Best Historical Movies - Hindi

Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior (2020)


IMDB: 7.7
Genre: History, Action, Drama

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Kajol, Luke Kenny, Sharad Kelkar

The movie traces the life of the fierce Maratha warrior Tanhaji Malusare who was one of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's closest aides and a military leader. It focuses on the famous Battle of Sinhagad which saw Tanhaji take on Udaybhan Singh Rathore, a Rajput who fought for Aurangzeb against the Marathas.

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Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)


IMDB: 6.4
Genre: History, Drama

Starring: Kangana Ranaut, Ankita Lokhande, Danny Denzongpa, Atul Kulkarni and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub

The Queen of Jhansi is the story of Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi who refused to cede Jhansi to the British and fought a fierce battle. Her life story is a tale of bravery, valor and woman's strength to inspire generations to come.

AvailableOn: Prime Video - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu

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Kesari (2019)


IMDB: 7.4
Genre: History, Action, War

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Mir Sarwar, Vansh Bhardwaj, Jaspreet Singh, Vivek Saini ,Vikram Kochhar, Rakesh Sharma

Havildar Ishar Singh(Akshay Kumar) who participates in the Battle of Saragarhi in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897 while yearning for the respect of his estranged daughter.

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Panipat (2019)


IMDB: 5.4
Genre: Drama, History, War

Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Sanjay Dutt, Mohnish Bahl, Mantra

During 18th century India, the Marathas emerged as the most powerful empire in the nation until the Afghan King Ahmad Shah Abdali plans to take over India. Sadashiv Rao Bhau is brought in to save the empire from the king which then leads to the third battle of Panipat.

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Gold (2018)


IMDB: 7.3
Genre: History, Sport, Drama

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal, Vineet Kumar Singh, Nikita Dutta

The movie is inspired by true events and people of India's first gold medal win as an independent nation at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London against Great Britain. Tapan Das (Akshay Kumar), the team manager, leads the charge to assemble the country's first all-Indian hockey team. His aim is to beat the Britishers.

AvailableOn: Prime Video

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Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)


IMDB: 7.6
Genre: History, Action, Drama

Starring: John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani, Vikas Kumar, Yogendra Tiku

The film is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998. Ashwath Raina (John Abraham) and his teammates arrive in Pokhran to re-conduct a confidential nuclear test, where they face challenges from the American Lacrosse satellite and local spies.

AvailableOn: Netflix, Zee5

Padmaavat (2018)


IMDB: 7.0
Genre: History, Drama

Starring: Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh

Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati's beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.

AvailableOn: Prime Video - Hindi, Tamil, Telugu

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Rudhramadevi (2015)


IMDB: 5.8
Genre: History, Action

Starring: Anushka Shetty, Allu Arjun, Rana Daggubati, Krishnam Raju, Prakash Raj, Suman, Nithya Menen, Catherine Tresa, Baba Sehgal

This is the biopic of erstwhile Kakatiya dynasty's ruler Rani Rudhramadevi. Fearing that his people will not accept a female successor, King Ganapathi Devudu raises his daughter, Rudrama Devi, like a boy. But when the time comes, she saves the kingdom from enemies.

AvailableOn: Sun Nxt, Zee5

Bajirao Mastani (2015)


IMDB: 7.2
Genre: Epic History, Romance, Action

Starring: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Tanvi Azmi

Based on the Marathi novel Raau by Nagnath S. Inamdar, the film narrates the story of the Maratha Peshwa Bajirao (1700-1740 AD) and his second wife Mastani. In 18 century the court of Maratha Kingdom needs Peshwa and Bajirao is nominated for it. He wins everyone's heart by his skills and becomes Peshwa, years later he is married to Kashibai. While going for a war a woman from Bundelkhand asks his help and reveals her self as Mastani daughter of the Rajput king, impressed by her skills Bajirao helps her fight her enemies and gifts her his dagger during the Holi festival not knowing that it's a symbol of marriage.

AvailableOn: Jio Cinema, Voot

Jodhaa Akbar (2008)


IMDB: 7.6
Genre: History, Romance

Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Sonu Sood, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Ila Arun

16th century India, A Rajput princess Jodhaa Bai (Aishwarya Rai) who is obliged to marry Mughal emperor Jalal-ud-din-Muhammad Akbar (Hrithik Roshan) for political reasons. Soon mutual respect and admiration between the duo leads to true love.

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Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)


IMDB: 6.6
Genre: Indian History, Drama

Starring: Aamir Khan, Toby Stephens, Rani Mukherji, Ameesha Patel, Kirron Kher

In 1857 when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his British commanding officer William Gordon. Gordon is indebted to Pandey and a strong friendship develops between them transcending both rank and race.

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