Bollywood Movies Based on Real Life Incidents:
Common people and real-life incidents have always inspired not only other people but also cinema. The larger than life portrayal of heroes and incidents bring them closer to the audiences and people of the country. Bollywood movies based on real-life incidents will surely stir your inner strings.
Swades released in the year 2004. The movie was based on the life of an NRI couple Ravi Kuchimanchi and Aravinda Pillalamarri who route back to India and bring electricity to their village through a pedal power generator.
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi
Director: Ashutosh Gowarikar
2. Black Friday
Black Friday released in the year 2007 and was based on bomb blasts that derailed the city of Mumbai leaving unspeakable scars on many. The movie takes you through the events that led to the blasts and its aftermath.
Starring: Starring Kay Kay Menon, Pavan Malhotra, Aditya Shrivastava, Imtiaz Ali, Pratima Kazmi, Zakir Hussain
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Firaaq released in the year 2008 and is based on the life of people after the 2002 Gujarat riots. Stories of people linked by the common thread of compassion and humanity. The movie is a touching drama.
Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjay Suri, Raghubir Yadav, Inaamulhaq, Deepti Naval, Paresh Rawal, Shahana Goswami, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tisca Chopra
Director: Nandita Das
4. No One Killed Jessica
No One Killed Jessica is one of the most touching movies based on real-life incidents. The movie was inspired by the actual cold-blooded and brutal murder of Jessica Lal by a few from the power corridors of Delhi.
Starring: Rani Mukherjee, Vidya Balan, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Rajesh Sharma
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
5. The Ghazi Attack
The Ghazi Attack released in 2017 and was a gripping war movie that was based on the real-life incident of the sinking of PNS Ghazi during the Indo-Pak war of 1971 off the coast of Vishakhapatnam in the Indian Ocean.
Starring: Starring Rana Daggubati, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon, Taapsee Pannu, Rahul Singh, Satyadev Kancharana
Director: Sankalp Reddy
Omerta released in the year 2017 and is based on the kidnappings of foreigners in India and the mastermind behind the brutal slaying of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl by Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh.
Starring: Rajkumar Rao
Director: Hansal Mehta
Raazi released in 2018 and is based on real-life incidents of a girl who turns into a spy for her country.
Starring: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Kesari released in 2019 and is based on the battle of Saragarhi.
Starring: Akshay Kumar
Director: Anurag Singh
9. Uri The Surgical Strike
Uri The Surgical Strike released in 2019 is a military action film based on the retaliation of the 2016 Uri attack by India.
Starring: Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari
Director: Aditya Dhar
10. Mission Mangal
Mission Mangal released in 2019 and was based on the events that led to the successful launch of Mars Orbiter’s mission by ISRO.
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, H. G. Dattatreya, Vikram Gokhale
Director: Jagan Shakti
11. Batla House
Batla House released in 2019 is based on the real-life incidents of the encounter at Batla House Delhi by Sanjay Kumar.
Starring: John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur
Director: Nikhil Advani
These Bollywood movies are based on real life incidents apart from many others that bring real life to reel life.