Indian soldier Mangal Pandey is known to have started India’s first war of independence against the British in 1857. The film begins with his execution by hanging for plotting a criminal conspiracy against the East India Company. With the executioner refusing to execute him, resulting in a delay, the historical drama transports us to the past when Pandey was fighting in Afghanistan. The same is followed by a revealing plot that displays a significant slice of the nation’s history in front of the audience. The film stars Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kirron Kher and Ameesha Patel, with Om Puri as the narrator.
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Disney + Hotstar
Bajirao Mastani (2015)
The historic romance with Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra is a larger than life demonstration of their life in the Maratha Empire. The film received great public recognition and several national awards. The epic takes you back to the beginning of the 18th century in the trials and tribulations encountered by the maratha chief Baji Rao and his two wives Mastani and Kashibai.
Streaming on Voot
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Based on Jane Austen’s 1813 novel, Pride and Prejudice is a commentary on the class structure of the time, illustrated through a fun story of an English family dealing with marriage and morality. The story revolves around five sisters belonging to the gentry; their romantic interests and their appropriate partners; and much more.
Streaming on Netflix
The 2019 action-war film offers a glimpse of the Sikh regiment of the British Indian Army and their struggle against the Pashtun invaders. It features various important events from the 1800s, mainly the Battle of Saragarhi, and takes us to one of the greatest military stories of all time.
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
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