With an array of shows coming in, Alt Balaji hasn't had a mega show in terms of scale and anticipation for a while. But that was indeed satisfied when Paurashpur was announced. Starring a dream ensemble cast with Annu Kapoor, Shilpa Shinde, Shaheer Sheikh, Milind Soman, Poulomi Das and others, the excitement was instant.
Now that the teaser trailer is indeed out, the certain thing we would like to say is - unexpected. Looking at the array of images, looks and revelations of actors and their characters so far, we knew we are coming in the royal world of an autocratic king and some interesting characters that lead their way into this. What we did not expect was the exposure and concept of the show that is only revealed in the teaser trailer.
A sexist, lustful and autocratic king (Annu Kapoor) literally uses woman at his will and is unapologetic about it, while Queen Meerawati (Shilpa Shinde) has her own ways of trying to break this norm. Boris (Milind Soman) plays a third gender in this world fighting for equal rights while Veer (Shaheer Sheikh) is entering this complicated world unaware about it but soon involved in it.
The 'unexpected' factor watching the teaser of Paurashpur is actually a pleasant one. Whenever you think of a royal drama, there are obvious cliches that come with it and the scope of it is rather limited especially in Indian representation so far.
However, with Paurashpur, several barriers are broken where lust, gender equality, tyranny, and of course, scheming is all played around with interesting and 'colorful' characters.
The teaser trailer certainly sets you up in the right manner and we certainly cannot wait to see the show soon.