotstar has come up with the web series The Empire, which depicts the story of Zaheeruddin Muhammad Babar, the first Mughal ruler who laid the foundation of Mughal rule in India. If you are making up your mind to watch or not watch this show after being influenced by these social media debates, then tell you about the disclaimer of this series, which clearly states that this web series is historical fiction, whose characters, Events, historical facts, everything is based on Empire Of The Moghul – Raiders From The North, the first of a six-book series by Alex Rutherford.

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This web series does not in any way reflect the point of view of the producers. The makers have certainly taken some cinematic liberties in showcasing this fictional story. It is also advised that do not hesitate to believe the historical events shown in this series to be true. That is, if you want to watch this show for the sake of totaling history, then nothing will be found in it except ‘dates’, because there are many scenes of The Empire, which stand the test of fiction only. 

The Empire is the perfect show for the lovers of historical events.

Actually, The Empire is the perfect show for the lovers of historical events, period and costume drama, whose responsibility of giving twist to the simple story has been taken by the female characters and due to the intrigues of these female characters, a child who is always confused. The emperor who wins the empire becomes Babur. The events in Rutherford’s book are covered in eight episodes of The Empire. The duration of each episode is between 30 and 50 minutes.

The screenplay of the show, written by director Mitakshara Kumar and Bhavani Iyer based on the story of Rutherford’s book, begins with the First Battle of Panipat in 1526 AD. A fierce battle is going on between the forces of Babur and the last emperor of the Delhi Sultanate, Ibrahim Lodi.

Despite being completely different and this is the identity of Hindustani society.

Between the scenes of the battle, Babur recounts his journey to Hindustan and with the narration of Babur-turned-Kunal Kapoor, the story flashbacks to Fargana (Uzbekistan), where the fourteen-year-old Babar is killed by his father, Omar Sheikh Mirza Amir Khusro. He is narrating a mixed composition in Braj and Farsi language and tells how Amir Khusrau has mixed Braj and Persian languages ​​into a single composition, despite being completely different and this is the identity of Hindustani society. Different people, languages, clothes.

The image of India created by the words of the father is very dear to Babur and going to India becomes the most important dream and purpose of his life. On the other hand, the terror of the tribal invader Shaibani Khan is increasing in Samarkand, who has captured Samarkand by killing the ruler there and now his eyes are on Fargana. Shaibani sends a message to Umar Sheikh to leave Fargana. Omar Sheikh needed a large army to counter a mighty enemy like Shaibani.

Therefore, in consultation with his confidante Wazir Khan, he wants to get Babur married to Gulrukh, the daughter of the ruler of Kabul, so that the forces of Fargana and Kabul can unite against Shaibani. However, before this plan can be implemented, Umar Shaikh dies in an accident (here’s a big twist, which is better if you see it for yourself) and 14-year-old Babar is put on the throne of Fargana. After becoming the emperor, Babur sets out to rescue Samarkand from the clutches of Shaibani Khan.

All these events make up eight episodes of The Empire. 

On the other hand, Shaibani Khan captures Fargana and imprisons Babur’s maternal grandmother Esan Daulat, mother Qutlug and sister Khanzada. Babur conquers Samarkand, but in return for freeing his family, Samarkand again gives it to Shaibani. Shaibani lets everyone else go except Khanzada. Babur now has neither Fargana nor Samarkand. It is rate by rate. Now how does Babar win over Shaibani Khan? What happens to Fargana and Samarkand? How does Babur become the ruler of Kabul and under what circumstances is he compelled to turn to India? All these events make up eight episodes of The Empire. 

Barring the first two episodes, The Empire’s story holds up and the scene-by-scene twists do not allow distraction. The texture of the scenes in the screenplay is interesting. However, if you are a fan of watching foreign historical web series, then the presentation of many scenes will give you a must-see, but that does not mean that the scenes are boring.

The first 6 episodes are devoted to the enmity of Babar and Shaibani Khan and most of these scenes attract the attention of Shaibani Khan turned Dino Morea.

The first 6 episodes are devoted to the enmity of Babar and Shaibani Khan and most of these scenes attract the attention of Shaibani Khan turned Dino Morea. Dino’s look, make-up, getup, costume gives a different flavor to his character. The continuous deep layer of kajal in the eyes manages to bring out the cunningness of the character in close ups. Somewhere in Dino’s manorism in the character of Shaibani Khan, there is a glimpse of Alauddin Khilji of Padmavat. However, it does not overlap it.

Babar’s sister Khanzada’s equation with Shaibani gives a big twist to the series. However, this twist is not unexpected. In the initial episodes, Dino dominates Kunal Kapoor playing the role of Babar, but later as the story progresses, Kunal enters the role of Babar. Like I said earlier, the women characters have done the work of giving twist to the series.

The Empire Web Series Review: Perfect show for the lovers of historical events | Female Characters Add Color To The Story Of The First Mughal Ruler Babur.
The Empire Web Series Review: Perfect show for the lovers of historical events | Female Characters Add Color To The Story Of The First Mughal Ruler Babur.

Almost all the leading female characters seem to be plotting something or the other. These female characters are more barbaric than male characters in thinking. Whether it is Babur’s maternal grandmother Esan Daulat or Babur’s second wife Gulrukh or Babur’s sister Khanzada. Shabana Azmi has done a great job in the character of Esaan Daulat. However, it takes him some time to get absorbed in the character.

Some of the CGI and VFX scenes look gimmick.

Drishti Dhami as Khanzada has got a very strong and acting potential character, which she has left no stone unturned to play. Rahul Dev’s performance in the character of Wazir Khan and the simple dialogue delivers comfort. This is the second screen appearance of Sahher Bamba to make her acting debut with Sunny Deol-directed Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. Sahar is light in the role of Babar’s wife Meham Begum and Mallika-e-Hindustan. Especially, Sahar’s casting as Humayun turned Aditya Seal’s mother seems fuzzy. Imad Shah, the character of Qasim, Babur’s childhood aide and mentor, has done well, but the way the character is presented doesn’t seem to fit the epoch in which the series is set. 

On the technical side, the overall look of The Empire impresses, but some of the CGI and VFX scenes look gimmicky. In particular, long shots of palaces and forts shown in Fergana, Samarkand and Kabul look beautiful in terms of its hegemony, but do not look real. At the same time, VFX seems weak in some of the scenes of Jung. This is director Mitakshara Kumar’s first show as an independent director.

The Empire, dialogues with the art and costume department are of utmost importance.

He has assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali for a long time. So Bhansali’s style is reflected in the colors and art composition of the scenes, but there is no harm in it, if the visuals impress. In period shows like The Empire, dialogues with the art and costume department are of utmost importance, as the style of dialogue delivery tends to ruin the fun if it doesn’t complement the artist’s costume. This has happened in some places in The Empire as well. 

Babur ruled India for four years after winning the Sultanate from Lodi. He died in Agra in 1530. However, the series does not depict the relationship between Babar and the people here, but the focus has been more on Babur’s family intrigues. The Empire web series is not a revolutionary show in the world of OTT platforms, but the story of India’s first Mughal ruler reaching India in an exciting way that doesn’t get boring. And yes, let me repeat it once again, don’t take it as a historical document at all.