The sword of Tipu Sultan is based on the novel of same name by Bhagwan S Gidwani. It chronicles the true historical events in the life of Hadar Ali and Tipu Sultan. The novel is well ... See full summary »
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The sword of Tipu Sultan is based on the novel of same name by Bhagwan S Gidwani. It chronicles the true historical events in the life of Hadar Ali and Tipu Sultan. The novel is well regarded as historically accurate. The drama was one of the best pictured and highly popular. When the British tried to colonize India, after initial resistance they gained rapid control over large parts of India until they reached south where initially Hadar Ali then his son Tipu kept them away for decades. Tipu is regarded as a genius warrior and inventor of rockets and navy in India. His handful any was able to hold the combined forces of British east India company, the maratha and the Deccan. He faced the enemy in his last battle and was killed in Srirangapattam.

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Excellent show
21 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Sword of Tipu Sultan is one of the classic shows of Indian Television from the '80s and '90s.

It is remarkable in its historical accuracy and attention to detail. The acting is superb, direction insuperable (by Indian standards), and the adaption from Gidwani's work is brilliant.

The show is considered violent and anti-British by many. I must, however, point out that the title of the show is "The Sword of Tipu Sultan," not the "Garden of Tipu Sultan." The show depicts a period in Indian history when numerous petty kings and Nawabs were fighting British expansionism. Violence and wars were a part of everyday life in India, especially in those states faced by British conquest, as Tipu's was.

At the same time, there is more to the show than just violence and wars. It shows the life of the people, commoners, nobility and the British, and the tragedy and joy associated with it.

I have watched the show in its entirety twice on Doordarshan, India's national TV channel, and I would love to watch it again.

10/10.


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