In the last couple of years, Filmmakers in Bollywood have found the winning formula in the form of period movies.
With the success of movies like BajiraoMastani and Padmaavat, filmmakers are tracing the roots of history and creating big-budgeted period movies. Here’s a look at some period films to look forward to:
- Shamshera: The biggest production house of Bollywood, Yash Raj Films is also joining the bandwagon with this Ranbir Kapoor starrer
Set in the pre-independence era, Shamshera stars Ranbir Kapoor in a double role for the first time in his career. Also starring Sanjay Dutt and Vani Kapoor, it is a story of a dacoit tribe. Directed by Karan Malhotra of Agneepath fame, it is one of the most awaited period dramas going to hit the big screen next year.
- Prithviraj: Another period drama by Yash Raj Films, this movie marks the debut of former Miss India ManushiChillar
Based on the life of the last Hindu king of Delhi, Prithviraj Chauhan, this movie has a stellar star cast of Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, SonuSood, Ashutosh Rana along with newbie ManushiChillar. Another reason that makes the movie one of the most awaited is that it’s directed by Dr. ChandraprakashDwivedi of ‘Chanakya’ fame.
- Adipurush: Based on the epic ‘Ramayana’ it is one of the biggest budget movies in India
Adipurush is an adaptation of the Indian epic Ramayana, which is a classic tale of good versus evil. ‘Bahubali’ star Prabhas is playing the titular role of Lord Ram, KritiSanan is playing Sita and Saif Ali Khan is essaying the role of demon King Raavan. Adipurush will hit the screens on August 11, 2022, and be touted as a mega summer release.
- Maidaan: Starring Ajay Devgn, the movie is based on the golden era of Indian Football
In this movie, Ajay Devgn is essaying the role of real-life coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who is considered as the pioneer of the Indian football team and under his mentorship, Indian football won major tournaments like a Gold medal in Asian games, Indian team for the played semi-finals of the summer Olympics, the first Asian country to do so and many more achievements. Can we expect another Chak De India?
- Takht: Karan Johar is known for making family drama ventures with Takht
From the day it was announced, it’s one of the most anticipated movies because of the casting coup Karan Johar managed. Based on the Mughal era, Karan Johar is making the biggest multi-starrer since his own KabhiKhushiKabhiGham. The movie is basically about the fight for the throne between brothers. It features Ranveer Singh as Aurangzeb and Vicky Kaushal as Dara Sikoh. Anil Kapoor is essaying the role of Mughal emperor Shahjahan. Also featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Jahnvi Kapoor, and Bhumi Pednekar, this movie is going to set Box office on fire when released.