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KURULUS OSMAN EPISODE 66 REVIEW

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Is Bozdag spying on my private Whatsapp chat with friends or what? Here its KURULUS OSMAN EPISODE 66 REVIEW!

BECAUSE OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS A BRAND NEW OSMAN THAT IS CLICKING ON MULTIPLE CYLINDERS !!!

Vintage Bozdag has reappeared to start the new season through two episodes and seeds are being sown for an epic season. I’m fast buying into this renaissance and left completely stunned by how spectacular Kurulus Osman has been. The infusion of new characters who are layered and purposeful in their motives has brought upon transformative energy and just what KO was needing badly to revitalize a stagnating story!



The opening 15 minutes made for explosive drama as Osman Bey & Turgut Bey once again came face to face. Seeing the new Turgut not be star struck nor intimidated by Osman Bey is such a breath of fresh air because up until now, no potential support character/hero has been allowed to express themselves quite like how the new Turgut Bey is doing. Dare I say it he’s fast ascending towards Aliyar/Gunalp Bey levels, may be even better! Our newest hero though is caught in a pickle unfortunately and it remains to be seen what happens next.

The dynamic between three Tekfurs: Nikola, Kosses and Rogatus has made for an entertaining watch as they secretly plot against one another while pretending to be friends at dinner gatherings. The banter during the dinner scene had me in splits! 😂

And it so turned out that it was Kosses who killed Turgut’s alps after all but the twist during the climax was such a masterstroke that it elevated Rogatus from a seemingly push over Tekfur to that of a clever one. It also brought the Catalans more into spotlight as they appeared to be smarter than we were initially led to believe. They acted like true mercenaries after all with shifting alliances depending on who offers more gold! But just the way all that came together is what made the build up to the climax worthwhile.

Mari, Kosses’s sister too got plenty of screen time in this episode and she made quite the impression as being more than just a damsel in distress. She has nefarious motives of her own but I have this strong feeling that Mari & new Turgut Bey are going to cross each other’s path in a rather different fashion. Lets keep an eye on this development!



Aya Nikola went full ruthless on Turgut Bey’s tribe as revenge for capturing Mari and I thought it was a good reminder of how brutal he can be. He has been more in the background of sorts to start the season understandably as more time is given to Kosses & Rogatus to establish their characters but here Nikola made a menacing impact. I am also enjoying how just like Nikola last season with his sculpting, both Kosses & Rogatus too have been shown to have unique talents for cooking & tailoring. They add so much to their personalities and a big reason why the new additions on villains side have been a major shot in the arm to make the conflict between good and evil be multi-faceted. It provides us with baddies who are not one dimensional and have their own unique traits that show us who they are at their core.

And of course the unlikely and unexpected twist with the killer of Karayel was another awesome reveal that spices things up a ton. With the reveal Umur Bey comes into play and I am curious as to what happens when the killer is eventually learned by Osman Bey and the implication it could have on Malhun hatun.

Speaking of Malhun hatun, I found her to be an unnecessary nuisance and I was glad that Bala diffused a potential conflict that could’ve gone out of hand. This is about the only thing I’m not exactly taking a liking to so far. After the truce from last season’s finale, it’s as if Malhun wants to pour fuel to fire and pretend like the truce never happened. Like I get she feels insecure about Bala now expecting a child and the implications of that but it’s not befitting for her to act the way she is especially considering how she proudly proclaims that she’s the daughter of a Bey. Well then ACT like it hatun! Good grief! I was proud of how Bala dealt with whole ordeal of Malhun having invited over other hatuns from her tribe to help with weaving carpets despite Bala not giving permission for it. Instead of acting out, Bala reluctantly accepted the new reality just so there could be harmony and sometimes that’s what leadership is about. You have to forgo your ego in moments like this to make things work.

Selcan’s presence was key in this episode both on the hatuns’ side as well as being a comforter for Osman Bey who was down on himself after having lost Karayel. She immediately noticed the tension again between Bala and Malhun and sought to resolve the matter by letting every hatun know the order of things and what everyone needs to do. Her also recalling the famous Kayi reputation for weaving carpets was a nice throwback to Hayme Ana and created yet another connection with Dirilis. Little snippets that connect KO & DE like this continue to be fantastic additions that “fill in the gaps” so to speak. Her scene with Osman was both intimate & a huge re-energizer for Osman who felt as if mountains had collapsed on him. However, her reminder to Osman Bey in regards to how Allah does not burden a soul more than it can bare was a deft touch which lifted the ambiance and propelled Osman Bey to get back to doing what he does best!

Osman’s sensational trap against Kosses’s soldiers to compensate for what Kosses did to Turgut’s alps was a masterful fusion of his elite politics as well as military genius. That he didn’t let Turgut’s alps go unavenged shows how Osman Bey has now officially reached a sublime level as a leader where he pays attention to details down to its bare bones and why through his investigation of the possible architect behind the attack on Turgut’s alps he is primed to form the Osmanli Beylik!



Additionally, the flashback scene between Osman & Karayel was a terrific way of reminding viewers of the bond that Osman and his deceased horse shared. I had felt that this aspect of Osman’s character was missing up until now but the flashback ended up acknowledging it and not something we or Osman Bey could easily move on from as if it was inconsequential. It made us feel for Karayel. As a result of Karayel’s demise Osman Bey had to naturally chose his next horse and when Kumral Abdal was shown standing next to the new horse, I immediately knew he would be it and it is a thing of beauty for sure! Helluva successor I must say!

Priest Gregory also got more spotlight to expand his character and now that he’s in Sogut’s church and has managed to inform Rogatus, it remains to be seen what action if any the Bilecik Tekfur takes to possibly double cross Osman Bey if at all.

The support characters like Gunduz, Boran, Goktug, Cerkutay all had their moments as well but I would really like to see all of them get higher level of subplots that can contribute even more to the overall story.



All in all, another outstanding episode and that climax left me absolutely thrilled especially in the way it unfolded where Kosses is talking about peace one moment and right next second Osman Bey is informed of his treachery. Such razor sharp and exciting screenplay! Can’t wait to see what happens next!

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Written by Shehzeb Imam

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KURULUS OSMAN EPISODE 77 ROMANA NISAR REVIEW

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Kurulus Osman team again did a good job. Just like the appearance of a Sheppard in episode 76 was a smooth and heart touching but, full of devotion and strength event. So was the arrest of Sheikh Edabali in episode 77. Only a few levels greater. A man of his stature did not lie to save himself from dungeon and held his grounds. That was epic and depicts how Ottomans real spirit was and where they got their strength from. I would reiterate that Faith, devotion, character, and selflessness was the reason that Osman was able to bring a scattered nation into a huge powerful empire.

Role of his companions and elders was admirable. Their love for each other is beautifully depicted in the scenes when Osman visits his sick Alp before even going to visit his pregnant wife, whoo is his first true love. Such a passionate, full of empathy leader is always loved not only by his people but by all knowing ultimate supreme power, Allah Subhan watt Allah.

This episode was comparatively gentler and had a delicate touch too. Turgut and Marie’s wedding and before that exchange of dialogue between Osman and Kosses were the highlight of Muslim tradition.

Gundoz and Osman’s brawl was a humane touch too. As was Sheikh’s disciple protecting him from the torture by throwing himself on Sheik Edabali when Wazir Alem shah’s goon starts his lashing.

This episode was full of struggles and fights with bit less intensity. It could be because Osman bey came out of Inegol unharmed and accomplished or because it had a few romantic scenes between Turgut and Marie or Cherkuty and crazy girl. Even Shekh Edabali is released without much harm, Kunor and Kosses are one step forward to learning Osman bey better to make an alliance with him. All in all it was bit relaxed, with a good clifhanger that left us all wondering how it will end with Osman bey and Wazir under his sharp sword.

History is my favorite subject and Kurlos Osman has brought it all as a reality to enjoy it in picture. Hard to wait for the next one.

Written by: Romana Nisar.

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KURULUS OSMAN EPISODE 76 ROMANA NISAR REVIEW

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Kurulus Osman Season 3 Episode 76 Review by Romana Nisar.

This Historic drama team deserves a round of applause for bringing the important characters of History to light. Making all those participants in the building of Ottoman Empire seen and felt in 21st century.

The way Osman thinks and then persues his plans is unparallel to any other drama. He was seriously wounded but did not lose his mind. Quick thinking saved him and thus all things related. He seeks refuge in the mine, treats his wounds, and the way he Thanks Allah after eating that measly food, (the snake) and the water dripping down the cave wall, was epic.

God is everywhere for everyone, but only the chosen ones can see. He did remind me of King Bruce of Scotland who gathered his courage from a spider. When defeated and lost everything.

In grand things of His plans, only a man with faith, character, discipline, hard work, and loyal friends can achieve what Kurlos Ossoman did. We must appreciate Mehmat Buzdaak and his team of writers for showing the struggles he went through. Nothing comes easily in life. The bigger the goals, the bigger the price.

Another important factor that caught my eye was the character depiction of the traitor, Wazir Elishah. A contrast of character we see more in Muslim history. A cunning, conniving, plotter and power hungry selfish man in the role of Wazir Elishah who will eventually fall down because a brave man of faith, who only thinks about his nation never fails. Men like Osman go through hard ships of betrayal and temporary set backs by selfish people but in the end, victory belongs to them.

One who conquers NFAS, conquers all. Wazir Elisha is not stupid but since his motives are selfish, he will get nothing but shame. Lesson of ummah is to use your talent for the uplift of all. When we all work together, we attract more people in persute of greater goodness. When we want only personal gains, even our friends leave us. That’s how Osman is gaining more support from Cosses and soon we will see Cunar joining him too.

I must not forget another twist in the story. Gundoz and Aisha helping Wazir in his plan to handover Marie to Nikola. Gundoz has good intentions but made a very bad choice. A real leader has to keep his wits about. That’s what Osman is. Wisdom does not come with age. He was youngest of three and built an empire over 4 continents. He had a very wise head on his shoulders, a heart of gold and nerves of steal.
What a pleasure to watch history made in 11th /12th centuries as if it’s happening now. Or maybe it will.

Written by: Romana Nisar.

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KURULUS OSMAN EPISODE 77 REVIEW

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Kurulus Osman Episode 77 Review

Rating: A

The latest instalment of Kurulus Osman was yet another top episode if you only care about entertainment. With a continuation of the cruelty and greed of Alemsha a main theme in this episode. Additionally, Osman continued his so called “rebellious” ways and we also witnessed the beginning of a story arc for a huge name in the foundation of the Ottoman empire.

The first key moment in the episode was when Sheik Edebali was arrested. Imprisoned for aiding Osman, Edebali was brutally taken away into the dungeons. The man responsible for making Edebali speak was Cellali. His introduction was amazing, down one side of his face was series of scars and in his hand was a whip. This is the sort of character that tends to get killed off quickly, but I just hope they keep him a little longer. In the dungeon one of the ahis who, always show tremendous love and compassion for Sheik Edebali, stepped in front and faced the torment bravely so that no harm would occur to his Sheyk. After ruthlessly disposing of him Cellali turned his attention towards Edebali. No way was he about to torture arguably the holiest man in the entire region. He couldn’t so such a thing! Mercilessly, he began the motion to whip when a hand stopped him. It was the Tall sturdy Konur that had prevented any harm occurring to the Sheik.

This Scene I think began Konurs arc and eventually he will side with Osman. “Why are you in the devils lair son”. Edebali told Konur. The very first time we see him his incredible respect for Edebali is obvious when, he respectfully folded the mats that he and the vizier were using in the lodge. I personally absolutely love Konur Alp, his intimidating physical presence alongside the genuinely badass portrayal of the character by Berk Ercer, is in my opinion perfect for a famous warrior like Konur. It’s a step in the right direction by producers as they continue to bring more historically relevant characters to the show. I can’t wait for Konur to stand beside Osman later in the show.

Throughout the Episode, it was Shown that Osman wanted to take some sort of vengeance for what had happened recently. He began so ruthlessly. Gunduz was sat on his chair clearly struggling, on one hand he is trying his best for his tribe and his intentions are pure but on the contrary, he is guilt ridden, accused of treachery. I don’t like what they have done with Gunduz at all. For most of the show, they made him irrelevant and useless and now suddenly, they gave him the most extreme storyline possible. Gunduz has always been portrayed as naive from the beginning. In Dirilis Ertugrul we witnessed him tricked into making income from usury, but this is a whole new level. I mean its Gunduz we are talking about the one who stood by Osman for his entire life. The scene was dark as Osman walked in enraged with what had unfolded recently. He instantly took the bow, a symbolic weapon that brought back the horrors of Dündar. Then he proceeded to slap his older brother. “I am afraid your end will be like our uncles” Osman told Gunduz. This scene was powerful and tense we could tell Osman Bey was in no mood to talk as he left his mark on Gunduz.

Koses finally approved Mari’s wedding with Turgut, and this wedding was a nice break from the tense episode. Due to utter hatred for Nikola and a burning fire for revenge, Koses has now teamed up with Osman as they both formed an alliance that will look to end the alliance of Nikola and Alemsha. Historically Koses reverts to Islam and is another key personality in the establishment of Osmans empire. I hope we get to see Koses and Osman together more often eventually leading to his reversion. The scales of power have been changed in between the byzantine landlords as Rogatus and Koses conspire to take down Nikola. Nikola in attempting to kill Mari, Paved the way for his own end and to be fair I think its time to put an end to his promising but lacklustre reign as Osmans main enemy.

Osman was helped into the Bilecik where, a new trade bazaar was being setup, by koses where he waited for the vizier in his room. “For every Cruel there is an Osman”. I hated this line. The amount of arrogance and pride that was given off in this one line was just not acceptable. Osman bey was meant to be a compassionate, merciful and just ruler but so far with Buraks portrayal of the character, all we see is excessive Self obsession and arrogance. Moving on to the confrontation with alemsha. Again, I was not impressed. Just before we had witnessed an extremely well carried out confrontation but now this. The whole Scene was awkward until the end. Osman unsheathed his so called “Justice sword” and placed it on the vizier’s neck. Hunched over in fear, Alemsha Could hardly move as the fear of death rendered him speechless.

The next episode promises to be just as good, and I hope the streak of good episodes is continued. I am intrigued to see the outcome of the feud Between Nikola and Koses as well as the continuation of Konurs story arc. Slowly but surely, this show is beginning to deliver the of quality of entertainment we were accustomed to in Dirilis Ertugrul. The plot is a lot better than season two and were beginning to see more historical characters. I just hope that this level remains consistent.

 

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