Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Sandokan, the Indian rebel leader who opposed the British regime during the Victorian era, was the subject of several action-adventure films of the 1960s and 1970s. Few of these efforts were completely faithful to their source, Emilio Salgari's novel Le Tigre de Mompracem, but all were eagerly received by European film fans. In 1976, a TV-series version of the Sandokan legend emerged on the Continent. Kabir Bedi played the title role in this lavishly appointed effort, which enjoyed wide distribution (except in English-speaking countries). A feature-film version of the TV Sandokan was prepared late in'76, then released to American television.
against-the-system, Britain, domination [influence], freedom, freedom-fighter, homeland, Native-American, pirate [seafarer], power, rebel, swashbuckler