Episode #9 of Hindi TV Serial Akbar The Great moves ahead the tale from where we left it in Episode #8. What we like the most about this episode specifically is, it talks about communal harmony and focuses on such events properly.
Akbar The Great
|Art||:||T. K. Desai|
|Photography||:||V. Subba Rao|
|Screenplay||:||Akbar Khan & Ananda Shankar|
|Cast||:||Sahid Khan, Vikrant, Kaushal Kapoor, Shammi, Kamal Malik, Aman Quraishi, Arvind, Ishtiaq Khan, Sumita Siddharth, Gazal, Syed Nawab Shah and others.|
|Video Encoding||:||NTSC All Regions|
It all starts with the famous lines:
Main Doob Bhi Gaya To Shafaq Chhod Jaaunga”
It is a fact that no society can survive if all the segments of the same are not working in conjunction with each other. The integrity and proper coupling of social segments are the things which makes the society a better place to live.
Of course the episode talks about the historical events and their political and geographical effects as well. But, it is the emotional quotient of the episode which we like more.
Life is interesting, unpredictable and out of control at the same time. On one hand we see that Humayun was busy in the battle with his rivals, at the same time, he is blessed with a baby boy. He wanted to pass the quality time with his newborn but he have to fight the enemies. On the other, HamidaBano, the queen of Humayun was desperate to pass time with her husband and child together. But, she have to wait for Humayun for next 40 days. Till then, she have to pass days to wait for him by playing with the newborn. That is the life. You don’t know what is there for you in the destiny’s pocket. You may or may not get the things happen in the way you desire.
Every test ends with a result and so does the battle. With the great help of Rajput warriors, the Mughal army of Humayun won the battle! It makes Humayun feel that the newborn brought good luck for him. And, he started missing him more than anything.
So, now everything goes fine?! No way! A defeated enemy have his/her own vision and plans. They realized that with the united armies or Rajput and Mughal are unconquerable. They only ray of hope is there if they broke the alliance! But, that is kind of impossible! As both Rana and Humayun respect each other more than real brothers, they seems inseparable. So they decided to take help of Dardi Beg, the financer of the Mughal army to do that. Will they succeed?
If you think that all is well in the palace and the environment is full of just joy and positive feelings; you are wrong. There are power hungry people there as well. Be it a maid, or a servant or a bodyguard or anyone else, you don’t know what is there in one’s mind. There are people who wanted to get importance by help raising the newborn. It will not only secure their place under Humayun’s rule, but it is a kind of guarantee that they will be having the same power when the newborn will come into ruling!
The moments when Humayun meets HamidaBano and their son; are explored pretty nicely. You should not miss that scene. Also the politics played by the royal staff is explored in quite realistic way. The background music is good, especially during the scenes of battle. The sets are really nice. The use of horses and other animals in the war scenes is commendable. Thinking the canvas and the budget of a TV Series, the war scenes are filmed really well.
The wardrobe may not be very authentic, but it explores the royal aura properly. The emotions are explored in pretty good way, as said earlier. In addition the episode introduces few main characters which have a major part to play in the historical events (coming in the future, in terms of the TV Serial). It includes Mahamanga (referred as Maham Anaga at places), Mirza Aziz Koka (some note it as Mirza Aziz KokTalash) and others.
If you love to see larger than the life costume drama which explores historical events in interesting and filmy manner, you will like to watch episode. The script, dialogs and execution of emotional aspects; makes the episode a good watch, which fails in some technical aspects otherwise.