Bollywood Period Dramas are the reflection of the huge and grim view of South Asian tales. Certain cinematic classics take the audiences back to a range of ages, such as the Mughal-era, Colonial era, Modern history, and many more. Period dramas, in particular, are big-budget, masterpieces that make us feel the solemnity of the past. With stunning and quality visuals, B-town always stands upon the expectations of the viewers, in the case of Periodic dramas and left the everlasting impacts on our minds. How can we forget the most exquisite costumes and situational musical sequences? These movies are the full package of entertainment, so today we are presenting such top 10 evergreen Bollywood Period Dramas till now.
Directorial of K.Asif, it's an epic historical drama that is widely considered one of the most famous evergreen Indian movies. It is based on the love story of Prince Salim (who went on to rule as Emperor Jahangir) and a court dancer, Anarkali.
Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)
Ketan Mehta's film 'Mangal Pandey' chronicles the life of late Mangal Pandey (the role played by Aamir Khan), who was the soldier of 34th Bengal Native Infantry. The tale describes how he sparks the Indian revolution of 1857 against the British.
Padmaavat is the latest period drama and the biopic of Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone), a Rajput Queen, and the second wife of Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film sank in several disputes that, however, did nothing to hinder its successful run at the box office.
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
The movie is set on the basis of the true love story of 16th Century 'Jodhaa Akbar'. This epic brings us to the Mughal era at the time of Akbar. The flick takes a look at the interfaith love between Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar and the Rajput princess, Jodhaa Bai. The film features Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in lead roles.
Bajirao Mastani (2016)
Another epic of Sanjay Leela Bhansali is about Maratha Peshwa, Bajirao (1700-40), and his relationship with his second wife, Mastani (Deepika Padukone), daughter of Rajput King Chhatrasal and Ruhani Bai. Ranvir Singh played the role of Bajirao in the flick.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Rajkumar Santoshi's patriotic film about rebels who pledge to liberate India from the Britishers. It's a biographical drama that portrays the life of the socialist revolutionist, Bhagat Singh, whose role was played by Ajay Devgn.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
The film based on the life of Olympian Milkha Singh that was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and featured Farhan Akhtar in the title role was a sports biopic drama. It became one of the most successful biopics of the country and made around ₹ 108 crore at the box office.
The classic romance of the early 1900s, Devdas was set onto that. It's an adaptation of the namesake Bangla novel written by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. It was the first color version of this Bengali tale, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and featured Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai in lead roles. The film was not just the biggest commercial grosser of the year, but also became the way to the Academy Awards and a winner of five different national awards.
Lagaan was the movie directed by Ashutosh Gowariker based on the story set in the Victorian period of India's colonial rule and narrated the extraordinary story of a group of villagers who fight the oppressive system of money-gathering. It was an Academy Award-nominated film for Best Foreign Language.
Directed by Santosh Sivan, Shahrukh Khan featured as the lead actor in this saga about the 3rd century BCE emperor of the Maury Dynasty. It was the flick that was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival with rave reviews.
Umrao Jaan (1981)
Umrao Jaan is the movie based on the Urdu novel Umrao Jaan Ada, which is about Ameeran who is kidnapped and sold to a brothel in Lucknow. There she is renamed Umrao and raised as a courtesan. This film gave us the timeless Rekha hit, 'In Aankhon Ki Masti' sung by Asha Bhosle. It's a perfect example of 'Old is Gold'.
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