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Bollywood movies »  Best Hindi Historical movies

History is always fun when narrated as a film. They are not only informative, but also entertainment and exciting. Based on popular voting, here’s a list of some of the best historical films of all times in Bollywood!

  • Mughal-E-Azam movie details

    Mughal-E-Azam user rating 4.65/54.65 / 5 (10 votes)

    Genre: Historical
    Director: K. Asif
    Cast: Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and others

    Plot: The film re-tells a popular Indian tale, which was previously filmed as Loves of a Mughal Prince (1928) and Anarkali (1953). It is loosely based on an episode in the life of the Mughal prince Salim, who went on to become the Emperor Jahangir. In the movie, the great conqueror Akbar (played ...full story

  • 1947 Earth movie details

    1947 Earth user rating 3.665/53.665 / 5 (12 votes)

    Released on: 10 Sep 1999

    Genre: Drama, Historical
    Director: Deepa Mehta
    Cast: Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna and others

    Plot: This story is recounted by a little Parsi girl called Lenny. It concerns families of diverse religious backgrounds, Sikh, Muslim, Hindu, and Parsi, living in Lahore before the partition. While the Parsi family is prosperous, the rest of the families are shown as struggling to make a livelihood. ...full story

  • Hindustani movie details

    Hindustani user rating 3/53 / 5 (4 votes)

    Genre: Drama, Historical
    Director: Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi
    Cast: Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar and others

    Plot: Circa the British rule in India, a man named Senapathy decides to rebel against the British in a violent way, learns a rare martial art that enables him to kill with his bare hands, and travels to Singapore, joins the Indian Liberation Army formed by renowned Subhash Chandra Bose, is ...full story

  • Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain movie details

    Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain user rating 2.875/52.875 / 5 (8 votes)

    Released on: 05 Dec 2014

    Genre: Drama, Historical
    Director: Ravi Kumar (II)
    Cast: Rajpal Yadav, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Mischa Barton and others

    Plot: Dilip, a rickshaw driver in Bhopal, India, lands himself a job at the Union Carbide plant. It is a chance to prove his worth to his family and pull them out of poverty. The job is tough with long hours; everyone is desperate to hold on to their pay cheque and so Dilip keeps quiet when ...full story

  • Gandhi movie details

    Gandhi user rating 2.835/52.835 / 5 (3 votes)

    Released on: 28 Jan 1983

    Genre: Historical
    Director: Richard Attenborough
    Cast: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox and others

    Plot: Gandhi is the film that revolves around the life of Gandhi ji. It is a biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his principles of non-violence.full story

  • Veer movie details

    Veer user rating 2.72/52.72 / 5 (36 votes)

    Released on: 22 Jan 2010

    Genre: Historical
    Director: Anil Sharma
    Cast: Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Zarine Khan and others

    Plot: Veer is a period film with an epic feel. The film is set in the era of 1875 and is based on the love story of a warrior “Veer” and his clan of the fearless Pindhari warriors of the 19th century.

    From the misty pages of history comes a story of extreme valour, fierce pride and ...
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  • Asoka movie details

    Asoka user rating 2.655/52.655 / 5 (13 votes)

    Released on: 26 Oct 2001

    Genre: Historical
    Director: Santosh Sivan
    Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Johnny Lever and others

    Plot: Prince Ashoke (Shahrukh Khan), heir to the Magadha Kingdom, bowing to his mother's (Shilpa Mehta) demand forsakes his princely status and goes to live in the wild for awhile. There he meets and falls in love with Kaurwaki (Kareena Kapoor). He identifies himself as Pawan, not wanting to ...full story

  • Hey Ram movie details

    Hey Ram user rating 2.635/52.635 / 5 (11 votes)

    Released on: 18 Feb 2000

    Genre: Drama, Historical
    Director: Kamal Haasan
    Cast: Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji and others

    Plot: The movie begins at present day with Saket Ram (Kamal Hassan), an 89-year-old South Indian Brahmin who is dying. The scene reverts to the past as Saket remembers the 1940s, when he and his good friend, Amjad Ali Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) were archaeologists working together under their boss, ...full story

  • Mangal Pandey - The Rising movie details

    Mangal Pandey - The Rising user rating 2.5/52.5 / 5 (15 votes)

    Released on: 12 Aug 2005

    Genre: Drama, Historical
    Director: Ketan Mehta
    Cast: Aamir Khan, Toby Stephens, Rani Mukerji and others

    Plot: This is an epic tale of friendship, love, loss and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Indian Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. British colonial rulers are plundering the country treating the wealth unjustly and causing widespread resentment. Worst of all they are using the Indians as sepoys, ...full story

  • Taj Mahal - An Eternal Love Story movie details

    Taj Mahal - An Eternal Love Story user rating 2.4/52.4 / 5 (5 votes)

    Released on: 18 Nov 2005

    Genre: Historical
    Director: Akbar Khan
    Cast: Manisha Koirala, Pooja Batra, Kim Sharma and others

    Plot: Taj Mahal – An Eternal Love Story is Mughal history come alive. The Taj Mahal has always been a source of immense fascination for centuries but little is known about it apart from the much-hyped romantic tale of a husband’s love for his wife.
    Akbar Khan after years of research on ...
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