Original Title: Uyanis: Buyuk Selcuklu
English Title: The Great Seljuks: Guardians Of Justice
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Genre: Historical, Drama, Action
Broadcast Network: Trt 1
Broadcast Period: 28 September 2020 –
Production Company: Akli Film
Director: Emre Konuk
Screen Writer: Serdar Ozonalan
Filming Locations: Istanbul, Turkey
The story takes place in the 11th century.
Meliksah (Bugra Gulsoy) is a young and courageous man who is the son of Sultan Alp Arslan (Serdar Kilic). He often participates in the campaigns of his father Alp Arslan together with his vizier Nizam al-Mulk (Mehmet Ozgur). Upon the death of his father, he accedes to the throne as the new sultan of Seljuk Empire. His life changes radically after then and he remains on the throne from 1072 to his death 1092.
At the same day of his father’s death, Meliksah also learns that his lover Basulu Hatun has died while giving a birth. Even though his new born son is alive, Meliksah cannot keep him for the sake of Seljuk Empire. Since the mother Basulu Haun is in exile, the baby is not considered as legitimate according to the rules. Hence, Meliksah makes a difficult decision and entrusts the guardianship of his son to his trustworthy vizier Nizam al-Mulk. He accepts not to see his son later on in order not to endanger the life of his son and the continuity of the throne.Read More »