Word is that globally acclaimed Turkish period drama, Diriliş: Ertuğrul has been inducted into the Guinness World Records. Turns out the show has established a record as one of the best dramatic works of our time.
Since its release in 2014, the Turkish drama has garnered over three billion views and has been translated into 39 different languages. This includes both the dubbed and subtitled versions.
The series Resurrection #Ertugrul enters the encyclopedia #GuinnessWorldRecord as the best dramatic work in the history of global #Drama with views reaching 3 billion and has been translated into 39 #Languages around the world.
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— Jameel Farooqui (@FarooquiJameel) August 4, 2020
No confirmation yet
Some local news portals originally reported the news of Diriliş Ertuğrul smashing a world record. However, nothing can be found on the Guinness World Records website as at the time of filing of this report on Sunday, October 4.
TRT World, the official broadcaster of Diriliş Ertuğrul is yet to write on the news that has been spreading like wildfire on social media.
— Mehmet Bozdağ (@mmehmetbozdag) September 30, 2020
Check by Muslim News Islamtainment on the verified Twitter handle of Diriliş: Ertuğrul’s Creator, Mehmet Bozdağ didn’t show anything relating to the Guinness World Record story. Rather, the Turkish filmmaker has continued the promotion of the season two of Kurusul Osman, slated for release on Wednesday, November 4.
The movie actors — from Ertuğrul character, Engin Alfan Duzyatan to his wife, Halime Hatun, played by Esra Bilgic, and others who are very active on social media, have kept mum on the news as they continue to bask in the euphoria of their successful outing in the historical series.
Why then is the news trending?
While Muslim News Islamtainment awaits the key promoters of the Turkish movie to either confirm or debunk the circulating news, pundits say loyal fans of the drama series are the ones likely to be pushing the narrative.
#Ertugrul viewers around the world 2020
South Africa 🇿🇦13,043 911
Indonesia 🇮🇩12,940, 192
— Muslim News Nigeria (@muslimnews_NG) June 6, 2020
They added that this may be a way of passing vote of confidence on the record-breaking drama as deserving of the Guinness award due to the clout it had garnered and records it had broken within its short stint.
Evidently, Diriliş: Ertugrul is a fantastic TV series with views reaching 3 billion worldwide and most-watched on YouTube. The series also gained a massive fanbase of digital streaming platform, Netflix.
This is because Netflix offers all five seasons of Diriliş: Ertuğrul with subtitles.
It is no doubt the most popular TV series in Pakistan and has been translated into several languages and is been watched all over the world by both the young and the old.
In light of this success and others not mentioned in this report, its teeming supporters might be behind the trending news, with the belief that Diriliş: Ertuğrul deserves rightful honor with the recognition of the Guinness World Records as a similarly interesting series, HBO’s Game of Thrones was awarded by the Guinness World Book of Record in 2016 for the most in-demand TV premiere.
Dirilis: Ertugrul, also known as Resurrection Ertuğrul, therefore, should be conferred with an award for its sky-high status in the hearts of zillions of supporters.
Based on available information, it is not correct that Ertugrul has broken the Guinness World Record.
— With additional information from propakistani.pk