Are you a fan of Indian Bollywood Cinema, or have you watched historical movies, Web/TV Series like The Empire (2021)? If yes, then I must say we share a similar taste! While Hollywood may have a lot of variety to offer and a highly advanced fiction + animation to appeal to mass regions, Bollywood is not behind. Bollywood movies have been doing really great for a decade in China, Russia, and other Asian countries!
But that’s not the hot topic for today. Instead, in this article, we will be discussing The Empire 2021 TV Series. So without any delay, let’s get straight to the point!
The Empire overview
The Empire is an Indian historic event-based drama series directed by Mitakshara Kumar. The series version is based majorly on Alex Rutherford’s “Empire of the Moghul”. The TV Series is made available on the OTT platform Disney + Hotstar app.
The Empire premiered on Disney + Hotstar on August 27, 2021. So far (September 2021), only 1 Season has been aired. It consists of 8 episodes. The show has received mixed reviews (mostly favourable) so far. It is highly appreciated for the visuals as well as the performance of the lead role.
The Empire introduction and storyline
Starting from Babur, the series depicts the majority of the rises and falls of the Mughal Empire in India. The show begins from Farghana (Uzbekistan), where the young Babur is made king due to the sudden death of Umar Sheikh (father). After his father’s death, Babur’s grandmother guides him to rule and other tactics to sustain the Empire. Finally, through hardships, betrayals and struggles amongst his court members, Babur begins his conquest for the North Indian region through hardships.
Right after beginning his reign, Babur is defeated by Muhammad Shaybani Khan. To save his life, he let his sister Khanzada marry Shaybani. Khanzada and Shaybani fall in love later, but still, she chooses to side with her brother Babur. Even though she loved her husband, she eventually became the reason for her husband’s death.
Babur begins his conquest for Hindustan (India) by killing Ibrahim Lodhi in the great battle of Panipat. After this battle, the Lodhi dynasty was removed from Delhi and replaced by the Mughal Dynasty. Due to issues and conflicts in choosing the heir of the Mughal Dynasty after Babur, Humayun is finally selected by Babur.
The Empire TV Series Cast
While the cast of such a series goes on because of continuous character introductions as the storyline progresses. But we have still got to cover the primary actors around whom the series revolves.
- Shabana Azmi
- Kunal Kapoor as Babur
- Drashti Dhami
- Dino Morea
- Aditya Seal as Humayun
- Sahher Bambba
- Rahul Dev
The Empire reviews and critics rating.
For some weird reasons, The Empire mainly got terrible reviews from the Indian audience. It’s rated 3.8 out of 10 on IMDB. However, some users claim the series is definitely not bad. Still, perception, comparison and absence of any big actor is the possible cause of poor user rating. Some also claim this could be due to doubt of facts altering or not showing Babur as cruel enough (as expected by the audience) could be other possible explanations of the poor rating.
After watching the series myself, I would highly recommend you ignore ratings and reviews for The Empire and watch it directly. To watch it and make the final judgement on your own, click here. Unless you’re an expert in Indian history and already know more than shown in this masterpiece, I am sure you won’t regret the time spent on it!
If you go through a few of the news websites that have turned critics for a few years, you will see endless criticism there as if it’s going to be the biggest mistake of your life to watch this one.
However, there are still few websites which I would instead call “neutral critics” as it has left the decision on you, whether or not to watch it. Instead of guiding users into one direction of not watching, describing a show and letting them watch and judge it themselves remains the best option.
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