Films that showcase the rich cultural history of India

Movies are a great way to understand and learn about the history of the country, the mythological stories that are related to it, and the series of events that lead to creating history as we know it now. 

Here are a few Bollywood films that are based on the rich cultural history of India - 

1. Lagaan (2001)
Lagaan is a film that was known for highlighting the rich cultural history of India. It touched on a lot of sensitive topics like casteism, oppression, Hindu-Muslim unity, team spirit, and nationalism. The film beautifully showed the sheer power of the people of India, and how they adapt to new things and make them their own.

2. Swades (2004)
Swades is an Indian story of excellence, ambition, and a deep yearning for a home. It portrays India’s rural life with utmost sweetness, sympathy, and hope. The portrayal is filled with love and respect. Swades is a movie that represents the very heart of India.

3. Rang De Basanti (2005)
Rang De Basanti is a film about the making of modern India. It follows five young students as they play the roles of India’s revolutionary fighters in a documentary while slowly awakening to the horror that surrounds them in the present day.

4. Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Jodha Akbar is the story of Emperor Akbar and Jodha Bai’s marriage alliance. Although mistrust and misunderstanding reign in the early days of their marriage, throughout the movie they come together to portray one of the sweetest displays of love in Indian cinema.

5. Bajirao Mastani (2015)
Bajirao Mastani narrates the tale of Maratha Peshwa Bajirao and his second wife, Mastani. It is the story of their unstoppable love and insurmountable spirits, but it is also a looking glass into the warrior culture that prevailed in the early 18th century.

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