Nirvana in Fire (2015)
Other Title: 瑯琊榜 / Nirvana in Fire / Lang Ya Bang
Genres: Historical, political, revenge
Director: Kong Sheng, Li Xueyan Crew
Network: Dragon TV, Beijing TV
Release Date: September 19, 2015
- Hu Ge as Mei Changsu / Su Zhe / Lin Shu
- Zhang Zhe Han as teenage Lin Shu
- Liu Tao as Princess Nihuang of Yunnan
- Pan Xiao Yang as teenage Nihuang
- Wang Kai as Xiao Jingyan, Prince of Jing
- Wu Lei as Fei Liu, Mei Changsu’s bodyguard
- Zhou Qi Qi as Gong Yu (A musician in Miao Yin Fang)
- Jin Dong as Lin Chen (Young master of Langya Hall)
- Wang Hong as Li Gang (Mei Changsu’s right-hand-man)
- Zhao Yi Long as Zhen Ping (A martial arts expert)
- Zhong Wei Hua as Physician Yan (Mei Changsu’s doctor)
- Wei Wei as Tong Lu (A vegetable seller in disguise)
During the 4th century, war broke out between the feudal Northern Wei dynasty and Southern Liang dynasties, leading Liang’s General Lin Xie to take his only child, the 19 year old Lin Shu, to battle. Unexpectedly, Lin Xie was framed by a political rival, causing the unjust deaths of seventy thousand Chiyan army soldiers, just after they drove off the hostile Wei forces.
After barely escaping with his life, Lin Shu establishes the Jiangzuo Alliance with the help of Langya Hall and makes a name for himself as Mei Changsu, chief of the pugilistic world. Under the alias of Su Zhe, he returns to the capital of Liang 12 years on to overturn the injustices imposed on the Chiyan Army and secretly assist his friend the unfavoured Prince Xiao Jingyan in his battle for the throne.
During the Nanliang Datong years, the Northern Wei Dynasty was marching south. Lin Xie and his seventeen-year-old only son Lin Shu led the Red Flame Army to 70,000 soldiers, but it was unexpectedly framed by an adulterer. Yan Yan died unjustly in Meiling. Lin Shu, who was rescued by his subordinates and survived, established the Jiangzuo League with the help of Langya Pavilion.
After 12 years, he returned as the patriarch Mei Changsu. Although he was a prince, he secretly helped him because of his honest personality. The emperor Wu Zhi, who was disgusted by the Emperor Wu, dispelled the adulterer, and used the sick and weak body to dispel the heavy mist and eliminate the malpractice. At the end of his life, he stole the snow for the 70,000 red flames.
At this time, due to the many years of commotion management by Emperor Wudi, there were chaos in the Southern Dynasty. The Eastern Wei, who had stood on behalf of the Northern Wei, took the opportunity to go south, and no one in the North could lead the army. In order to solve the country’s difficulties, Mei Changsu took the physical-stimulating herbs and resolutely rushed to the battlefield. In the last three months of his life, he calmed down the northern border and ended his life on the battlefield in the way of Lin Shu.