The trailer of the Disney Plus Hotstar eight-episode mega-budget series ‘The Empire’ was released on Saturday. Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani-created series will release on Disney+ Hotstar on August 27. The show is directed by Mitakshara Kumar, who has also co-written it with writer Bhavani Iyer.
It is set to release in seven regional languages in India. Also, it has to be kept in mind that Disney Plus Hotstar has prepared it according to the international audience. The trailer that came out 20 days before the release of the series shows the wonder and manages to create curiosity among the audience for the series.
Based on Alex Rutherford’s novel ‘Empire of the Mughal: Raiders from the North, this story follows Babur’s childhood till the point where a young emperor of Samarkand arrives in Delhi to challenge the Lodhi dynasty. He is the master of his intentions. And the alums of the trailer tell that some glimpses of the society divided according to religion are also going to be seen in the story.
Web series ‘The Empire’ actor Kunal Kapoor is making his digital debut on OTT. Seeing the trailer, it is understood that he has worked hard to play the role of Babar. How successful he has been in this hard work, will be decided only after the release of the series. The most attractive face seen in the trailer is that of Drashti Dhami. She is also set to take a giant leap in the digital world and her entry in the trailer acts as a catalyst. Dino Morea is here in the role of Villain. Shabani Khan’s lust is seen in his character. Rahul Dev also tries his best to make an impact. And, if anyone sees the strongest character in all these characters, then it is Shabana Azmi. Her on-screen appearance manages to give a different aura to the trailer.
Most of the scenes in the trailer have been created with special effects and the real test of the lighting combination will be to make these scenes captivating. The background music and stunt choreography of the trailer are reminiscent of the films of the ‘Bahubali’ series. What will be new in the show apart from the story, will be waiting to see.