Top-5 Period Drama Movies Made In Bollywood


Evergreen Mughal-e-Azam,even after several decades this movie has special place in heart of Bollywood lovers. The film was directed by K. Asif and it was released in the year 1960. Set in the Mughal era it was K Asif’s boldest venture, and featured 2,000 camels, 400 horses, and 8,000 troops, among other things. It’s Sheesh Mahal set along cost lakhs to build. The film gained its investment and earned Rs 5.5 crores which was a record at the time.


The film was directed by directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and was based on a cricket match between Indian farmers and  British officials who were ruling in India that time. It won the hearts and minds of a cricket crazy nation and it was India’s official entry to the Oscars and won a nomination. The film bags 8 National  and 9 Filmfare awards.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshi (2015)

Based on the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi created by the Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay the film is directed by Dibakar Banerjee the film is set in 1942 and depicts a Kolkata of the World War II period. Sushant Singh Rajput as Byomkesh Bakshi looks classic and satisfying on screeen.

Padmaavat (2018)

The cult director of indian cinema, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has crafted this this movie on a large canvas. Padmaavat is a story of Rani Padmavati, who sacrifices her life rather than surrendering to the enemy. In the movie, Sultan Allauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) tries everything to get Rani Padmavati who was married to Maharawal Ratan Singh at the time. The film was mired in several controversies but could not stop it in making huge money at the box office.

The legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

The legend of Bhagat Singh was a tale about the historical freedom fighter Bhagat Singh which was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. Bhagat Singh was born in India during the year 1907’s and Ajay Devgn portrayed the role of the legendary freedom fighter in the movie.The film won 2 National and 3 Filmfare awards.

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