7 Sanjay Leela Bhansali Movies To Watch Before Heeramandi

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Devdas (2002) - Prime Video

This Sanjay Leela Bhansali film stands out not just for its visuals and opulence but also for its extensive world-building. Whether you call it a masterpiece, cinematic gold, or an iconic tragic romance, it will always be an example of poetry unfolding on screen.

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) - Prime Video

This is another visual treat and the first of his trifecta of historical films with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone as leads. This SLB musical combines sensuousness, energy, and heartbreak to give us a riveting adaptation of 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) - Prime Video

SLB directed this in his early days, and despite that, he gave us a tale that elevates the humble love triangle to heartbreaking proportions combined with Aishwarya Rai's ethereal outfits and passionate songs, with a squeeze of Nimbooda.

Bajirao Mastani (2015) - Prime Video

Other than depth and extravagance, if you want to see a 2015 Marathi adaptation of the song Dola Re Dola, you will find it in this movie with Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone giving us an elegant representation of Lavani dance in Pinga.

Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022) - Netflix

Though this film steps away from the period-drama vibe, it's still a piece of art. Alia Bhatt, as Gangubai, an innocent girl pushed into prostitution who eventually fights for sex workers' rights, was stunning. Sanjay Leela Bhansali transports us to the streets of Kamatipura instantly.

Padmaavat (2018) - Prime Video

This grand and lush love story is based on an epic poem written by a Sufi poet, and an epic adaptation it is. This romantic saga, which gave us a peek into Ghoomar, a dance ritual done by a new bride in her marital home, via Deepika Padukone's grandeur and beauty, cannot be missed.

Guzaarish (2010) - Prime Video

Sanjay Leela Bhansali achieved the same magnitude of captivating pain and grief without vibrant set designs in this film. Hrithik Roshan's portrayal of Ethan, a quadriplegic musician and Aishwarya Rai as Sofia, the stunning nurse by his side, will make you laugh, cry, and, most of all, be grateful.

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