Have you seen Ponniyin Selvan? 5 other historical films to watch

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shared this image. (courtesy: aishwaryaraibachchan_arb)

New Delhi:

Ponniyin Selvan: I has finally hit theaters. Mani Ratnam’s long-awaited period drama has been making waves since the project was announced. The magnum opus stars Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan, Jayam Rav, Karthi, Sobhita Dhulipala and Aishwarya Lekshmi. It is based on the novel of the same name by Kalki Krishnamurthy, chronicling the rise of the Chola dynasty. Ponniyin Selvan: I also marks Aishwarya’s return to the big screen. She has a dual role in the film. With so much to look forward to, honestly, it’s hard to control the excitement. To increase the mood, we have prepared a list of films with a historical backdrop that you can watch this weekend from the comfort of your home.

Padmaavat – First video

This is a magnum opus by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Star cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. From the larger-than-life sets and interesting plot to the music album, this movie ticked all the boxes. Don’t forget Deepika’s outstanding performance in the song – Ghoomar.

Jodha Akbar – Zee5

This movie tells the epic love story of Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar and Rajput Princess Jodhaa Bai. Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played the titular characters. The film, by Ashutosh Gowariker, also starred Sonu Sood.

Bajirao Mastani – Sees

If there’s anyone who can bring the magic of history to the big screen with the utmost grandeur, it’s Sanjay Leela Bhansali. This movie tells the story of Maratha Peshwa Bajirao [Ranveer Singh] and his Kashibai wives [Priyanka Chopra] and Mastani [Deepika Padukone].

Kesari – First video

Just a mention of Kesari brings back memories of B Praak’s soulful song Teri Mitti. It is based on the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi, where 21 Sikh soldiers fought against 10,000 Afghan invaders. Akshay Kumar played the role of Havildar Ishar Singh, who led the Sikh soldiers. Parineeti Chopra, Govind Namdev, Rajpal Yadav, Vansh Bhardwaj and Mir Sarwar were also part of this movie.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior -Disney+ Hotstar

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is another film that gave audiences a glimpse into our wonderful history. It featured Ajay Devgn as the Maratha warrior Tanhaji Malusare, who saved Kondana Fort, also known as Sinhagad, from the Mughals. The film won three national awards this year, including Best Actor. Kajol, Sharad Kelkar and Saif Ali Khan have been seen in critical roles.

Have a nice week end.

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