Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood

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Are you a fan of period movies of Bollywood?

Bollywood is full of all genres of movies that entertain moviegoers in great sense; such as romance, drama, thriller, horror, and not to be missed period movies.  Here in this post we are going to tell you about top 10 period movies of Bollywood that are entertaining in real mean.

Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood

But before that let us tell you what are period movies or period films. These are the movies which depict story of an earlier time period with the help of work of art set similar to that time period. This genre can be divided in many sub genres as a period movie can be romantic story, it can be full of drama or suspense or a comedy. Here we tried to pick ten period films of Bollywood that not only showcase that time era well in which the story set is but also entertained well the viewers. Following is the list of Top 10 Entertaining Period Movies of Bollywood, check it out.

Top 10 Period Movies Of Bollywood That Entertain You Most


01. Lagaan – Once Upon A Time In India (2001) :- Ashutosh Gowarikar directed this period film depicts story of a village called Champaner during the height of the British Empire in India in 1893. Aamir khan not only produced this epic movie but also played leading role of Bhuvan. Gracy Singh was his heroine in the film and music genius A.R. Rehman composed melodious music for it. No doubt it’s one of the best period movies of Bollywood.

Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood

During British Raj, farmers had to pay lagaan or land tax to rules. But because of no rain villagers of Champaner are unable to pay lagaan. But then Captain Andrew Russell (Paul Blackthorne), the commanding officer of the Champaner cantonment, plays a trick and offers a bet to Bhuvan that if team of villagers will defeat his team in a cricket match then he will cancel the taxes of the whole province for three years. But in other case villagers will have to pay three times the amount of their normal taxes. Bhuvan accepts challenge, learns cricket with villagers and understands its rules by the help of Captain Russel’s sister. Later his team defeats British team in cricket match and land tax for 3 years is no worry for villagers now as it’s cancelled.

02. Gadar – Ek Prem Katha (2001) :- Anil Sharma directed this period movie was also released on the same day when Lagaan was released and both films performed greatly on box office. This action movie is a must watch for all Sunny Deol fans as it has top dialogues in his famous delivery style and various action scenes. Amisha Patel was cast opposite Sunny Deol in Gadar. Amrish Puri and Lilette Dubey are also there in the film in important roles.

Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood

It’s story is set in the time period of partition of India. Sakeena, a muslim girl, belongs to an aristocratic family failed to get onto the train after being lost in the crowd. Tara Singh (Sunny Deol) saves her from the the mob wants to rape and then murder her. Sakina and Tara Singh get married and become parents of a baby boy. Then one day Sakeena comes to know that her family is living in Pakistan. She contacts her father and goes to Pakistan alone due to trick of her father Ashraf Ali (Amrish Puri). Now Tara Singh goes to Pakistan, fights there, and brings back his love of life his wife Sakeena back at home.

03. Jodha Akbar (2008) :- Ashutosh Gowarikar directed this period movie is a sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha. Hritik Roshan played title role of Mughal emperor Akbar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan portrayed character of Jodha Bai.

Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood

Talented actors such as Ila Arun, Sonu Sood, Raza Murad, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Poonam Sinha and Nikitin Dheer are also part of film’s ensemble cast.

04. Mughal-E-Azam (1960) :- This period film by director K. Asif is inspired by true events, a 16th century mughal prince Salim falls in love with a court dancer called Anarkali and battles with his emperor father mughal emperor Akbar. Dilip Kumar played Salim whereas Prithviraj Kapoor can be seen as mughal epmeror Akbar. Gorgeous Madhubala protrayed court dance Anarkali superbly in Mugal-E-Azam.

Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood

Originally it was a black and white film but later it became the first black-and-white Hindi film to be digitally colored. It is one of the highest grossing movies of Indian cinema and here it is ranking at number four on our list of top 10 entertaining period movies of Bollywood.

05. Asoka (2001) :- This epic historical period drama film shows early life of Ashoka The Great, an Indian Emperor of Maurya dynasty. Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Hrishita Bhatt, Danny Denzongpa, and Rahul Dev are the part of main cast of the film.

Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood

Shahrukh Khan portrayed title character of Asoka Maurya whereas Kareena Kapoor played princess Kaurvaki, Asoka’s beloved and Hrishita Bhatt played Devi, a buddhist maiden who later becomes Asoka’s wife. It ranks at number five on to the Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood 2019.

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06. Border (1997) :- No Bollywood fan can miss this blockbuster hit period movie which was based on Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Pooja Bhatt, Puneet Issar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raakhee and Sharbani Mukherjee are the part of main cast of this J. P. Dutta directed war film.

Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood

The film was a critical and commercial hit in India and J. P. Dutta won Filmfare Award for Best Director category for Border.

07. Devdas (2002) :- This period film is a Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed romantic drama film that is based on the 1917 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novel Devdas.  Shahrukh Khan played title role of Devdas Mukherji, a wealthy law graduate in the early 1900s, who returns to India after completing his studies in London to marry his childhood sweetheart, Paro. Aishwary Rai Bachchan played Paro whereas Madhuri Dixit played Chandramukhi, a prostitute who look afters Devdas when he leves house of his father.

Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood

Jackie Shroff portrayed character of Chunni Babu so well and you can enjoy him dancing with Shahruk Khan on the song “Dekho Chalak Chalal”. Film was a big hit and can be seen again and again specially for the beautiful sets of the film as well as for performances.

08. 1947 – Earth (1998) :- Deepa Mehta directed this period drama film that is based upon Bapsi Sidhwa’s novel, Cracking India. Aamir Khan, Maia Setha, and Nandita Das played key characters in the film. The movie is is set in Lahore in the time period directly before and during the partition of India in 1947.

Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood

Rahul Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Kitu Gidwani, Kulbhushan Kharbanda are also there in the film. 1947: Earth is 2nd installment of Deepa Mehta’s Elements trilogy after Fire (1996). It was followed by Water (2005).

09. Pinjar (2003) :- Talented director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi not only directed it but also wrote screen play of this period drama film which was based on a Punjabi novel by Amrita Pritam of the same name.  Pinjar tells the story of a young woman of Hindu background called Puro, living a lovely life — circling the time of the partition of 1947 — with her family.

Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood

Urmila Matondkar nicely portrayed Puro where as Manoj Bajpai showcased his fine acting abilities through the charater of Rashid. Sanjay Suri played Ramchand and Isha Koppikar played Rajjo in Pinjar. It is one of not to be missed movies for those who love real cinema.

10. Veer – An Epic Love Story Of A Warrior (2010) :- This period drama movie was directed by Anil Sharma and its story was set during the 1825 Pindari movement of Rajasthan, when India was ruled by the British. Salman Khan not only played title role of Veer but also wrote story of the film.

Top Ten Entertaining Period Movies Of Bollywood

Salman Khan’s new search Zarine Khan debuted in the film by playing character of princess Yashodhara, love interest of Veer. She was all over the news for her similar looks to Katrina Kaif to some extent. Mithun Chakraborty, Jackie Shroff, and Sohail Khan are also there to entertain you in Veer.

Our list of top 10 period movies of Bollywood that entertain you most finishes here but still there are many good period movies that not only tell the story of a particular time but also showcase great performances such as Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Sardar, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero, Hey Ram, Mangal Pandey : The Rising, Bhaag Milkha Bhag, Pan Singh Tomar, Lootera, Bandit Queen, Gundey, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, and Gandhi My Father etc. We hope you are happy to find your favorite period movies here in our list of Top 10 entertaining period movies of Bollywood.

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