The makers of Turkey’s world-famous drama “Diriliş: Ertuğrul“ have said that the team dubbed the Urdu version of the series after the series, which was aired in Pakistan on the recommendation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Has reacted strongly.
Riaz Manti, Digital Director of Turkish Radio and Television (TRT), spoke to BBC Urdu about the success of drama in the South Asian country. Minty heads the TRT team to co-broadcast the show in Pakistan with Pakistan Television.
“Ertugrul has gone viral in Pakistan and its episodes are trending on YouTube in Pakistan every day,” Manti said, adding that the YouTube channel has more than 30 million views and more than 600,000 users.
“Be that as it may, with the developing notoriety, this number is required to increment in the coming days,” he said.
Our show @TRTErtugrul_EN is currently trending number 1 on @YouTube in Pakistan. 15+ million views in a few days since we launched the Urdu show with dubbing from @PTVHomeOfficial – if you’re an Urdu speaker watch here: https://t.co/02Wvt2ubeP #Eyvallah #Ertugrul pic.twitter.com/iOXQ2YQ4o0
— Riyaad Minty (@Riy) May 3, 2020
Originally produced by Turkey’s state-owned media company TRT in partnership with a private company, the historical drama was later dubbed into various languages and aired online worldwide.
Engin Altan Design is in the lead role in the popular TV series produced by Mehmet Bozda.
In this regard, a pre-historic portrait of the Ottoman Empire is depicted, in which the Kayi Oghuz Turkic tribe, led by Ertugrul, the father of Ottoman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, revolve around the plight of the Turkic tribe.
“Derli: Airwall” is also available on Netflix and YouTube with English subtitles, which has contributed to its popularity beyond Turkey.
Prime Minister Imran shared his thoughts on the Turkish series and recommended that Pakistani youth watch it.
Talking to recent media, the Prime Minister said, "Pakistani youth can learn about Islamic history and ethics by watching Turkish drama."