Kurulus: Osman (English title: The Ottoman) is a Turkish historical drama television series created by Mehmet Bozdağ and starring Burak Özçivit in the titular role. It focuses on the life of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire.
|Original Title:||Kuruluş: Osman|
|English Title:||The Ottoman|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Drama|
|Director:||Ahmet Yilmaz, Fethi Bayram|
|Writer:||Asli Zeynep Peker Bozdag, Mehmet Bozdag|
|Cinematography:||Ömer Faruk Karacan, Turgay Aksoy|
Kuruluş: Osman Synopsis
The TV show includes Osman Gazi’s internal and external struggles and how he establishes and controls the Ottoman Empire. It portrays his struggles against Byzantium and the Mongol Ilkhanate and how he was able to secure independence from the Sultanate of Rum to establish a sovereign state that would stand up to the Byzantine and Mongol Empires and would honor the Turks.
The character of Osman faces many enemies and traitors in his quest and the show illustrates how he was able to overcome these obstacles and fulfill his mission with the help of his loyal companions, family, and friends.
The series follows Diriliş: Ertuğrul which was situated around Osman’s father, Ertuğrul, and how he faced enemies and traitors. It began in December 2014 and season 5 of the show concluded with Ertuğrul convincing Berke to start a war with Hulagu. This war was known as the Berke-Hulagu war and resulted in the division of the Mongol Empire into four khanates. In Kuruluş: Osman, Osman faces one of the khanates called the Ilkhanate.
10 or 15 years[b] after the Berke-Hulagu war, Ertuğrul Gazi goes to Konya and he leaves his brother, Dündar Bey, in charge of his tribe. Dündar Bey is easily swayed by others into doing their misdeeds, he falls into the trap of the devious Selçuk Sançak Bey, Alişar, and the merciless princess of Kulucahisar, Sofia, who seeks to kill all the Turks. Osman, Dündar’s nephew, can see through Alişar and Sofia’s plans and warns him about them, despite his refusal to listen. As they continue to build more tension against the Kayı, Geyhatu sends Komutan Balgay to cause more trouble and stop the Kayı, especially Osman, from rebelling against the Mongols. Dündar, who bows down to the Mongols becoming the Sançak Bey, can’t see Alişar’s anger over his position being given over to him and he believes him when Alişar blames Osman for his son’s killing. Soon after, along with the threat from Kulucahisar, Dündar is shown the truth, Alişar is beheaded by Osman, and Osman has married his love, Bala. Following this, after many difficulties, Balgay is presumably killed by Osman while Kulucahisar is conquered by the Kayı with Sofia’s death happening in the process.
Aya Nikola is sent by the Byzantine Emperor, Andronikos II to become the new Tekfur of İnegöl followed by Ertuğrul’s return to the tribe. Meanwhile, Yavlak Arslan, the new Uç Bey, seeks to create his own state and sees Osman as an obstacle, later on, they unite against the new threat created by the new Ilkhan of the Ilkhanate, Gaykhatu who allies with Nikola against the Turks of Anatolia. Nikola recaptures Kulaca Hisar by poisoning the alps. Bala also faces the arrival of Targun, Nikola’s spy who allies with Osman to save her father, İnal Bey. Along with these problems, Osman is elected as the new Bey after his father’s death, whilst he decides to marry a second wife according to his father’s will. After Targun’s death, Osman meets Malhun Hatun and initiates a major battle with the Byzantines, historically known as the Battle of Mount Armenia, as well as trying to find the traitor in the Kayı, as his jealous uncle Dündar helps the Byzantines stir traps for him. Dündar is eventually executed by Osman for his betrayal. Following the arrival of Ömer Bey, father of Malhun Hatun, Geyhatu sends Kara Şaman Togay, son of Baycu Noyan, to eliminate both Osman’s Kayı and Ömer’s Bayındır, but after a series of conflicts between the two tribes, Togay fails and is killed by Osman. Nikola is later defeated by Osman, with the support of Seljuk Sultan Mesud II, though he survives. Osman also marries Malhun Hatun, who gives birth to Osman’s son Orhan, whilst his first wife Bala Hatun becomes pregnant.
Malhun Hatun comes to know about Bala Hatun’s pregnancy and is thus jealous of her. Osman Bey is facing Harmankaya Tekfur Mikhael Kosses (Köse Mihal) and Bilecik Tekfur Rogatus Laskaris for Papaz Gregor a priest who was imprisoned by Byzantine Emperor and he later escaped with help of Tekfur Rogatus. Turgut Alp, is shown as brave Alp and Turk Bey who is against Byzantines and later has better relations with Osman Bey. Osman Bey has conflicts again with his old enemy Tekfur Aya Nikola who is helped by the Catalan Company which includes Diego and the leader Anselmo. Osman Bey manages to defeat the Catalans. Tekfur Aya Nikola wants to marry Mari [Tekfur Mikhael Kosses Sister]. All the Byzantine lords become united to prevent the rising of Osman Bey. Bilecik Tekfur Rogatus Laskaris abducts the kayi children and plans to turn them into Christian soldiers. Osman bey saves the children with the help of Kumral Abdal. Papaz Gregor betrays Osman Bey by planning an attack on Sogut with the help of byzantine lords and is killed by Osman Bey. Iznik Tekfur Vali Saguros along with his daughter Hera visits the Kayi Tribe causing a halt in relations with the other Tekfurs. Nikola and Rogatus plan to kill Sagorus and assign Julia to do it. Sagorus gets wounded but survives and Julia and her men escape from Sogut. Turgut kidnaps Mari from her wedding with Nikola and Koses and Nikola after a long chase manages to catch them, on the other hand, Osman Bey wanted to capture Inegol but fell into the trap. The tunnel already had bombs and the bomb exploded with his soldiers dying and eventually Boran is held Captive by Nikola. Turgut Bey and Mari are saved by Malhun Hatun and Kumral Abdal. Seljuk Vizier Alamshah makes a deal with the Tekfurs under which Boran was freed. Vizier Alamshah sends a letter to the Sultan citing him against Osman Bey and Sultan Mesud orders Osman Bey to be arrested. On the other hand, Gunduz Bey helps the Vizier to give Mari to Kosses and Nikola. Nikola tries to kill Mari but is saved by Turgut Bey. Osman Bey escapes on the way to Konya but is wounded. He recovers and reunites with Turgut Bey and Malhun Hatun and saves his Alps from the captivity of Vizier Alamshah Soon Gunduz betrayed his family and took Osmans Beylic and osman went in a fight with gunduz.
Burak Özçivit as Osman Bey
Osman is the third and youngest son of Ertuğrul Gazi and Halime Sultan. He is also the younger brother of Gündüz Bey and Savcı Bey, and nephew of Selcan Hatun, who he treats as his own mother. He is the father of Orhan and husband of Bala Hatun and Malhun Hatun and aspires to follow in the footsteps of his father Ertuğrul and his grandfather Süleyman Şah. He is extremely attentive to his surroundings and good with a sword, just like his father. He disobeys his beys sometimes, traveling on the path he believes is successful. His weakness is his care for his close ones, making him prone to traps. He humiliates his enemies both on the battlefield and while negotiating, leaving them with a thirst for revenge. He is elected as the Bey of his tribe in season 2. He decides to marry a second wife as per his father’s will, as well as changing the Kayı flag. Based on Osman I.
Nurettin Sönmez as Bamsi Beyrek
Nurettin Sönmez (born July 24, 1978) is a Turkish actor and martial arts teacher. He is best known for his role as “Bamsı Beyrek” in the historical series Diriliş: Ertuğrul.
Özge Törer as Bala Hatun
Bala is the daughter of Şeyh Edebali and Ulduz Hatun, who died because of a disease. She is also Osman Bey’s first wife and a beautiful painter while being best friends with Gonca Hatun. Bala is loyal to her father, the Ahi brotherhood, and Selcan Hatun. She is extremely calm and patient but is prone to heartbreak. A Mongol stabbed her in season 1 and she, therefore, cannot produce a baby, and she is constantly teased due to this fact. In season 2, after her husband is elected Bey, she becomes the Hanım (Head Hatun) of the Kayı tribe, succeeding Selcan Hatun. She is upset when Osman decides to marry a second wife, but accepts her fate. Eventually becomes pregnant. Based on Rabia Bala Hatun.
Yiğit Uçan as Boran Alp
Boran is one of Osman Bey’s main alps and his best friend. A close companion of Konur and later Göktuğ, Dumrul, Gence Bey and Cerkutay. He is the widower of Gonca Hatun. He is a talented bard and singer. He uses a sword while being skilled in archery, and often also uses a bow and arrow in close combat.
Burak Çelik as Göktug Alp
Burak Çelik as Göktug Alp Göktug (formerly Kongar) was one of Osman Bey’s main alps. He was formerly Balgay’s right-hand man and adoptive son, and Konur Alp’s long-lost younger brother. He became a “Mankurt” (brainwashed Mongol) after his tribe was raided after which he was given to a slave trader. He reverted to Islam after he saw a letter from the Emperor confirming Balgay had bought him from the slave market. He was recaptured by Balgay who again brainwashed him with the use of his shaman. After killing his brother, the devastated Göktug reverted to Islam once again. He became the Alpbaşı (transl. Chief Alp) of the Kayı tribe after Osman became the Bey. He returned from his fake exile as Osman’s spy on Nikola and Targun. He later helped Bala escape and kill Targun and reunited with Osman. After Targun’s death, he became the leader of the Cuman Turks. He was killed by Geyhatu for revenge after he is taken by Vezir Alemshah and Nikola. Not to be confused with Diriliş: Ertuğrul’s Göktuğ.
Where to watch
Various Websites are Translating this series in English subtitles. Below are the links to the site.