Around 400 years back, with the might of their huge armies, foreign forces, one after another, were invading the Indian territories. Afghans, Turks and then the Mughals...all had one burning desire... establishing their control over a prosperous India. But even in these hard times, there was one province which gave a bold fight to these enemies… and that was the gleaming rajya of the Rajputs- Mewar! For the rajputs, no sacrifice weighed more importance than freedom.
But despite this unprecedented courage, Mughal forces often dominated over the courageous Rajputs and it seemed the desires of these enemies would be fulfilled before long. In this troubled time, the soil of Mewar gave birth to its bravest son, Maharana Pratap who became an emblem for courage for the entire country. This is the story of a great warrior king, who in personal life is an ideal son to his father, a loving son to his step mother who hates him, a soothing leader to his people in their difficult times and trials. He is most surprisingly the man who only had love for his brothers, who in turn were either filled with jealousy, or hatred as they wanted themselves to be the rulers of Mewar. Many of these brothers went in the service of Akbar, but as history proves, his love would change his jealous brothers melodramatically in times of War.
The story of Maharana Pratap is not just the story of king who was a great warrior and who lead the army of his kingdom to victory against the armies of another empire. The story of Maharana Pratap is also not the story of a Rajput prince, who got his throne as a birthright from his father and ruled their state as a king in comfort. This story is actually the journey of a boy Pratap, who much later would earn his title Maharana, through his own deeds and dedication.
RANA PRATAP SINGH
Born to queen Javantibai and king Udai Singh, prince Pratap is the eldest amongst his brothers. Extremely patriotic towards his motherland, he makes his place in everyone's heart by helping his father in fighting battles at a very young age. Though he is aware that his brother Shakti is jealous of him , he loves him back nonetheless. He is a boy with a heart of gold and fearless courage of a lion. Like his father, he too is determined to fight the foreign invaders and save his kingdom till his last breath.
Mewar's ruler and father to the courageous Pratap, Uday Singh's first and foremost love is that for his nation. For the sake of Mewar's wellbeing, he accepts to rule under the subjugation of the Muslim invaders but is always secretly plotting ways to wage a war against them and free his motherland from their rule! A man of principals, he is highly respected by his people. Though he loves his son Pratap deeply, he does not express his feelingly openly so as not to be judged. But being a just ruler he gives Shakti to prove his mettle as his successor.
Udai Singh's eldest wife and Pratap's mother, Queen Jaivantabai is Mewar's Rajmata. Intelligent, loving and down to earth, she is the most mature queen. She is not just Pratap's mother but also a mentor and teacher who inspires Pratap by narrating him folktales to make him a brave and fearless Rajput, who will one day lead the kingdom of Mewar. Though Udai Singh respects gives her the importance of being the first queen, she is not loved by him as the young Queen Bhatiyani takes precedence over her in this respect. Yet she never complains and instead pours all her love and energy on her son Pratap to make him an able king.
Sajjabai is Udai Singh's second wife and mother to Shakti and Vikramdev. She is a simple and innocent woman who does not understand the politics of the palace. This makes it easier for other cunning people in the palace to manipulate her and override her wisdom. Incapable of secrecy she often lets out important news to wrong people.
Dhirbai Bhatiyani is the youngest and most beautiful young queen of Udai Singh. Udai Singh is head over heels in love with her but is unaware of her manipulative nature. She continuously plots against young Pratap so that she can eventually make her own son Jagmal the next heir to the throne. Her ultimate aim is to be Mewar's most important queen, Rajmata.
Rana Punja is the leader of the Bhil tribe. The Bhils have always felt neglected by the Mewar rulers. In spite of being a part of Mewar, they live in isolation from Mewar. Punja detests Mewar as much as he loves his tribe. The resentment against Mewar is nestled very deep in Punja. He is a brave ruler who has blindly devoted his life for the betterment of his people. It is these qualities that make Punja and Pratap from foes to friends.
Mansingh Songara is Pratap maternal uncle. A wise man, Javantabai's brother Mansingh is well versed with palace politics. He loves Pratap immensely and is always trying to protect and mentor Pratap.
Raimal is youngest queen Bhatiyani's brother. Though initially, he fails to understand his sister's scheming plots against Pratap, when he learns her plans of making her own son Jagmal Udai Singh's successor, he helps his sister in executing her evil plans.
Saindas Chundawat, belonging to Chundawat clan, is the most important minister in Udai Singh's court who time and again helps the royal family of Mewar with his advice. A man with a mind and voice of his own, he is the most significant member in the state's administration.