Few South Indian Movies Which Are Based On Real Life Incidents

Contributed by Krithika Arakala

Is there anything more satisfying than watching a movie that’s based on a true story? It assures post-watching reading material, as you’re likely to explore Wikipedia to read up about the true incident that inspired the movie.

If you are a movie buff, you don’t really need a reason to watch movies. Then again, if you are a true movie buff, you will love it when there is a story behind those masterpieces. You are absolutely thrilled at how a filmmaker manages to portray the intricate workings of a person’s life or an event in a few hours!So if you’re looking for engrossing, interesting and fact-based films to get caught up in, check out some of the best based-on-a-true-story movies, here are such amazing gems :

1.George Reddy

George ReddyYear: 2019
Language: Telugu
Director: B. Jeevan Reddy
George Reddy is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language biopic based on the life of a student leader George Reddy boxer and Gold medalist, who influenced the politics of the Telangana region in Osmania University between 1967 and 1972.

2.Take Off

Take OffYear: 2017
Language: Malayalam
Director: Mahesh Narayan
Take Off is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language drama thriller film, based on the ordeal of Indian nurses in the city of Tikrit, Iraq, in 2014.


RajannaYear: 2011
Language: Telugu
Director: ‎V. Vijayendra Prasad
Mallamma, an orphan, loses her caretaker and her freedom to sing due to the jealousy of Dorasani, the village chief. However, her music teacher narrates the story of Rajanna to inspire her.


VisaranaiYear: 2016
Language: Tamil
Director: ‎Vetrimaaran
Visaranai is a 2015 Indian Tamil-language crime thriller film written and directed by Vetrimaaran. It is based on the novel Lock Up by M. Chandrakumar.

5.SyeRaaNarasimha Reddy

SyeRaaNarasimha ReddyYear: 2019
Language: Telugu
Director: ‎Surender Reddy
UyyalawadaNarasimha Reddy starts a rebellion against the British East India Company.


ParadesiYear: 2013
Language: Tamil
Director: ‎Bala
A group of villagers is lured to work on a tea plantation run by British officers. Little do they know that there is no chance of homecoming.


MahanatiYear: 2018
Language: Telugu, Tamil
Director: ‎Nag Ashwin
Savitri, the most admired actress from South Indian cinema, goes through various tragic incidents in her personal life. Unable to cope with depression, she eventually becomes an alcoholic.

8. Killing Veerappan

Killing VeerappanYear: 2016
Language: Kannada
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Killing Veerappan is a docudrama film written by K. Balaji and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film is based on the events leading to Operation Cocoon to capture or kill Indian bandit Veerappan.

9. NTR Mahanayakudu

NTR MahanayakuduYear: 2019
Language: Telugu
Director: Krish
The journey of NandamuriTarakarama Rao from childhood to becoming a superstar. Following his entrance into politics and how he takes Telugu pride to a national level.

10. NTR Kathanayakudu

NTR KathanayakuduYear: 2019
Language: Telugu
Director: Krish
NandamuriTarakarama Rao, a government employee, struggles hard to become one of the biggest superstars in the Telugu film industry and later, finds the motivation to join politics.

11.Lakshmi’s NTR

Lakshmi’s NTRYear: 2019
Language: Telugu
Director: Krish
Lakshmi’s NTR is an Indian Telugu language biographical drama film based on the life of former film actor and chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh, N. T. Rama Rao from the perspective of his second wife, Lakshmi Parvati as well as N. T. Rama Rao during his last days.


AvalYear: 2017
Language: Tamil
Director: Milind Rau
Neurosurgeon Krishnakanth and his wife Lakshmi welcome their new neighbors, whose elder daughter Jenny has a crush on him. When Jenny gets possessed, Krishnakanth intervenes to help the family.


KathakaliYear: 2016
Language: Tamil, Telugu
Director: Pandiraj
Amudhavel returns to India from the USA to marry his girlfriend. During his stay, gangster Thamba gets killed and all suspicions fall on Amudhavel as he had friction with the goon in the past.


AttahasaYear: 2013
Language: Kanada
Director: A. M. R. Ramesh
The infamous forest brigand Veerappan smuggles sandalwood and ivory, kills elephants, and murders innocent people incessantly. Finally, the police set up a task force to catch him and his gang.


TheeranAdhigaaramOndruYear: 2017
Language: Tamil
Director: H. Vinoth
TheeranThirumaran, an honest police officer, gets transferred multiple times. His life becomes difficult after he investigates the case of criminals who loot and ruthlessly murder people.


MalleshamYear: 2019
Language: Telugu
Director: Raj Rachakonda
Mallesham is an Indian biographical film written and directed by Raj Rachakonda. The film stars PriyadarshiPulikonda, AnanyaNagalla, Chakrapani Ananda, Jhansi, Anvesh Michael, and JagadeeshPrathapBandari.


YatraYear: 2019
Language: Telugu
Director: Mahi V. Raghav
Yatra is an Indian Telugu-language biographical film, based on the padayatra of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from May 2004 to June 2009 representing the Indian National Congress.


EnnuNinteMoideenYear: 2015
Language: Malayalam
Director: ‎R. S. Vimal
Moideen, a Muslim, and Kanchanamala, a Hindu, are in love. After facing numerous setbacks they unite after a long time, only to become victims of a hapless fate.


RudhramadeviYear: 2015
Language: Telugu
Director: Gunasekhar
Rudhramadevi is a Indian Telugu-language 3D biographical epic action film based on the life of Rudrama Devi, one of the prominent rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty in the Deccan, and one of the few ruling queens in Indian history


NadunisiNaaygalYear: 2011
Language: Tamil
Director: Gautam Menon
NadunisiNaaygal is a 2011 Tamil psychological thriller film written and directed by Gautham Menon that stars Sameera Reddy, Veera, and Deva in lead roles.

21.Gautamiputra Satakarni

GautamiputraSatakarniYear: 2017
Language: Telugu
Director: Krish
GautamiputraSatakarni also GautamiputraYajnaSatakarni, was a ruler of the Satavahana Empire in the present-day Deccan region of India.


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