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A Complete List of Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life:

Movies often depict the reality on the silver screen. Many a times, there are incidents that leave an indelible mark on our minds and hearts. Whether these real life incidents are inspiring, soul stirring or just emotive they make for a good movie. If in the right hands, a director can make a blockbuster out of real life incidents, add to it good acting skills by actors. Often the truth is far more compelling than fiction which forms a major part of storytelling in Indian Cinema. There are many real life incidents that have inspired filmmakers to make movies in Tollywood as well.

Listed below are a few Tollywood movies based on real life incidents:

 1. Rakta Charitra (Part -1 & 2):

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

This movie is in two parts. It is a revenge drama with dark and terrifying characters. Gang wars and political conflicts between Paritala Ravindra and Maddela Cheruvu Suri in Rayalaseema are the playground of Rakta Charitra 1 & 2.

 2.  Gautami Putra Satakarni:

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

Directed by Krish and produced by First Frame Entertainment banner. The film is based on life history of 2nd century CE, Satavahana ruler Gautamiputra Satakarni and how he aspired of making the country a single nation.

 3. Bejawada:

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

A gripping political action thriller movie is full of violence. It is set in the city of Vijayawada and deals with the city’s caste politics and rowdy wars in Vijayawada in 80’s and 90’s. The film is based on real life incidents and depicted graphically the gang wars between Devineni and Vangaveeti families.

 4. Shiva:

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

An action film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. It was loosely based on RGV’s experiences as a student in college. The movie revolves around the conflict between college student-turned-gangster Siva and Bhavani, a reputed crime boss mentored by the politician Machiraju.

 5. Rudramadevi:

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

The movie is directed by Gunasekhar. It depicts the brave life and circumstances faced by Queen Rudhramadevi and Kakatiya Dynasty during her reign.

 6. Malupu:

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

An action thriller directed by Ravi Raja Pinsetty. It is the story of a happy go lucky man and the shocking incident that turns his life upside down and his search for Mumbai based underworld don (Mithun Chakraborty). The film is inspired by a real incident that happened over a decade ago.

7. Kshanam:

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

The movie is a psychological thriller directed by Ravikanth Perepu. The movie unfolds the mystery of a girl who goes missing.

8. Antahpuram:

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

Krishna Vamsi’s Antahpuram was based on Not without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoodi which was a true story. It is an action drama, the story is about the human relations in the backdrop of terror – caused by the factionalism.

9. Premalo Padithe:

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

Tollywood Movies Based on Real Life

a thriller drama, the movie Premalo Padithe was a dubbed version of the Tamil movie Vazhakku Enn 18/9. The movie is about city teenagers who fall in love and the problems that surround them.

 10. Avataram:

Telugu Movies Based On True Stories

Telugu Movies Based On True Stories

Directed by Kodi Ramakrishna, the movie is based on an incident in Kerala that the filmmaker came across about a woman who takes the devil head-on with her ability to do something extraordinary.

11. Na Bangaru Thalli:

Telugu Movies Based On True Stories

Telugu Movies Based On True Stories

Directed by Rajesh Touchriver, the movie is about survivors of sex trafficking. This film is based on real life story of Dr. Sunitha Krishnan.

 12. Dheerga Sumangali Bhava:

Telugu Movies Based On True Stories

Telugu Movies Based On True Stories

S.V. Krishna Reddy, the director of this movie received several letters from a women named Vani to make a movie about circumstances occurred in her life.

These Tollywood movies are based on real life with a little fictionalization.

Also See: List of Tollywood Science Fiction Movies

 

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