Mughal-e-Azam (1960) More than fifty years ago, when filmmaker K Asif made this spectacular celluloid gem, he set a benchmark that nobody has ever been able to meet, let alone cross it.
Shaheed (1965) Released during early 60s, this Manoj Kumar and Prem Chopra starrer is considered by many as the best film ever made on India’s revered martyr, Bhagat Singh!
Asoka (2001) Though the films box office collections were not enviable, the film won accolades and awards for its brilliant cinematography and costumes.
Lagaan (2001) Set in the pre-independence era, the film is an almost perfect masterpiece that evokes the same emotions that an India-Pakistan cricket match can do.
Jodhaa Akbar (2008) It’s a three-and-a-half hour painting in motion. There are very few films in Indian cinema that can be called flawless; ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ is certainly one of them!
Top 5 period dramas of Bollywood
Ahead of Bajirao Mastani’s release we pick five period films that are widely regarded as the best in B-town
Come December and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Bajirao Mastani, will hit the theaters near you. Its grandeur, canvas, exquisite sets, gorgeous costumes and spectacular cinematography is the talk of the town.
On that note, we bring you the top five period dramas that are widely regarded as classics.