Constantinople, the Byzantine capital, is encircled by Ottoman Turks in 1453. Due to the Ottoman Empire’s ever-dwindling treasuries, the city is a shell of its past greatness, but the Ottoman Empire continues to prosper. After years of tolerating Byzantium’s existence, Mehmet II, the ambitious sultan, commences his campaign to end the Byzantine Empire and capture Constantinople for the Ottomans, resulting in the probably biggest siege of the period.
This film depicts Muhammad’s life, as well as the fall of Constantinople. You don’t have to be a historian to recognize history’s extraordinary distortion. I went into this film with the best of intentions, hoping to enjoy it because it was the first time a historical event like the Fall of Constantinople had been shown on the big screen. However, by the end of the movie, the audience had a mixed reaction. I’d like to evaluate this film as both a work of art and a historical document.