Periodic dramas have been well explored in films as well as television. Where Sanjay Leela Bhansali has given us a history of Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao and Indian queen Padmavati through his films Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat, television shows such as Zee TV’s Jodha Akbar have taken us back into the world of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Zee Marathi’s periodic drama Swarajyarakshak Sambhaji tells the story of Sambhaji, the eldest son of Shivaji and the second ruler of the Maratha kingdom. The show has become a rage and rightfully so. Though several periodic drams have come and gone, Swarajyarakshak Sambhaji is one that has managed to leave a long- lasting impact.
Check out the latest episode of the show below:
We state three reasons as to what makes this show stand out from the rest:
1. The casting
Half the battle is won if the casting for the show is done right. A big blunder is when you ask an incapable actor to play a main role. But thankfully, Amol Kolhe is far from it. The actor, who plays Sambhaji in the show, proves with his performance that no other could have pulled off the character like him. His co-star Prajakta Gaikwad, who plays his wife Yesubai on the show, is equally brilliant and so are Amit Behl, who plays Aurangzeb, and Shantanu Moghe, who plays Shivaji. With challenging roles as such, only talented actors can do justice and the makers made sure they bagged the best.
2. The attention to detail
With a periodic drama, one can’t go wrong with the facts and the detailing. Though we can only figure out what the world of the Marathas looked like from the historic records, a maker’s responsibility is to represent an accurate version. Swarajyarakshak Sambhaji wins in this department. From the costumes to the sets to the chronology, each element has been taken care of beautifully in the show. Another plus point is that the show is realistic in its presentation and doesn’t enter a space of overtly dramatic scenes.
3. The visuals
The show has a rich feel to it, thanks to the beautiful visuals. The cinematography as well as editing is on point.
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