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based on novel or book 18th century historical drama
The Sword of Tipu Sultan
First Air Date: January 01, 0001
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The Sword of Tipu Sultan was an Indian historical drama that was first broadcast on the DD National in 1990. Based on a novel by Bhagwan Gidwani, this drama was a portrayal of the life and times of Tipu Sultan, the famous ruler of Mysore. The drama faced lot of controversies that included a major fire accident that happened on the sets in 1990; the fire, which took place in Mysore, burnt down a major portion of the Premier Studios where the drama was being shot and claimed 62 lives. The series was widely praised for its authenticity, casting and grandeur.