Bahubali is no doubt one of the most iconic movies of Tollywood, and one can not get enough of it. The costumes, the acting, the story, everything about the era is fabulous. If you are someone who wants to watch it again and again, well, here are some movies like Bahubali to cure you of your historic movie fever or instead give you the historic movie fever.
Yet another movie starring Bahubali actress
. Here Anushka plays the titular role of Rudramadevi Maharaja, a girl born to a king who desperately wants a son. Hence, a web of lies was spun and Rudrama was brought up like a prince and the heir of the Kakatiya Dynasty. “Rudhramadevi” is a 3D biographical action film based on the life of Rudrama Devi, one of the prominent rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty in the Deccan, and one of the few ruling queens in Indian history. Gunasekhar is the writer and director of the film. The film was initially written in Telegu but is also dubbed in Hindi and Malayalam.
2. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
The second part of "Bahubali: the beginning" Baahubali 2 is the most expensive Indian film ever made, with a budget of Rs. 250 crore. The cast is the same as in Baahubali. Baahubali 2 reveals and answers all the questions presented in the first film. It acts both like the sequel and prequel to Baahubali. The film was shot in the Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. The cinematography was done by K. K. Senthil Kumar and was edited by
Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
. The production design was done by , while the action sequences were choreographed by
. The visual effects were designed by R. C. Kamalakannan, with assistance from
and Pete Draper. The soundtrack and the background music were composed by M. M. Keeravani. Baahubali 2 was dubbed into Hindi, Malayalam, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese. Released in conventional 2D and IMAX formats, Baahubali 2 was the first Telugu film to release in 4K High-Definition format.Grossing ₹1,810 crores worldwide ($267 million), the film surpassed PK (2014) to briefly become the highest grossing Indian film of all time, collecting approximately ₹800 crores worldwide within just six days of its release. It became the first-ever Indian film to gross over ₹1,000 crores, doing so in just ten days. Within India, it set many film records, becoming the highest-grossing film in Hindi, as well as in its original Telugu and Tamil languages.
3. Sye Raa Narasimba Reddy
Another biographical , the movie was inspired by the life of Indian Freedom fighter Uyyalawada
from the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The film stars Chiranjeevi as the leading character and tells the tell of Narasimha Reddy in his fight against the rule of the British owned East India Company.
scripted the film based on an original account given by the Paruchuri brothers. The film also stars Nayanthara, Tamannaah, Sudeep, Jagapathi Babu, and
(in his Telugu film debut) in supporting roles. and Anushka Shetty also feature in the movie.
Though a box office failure, Panipat is a war drama film worth your time. Directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar, the story revolve around the Third Battle of Panipat. The cast is full of well-known actors playing the following parts:
as Ahmad Shah Abdali,
as Sadashiv Rao Bhau,
as Parvati Bai, Mantra as Najib-Ud-Daula, as Nana Saheb Peshwa and
as Gopika Bai (Peshwinbai). The editing and screenplay are of the best quality.
5. Thugs Of Hindusthan
Another film was set during times of East India Company's invasion of India. The movie revolves around a group of thugs who pose a threat to the company and a small thug from Awadh, Firangi Maula (played by
), who works for the British and is sent to infiltrate the thugs under the leadership of Azaad, played by Amitabh Bacchan. Thugs of Hindostan marks the first time Khan and Bacchan feature together as leads.
Vijay Krishna Acharya
is the director and
is the producer of this film.
Written and directed by , Mohenjodaro is a period-action movie featuring
in the lead roles. It is produced by
Siddharth Roy Kapur
and Sunita Gowariker. It is a movie based on the ancient Indus Valley civilization and its city Mohenjo-Daro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in 2016 BC at the height of the Indus Valley Civilization, the story follows a farmer Sarman (played by Hrithik Roshan), who travels to the city of
and falls in love with the city’s mascot and head priest’s daughter Chaani (played by Pooja Hegde). Sarman challenges the city's elite and fights against all odds to save their civilization. Gowariker took over three years to research and develop the script, working closely with archaeologists to ensure authenticity in the representation of his fictional story. The film was shot in Bhuj and Mumbai with brief schedules in Bhedaghat (Jabalpur) and Thane.
7. Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi
Based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is a much-awaited Bollywood historical drama movie. The movie depicts the journey of Rani Laxmibai (played by ) from her childhood to becoming a brave warrior.The story depicts the era when the East India Company wanted to gain control over Jhansi. In the movie, Manikarnika is seen in her childhood avatar and grows into a beautiful young girl who marries the king of Jhansi and gets renamed Rani Lakshmibai. After the demise of her husband, she fights to protect the Kingdom of Jhansi from the East India Company, leaving behind an inspiring story of bravery, courage, and women's strength that has inspired many and will keep on inspiring generations to come.
A born leader, Bajirao was unmatched for his courage and tact, but all fall to the side when he falls in love with Mastani, a Muslim warrior princess. A chance meeting on a battlefield where they fight on the same side puts Bajirao and Mastani on a course of a love that put everything on stake. Directed by
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
, the film stars
in supporting roles. Bajirao Mastani is based on the Marathi novel Rau by Nagnath S. Inamdar, it narrates the story of the Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I (1700–1740 AD) and his second wife, Mastani.
Directed by S. S. Rajamouli, Maghadheera is a 2009 Indian Telugu-language fantasy action film. It was produced by
of Geetha Arts. The film stars
, and Dev Gill. The plot revolves around the theme of reincarnation where four people: a fearless warrior in charge of a princess' safety, the princess who is in love with him, the commander-in-chief of the army who lusts after the princess, and an emperor who wants to conquer their kingdom, all die before their wishes were fulfilled, and the plot jumps forward 400 years, at which point the reincarnated warrior starts having flashbacks upon a chance encounter with the reincarnated princess.
10. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language historical action film co-written and directed by
and produced by
, Krishan Kumar, and Ajay Devgn. The film follows the life of Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare. It stars Ajay Devgn in the leading role, along with and Kajol in important supporting roles, it also features
, , and
in other supporting roles. The movie was set in the 17th century and it revolves around Tanaji's attempts to recapture the Kondhana fortress once it passes on to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, who transfers its control to his trusted guard.