5 must-watch Indian period dramas on OTT to keep you intrigued when you are bored

Period dramas encompass romance, drama, emotion and even humour. Dive into the magical world of Indian history and captivate yourself with these fascinating stories. With charming visuals and rich storytelling, these Indian period dramas are sure to transport you into a different era. Refresh yourself with these enriching tales of kings and queens of India. These films are sure to be an emotional and adventurous rollercoaster, just the perfect package of entertainment.

Here is the list of the must-watch Indian period dramas on OTT.


Released in 2019, this Akshay Kumar starrer showcases the bravery and courageous spirit of Ishar Singh. Singh, a Sikh soldier who works under the British Indian army is transferred to another regiment as a result of his previous actions. The plot focuses on how he transforms a group of incompetent soldiers and how the 21-man army fights an entire Afghan army of over 10000 men. Directed by Anurag Singh, this film was critically acclaimed for the extraordinary performances of the cast.

OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video

Jodhaa Akbar

Starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jodhaa Akbar depicts the unconventional romance of Jodhaa and Akbar. Jodhaa, a Rajput princess marries the Mughal emperor to forge a political alliance. Many obstacles disrupt the marriage of the pair and they part ways briefly. The rest of the plot revolves around how Akbar wins Jodhaa’s heart. The film is a visual treat with exceptional cinematography and costume design. The music composed by AR Rahman is noteworthy.

OTT platform: Netflix

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Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the cast features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. Alauddin Khalji, an Afghan ruler in quest of capturing the throne of Delhi, is known for Padmavati’s exceptional beauty. The extent to which Khalji goes to meet Padmavati and how he ends up in failure forms the plot. Despite a few controversies, the film emerged as a box-office success.

OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video

Ponniyin Selvan

This two-part film series featuring many prominent actors like Vikram, Aishwarya Rai and Trisha dives deeply into the history of the Chola dynasty. Adapted from the ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ books, Mani Ratnam stunningly brings the cast to life with his direction. Part 1 ends with a cliffhanger, further making the story interesting. This epic period drama set in the 10th century, is appreciated for its immersive visuals and detailed storytelling.

OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video

Bajirao Mastani

The film which is set in the 17th century, captures the struggles of Bajirao and Mastani being accepted in society. Bajirao, already married to Kashibai, falls in love with Mastani while travelling to Sironja. The film captures the emotional struggles of Kashibai and how deeply she yearns for the love of Bajirao, even after years. The film features Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles.

OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video

Let us know which of these Indian period dramas on OTT are you adding to your watchlist soon. Stay tuned to Yo! Vizag website and follow our Instagram for more such entertaining recommendations.

This post was last modified on 23/11/2023 5:36 pm

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