Many Bollywood features have been made on politics. Political drama and satire based movies have always gathered much attention and also brings a variety on-screen. It is a serious genre in cinema which shows the ill effects of politics on people and society. We also get to see corruption and scams which were popular.
Political drama films are always based on true life stories.
Many Bollywood movies have been made on politics which have been
controversial as well. One of the movies that comes first on out
mind is, Aandhi. It was highly controversial and one of
the best known Bollywood movies which is based on politics. It is
said that the movie was based on the life of Indira Gandhi. The
movie starred Suchitra Sen and Sanjeev Kapoor.
The movie was banned during the Emergency period in 1975. After
2 years, the movie was aired on National television. The role of
Aarti Devi was first offered to Vyjayanthimala but she refused to
act in the movie as it was roughly based on Indira Gandhi's life.
The movie received 7 Filmfare Awards including Best Film, Best
Actor and Best Actress.
Since then, many filmmakers have made Bollywood movies which are
based on politics. From Yuva to Raajneeti, we saw many
movies which not only entertained but gave a real message to the
society. Rang De Basanti is one of the rebellious movies
which was roughly based on a political scenario and
Sarkar series is one of the Bollywood movies which is also based
on Indian politics. The movie is based on The Godfather, and is a
thriller film set in the world of politics and crime. A lot of
people think that Sarkar Raj (sequel of Sarkar) was
based on Raj Thackeray (the estranged nephew of political leader
Bal Thackeray) in Maharashtra.
Here are some of the Bollywood movies which are based on
Bollywood Movies Which Are Based On
This was one of the most popular and controversial movies based
on politics. It is said that the movie was based on the life of
Indira Gandhi. The movie was banned during the Emergency period in
1975. After 2 years, the movie was aired on National Television.
The role of Aarti Devi was first offered to Vyjayanthimala but she
refused to act in the movie as it was roughly based on Indira
Gandhi's life. The movie received 7 Filmfare Awards including Best
Film, Best Actor and Best Actress.
Hu Tu Tu
The last movie of Gulzar as a Director showed the angst and
frustration of the youth against corruption.
This movie is based on Mahabharata and The Godfather. It shows
dirty politics, and struggle of politicians to stay in power. It
was rumoured that Katrina's look was inspired by Sonia
The movie showed the revolutionising of Indian politics, and the
involvement of youth in politics. The movie showed how student
politics can help bring a change in the system.
Sarkar series by Ram Gopal Varma was a critically hit film. It
was rumoured that Sarkar Raj which is a sequel to Sarkar is loosely
based on Raj Thackeray.
It is one of the Bollywood movies which is based on politics. A
journalist is made to become the Prime Minister for one day and it
showed how a layman removes corruption to a great extent in his one
It showed the dirty side of politics; how women are treated by
men who are looking for a share of power. The movie showed the
nexus between the underworld, businessmen, corrupt policemen and
politicians. This was one of the best movies of Madhur
This was one of the best movies of Anurag Kashyap which released
after a delay of 3 years. It showed struggle for power, student
politics and secessionist politics in the state of
The multi-starrer film has Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role who
apparently played the role of political leader Anna Hazare and the