Welcome to Retro Bollywood.
If you take a look at the past few years, retro is increasingly becoming a hot trend in Bollywood. More and more filmmakers are investing in classics or period dramas rather than focusing on contemporary stories. The viewers too are taking a keen interest in such films. Don’t believe us? Check out the last few contemporary period dramas. They have indeed minted a good collection at the box office. And the upcoming crime drama, Bombay Velvet is all set to join the bandwagon. Directed by Anurag Kashyap and featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar, the film is set in the 60s, when our Amchi Mumbai was Bombay. So, to refresh your memories before you set out to watch the most anticipated film of the year, here’s a list of contemporary period films we totally loved.
Lootera (2013) – A romantic period drama of the 50s’, Lootera took us back to Calcutta, where two individuals find love in the potpourri of art and literature.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) – Though the film majorly accounts the journey of the renowned athlete, Milkha Singh, it also takes us through the chaotic moments in Indian history.
Rang Rasiya (2014) – Globally acclaimed, Rang Rasiya transported us back to the 19th century! Randeep Hooda and Nandena Sen paints the canvas of love, lust and passion in Rang Rasiya.
Gunday (2014) – A romantic drama that explores the friendship between two friends, Bikram and Bala, post the historic independence of Bangladesh.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) – Set in the 90s’ when Kumar Sanu’s songs were an anthem for couples in love, this romantic drama convincingly rejuvenated the retro era that was lost amidst the contemporaries films.
Byomkesh Bakshy (2015) – The famous detective made a come back and how! Sushant Singh Rajput‘s crime drama took us through the pre-independence era of India, and stunned us with a perfect blend of mystery and drama.
So are you ready to visit the 60s with Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet? With the film all set to release on 15th May, 2015, we can’t wait to watch the three stars recreate the retro magic! What about you?