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Bollywood Movies Based on Politics

Bollywood Movies Based on Politics

Bollywood Movies Based on Politics:

Politics isn’t all about “Netagiri” and “Janta”, sometimes politics gives the right storyline for some great cinema too. Call it inspirational, learning lesson or simply entertainment, politics can be quite a moolah-raker!! Through the years, many a political figure, an incident has inspired filmmakers to connect politics to main line cinema with movies like Aandhi, Yuva, Raajneeti, Bombay and many others.

Here is a list of Bollywood movies based on politics:

Bollywood Movies Based on Politics

Bollywood Movies Based on Politics

  • Kissa Kursi Ka (1977)
  • Leader (1964)
  • Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar (1984)
  • Inquilaab (1984)
  • Garm Hava (1973)
  • Hu Tu Tu (1999)
  • Aandhi (1975)
  • Raajneeti (2010)
  • Gulaal (2009)
  • Sarkar Raj (2008)
  • Sarkar (2005)
Bollywood Movies Based on Politics

Bollywood Movies Based on Politics

  • Shool (1999)
  • Satta (2003)
  • Rann (2010)
  • New Delhi Times (1986)
  • Firaaq (2008)
  • Haasil (2003)
  • Chakravyuh (2012)
  • Aarakshan (2011)
  • Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)
  • Rakht Charitra (2010)
  • Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
  • Yuva (2004)
Bollywood Movies Based on Politics

Bollywood Movies Based on Politics

  • Ek Bura Aadmi (2013)
  • Satyagraha (2013)
  • Shanghai (2012)
  • Youngistaan (2014)
  • Dirty Politics (2015)
  • Raajneeti 2 (2015)
Bollywood Movies Based on Politics

Bollywood Movies Based on Politics

  • Peepli Live was a comic satire on farmer suicides in India and the politicians of India.
  • Firaaq is based on the Gujarat riots of 2002 and how it changed people’s lives forever.
  • Thackeray based on the life of Bala Saheb Thackeray
  • The Accidental Prime Minister based on India’s former prime minister Manmohan Singh. It is 2014 memoir by Indian policy analyst Sanjaya Baru
  • Batla House based on the controversial Delhi’s Batla House encounter.
  • The Tashkent Files showcases the tragic demise of the former prime minister of India Lal Bahadur Shashtri.
  • Chakravyuh is based on the issues of Naxalites.

Politics and political figures always seem to be a starting point for Bollywood filmmakers to churn out socially relevant films for entertainment and awareness at the same time.

Also See: List of Telugu Language Comedy Films

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