Period Bollywood films that you’ve got to see ATLEAST once!
Period Bollywood drama or movies are always worth the wait and watch. Owing to their unique style and coming from an unacquainted era, this genre gets you excited and curious, all at the same time. Portraying some traditions and styles of that age, these Bollywood films paint a visually appealing picture that would take you back in time to experience the magic!
Based on the love story of Prince Salim, (who went on to rule as Emperor Jahangir) and a beautiful court dancer, Anarkali, the film was in the making for nearly a decade and is touted as the biggest release of its time. (It was released in 150 cinemas). With great focus on the nitty-gritties of that time, Mughal-E-Azam is still one of Bollywood’s most celebrated movies.
Set in the Victorian period of the colonial rule, this movie directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar narrated the story of a group of villagers who got together and fought the oppressive system of taxation and emerged victorious. Back in the day, this movie wasn’t only a massive box office hit but also the third Indian film of all time to reach the top five nominations of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Dreamy romance, dramatic story line and impactful action sequences; Asoka is one periodic film that left us mesmerised. Powerful performances by Shahrukh Khan who played Prince Ashoka and Kareena Kapoor Khan who played Kaurwaki are still remembered and always a treat a watch.
Jodha Akbar (2008)
The historical drama based on Mughal Emperor Akbar and his Hindu wife and a Rajput princess Jodhabai was the talk of the town for a long time. From royal sets to focus on intricate details; well-executed scripts to beautifully shot songs and sequences, Jodha Akbar was a truly enthralling.
Bajirao Mastani (2015)
With Bollywood’s heavy weights in Bajirao Mastani, the movie promised great acts and also bagged the major awards in the previous award season. Set in the 18th century, this love triangle wins your heart over with brilliant acts and the sheer opulence.
Mohenjo Daro (2016)
Ashutosh Gowarikar brings to you yet another visual treat with Mohenjo Daro. With Hrithik Roshan and debutante actress Pooja Hegde, this movie has been creating a lot of buzz and we’re excited.
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