Dirilis Ertugrul has undoubtedly taken the masses by storm. Also, unless you have been living in a cave (of which many exists in the show too!), you must have stumbled upon the more popular show of current times called ‘Dirilis: Ertugrul.’ The five seasons can also be streamed on Netflix, where the show is titled ‘Resurrection: Ertugrul.’
To cut a long story short, the show chronicles the life events of Ertugrul. The man who lives in the 12th Century and is the father of the Ottoman Empire founder Osman. The show is currently in its 5th season now, which is ongoing.
The show is loaded with correct Muslim values and portrays the Islamic values the way that it should be exhibited. So, without further ado, lets cut to the chase.
Here are ten facts you probably were unaware of Dirilis: Ertugrul.
1. The Ottoman Empire
The plot is based on historical accounts of the surge of the Ottoman Empire previously to the establishment of the Ottoman Sultanate and eventually Caliphate.
Spiraling around the character of Ertugrul, who is the father of Osman, the creator of the Ottoman Caliphate, the tale illustrates the struggles of Ertugrul. It shows how he develops from a young man under the influence tutelage of his father Suleyman Shah in Season One to the fearsome leader in Season 5 currently airing.
2. The Turkish Archives
According to Engin Altan Duzyan, the actor who plays the part of Ertugrul, the historical accounts speaking of Ertugrul only amounts to 7 pages of sources.
These sources are conserved in Turkish Archives, within Ibn Arabi’s chronologies, in Western archives about Templars, in Byzantine’s timelines and legends.
3. The Birth Of Osman
Halime Sultan gave birth to Osman at the age of 67 years old, which is a miraculous age for childbirth. However, in the show, she gave birth to him much earlier.
4. The Filming
The initial two seasons of the series were filmed in the Riva and Beykoz areas of Istanbul. The third season was shot in a new setting in Nevsehir.
5. The Creators
The series is composed and produced by Mehmet Bozdağ and directed by Metin Günay. The theme music is by Alpay Göktekin.
6. The Choreography
The choreography company, Nomad choreograph the show. Nomad was also credible for orchestrating choreographs in films such as The Expendables 2, 47 Ronin, and Conan the Barbarian.
Particular choreograph sequences were formulated for the actors, horses as well as other scenes in Dirilis.
7. The Zoo
Twenty-five horses were utilized for the set, and these horses were looked after by a veterinarian. A horse farm in Riva is where they are attended to.
There was also a particular area akin to a small zoo that was set up for all the animals that occurred in the show. These included goats, sheep, nightingales, partridges, etc.
8. The High Ratings
The show kicked off with a rating of 5.53 when it first aired on December 10, 2014, but took the Turkish social media scene by storm, eventually.
The best rating the show achieved was 17.00, which was for episode 102!
9. The Running Time Of Each Episode
Each episode is like a movie since the length is almost two hours long. Talk about a movie marathon!
10. The Seasons
The first season had 26 episodes. The second season had 35 episodes, while the third and the fourth season had 30 episodes each.
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