HBO's first mini-series, set in 19th century British colonial India, involves war battles, love, treachery and intrigue as well as love and honor involving a romance between a British calvary officer and an Indian princess who has been promised in an arranged marriage to a despotic ruler. Written by
after years, basic virtue is flavor of this series. a mixture between love story and fascinated India, force of feelings and strong rules of a society, magnificent images and precise acting. it is an exercise to explore the nuances of impressions about India and it remains an inspired exercise. in same measure, it is a definition of East with the instruments of European vision. slices of magic, drama isles, a beautiful princess and a hansom knight, air of music and sacrifices. window to an universe, it is delicate and tender. romanticism is its key. and the heart of its shadow - flavor. a good option for a Sunday afternoon.
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