Ertugrul Craze In Pakistan Is At Its Peak
Common Personal and religious beliefs make the Turkish series a hit in Pakistan
The Turkish series Ertugrul has crossed millions of viewers in Pakistan, reason being common religious and personal traits. If we take an example of a working woman who might not take interest in watching dramas or films, but when it comes to Ertugrul it will surely be loved. Moreover, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan also insisted people to watch the series as it has depicted good Islamic moral values. What does it have? Why everyone has an Ertugrul craze?
The series depicts the 13th-century Muslim Oghuz Turk leader, Ertugrul, his life and experiences which has taken Pakistan by storm.
Ertugrul was the father of Osman, the founder of the Ottoman dynasty, which ruled a large part of the world for 600 years.
The lengthy series of five seasons was first launched in 2014, which is produced by the Turkish Radio and Television (TRT). It has hit almost 60 countries and the best part is that it is available on Netflix too.
PTV started its broadcasting since last month and it has now become the new fever in Pakistan. The sole reason for on-airing it on PTV was to make it accessible to a far greater audience. The best part is that the series is dubbed in the national language Urdu.
Soon after that, Ertugrul memes, dialogues, casts, military quests, hence it has become a part of Pakistan’s cultural lexicon.
‘Family’ fans of Ertugrul
Despite the fact that the series consist of hardcore battle scenes, Ertugrul is loved by the people of all ages. The way of greeting each other in the series with the heads bow down and hand on the heart and a Bey, has become most popular amid the social distancing practice.
Kids at homes are using imaginary swords and trying those stunts from the battlefield.
Similarity in Sartorial
The similarity in the dress code of the female characters with that of Balochi women has started a new debate. The heavily embroidered clothes worn by the female cast are connected by the southern Baloch tribe of Pakistan, connecting the Turks and Baloch to each other.
In the past decade, a lot of Pakistanis have started to look at Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the lone Muslim leader who takes a firm stand on issues of Muslim plight concerning the Rohingya, Kashmir and Palestine.
Pakistan has paid tribute to the Great Leader Ertugrul by placing a statue in Lahore.
It is true, a Muslim can only relate himself as a part of Ertugrul’s tribe but he can never relate to the Robin Hood clan. To this we can conclude that it is the religion that has come to bind millions of viewers with Ertugrul and its legacy.