Bollywood has a blend of each and every type of cinema as it’s the world’s second largest production after Hollywood. With the coming of the age technology, the production companies are spending the best to make it worth and moving.Recreating the past is the most difficult thing in Bollywood, you have to focus on each and every details. let’s check out the best visually stunning period films of Bollywood.
Lagaan is an Indian epic sports drama film based on the imposition of unprecedented land tax on the farmers of a small village. The film is directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar and stars Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh coupled with British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne. Ashutosh Gowarikar recreated the complete Village for the film. The film also became the third Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is a Bollywood mystery thriller directed by Dibakar Banerjee. The star cast of the film includes Sushant Singh Rajput who played the protagonist, coupled with Anand Tiwari and Swastika Mukherjee in lead roles. The film is based on the fictional character created by the Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. Detailing by Dibakar Banerjee in each scene is brilliant and you can feel the Calcutta of that time in the Film. The film has made its place in the visually stunning period films as it is set in the period of World War II and war-torn Calcutta.
Hey Ram (2000)
Hey Ram is an Semi Fiction Indian crime drama period film directed by Kamal Haasan. The film stars Kamal Haasan himself as the protagonist. The story of the film is based on India’s partition and the murder of Mahatma Gandhi by Nathuram Godse. The film was also India’s nomination for Best Foreign Language Film for Academy Awards. Hey Ram is a story of Saket Ram played by Kamal Haasan whose wife Aparna played by Rani Mukherjee is brutally assaulted and killed by Muslim men during the religious strife in the city of Calcutta. Ram becomes unstable after the incident vows to be the killer of Mahatma Gandhi.
Bombay Velvet (2015)
Bombay Velvet is an Indian period crime drama film directed by Anurag Kashyap, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in lead roles, coupled with Kay Kay Menon, Manish Choudhary, Vivaan Shah and Siddharth Bssu in strong supporting roles. The film showcases the city of Bombay in its 60’s and is a visual treat to the eyes for its sets and costumes. The story of the film shows an ordinary man who goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a big shot. Bombay Velvet was a disaster at the box office, but still if you go through the cinematography and visuals you will find that Bombay Velvet is one of the best visually stunning Bollywood films.
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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2010)
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a Bollywood biopic sports drama film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The film is based on the hardships and horrors of the life of Milkha Singh aka ‘The Flying Sikh’, an Indian athlete who was a national champion and also an Olympian. The star cast of the film includes Farhan Akhtar in the role of the protagonist coupled with Sonam Kapoor, Meesha Shafi, Divya Dutta, Pavan Malhotra, Yograj Singh and Prakah Raj.
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