From Chhatrasal on MX Player to In The Heights on BookMyShow Stream, here’s everything being released on OTT platforms today. Chhatrasal’ on MX Player tells the story of a brave Indian king who rose up against the tyrannical rule of the formidable Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The web series, directed by Anadii Chaturvedi, is released today and here’s everything you need to know about it.
Chhatrasal was the name of a king of the Bundela clan who fought resolutely against the oppressive Mughal rule in India. He was 12 when his father was murdered at the hands of the Mughals under the rule of Aurangzeb. Inspired by the great Maratha warrior Chattrapati Shivaji, Chhatrasal went to Maharashtra to seek guidance for his struggle against Mughal rule. Chhatrasal was able to defend his lands from Bundelkhand and other areas until attacked by Muhammad Khan Bangash in 1728. He was a great admirer of literature, and his court played host to several well-known poets, including Kavi Bhushan.
The series about MX Player is set in 1649, in the Bundelkhand region, where King Chhatrasal decided to end Aurangzeb’s reign of terror.
As the 2-minute, 36-second trailer opens, we see Nina Gupta as the narrator who tells us about how Delhi was once run by a dominant king named Aurangzeb. We are introduced to Aurangzeb (Ashutosh Rana) as a power-hungry king who leaves no stone unturned in conquering territories and expanding his influence.
He comes across as a ruthless king who is not interested in the welfare of his state, but is only concerned with maximizing his empire. Later, we see the young Chhatrasal (Rudra Soni) determined to drive the Mughals out of his homeland. Later we see the elder Chhatrasal convincing his army to fight for their homeland. The trailer is packed with fast-paced fight scenes, traditional VFX, and some pointy dialogue that promise to make the series an exciting watch.
Chhatrasal series cast –
Ashutosh Rana as Aurangzeb
Ashutosh Rana has acted in various Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films, web series and shows. He was last seen in the Netflix original family drama pagglait. Best known for his portrayal of negative characters, Rana will continue his expertise by playing the dominant, merciless and powerful Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
Jitin Gulati as Chhatrasal
Jitin Gulati has worked in popular films such as MS Dhoni – The Untold Story and starred in shows such as Inside Edge. Here he plays the role of the elder Chhatrasal, the king of Bundelkhand, who is determined to drive the exploiting Mughals out of the country and protect his homeland.
Neena Gupta has starred in several films in recent past including Veere Di Wedding, Mulk, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar. In the web series, she played herself in Masaba Masaba on Netflix. The versatile actor appears in the series as a narrator who fills in the gaps where the actors don’t.
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