BEST INDIAN HISTORICAL DRAMAS TO WATCH
The only way we could experience a ting royalty of the ancient Indian is through books and cinema. Cinema recreates our imaginations from the stories we have heard and the books we have read. Elephants, sky-touching palaces, sarees, and poshaks knitted in gold are all part of those imaginations. Here are five best movies of historical importance that take you on a tour to the 16th century India.
1. Jodha Akbar
Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the film tells the tale of the famous Mughal emperor Akbar and how he marries Jodha, a Rajput princess for the sake of a political alliance. Hindu Muslim wedding like today brought in with it many hatred and enmity back then too. With all the minute detailing, the film is a beauty to watch with the lead actors, Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai proving themselves as the best casting choice.
The film is considered a milestone in its genre, earning praise from critics for its grandeur and attention to detail. It broke collection records to emerge as the highest-grossing Indian film of its time. It earned Madhubala the title of iconic Indian actress too. The much-heard folklore on the unconditional love between Anarkali and Salim has been beautifully visualized in the movie. The younger generation reminisces the legendary actress Madhubala through her very popular role as Anarkali. The songs from the film like, ‘Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’ still tops the chart.
3. Bajirao Mastaani
The saga of the great Peshwa emperor Bajirao and his second wife, a princess, and dancer, Mastaani is a visual treat. Apart from the sets, it is the lead actors who have been so convincing in their royal outlook. The loyalty of Kashibai, Bajirao’s first wife, the trouble Mastaani faces being a Muslim, and Peswa’s turmoil regarding his wives and territory are the elements that complete the film. Peshwa Bajirao is indeed Ranveer Singh’s finest performances.
4. Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha
The dialogues the film are still used as references by Malayali movie lovers. Having four National Film Award to its credit, the film emerged as the third greatest Indian film of all time by an online poll conducted by IBN. The movie is based on the ancient Malayalam folklore of “chatiyan chanthu” (cheater chanthu), a valiant yet most misunderstood warrior in our history. This film is still spoken about inspite of so many years of its release.
In spite of facing a lot of criticism, the film grossed more than 100 crores and won the hearts of many. Deepika looked stunning as the beautiful and clever queen Padmavati, the second wife of the Rajput king Maharawal Ratan Singh. Deepika embodied the grace of queen Padmaavati quite effortlessly. The evil Alauddin Khilji, having heard of her incomparable beauty, tries to win her by waging a war.
The Jauhar scene where all the ladies of the palace kill themselves in a huge bonfire is spine chilling and brings you goosebumps. It is the best scene in the entire film.
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