10 period dramas that you can watch anytime!
23 rd November 2021
The grandeur of period films is unparalleled. The period films give a glimpse into a world that we have only read about in the history books. The efforts taken by the entire team to portray the regalness of the actors portraying the roles and the attention to detail when it comes to the sets and the language spoken in the film is truly commendable. While most period films receive adoration from the audience, there are a few films that can be watched again and again. Here are 10 such period films, you can add to your list:
1. Jodhaa Akbar
The film starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Jodhabai and Hrithik Roshan as Akbar was received by the audience with open arms. The fight choreography and the action shown in the film will leave you in awe of the dedication the actors put in for their roles. If you do not mind a longer runtime, Jodhaa Akbar is perfect for a quiet night in.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for his sets and the same was true for Padmaavat. The setting of the film is enough to reel you in. Add to that a stellar cast and one of the best villains in the history of cinema portrayed by Ranveer Singh, watching Padmaavat once is not enough.
3. The Legend of Bhagat Singh
While there are many films based on India’s struggle for Independence, this film with Ajay Devgn playing Bhagat Singh is inarguably the best. The freedom fighter's passion for independence and the sacrifice he made for the nation will move you to tears. What’s more commendable is that the film does not shy away from showing the dark side of politics at the time of independence.
4. Bajirao Mastani
The story of Bajirao Mastani was lauded by audiences especially for Priyanka Chopra’s performance as Kashibai. The film is grand and simple at the same time striking a perfect contrast between the royal life and the innocent love between Peshwa Bajirao and Mastani.
The famous story of Anarkali being imprisoned in the walls of Akbar’s palace has been told for generations and that is what made Mughal-e-Azam a magnum opus. The film is grand and the art directors have outdone themselves, especially considering the film was shot in the 60s. It won’t take you long to become a fanatic of the film.