Taj Series Review & Ratings | Hit Or Flop?

Taj Series Review: The creation of web series on OTT platforms has given filmmakers a lot of hope as they work on their screenplays, which may not work well on large screens but may work well on smaller ones. Large-scale celebrities like Shahid Kapoor and Ajay Devgn have begun to appear in web series for various OTT platforms.

Taj Series Review

The “Taj: Split By Blood” series trailer, which stars an intriguing cast, has generated positive excitement among viewers and is now streaming on Zee5. Let’s examine this series in detail to see if all of the episodes had the same effect as the trailer.


The conflict over who will succeed Akbar as king amongst his three sons, Salim, Murad, and Daniyal, takes place in the 16th century. Every member of the Mughal dynasty has multiple sides. The Mughal Empire’s growth and fall over several centuries is the subject of a television series that demonstrates both its splendour and savagery.

Cast & Crew

Naseeruddin Shah, Dharmendra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Aashim Gulati, Taha Shah Badussha, Shubham Kumar Mehra, Rahul Bose, Sandhya Mridul, Zarina Wahab, Padma Damodaran, Pankaj Saraswat, and Shivani Tanskale are among the actors who appear in “Taj: Divided By Blood.”

Ron Scalpello is the director of Taj: Divided By Blood, which was written by William Borthwick, Christopher Butera, Simon Fantauzzo, and Ajay Singh. The creators of this show are Roopali and Abhimanyu Singh. Simon Temple and Tejal Shetye handled the cinematography for this series, and Ian Arber wrote the music. Irfan Ishak, Ben King, and Ruchi Barar are in charge of the editing for this series.

Series NameTaj
DirectorRon Scalpello
Music DirectorIan Arber
ProducerAbhimanyu Singh, Roopali Singh
GenreHistory, Drama
CastNaseeruddin Shah, Dharmendra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Aashim Gulati, Rahul Bose and others
Cinematography Simon Temple, Tejal Shetye


The film’s creators found it challenging to cover all of history in its two to three hours. The finest medium for pursuing their aspirations of telling historical stories is web series. One such tale that must be conveyed as a web series is “Taj: Split By Blood.”

Audience members who are well-versed in Indian history will undoubtedly identify with the figures on screen. Although this series offers everything that may make viewers connect, including drama, emotions, and romance, the length of each episode may be a barrier for some. There are a total of 10 episodes in this run. Even if some of the episodes in the series appear drawn out, this is necessary to make the drama seem realistic.

About the performances, Naseeruddin Shah once again demonstrates his talent as a screen performer and how well he matches the part of Akbar. Another standout in this show is Aashim Gulati, who did a respectable job playing Prince Salim. Aditi Rao Hydari performed flawlessly and has a lovely screen presence. Rahul Bose, Shubham Kumar Mehra, Taha Shah Badussha, and all the other performers performed the roles that were necessary for the characters.

The “Taj: Split By Blood” series seems good on paper. Ian Arber’s music is appropriate for the events. Another standout feature of the series is the cinematography, which was done by Simon Temple and Tejal Shetye. The art and costume departments should be commended for their efforts in bringing the world of the 1600s to life. In a couple scenes, the Effects could have been better. The production values are excellent.

Despite the series’ short runtime, director Ron Scalpello was successful in holding the audience’s attention with his storytelling.

Overall, the “Taj: Split By Blood” series is worth streaming because of the grandeur of its production and the natural performances of the key actors.

Plus Points:

  • Art
  • Costumes
  • Performances

Minus Points:

  • Lengthy episodes
  • Few over dramatic scenes

Rating: 3/5

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