Shows may come and go, but, there are few television shows that remain in your heart and mind forever. One of the finest examples of such incredibly amazing shows is “Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap.”
The show went on air on May, 27, 2013 and the very first episode of the show was presented in a very aesthetic and regal way. It opened with an introductory speech by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan that not only enthralled its viewers, but also made them to look forward to the upcoming episodes of the show.
The young, enthusiastic and energized role of young Pratap is played by Faisal Khan, who is looking royal and lively in that role. Despite the hot outdoor locations, Faisal is working hard upon his character and manages to look fresh every time on sets. Whether it a serious avatar or kiddish innocence of Pratap, Faisal is doing full justice to the role of young Maharana Pratap. Role of Pratap’s mother is being played by Rajshree Thakur Vaidya (Maharani Javantha Bai Songara). Surprisingly, both Faisal and Rajshree have a lot of common facial features, which makes their mother-son relation look more appealing and interesting. Choti maharani is played by Aashka Goradia, who looks magnificent in her royal avatar of a Maharani.
The whole storyline is built around Maharana Pratap and is appealing all age groups from 18 years to 60 years old. Maharana Pratap can be seen doing mischief and innocent acts, and his transformation from an adolescent to a mature warrior. The story track, by far, is very regal and energetic.
Screenplay and Dialogues
Screen writers of the show have taken care of each and every peculiarity related to kings and their kingdoms. The whole screenplay of the show is highly appreciable and thought instigating about the lives of Royal Rajputs of Rajasthan.
Use of local Rajasthani language in dialogues, such as ‘kunwarsa’, ‘maasa’ and more, has added to the liveliness of the show.
The whole show is being shot in the outdoor locations of Jaisalmer, and palaces of Rajasthan are looking exquisite, with their royal grandeur still alive. No doubt, producers have already spent a whopping sum in shooting outdoors and have done quite a lot research, even in making the sets look as real as a royal kingdom.
All the costumes have been designed by Neerusha Nikhat, who has already designed costumes for other epics as well. She has designed each costume in such a way that each Rajput Poshak reflects the grandeur and regal standard of living of Rajputs. She has also added elegant pieces of jewelry with costumes to add that ethnic touch to attire.
The music of the show is so lively and does full justice to the show. It inculcates so much of energy and enthusiasm in the show.
Story: 10/10 (for perfect presentation of life of Maharana Pratap)
Screenplay and Dialogues: 10/10
Sets: 10/10 (for creating so lavish sets without keeping finances in mind)
Costumes: 10/10 (perfect costumes and ethnic jewelry)
Background Music: 10/10
With such a perfect score, Maharana Pratap is all set to create a history and can be added to the list of epics that achieved a cult status in India, such as Ramayan and Mahabharat.