Period dramas in Bollywood: Few but par excellence!

Grand sets. Exotic location. Breathe taking scenery. Gorgeous heroine dripping in Gold. Typical tall, dark and handsome hero. All this seems too far fetched in real life but it happens all the time in films. Period films. Bollywood has it’s share of masala and mass entertaining films but among these hidden somewhere are some of the most mind-blowing films. Period dramas in Bollywood maybe few but they are good. We will tell you the 5 best period dramas in Bollywood so far!

mughal-e-azam


It would be disrespect of the highest order not to start the list with this epic period drama. This film is a tale of two lovers, Salim and Anarkali, played by two legendary actors Madubala and Dilip Kumar. It may not have been the cliched “happy-ending” but was definitely one of the finest films ever made in Indian cinema!

devdas


Madhuri Dixit, Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya, well this dazzling star cast is more than enough to make this film a classic! A remake of the 1955 film of the same name adapted from a novel, this film saw grand sets, drama, dance and dialogues that touched the heart and left us teary eyed at the end. It has a tragic end and makes you shed a tear or two.

lagaan


This film did not have grand sets, designer dresses and exotic locations. It was plain, rural and rustic India that was suffering and neglected. Based on a real incident this film saw Aamir Khan at his best!

jodhaa akhbar


This story is set around 1600′s about a real incidences from Emperor Akhbar’s life. Hrithik Roshan is the only person in Bollywood who could have impersonated this role with such majesty and Aishwarya Rai compliments him very well. Their screen presence is par excellence! Heavy jewelry, exotic locations and the story make this an excellent film!

ram leela


Where there is Sanjay Leela Bhansali, there is a lot of color and life! And where there is Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone there is bound to be a lot of fireworks! This film saw the epic love story of Ram and Leela in the most tantalizing manner. This film is definetly a must watch for all the period drama film lovers!

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