Top 10 Indian periodic drama movie

Classic movies are considered evergreen for everyone because they do not fade away. They stay in our minds and soul. Even after many years, the film remains unforgettable and has a soft corner in people’s hearts. 

In Indian film history, Mughal-e-Azam is such a classic, unforgettable movie that can not wipe out from a person’s heart. This movie is so heart-touching and sensitive movie.

If you ask what the difference between a good historical movie is, the most instantaneous response would be that a unique film carried us to a different world through costume, dialogue, music, and larger-than-life surroundings.

We tried to convey a list below that features some most triumphant– either in commercial or in critical or both – period and historical Hindi films of all time evergreen. You will find many of these periodic dramas of Hindi movies on Hulu, Netflix, or Amazon Prime.

Mangal Panday(2005)

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Director: Ketan Mehta

Genre: Biography, History, Drama, War

Where To Watch: Amazon prime, Apple Tv

The film describes the life of the late Mangal Pandey (Aamir Khan), a soldier of the 34th Bengal Native Infantry, And how he sparked the Indian freedom fight of 1857 against the British, which is the main storyline of this movie.

 The story begins when Mangal Pandey discovers new cartridges made with pig and beef issued to them; he encounters Gordon to know the truth, who tricked him into telling a lie. 

Mangal Pandey felt hurt by the betrayal of his fend, and Pandey decided to start a revolt with the help of fellow soldiers.

His attempt to revolt sparked the first struggle for Independence against the British ruler in 1857.

 For this movie, Aamir Khan grew his hair long and remained in a filmy character for tight to three years for the film.

 The Bollywood Industry critically appreciated this film but didn’t do well on the box office rating. Director Ketan Mehta praises his precise production design and the film’s cinematography.

Bajirao Mastani (2015)

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Director:  Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Genre: Romance, History, Drama, Action

Where To Watch:   Apple TV

Bajirao Mastani is another visual eye-soothing movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Bajirao Mastani is a story about Maratha Peshwa (1700-40), Bajirao (Ranvir Singh), and his controversial relationship with his second wife, Mastani (Deepika Padukone), (daughter of Rajput King Chhatrasal and Ruhani Bai).

The story also shows how his marriage with Mastani causes relationship tribulations with his first wife, Kashibai (Priyanka Chopra).

 Bajirao, a born leader of the battlefield, outwitted many of his enemies because of his satire and courage. He fought over 41 wars and never lost a single combat.

Until he met Mastani, who send to fight as head of the Bundelkhand army; although they fought battle for the same side, right there, Bajirao and Mastani started their journey of love and which was unstoppable by either of their families, conflict, and even death.

However, the two ladies(Deepika & Priyanka) proceeded to get other film roles, and Bajirao Mastani’s aura came to a break. However, create Ranvir, Deepika, and Prperfecthe perfect trio!

Jodhaa Akhbar (2008)

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Director: Ashutosh Gowariker

Genre: Romance, History, Drama

Where To Watch: Amazon prime, Apple TV

This historical drama portrays the interfaith romance between Mughal Emperor Akbar(Hrithik Roshan) and his Hindu wife Jodhabai( Aishwarya Rai Bacchan).

And The film also explores Akbar’s patience and inclusivity of his faiths across his policies and agenda.

Set in the 16th Century when Jodha had to marry a Muslim Mughal Emperor to her parent’s pressure, this decision was just a political move to secure their land from being invaded by the Mughals.

 But this story turned into a true love story. Initially, Akbar won the heart of the princess and their people because of his humble, tolerant and generous nature. 

The sizzling chemistry of Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai creates a mesmerizing moment in the film and the music tune by A.R. Rahman alive the magic throughout the film. 

If you anticipate something other than epic war surroundings, this film is perfect for you; otherwise, it is too romantic for an international audience.

Devdas (2002)

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Director:  Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Genre: Romance, Drama

Where To Watch: Amazon prime, Apple TV

 Devdas is an adaption of the famous Bangla novel by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. This story is a love triangle that is also an eye-opener of how the higher and lower classes will rule society.

Devdas (Shahrukh Khan) is a law graduate who returns home from London after ten years to marry his childhood love Paro (Aishwarya Rai).but unfortunately, Devdas’ higher-class family opposes the marriage to a lower-class girl Paro.

And To take revenge, Paro’s mother forcefully marries her with a “zamindar,” which leads to Devda’s mental breakdown and alcoholism. Finally, he seeks shelter at a brothel where a mistress, Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit), falls for him. Here begins a love-trio journey.

There’s better to Devdas described as an indulgence, sentiment, and passion. The story is felt as intensely in every frame as in the budget.

The legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

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Director:   Rajkumar Santoshi

Genre: History, Drama

Where To Watch: Amazon prime, Hulu, Apple TV

Rajkumar Santoshi’s present ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ is an excellent classic historical drama made. It is at once exciting, emotional, inspiring, and fascinating. 

Ajay Devgn does complete righteousness in his character of Bhagat Singh, the freedom fighter who participated significantly in India’s freedom struggle.

The film is about Bhagat Singh rising as the hero everyone respects and offering his all to the reason for the existence of a free nation. 

Devgan’s energetic performance gives him the second National Film Award of his film career. At first glance, The film is very Bollywood, but it does not sacrifice the reality and the sincerity of the real problems. This reason makes this movie A must-watch for anyone fascinated with history.

Hey Ram (2000)

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Director:  Kamal Hassan

Genre: Drama

Where To Watch: Amazon prime

‘Hey Ram’ is a fictional version of a conglomeration of actual historical circumstances such as the assassination of Gandhi, the Partition, and the demolition of the Babri Mosque, etc. Kamal Haasan is at the forefront of the film, and in his ability, as a producer, director, writer, and actor, he does contend with self-satisfaction. 

This mythical Indian drama tells the story of Saketh Ram (Kamal Hassan), a disillusioned man who attempts to kill Mohandas Gandhi (Naseeruddin Shah).

Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji ensured that Saketh Ram (Kamal Haasan) was in a good society in his ambitious story of Indian political history in a more fictional than natural way.

Like the rest of his big-budget productions, ‘Hey Ram’ is technically progressed and musically designated. Here the main goal is entertainment rather than historical precision. 

Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2004)

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Director:   Shyam Benegal

Genre: Biography, History, Drama

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For an ordinary man like us, the lifecycle and, most notably, the death of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is always a mystery.

And there are very few facts present in history that clarifies the mystery. Not even any films make to explain things that tell their own story.

The film here comes near to illustrating the genuine Bose as director Shyam Benegal does missing with polished over-appreciation and introduces a balanced view of his dream, life, and death. 

The film was released to an overwhelming critical reaction and won two National film awards. However, any biopic on famous personalities sometimes gets into legal and moral crises, and even Bose couldn’t flee from it.

Padmaavat (2018)

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Director:  Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Genre: History, Drama, War, Romance

Where To Watch: Amazon prime

A controversial film circles the Urdu epic poem Padmavat by Malik Muhammad Jayasi from the 13th Century. Padmaavat is about Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) and his relationship with his second wife, Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone), a Rajput Queen.

.In medieval India, an authoritative sultan Alauddin Khilji (Ranvir Singh), and his military attacked a prosperous kingdom to grab the beautiful Queen Padmavati.

Because Sultan heard of her true beauty and wanted to invade Padmavati’s kingdom to proclaim her as his reward

Her husband, Maharawal Ratan Singh, gathers his courageous forces to protect his land and the pride of his beloved wife. Sultan hears of her unmatchable beauty and invades Padmavati’s kingdom to claim her as his prize.

.It is a must-watch movie. With royal costumes, gorgeous cinematography, and a lovely soundtrack, made Padmaavat is one of the leading-profit earning Bollywood films of 2018

Lagaan (2001)

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Director: Ashutosh Gowariker

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sports

Where To Watch: Amazon prime, 

in the best foreign language feature category for an Academy Award, “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India” is among the only three Indian movies nominated here.

 Lagaan is a highly entertaining film set in the period when the British captured India. Villagers of Champaner were dying of constant drought, and they could not afford to pay the new taxes levied by the British.

So when the villagers went for help from the British commander, he challenged the villagers for playing cricket. If villagers win, Britsh will forgive their taxes for three years.

 Their leader, Bhuvan, accepted the challenge and tried to teach every villager how to play cricket. The movie is about how they played and how they won.

The film included popular cricketing accounts in its narrative. And this film also won the mind and hearts of a cricket-crazy nation’s audience.

The movie “Lagaan” was India’s authorized entry to the Oscars and won a nomination. It’s believed to be one of Aamir Khan’s best films.

Mughal – E – Azam (1960)

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Director: K.Asif

Genre: Drama

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The most prominent and well-known Bollywood era drama of all time, Mughal-E-Azam, was based on the reign of Akbar (Prithviraj Kapoor).

Akbar’s prayers for a male successor are responded to when his wife, Jodhabai, delivers to a boy, Salim (Dilip Kumar).

 This film consists of Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, and Prithviraj Kapoor, and music by Naushad. Create on the love story of Mughal Prince Salim and Anarkali, a slave girl.

 The film blew the box office by a hurricane at the time of its release. This movie perfectly combines romance, history, and beautiful production design. 

 The historians are still out concerning the historical precision of the film, but the film itself celebrates a historical era in the 100 years or so of Indian cinema.

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