It is a coming of age magical story of a young boy who goes on to become a superhero - Arslaan! It is set in the olden times, 3000 years ago in the past. His quest for identity takes him on a journey that brings out the superhero within. His supernatural powers ultimately help him in vanquishing the evil lord (Zaakfaar), to reinstate goodness in this world.
Zaakfaar, the evil lord, has formed an army of mutants, with the help of whom he wishes to rule the world. It all begins when Zaakfaar's evil designs to conquer the world are interrupted by Arslaan's father. His father captures the evil lord - Zaakfaar in a blue diamond, but the evil queen manages to resurrect him. He launches a fresh attack where Arslaan's father (who is a king) and his mother (the queen) are killed, but their faithful Dragon saves their son (the hero). The dragon takes him to the school of magic. The hero grows up with the skilled students of this school of magic, enhancing his own skills with time. Nobody in the school knows his true identity and he lives on like an underdog. In due course of time he finds his mission in life, which is to fight against evil and save the human race. (Source: http://www.setindia.com/arslaan/about_arslaan.php)