Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem (Magnificent Century: Kösem) is a historical Turkish drama series that is made on the life of one of the most influential ladies of Ottoman Empire Kösem Sultan. Legendary Turkish drama series captures the realities and cultural values of Ottoman empire perfectly. Evidently, this article is going to discuss significant features of fabulous drama series.
The Ascendency of Muslims
Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem (Magnificent Century: Kösem) has broadcasted many Muslim countries and one of the most common reasons due to which people loved to watch this drama is the ascendency of Muslims. As all of us know, for more than 600 years Ottomans ruled a large area of the world and Muslim youth relates it to their ascendency regardless of their geographical boundaries.
Similarly, Turkish directors, camera operators and actors etc. put a great effort to dramatize all parts of the histories series magnificently. Notably, the scenes of capital punishment and killing of Ottoman princes captured in an outstanding style that’s why Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem (Magnificent Century: Kösem) engaged a broad audience at international level.
Undeniably, we cannot forget to give enormous credit to dressing sense of drama makers. According to drama makers, they put their entire energies to show the viewers the actual dressing of Ottomans. The silk gowns of princess, queens and slave girls bring you in the historical ages. Particularly, designers made a great work to design the dresses of Ottoman kings. And you can see how these dressings changed the appearances of Turkish actors.
Every single member of Magnificent Century tried to put their entire effort to make it successful, and actors did the same. In the first season, the acting of Beren Saat as Kösem was worth watching similarly, in the second season the acting of Metin Akdülger and Nurgül Yesilçay was exceptional.
Sparling Crowns and Jewellery
Critics raised their fingers on many mistakes of Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem (Magnificent Century: Kösem), but no one found themselves able to point out any error in the beauty of sparkling crowns and jewellery that has been used in drama series. In actual, the past of Turkey is very rich in the creation of captive jewellery and drama makers tried their best to show elegant pieces of antique Turkish jewellery on the necks and heads of the queens and princess.
Understanding of Past
On the other hand, the people of Muslim countries loved to watch the series regardless of their religious views because series gave them a better understanding of their past. Yes, it is true, viewers didn’t only relate Magnificent Century with the history of Turkey, but they affiliated it with their own history.
Without any doubt, drama makers captured the views of historic Turkish building such as Blue Mosque and Ottoman Palaces in a very appealing way, and it was worth watching for viewers. On the other hand, the interior of palaces and other palaces was designed in an accurate style.