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Turkish drama Dirilis: Ertugrul will air on PTV thanks to PM Imran Khan

Turkish drama Dirilis: Ertugrul will air on PTV thanks to PM Imran Khan

PTV has got exclusive rights for dubbing and screening it in Pakistan and casting for voice actors is underway.
05 Dec, 2019

Remember when Imran Khan recommended us all to watch Turkish drama Dirilis: Ertugrul?

Imran Khan has been seen on tape, not only recommending the popular serial lovingly called the 'Turkish Game of Thrones' but insisting all five seasons should be dubbed in Urdu so that the general public can watch and understand. And that is exactly what is happening.

The PM made sure the drama was accessible to everyone as he made a special request to PTV to air the show according to Arab News.

PTV Director for International Relations, Shazia Sikander revealed that, "PTV has got exclusive rights for dubbing and screening it in Pakistan."

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, special assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting also shared, "We have taken this initiative as the Prime Minister wants to protect our social, cultural and religious norms."

“It is also Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to share media content to counter Islamophobia and improve understanding of Islamic values... The Muslim world has its own cultural heritage and values, but we are looking into western ones."

The is no release date for the Urdu-dubbed Dirilis: Ertugrul as of now but at the moment, casting for voice actors is underway.

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Sameer Dec 05, 2019 01:44pm
watched s1 ep1 and I am hooked!!!
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huma zaman Dec 05, 2019 01:49pm
Good news
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Qasim Dec 05, 2019 03:01pm
Excellent choice.
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M. Emad Dec 05, 2019 03:25pm
Turkish culture and society are different from Pakistan.
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Ertugrul Dec 05, 2019 03:48pm
Good move, we'll see our true culture. Rest of the TV serials should learn from Dirilis and show similar shows only.
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Rubina Aleem Dec 05, 2019 04:00pm
Great News; thank you Imran Khan. Will be waiting anxiously.
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Pakistani Dec 05, 2019 04:10pm
I have watched all 5 seasons on netflix. Great inspiring drama. Must watch. Makes one proud to be a Muslim and be a better person.
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Tariq, Lahore Dec 05, 2019 04:14pm
This is a brilliant series (having watched all 5 seasons) which truly gives insight to Islam through historical swashbuckling events between brave warrior Ertugrul fighting the Crusaders from the west and the Mongols from the East. I would recommend to all Pakistanis to watch this purely for the morality of Islam!
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Hasan Dec 05, 2019 04:18pm
Would definitely watch this one! Good initiative by PM Khan.
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Muhammad Arshad Dec 05, 2019 04:26pm
Good one
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ukasha rajpoot Dec 05, 2019 04:45pm
Very good show. Addicting though, but i guess has a lot of positive aspects to it and that helps make you a better person. Watched all seasons all episodes. Now kurulus osman aired two episodes and cant wait for the third one. There are other good turkish shows also to watch.
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Jamal Dec 05, 2019 07:28pm
PM IK has has done something really good. It's always good when PM is involved In drama movie productions. Pakistan is grateful for it.
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Mehmood Dec 05, 2019 07:50pm
Watched all seasons. Agree addictive. Set locations are good but probably due to resource limitation they haven’t shown large scale wars that happened at that time in Anatolia. Watching yunusamir now. Less addictive but has attraction of its own.
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Sajjad Haider Dec 05, 2019 09:16pm
The first season of Dirilis is already available in urdu dubbing. It was aired a few years ago on Hum Sitaray and all the episodes of the first season were dubbed in Urdu. For some reason the remaining seasons were left out and it finished it's run in Pakistan but the following seasons only get better and more interesting as the series moves along. They have to be careful with the dubbing specially with the religious discourse of Ibn-ul-Arabi in the series though so it'll be wise to let someone who knows turkish inside and out to translate those parts specially.
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Syed Dec 05, 2019 09:24pm
Can't wait for this to start....have heard a lot of good things about this
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Zack Khan- Chicago Dec 05, 2019 10:46pm
I started it and slowly it grew on me. I just couldn't stop watching it on Netflix. Finished all 5 season in a month, wife is mad for ignoring her for a month!
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Avik Ray Dec 05, 2019 10:52pm
This historical drama is set in 12th century Anatolia and islamic values were synonymous with frequent beheading, stoning, whipping etc etc that are there very frequently. The islamic cultural heritage PM Khan is talking about maybe debatable in this case, in 21st century world. Besides that, the whole serial is excellent to watch, vary good acting, strong storyline and great costume and direction.
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Hayat Dec 05, 2019 11:15pm
Good news. Ptv should dubb Sultan Abdul Hamid series as well.
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Farhat Dec 06, 2019 01:10am
OMG!!!! This is amazing This will be definitely a hit serial in Pakistan
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Asad Dec 06, 2019 01:27am
One of the very best serial I have seen. Definitely worth watching. Even better if it’s in Urdu dubbing!
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Asif Dec 06, 2019 04:37am
Very good initiative. Once you start watching you would not like those fictional english series anymore. Very addictive but in a good way.
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Frank Sultan Dec 06, 2019 04:57am
I saw 2 episodes and I am an addict now. There goes my 6 months to watch 500 episodes
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Touseef Dec 06, 2019 05:01am
It’s on Netflix with English subtitles, finished it. It’s an awesome read. ;0)
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Ali Humair Dec 06, 2019 06:50am
Great call Khan saab. I'm on season 3, I abandoned GOT for this serial and really pleased with it!
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Amir Dec 06, 2019 08:50am
@ukasha rajpoot Kurulus Osman third episode released last week. "Payitaht Abdulhamid" another must watch, adds a flavour and connection for events happened just a century ago.
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hussain Dec 06, 2019 09:24am
@M. Emad it's about the time in 1200 C.E in Anatolia, it seems you know very little about the drama to make a judgement call.
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Sharif Rahim Dec 06, 2019 11:06am
Feeling proud to be Turkmen, our ancestors did well, i hope we also do well. InShaAllah
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Anonymouseee Dec 06, 2019 11:30am
This drama is very famous here in the US. Excellent step by Imran Khan.
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Zak Dec 06, 2019 02:40pm
@M. Emad Turkish culture and society are different from Pakistan. Our blood, culture and lienieage has strong Turkish links. Plus our bond is far greater. Good we are moving to this side.
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Naveed Dec 06, 2019 06:18pm
Why do we want to copy Turkish Culture. We are completely different from each other.
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