The cultural and history of the nation gives a complete look at that place and people. Bollywood has captivated with revisiting history and rewriting it. Over the years, we have had numerous historical period films coming out in large numbers. India is possessing a rich heritage that is characterized in its cinema. All of these movies mentioned below are based on real facts and findings connected to Indian history.
With this article, we are sharing the list of Bollywood Movies based on the history of the country that looks back at the past and honours the history of India.
Movies Based On Indian History
- Jodha Akbar
- Ashoka The Great
- NangalPandey: the rising
- The legend of Bhagat Singh
- Gandhi (1982)
- Forgotten Hero (2005)
- Rang De Basanti (2006)
Director – k.Asif
Producer- Shapoorji pallonji
Starring – Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala
Based on – Anarkali
by Imtiaz Ali Taj
IMDb Rating- 8.2
Mughal-e-Azam ( The Great Mughal) is a 1960 Indian epic historical drama Movie. Movie follows the love relationship between Mughal Prince Salim (who reached on to become Emperor Jahangir) and Anarkali, a court dancer in their kingdom. Salim’s father, Emperor Akbar, opposes the relationship, which leads to fighting between father and son.
The movie is widely deemed to be a milestone of its genre. Earning praise from critics for its grandeur and spotlight to detail. Film scholars have greeted its portrayal of enduring thees.
Director – Ashutosh Gowariker
Producer – Ronnie Screwvala, Ashutosh Gowariker
Starring – Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonu Sood
IMDb Rating – 7.6
Distributed by – UTV motion pictures
Jodhaa Akbar is a 2008 Indian epic historical romance Movie. Store of the 16th century. The movie centres on the romance between the Well known Mughal Emperor Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar (played by Hrithik Roshan), and the Rajput Princess Jodhaa Bai (played by Aishwarya) who comes to be his wife, on a marriage of convenience. A. R. Rahman composed the musical score and it was also a big musical hit.
Filming started up at Karjat and the film was broadcasted on 15 February 2008. Upon release, Jodhaa Akabar was a big critical and commercial success. The movie earned the Audience Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the São Paulo International Film Festival. Along with this several other prizes like Star Screen Awards, Filmfare Awards and two National Film Awards as well.
Ashoka The Great
Director – Santosh Sivan
Producer – Guari khan
Starring – Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor
IMDb Rating -6.5
Ashoka is a 2001 Indian Hindi-language epic historical drama film. It is a dramatised version of the earlier life of emperor Asoka, of the Maurya dynasty. King Ashok ruled the maximum of the Indian subcontinent in the 3rd century BCE. The movie chronicles the early part of the life of Emperor Asoka. It starts up with his career as a General in Takshashila and finishes up with the bloody conquest of the Kalinga.
The movie ends with Asoka throwing the broadsword into the water at the same place as his grandfather, and adopting Buddhism. The conclusive narrative describes how Asoka not only established a large empire but circulate Buddhism and the winds of peace throughout the kingdom.
Mangal Pandey: The Rising
Director – Ketan Mehta
Producer – Bobby Bedi, Ketan Mehta, Deepa Sahi
Starring – Amir Khan, Rani Mukherjee
IMDb rating – 6.6
Mangal Pandey: The Rising globally recognized as The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey is a 2005 Indian historic biographical drama film truly based on the life of Mangal Pandey. Mangle Pandey An Indian warrior well known for his bravery and helping to spark the Indian rebellion of 1857 (also remembered as The First War of Indian Independence).
Mangal Pandey: The Rising had a great start at the box office but announced average by Box Office India. It grossed ₹45.0 million at the Indian box office.
The legend of Bhagat Singh
Director -Rajkumar Santoshi
Producer -Kumar Taurani
Starring – Ajay Devgan, Sushant Singh, D. Santos, Akhilendra Mishra, Amrita Rao
IMDb rating – 8.1
The Legend of Bhagat Singh is an Indian Hindi-language biographical period movie released in 2002. The movie is all about legend Bhagat Singh. A well known socialist revolutionary who struggled for Indian independence along with his supporters of the Hindustan Republic Association. It features Ajay Devgan as the main character along with Sushant Singh, D. Santosh and Akhilendra Mishra as the other key characters. Raj Babbar, Farida Jalal and Amrita Rao play assisting roles. The movie chronicles Bhagat’s life from his childhood .Where Bhagat Singh witnesses the Jallianwala Bagh massacre until the day he was hanged to death—23 March 1931.
Director -Richard Attenborough
Producer -Richard Attenborough
Starring – Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud
IMDb Rating -8.10
Gandhi is a 90’s period biographical movie. This movie is based on the life of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. The leader of the nonviolent non-cooperative Indian independence movement against the British Rule during the 20th century. A co-production between India and the United Kingdom. It stars Ben Kingsley in the Main role. The movie surrounds Gandhi’s life from a defining moment in 1893. As Gandhi Ji is thrown off a South African train for being in a whites-only container and end up with his assassination and funeral in 1948. Although a practising Hindu, Gandhi’s embracing of other faiths, particularly Christianity and Islam, is also represented.
Forgotten Hero (2005)
Director – Shyam Benegal.
Producer -Raj Pius
Barbara von Wrangell
Starring – Sachin Khedekar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
IMDb ratings -7.6
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero is an Indian epic biographical war movie released in 2004. The movie defines the life of the Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose in Nazi Germany: 1941–1943 and In Japanese-occupied Asia 1943–1945, and the events directing to the construction of Azad Hind Fauj.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
Director – Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Producer -Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Starring – Amir khan
IMDb ratings – 8.2
Rang De Basanti is an Indian Hindi-language drama film. Written created and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Movie released in 2006. The movie pursues a British film student travelling to India to document the story of five freedom fighters in the Indian revolutionary movement.
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