Watch: The Empire (2021 - VJ Muba - Luganda) (Season 1, Episode 1 - Not the King but the Kingmaker)
The Plot: The series focuses on the rise and fall of Mughal Empire through generations from Babur to Aurangzeb.
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Stars: Shabana Azmi, Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea
Director: Nikkhil Advani
After King of Ferghana Umar Shaikh's death, young Babur assumes responsibility for an entire kingdom while scheming vultures outside and inside Ferghana's walls circle the throne. Ferghana has fallen under Shaibani Khan who imprisons Esan, Khanzada and Kutlugh. Back in Samarkand, its impregnability dawns on Babur, but a street boy may be able to help him. Shaibani Khan and his mighty army besiege Samarkand again. The place is in dire straits with starving and desperate people, so Babur believes he has no choice but to surrender. Khanzada sees a new side to Shaibani. Meanwhile, Babur is informed about a disagreement between Shaibani and the Shah of Persia, and he makes a plan. Babur and his army are outside Samarkand, waiting for Shaibani Khan to give in. Worried about her brother's safety, Khanzada convinces Shaibani to let her talk to Babur. Eighteen years later, Humayun and Kamran, both Babur's sons, are now all grown up and ready to lead a kingdom. Meanwhile, an old and frail Esan Dawlat makes a startling revelation. The sheer power of Ibrahim Lodhi becomes too much for Babur's army during the Battle of Panipat. Just as he's about to surrender, Qasim appears with the key to victory. Babur finds difficult to choose the successor between his two sons. Gulrukh does everything to ensure her son to be the King while Khanzada have different views