Paurushpur: Is Shilpa Shinde, Milind Soman’s New Period-Drama Based On a True Story?
Set in the 17th century, Paurushpur is a story of gender politics, political conspiracies, and human greed. Is this ZEE5 drama based on a true story?
Zee5’s upcoming magnum opus show Paurushpur that is touted to be one of the ‘biggest web series’ of all times, chronicles around a fictional kingdom named Paurushpur. The period drama is all set to premiere on 29th December 2020 and is certainly one of the most anticipated shows of this year. Set in the 17th century, Paurushpur is a story of gender politics, political conspiracies, and human greed which ultimately results in a battle of sexes to determine power and dominance.
Watch the teaser of Paurushpur here:
The story primarily revolves around the higher echelons of Paurushpur where men dominate everyone else and have patriarchy running in their veins. Patriarchy has been running in India for a very long time now and it is possible that this new web series could be based on India’s ruling history where only men used to rule India for centuries and women had no say in a lot of matters of importance.
Back in the 17th century, India was ruled by the Mughal Empire, and even though men would rule the nation, many empresses from that era have made history due to their valor and beauty. Tales of Begum Jodha’s bravery and Begum Mumtaz Mahal’s beauty are told even today and it is possible that our leading ladies from Paurushpur such as Queen Meerawati and Kala have been inspired by their courage and conviction. While Meerawati is beautiful and brave, Kala is a warrior at heart and we cannot wait to see how they turn tables on the show.
Coming to the ruthless and masochist king of Paurushpur – Maharaja BhadraPratap Singh, it is safe to say that there isn’t anyone like him. While there have been a lot of kings who asserted power and dominance over their queens and treated others ruthlessly, BhadraPratap Singh is going to be a one of a kind man and we can expect a lot of twists and turns in his story.
Boris – the revolutionist in Paurushpur, is another interesting character who believes in gender equality and dares to ask questions that no one else does. There must have been a lot of people like him in history who fought for a change and probably that’s why our society has progressed to become what it is now. Even though a lot more remains to change, we have surely made progress because of people like Boris.
While some elements of the show do vaguely resemble India’s historical ruling system, it is also possible that it is all just purely coincidental. We are going to have to wait and watch to find out what really happens on the show but it is definitely going to be a riveting story and one to watch out for. The period drama is all set to premiere on 29th December 2020 only on Zee5.