The track record of movies made on historical subjects in India has been very good. There may have been a buzz during the release of these movies, but after that there has been a lot of revenue at the box office. Many Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies are the best examples of this. At this time, a movie ‘RRR’ based on the historical event has been released in theaters. This long-awaited movie from ‘Bahubali’ filmmaker SS Rajamouli has brought a tsunami at the box office. Made on a budget of around Rs 550 crore, this film earned Rs 230 crore on the first day and has indicated that Bahubali will also prove to be the father in terms of earnings.
The story of this film is set in the British rule. It is based on the lives of Indian freedom fighters Komuram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju. This true story has been woven by incorporating imagination into the background of the Ramayana. In this, veteran actors like Ram Charan, NTR Jr., Shriya Saran, Ajay Devgan, Alia Bhatt, Olivia Morris, Alison Doody, Ray Stevenson have major roles. The film features mythological characters such as Ram, Hanuman and Sita.
Let’s take a look at the earnings and budget of movies that are based on historical themes and stories…
1. Movie- Tanhaji: The Faceless Warrior
Release date – January 10, 2020
Budget: 170 million rupees
Collection – Rs 360 crore
The movie ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ was released before the Corona period began. Directed by director Om Raut, the film is based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, Chhatrapati Shivaji’s Subedar. Ajay Devgan played the role of Tanaji Malusare in this. In addition to him, Saif Ali Khan played the role of Udaybhan Singh Rathore, Kajol as Tanaji’s wife Savitribai Malusare, and Sharad Kelkar as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The film is set in the 17th century and depicts Shivaji’s efforts to recapture Fort Kondhana. This shows the war between Tanaji Malusare and Udaybhan. The film did well at the box office.
2. Movie- Jodha Akbar
Release date: February 15, 2008
Budget- Rs 33 crore
Collection – Rs 78 crore
Released in the year 2008, the movie Jodha Akbar is based on the love story of the Mughal emperor Akbar and the Rajput princess Jodha Bai. Hrithik Roshan as Akbar and Aishwarya Rai as Jodha Bai. Before the release of this movie directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, many caste organizations protested citing her identity. Doubts were even raised about its historical veracity. There was tremendous opposition to the film. His music, costumes and acting were liked by the audience. The budget of the film was 33 million rupees while its box office collection is 78 million rupees. Despite such great opposition, the film did a good business.
3. Movie- Bajirao Mastani
Release date: December 18, 2015
Budget- Rs 145 crore
Collection – Rs 356 crore
The movie ‘Bajirao Mastani’ released in the year 2015 is one of the best historical Bollywood movies. The film is shot in Peshwa Bajirao of the Maratha Empire and his second wife Mastani. In this, the role of Mastani was played by Deepika Padukone. He brought Mastani to life on the big screen with her brilliant performance. At the same time, Ranveer Singh also did a great job as Bajirao. In this film, Priyanka Chopra was seen in the role of Bajirao’s first wife. The film based on this historical theme was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. This film was also opposed by many people who alleged manipulation of historical facts.
4. Movie- Padmavat
Release date: January 25, 2018
Budget – Rs 215 crore
Collection – Rs 585 crore
Veteran filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is famous for making big, great movies. From the sets to the music in his movies, everything is beautiful. Bhansali also directed the film Padmavat, which was released in 2018. In it, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor were seen in the lead roles. The story of this movie is based on Rani Padmavati who was very beautiful. Deepika Padukone also looked very beautiful in this movie and her appearance was also highly discussed. Due to the controversy surrounding the release of the film, the name of the film was changed from Padmavati to ‘Padmavat’. Because Karni Sena objected and demanded a ban.
5. Cinema- Mughle-e-Azam
Release date: August 5, 1960
Budget- Rs 1.5 crore
Collection – Rs 5.5 crore
From. The film ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ directed by Asif was one of the most successful films of the 1960s. The film was released on August 5, 1960. The film is based on the love of Mughal prince Salim and Anarkali , a dancer. Great performance from Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala and Durga Khote. Mughle-e-Azam is considered one of the greatest films in the history of Hindi cinema. It made a box office gross of Rs 5.50 crore at the time, which is currently worth over Rs 1,500 crore. Because at that time the price of 10 grams of gold was 112 rupees, while today the price of gold of the same weight is 33 thousand rupees.