Siyaasat (French)

U/A 13+ • History • Fiction • 2014

In a land where the Emperor reigned supreme, only the selected few would have the power to influence his decisions. Prince Salim was first in line to inherit his father, Akbars throne. Already married to his first wife, Man Bai, Salim was on his way to strengthening the Mughal relations with Rajputana with his second marriage to Jagat Gosini But amidst the lavish palaces and plush lives of the Mughal royalty, a war was being fought from within. While the kings charted the political climate for the country, the queens ruled that throne at home. Mehrunissa, bright and charismatic, always dreamt of becoming queen and when the invitation came from the pasha begum herself, Mehrunissa joined her team of ladies in waiting. Hereon begins the love story of Salim and Mehrunissa from their first meeting until their coronations as Jehangir and NurJahan. The series interweaves various plot lines from the lives of many historical characters including Akbar, Ruqaiyya Begum, Abul Fazal and many others.Based on the popular book. The Twentieth Wife by author Indu Sundaresan, Siyaasat is a story of politics, interpersonal conflicts, sabotage, grandeur, power and above all else, the love between Salim and Mehrunissa, who was Salims twentieth and final wife.

Cast: Siddharth Anand Kumar,Jay Dev Banerjee, Danish Aslam, Yogesh Bhati, Rishab Seth

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    Episode 1 (French)
    45 min

    Somewhere in the deserts of the Khyber Pass, Ghiaz Begs caravan is attacked by ruthless bandits while his wife Asmat is in agony giving birth to his third child and first daughter. Thanks to the birth of this innocent new born, the bandit spares his family considering its a girl child and theyre doomed any way. Ghiazs family continues on along the unforgiving path until they meet nobleman Masood, who in a twist of fate, rescues the Beg family and takes them all to meet the emperor of Hindustan Akbar. 12 years later, Ghiaz is a part of Akbars court while his daughter Mehrunissa Nisa, grows up to be a bright and precocious child always brawling with her older brothers Mahmud and Abul.

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    Episode 2 (French)
    45 min

    Jagat Gosini, the Rajput princess betrothed to Salim, is on her way to Lahore. Salim visits Man Bai, his wife sister to Man Singh one of Akbars military commanders. Their son Khusrau has a reputation for being slightly eccentric and dangerous. Man Bai expresses her concern and discontent to Salims second marriage who reassures her that this is a political alliance and that she will always have a special place in his life.

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    Episode 3 (French)
    43 min

    Ghiaz his family are invited to Salims wedding with Jagat, in which Nisa is barred because of her altercation with the Pandit hired to teach her. Meanwhile Nisas sulking emotional manipulation melts the will of her angry parents and she is allowed to attend the wedding with the family. At the wedding, Nisa finally sees the palace and, due to her excitement, is slapped by Hoshiyaar. This also allows her to be noticed by Ruqaiyya Begum, who asks for her to be sent to the zenana the next day.

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    Episode 4 (French)
    43 min

    Nisa readies herself to visit the palace. Upon arriving there her excitement is palpable. But on her very first day she sees Ruqaiyya lock horns with Princess Jagat and she gets got in the crossfire. Princess Jagat catches Nisa laughing involuntarily at her, and thinks it impertinent.

Language

French

Release Date

19 November 2014

Genre

History, Fiction

Seasons

1

Director

Siddharth Anand Kumar,Jay Dev Banerjee, Danish Aslam, Yogesh Bhati, Rishab Seth