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Bollywood Movies Based On 9/11 Attacks

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We all know that Bollywood has a lot of dance, drama and dhamaka! Apart from these 'masala' movies, directors have also stepped ahead and taken some serious themes such as terrorism into movies. On September 11, we remember the most dreadful terror events that happened twelve years ago in the United States. These attacks which are most often referred to as September 11 or 9/11 attacks have been used as themes in a few Hindi movies.

These movies usually dig deep into issues related to the attacks. Most often we have seen films portraying the life of few individuals post the attacks. Filmmakers have tried their best to depict various aspects of the life Muslims face due to stereotyping them as terrorists.

A film being more than just art, can act as a mirror to the society and reflect what happens around us. At the same time, it can be the other way round. We have seen hundreds of movies that have inspired us and changed certain ways of our thinking.

Movies like My Name Is Khan and New York try their best to show different perspectives to issues that an individual faces. During terror activities such as the 9/11 attacks, most news channels may focus only the physical destructions and loss of lives but miss out the emotional trauma faced by many. It is art that brings out this element and we salute such movies that send chills down our spine.

Have a look at the slide show for movies that have 9/11 attacks and terrorism as a backdrop. 

New York

New York, which was released in 2009 revolves around the lives of three college friends - Samir, Maya and Omar. During the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Samir is termed a terrorist and arrested because he is a Muslim. This entire episode changes his life. This movie has very well portrayed how such stereotypes can break a person's entire life.

My Name Is Khan

This is a 2010 Bollywood film that revolves around the life of Rizwan Khan played by Shahrukh Khan. It portrays the life before, during and post the 9/11 attacks in the US. It shows the after-effects of the incidents on Muslim Americans.

I Am Singh

I Am Singh depicts the stories of Sikh immigrants in the US after the 9/11 terror climate. The movie brings forward what happened to the immigrants and their fight against prejudice.


Kurbaan deals with the life of a woman who is married into a Muslim family that is involved in instilling fear among people by using terror acts. This story too is based on post 9/11 attacks.

Black Friday

This movie is based on the 1993 Mumbai bomb attacks. The film is shown through many perspectives follows the investigations of those attacks. This also shows how the attacks affect each individual..


Aamir is a film that revolves around the story of a man who has returned to Mumbai from the UK. He finds himself trapped and at the mercy of Islamic extremists who want to carry out a bombing in the city with his help.

A Wednesday

A Wednesday portrays the annoyance of the public towards the government and their handling of the terrorist attacks. The story revolves around the story of a common man who decides to take matters in his own hands and take care of the terrorists himself.

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