5 films that recreated history on the celluloid

​History is so fascinating. Whether based on true events or not, the times of yore never fail to charm us. The boundless kingdoms, majestic thrones, spectacular battle scenes and so much more! Especially on the big screen, the grandiosity portrayed in historical dramas are so intriguing that we wish to be stuck in time with them.

Speaking of historical dramas, Indian cinema is about to witness yet another massive presentation this week – Baahubali: The Beginning. With a budget of over 100 crores and 85% of the film brimming with VFX, it’s definitely the biggest film of 2015. According to the director, every set, costume and prop was created from the scratch. Wow!

And this isn’t the first time history is being recreated on the celluloid; here are 5 more films that captivated us with their royalty:

Sikandar (1941) – Set in 326 BC, this classic film starring the legendary Prithviraj Kapoor glorified the relationship between Sikandar (Alexander the Great) and Porus. The film’s lavish mountings, picturesque sets and extravagant battle scenes made it a huge success.


Mughal-e-Azam (1960) – Iconic, grand and with the right balance of love and war, Mughal-e-Azam continues to rule our hearts with its majestic presentation, even today. 


Asoka (2001) – Even the King Khan of Bollywood has a historical drama, Asoka to his credit. The elaborate battle scenes and the fact that real weapons were used made the film an interesting watch.


Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005) – Though the film was a dud at the box office, its brilliant cinematography breathe life into the era, when the British ruled India.


Jodha Akbar (2008) – Every frame in Jodha Akbar spilled royalty. Be it the grand set designs, exquisite ornaments or the ensemble cast. After Mughal-e-Azam, if any film stole our heart, it’s Jodha Akbar.

So you think Baahubali: The Beginning will recreate history like the films above? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Monica Patel

    July 11, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Good write-up! I wish some mroe such movies are made in future too!

  2. Rajesh

    July 14, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    #Baahubali is an epic like ancient indian stories, all indians must be proud of film like this, never before on indian screen. Yes #Baahubali already created history by the super success in all 4 languages.

  3. Harsha Nadella

    July 15, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Baahubali will recreate history for sure!!!

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