The long wait of millions of Pakistani drama fans is over and the drama ‘Derelish Ertugrul’, also known as Ertugrul Ghazi, based on the Turkish city of Afaq Islamic conquests, was aired on Pakistan Television (PTV).
The drama was aired on PTV from the 1st of Ramadan and the first episode was aired before 8 pm.
“Derelish Ertugrul” was watched by millions of users in cities and villages on PTV, while surprisingly, the said drama has also been watched by more than 3 million people on PTV’s YouTube channel so far.
While millions of drama fans waited for the release of “Derelish Ertugrul”, the popularity of PTV has also increased and 40,000 new subscribers have subscribed to PTV’s YouTube channel in a single day.
PTV also aired the first episode of “Derelish Ertugrul” on YouTube after it aired on TV, where it was viewed by 30 people in a single day.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also issued a special message on the occasion of airing “Derelish Ertugrul” on PTV and termed Turkish drama as close to not only Islamic but also Pakistani culture and history.
Prime Minister Imran Khan shares his views over PTV telecast of famous Turkish drama serial Diriliş: Ertuğrul; it will make our youth learn about Islamic history and ethics pic.twitter.com/pymAPbJFLr
— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) April 24, 2020
Expressing happiness over the airing of ‘Derelish Ertugrul’ in his special video, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that it was necessary to air the drama based on the history of Islamic conquests on PTV so that the new generation of Pakistan Relate to your history.
The Prime Minister said that the new generation of Pakistanis was stuck in nudity from Hollywood to Bollywood and then Bollywood, so it is good to broadcast dramas like ‘Derelish Ertugrul’.
According to the Prime Minister, until 40 years ago, there was not as much nudity in Bollywood as there is today.
Apart from the Prime Minister, several important personalities also expressed their sentiments on the occasion of airing ‘Derelish Ertugrul’ on PTV and on April 25, the hashtag ‘Ertugrul in Urdu’ also became a top trend on Twitter.
It should be noted that this play is also called the “Game of Thrones” of Turkey and this play is very important in terms of Islamic conquests in the 13th century.
The story of Derelish Ertugrul’s play predates the rise of the Ottoman Empire in the 13th century and revolves around a brave Muslim general named Ertugrul, also known as Ertugrul Ghazi.
The play shows how in the 13th century the Turkish general Ertugrul bravely fought the Mongols, the Crusaders and the oppressors and maintained his winning streak.
The play depicts Ertugrul’s pre-Ottoman rule, bravery and love.
The drama has already been aired in 60 countries in different languages before it was presented in Urdu in Pakistan.
The drama is based on five seasons and a total of 179 episodes. The drama was initially aired on TRT in 2014 and is now available on other online streaming channels, including Netflix.