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10 Best Movies Based On Real Life Incidents In Bollywood


By Shubham Kumar

Being a Bollywood movies buff, the first thing which strikes in mind is its fictionalizing of love, hardcore drama, unrealistic action, and majority of the films sketching a boundary of necessary happy ending. Inspite of all this, the movies are as delicious and pretty to watch. Thanks to its vivacity!

The most intriguing factor that diverges attention from the surrounding into the movie is when, the genre is such that the accomplished film-maker summarizes day-to-day life based phenomenas into a two hour script with such ease and perfection which leaves the mind of the viewers sophisticated after the lights are switched off after the commencement of the movie.

Nowadays, the Hindi Cinema has become quite inclined towards directing masterpieces based on true stories from the life of a distinguished personality to the dark tales of mastermind criminal, social outbursts of society to real incidents of counterfeiting and forging.

These films has proved to be a major out of league commercial success and a work of acclaim leaving both the producers and the viewers relished.

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A masterpiece Indian thriller directed by Niraj Pandey featuring seasoned actors Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher in leading roles, the film marked its’ appearance on box offices on Feb 5, 2013. Few people have this fact in their knowledge that the film is inspired by a true incident of a heist in 1987, the Opera House Robbery, where a group of burglars performed an income tax raid on the Opera House branch of Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri in Mumbai. The case remains a mystery, and unsolved.

Madras Café

This political thriller was staged around the 1990 Srilankan Civil War and its neighbouring country India’s involvement in it to put a lease on it and the assassination of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. The film was directed by Shoojit Sircar, and had John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri in leading roles. John played the role of an Indian Intelligence agent and Nargis performed the role of a war journalist. The film was highly appreciated by critics and audiences.


This movie is based upon the 2008 Noida double murder case in which the victims were 14-year-old Arushi Talwar and 45-year-old household servant Hemraj Banjade. The movie clearly depicts the present stature of the incident in which the murder case remains unsolved and which has become a nationwide debacle for the CBI. The movie is directed by Meghna Gulzar and is enacted by Irfan Khan performing the role of a CBI cop, Konkona Sen Sharma and Neeraj Kabi playing the role of the victim Arushi’s parents and also the prime suspects of the case. This movie was released on 2 October, 2015.

No One Killed Jessica

A 2011 biographical thriller film starring Rani Mukherji and Vidya Balan and directed by Rajkumar Gupta was based on the true story of controversial Jessica Lal murder case of 1999. This film was able to apprehend the unrest of society in reaction to this inhumane case which was supposed to end with the victim denied of justice because of the rich background of the accused but, though justice was delayed it was imposed in its truest terms. This film won awards for best actress and supporting actress and many nominations in the Filmfare Award Ceremony and was a nationwide hit.

Gangs of Wasseypur

Gangs of Wasseypur duo series is based upon the story of coal mafia of Dhanbad, Jharkhand advancing from the time of bifurcation of Bihar to further events of the film. It’s a story of a bloody struggle for power between politicians and Mafia. The original film and its sequel was directed by Anurag Kashyap and had Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Quereshi and Richa Chadha in the leading roles. The film was perceived to be a flop at the duration of its release but it resulted into a huge hit, with huge critical acclamation. The story, acting, direction is performed in such magnificence that the story and its actors seem to be weaving a world so real as if it is hard to make out that it’s a result of somebody else’s perception.

Shootout At Wadala

The sequel of 2007 blockbuster movie, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Shootout at Wadala depicts a truly different story having occurred at a different time frame but in the same place the famed city of Mumbai. Directed by Sanjay Gupta and enacted by John Abraham this movie is based upon the life of Manya Surve, a notorious gangster on the streets of Mumbai during the 1980s and his encounter at the junction adjacent to Dr. Ambedkar College, Wadala, and Mumbai on 11 January 1982. This encounter is registered as being the first encounter in the history of Mumbai Police. This movie was a huge commercial hit after its release on the screens on 3rd May, 2013.


Since long India-Pakistan relations has been a steaming platter for directors and script-writers to make a film. A pioneer of this genre Border is a 1997 war drama film based upon the Battle of Longewala fought in Rajasthan during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. This film had Suniel Shetty, Sunny Deol, Akshaye Khanna and Jackie Shroff in the leading roles and was directed by J.P. Dutta. It was quite successful in reflecting the life of a soldier in a time of conflict, when he is in an acting dilemma of his roles both towards his family and his country. This film bagged many Filmfare Awards and its songs marks its presence in the intellect of movie lovers.


This film was loosely based upon the life of an Indian Business Tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani who founded the Reliance Industries along with his cousin in Mumbai and gradually rode to fame and success in business and the obstacles he faces during his journey. This 2007 film was directed by Mani Ratnam and with Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in leading roles was a phenomenal box-office success grabbing many awards in the Filmfare for best actor, director, music etc.

Rakta Charitra

It’s a 2010 Indian bilingual biographical crime drama is based on the life of Paritala Ravindra, and Maddela Cheruvu Suri. This two-parted film was directed by Ram Gopal Varma, and written by Prashant Pandey, and was shot in Hindi and Telugu. Living up to its name this film is successful in illustrating a chain of events relating to a filthy blood history based upon the struggle for power and quench for revenge. It was nominated for Stardust Readers Choice Award for Best Direction.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

The nationwide celebrated 2013 Indian biopic sports drama film based upon the life of the living legend the Flying Sikh of India, Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete who was an Olympian and national champion in running. The film was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and was starred by Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and many more acclaimed actors. The film was released on 12 July 2013 and was a huge hit both in India and Overseas and the role of Milkha Singh performed by Farhan Akhtar was so convincing that it not only did affect the heart of the audiences it also made the eyes of Milkha Singh to water when he saw the movie for the first time. The fact that makes this film special is that Milkha Singh provided the director Rakeysh with every minute detail about his life for the movie to be more realistic for a pay check of just rupee 1.

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