Bollywood movies are just capable of reinventing any era of time! From “Mughal-E-Azam” to “Mohenjo Daro” in the recent time, these top Bollywood period movies are visually stunning enough to take you back in time.
Released in 1960, this epic drama movie by K. Asif is the benchmark of Indian cinema. A love story of a mighty prince (Salim) and a beautiful courtesan (Anarkali) that ended brutally by an emperor will melt your heart at a certain point.
Those enchanting looks of Madhubala, the infuriating convo between Prithviraj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar added with the magnificent background, and voice of Lata Mangeshkar can leave anybody spellbound.
- 1947 Earth
Directed by Deepa Mehta and released in 1998, this movie can literally make you shiver with terror and pain on how human emotions play so small roles in the war.
A story of three friends, that will give you a glimpse of the devastation of people and places before and after the partitions of India and Pakistan. And brilliant performances by Nandita Das, Aamir Khan, and Rahul Khanna, is the cherry on the cake.
- Hey Ram
You can’t get more visuals of those epic time in history than this movie. “Hey Ram”, a semi-fictional movie, was released in 2000 and directed by Kamal Haasan, who himself played the role of Saketh Ram, the main character.
From Calcutta to Madras, the movie encircles around the time of partition of India and assassination of Gandhiji. With a fleet of actors like Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherji, Hema Malini, Naseeruddin Shah and music by Ilaiyaraaja, Kamal Haasan has a created a masterpiece.
A group of Champaner villagers defeated a British team in the Cricket match, back in the year 1893. Sounds interesting, huh? The battle between villagers and the British government, for their lands, has created a period movie starring Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne.
Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker (2001), the story is narrated in the sumptuous voice of Amitabh Bachchan and music by A.R. Rehman is still a sweet nostalgic memory. Did we mention that the villagers were totally unaware of anything related to Cricket, before challenging the officials?
- Jodha Akbar
Another period movie by Ashutosh Gowariker, that won our hearts forever. Released in 2008, the movie depicts the beauty of Hindustan (India) in somewhere around the 6th century and how it was once a land of golden birds.
Though the movie is more of a love story, it does reflect some historic events. Hrithik Roshan played the role of charming Akbar, the fierce and famous Mughal ruler who married Jodha Bai, played by gorgeous Aishwarya Rai. They were married but not in love initially. Music, costumes, dialogues, action, everything falls perfectly into pieces.
- Bajirao Mastani
Can love end your life, even if you’re a ruler? This movie is the exact answer to this question. A love story encompassing three lives, set in the 18th century, will open the doors of grand history to you.
The director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has also given hands in music and created few ear-pleasing songs too. With Ranveer Singh as Peshwa Bajirao, Deepika Padukone as Mastani and Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai, you will love to watch this movie on a huge screen.