Taj Webseries Review : In the era when there are attempts to rewrite history, you will find some truth and some hearsay in this story of the Mughal period. Taj: Divided by Blood is a new web series released on OTT platform G5. Here the search for history and the thrill of fantasy, both are mixed. The foundation of the Mughal Empire has been laid in India and this is the Hindustan of Akbar in the 16th century. Akbar has seizures from time to time and all three of his sons have become young. But Emperor Akbar has decided that he will break the old tradition. No son will get the throne just because he is the eldest. The one who is worthy of the throne, who will be like the lion of the jungle, his head will be crowned. In such a situation, will there be peace and brotherhood in the family? Will there be no bloodshed? The web series brings to the fore the battle for the throne between the Mughal princes.
taj divided by blood story out of the books
Taj: Divided by Blood is an interesting series. stays tied. Its 10 episodes are of 40-40 minutes on an average and take you on a long journey into the past. There is a great team of writers and directors here. Who has also filled the colors of his imagination in the research of history. Here, along with the pages of history, he has also given place to hearsay. In this way, this story of Taj tries to get out of the history books and come closer to the common people. In the web series, apart from the mutual tussle between the princes and the competition to prove their ability, there is also a web of love between Salim-Anarkali and Akbar-Anarkali’s relationship. The triangle of Akbar-Anarkali-Salim takes it out of history and brings it into the popular zone. Creates interest for it in the audience. Here Akbar’s efforts to end the distinction between Hindu-Muslim and to give them equal status as his subjects have also been highlighted so now you got it some taj webseries review.
river water red
The story of Taj: Divided by Blood begins with young Akbar. The one who sheds the blood of innocent people. He did not get any children even after three marriages and he tells his concern to Sufi saint Salim Chishti (Dharmendra). Saints say that after destroying thousands of laps, how can he himself expect to become a father! But still he says that Akbar will have three children in the coming times. Along with this, it is told that whenever the water of the river turns red, blood will flow in his family. He will be in danger not from others but from his close ones. The story moves forward many years after this and Akbar (Naseeruddin Shah) is in the last years of his life after spreading his empire in India. His sons Salim (Aseem Gulati), Murad (Taha Shah) and Daniyal (Shubham Kumar Mehra) have grown up. Alcohol, opium and women are Salim’s weaknesses. Murad is cruel, heartless and cynical. Daniel is religious. He has no interest in fighting, women and thrones.
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Akbar’s harem and Anarkali
Between the lives of Salim, Murad and Daniyal, another important part of this web series is Akbar’s Haram. In which there are hundreds of women along with his three wives. But in spite of all this, there is a part of Haram as well, the key of which remains with Akbar himself. Anarkali (Aditi Rao Hydari) lives in this part. Akbar’s most beautiful daughter. He is imprisoned here since the age of 14. Despite Akbar’s vigilance, how the strings of Anarkali and Salim’s lives connect and bring twists in the story, this thing gradually opens in the series. There are many versions of the stories of these historical characters. Here you will see different pages in the story of Anarkali from the classic film Mughal-e-Azam. The battlefield in Taj: Divided by Blood is the harem. The politics taking place in the Mughal royal family, the mutual relations of the ministers close to Akbar, the conspiracies of the special people of the princes,
waiting for second season
Taj: The bloody battle of relationships in Divided by Blood tells that the crown of the emperor was no less than a bundle of thorns in any respect. Naseeruddin Shah is dominant in the series. At the age of 72, he has played the role of Akbar in a brilliant manner. Along with Badshah, he is at ease here in the role of a husband-father and a man obsessed with Anarkali. The series brings that period of history before your eyes. The story-screenplay-dialogues keep the interest. Here the life of royal families, their palaces, their grandeur, melody and colors are beautifully decorated. The battle scenes are also good.
The major casting in the series is well suited to the characters. All the major historical characters of the last period of Akbar have been given a place in the series. From Aditi Rao Hydari to Jodha Bai to Sandhya Mridul, she leaves an impact. The role of princes has been brought to life by Aseem Gulati, Taha Shah and Shubham Kumar Mehra. Although OTT has not called these ten episodes of Taj: Divided by Blood as season one, but from where the story ends, further doors open. If you are interested in history and politics then the series is worth watching. If you watch it, you will be waiting for the second season.
Director: Ron Scalpello, Ajay Singh
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sandhya Mridul, Rahul Bose, Zarina Wahab, Ashim Gulati, Taha Shah, Shubham Kumar Mehra