10 Historical Mistakes In Movies

10 Historical Mistakes In Movies Hindi Article

1. ‘ Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham

In the film, Amitabh Bachchan is seen using Nokia Communicator phone which was launched in 1997. According to the movie this scene was set in 1991.

2. Bajirao Mastani

Kashibai is Bajirao’s first wife and belongs to the Chitpavan Brahmin lineage. She is a Peshwa Bai and hence, the drape of her nau-vari saree should show that. But she wears her clothes wrong in the movie. At that time women of the royal lineage wore pallu on both sides, not even exposing an inch of skin. In one of the scenes, Kashibai calls Bajirao by his name which was unacceptable for a woman of royal lineage. Also, Priyanka Chopra uses words like ‘bavlat’ which means mad in Marathi. This word is recent and was not used in the pure dialect of the Marathi spoken by the Peshwas.

3. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

In the movie Farhan Akhtar is seen driving a 2012 model of the Royal Enfield, but the story was set in 1950 and also in the movie Farhan Akhtar sings “Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon” which was released in the year 1962.

4. ‘ Lagaan

The movie is set in the18th century. In the 18th century, an over had eight balls but in the movie they use the 6-balls rule.

5. Kai Po Che

The Gujarat riots happened in the year 2002 but in the movie, people are watching the news about the riots on Headlines Today. Headlines Today was launched in the year 2003.

6. Mohenjo Daro

In the movie, characters wear clothes which are different than those which were originally worn by the Harrapans. In the movie the main characters are shown as fair skinned and it is known that Harrapans were dark skinned. Also the writing on the movie poster is heliographs which were used by Egyptians and not by the people living in Mohenjo Daro.

7. ‘ 3 Idiots

Aamir Khan uses Airtel Data Card while delivering the baby. The movie released in 2009 that means Chatur, Raju and Farhan meet Rancho in 2009 after ten years. That means the baby-delivering scene is set in 1999. In 1999, there was no such thing as a data card.

8. ‘300’

There were more than 300 Spartans. They formed an alliance with other Greek cities, and their number rose to 7000. And Spartans wore actual heavy armour in battles and didn’t wear just a cape and a loin-cloth. The Persian Empire prohibited it. In fact, the Spartans were the largest owners of slaves in Greece.

9. ‘10,000 BC’

In the movie, wooly mammoths lived in the desert whereas but in reality, mammoths lived in cold areas. In the movie, mammoths help them to build pyramids in 10,000 BC, but pyramids were constructed 8000 years later than the events of the film. In the movie the tools were made out of metal which is also incorrect as use of metal weapons didn’t start until 4000 BC.

10. ‘ Gladiator

The Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, died due to chickenpox, but in the film, he is killed by his son Commodus. And Commodus was not killed fighting in the arena; in reality, he was killed by his lover.