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Bollywood Movies Based On True Stories

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Showing reality is one of the trending things in Bollywood now. Biopic and reality are the most coveted themes in the industry right now. It is interesting as well. You come to know different real human life stories which have occurred at different places.

After seeing Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and the immense success of this biopic, a lot of producers are gearing up to make such similar movies based on real-life stories.

Well Bollywood movies based on real-life stories is not a new trend. A lot of movies have been made which are based on the true events. Border is one of the blockbuster hit films which is based on the Indo-Pak War of 1971.

Apart from the war movie Border, other biopics and real-life stories have been used as the theme in hit Bollywood films like Sins which released in 2005 is a Bollywood film based on the true story of a Catholic priest from Kerala who was hanged due to his sexual relationship with a married woman.

One of the most awaited movies based on real-life stories is Namo. It is a film which is based on the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi who is also known as Namo. Guru, No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture, Not A Love Story, Ragini MMS, Buddha In A Traffic Jam, are some of the Bollywood movies which are based on true events.

The real life stories seen in Bollywood movies are mostly focused on popular or controversial people. The prominent people vary from a layman to an author or an athlete. After Bhaag Milkha Bhaag which is a biopic on the athlete Milkha Singh, another upcoming biopic is on boxer Mary Kom. The film stars Priyanka Chopra in the lead role.

Here are some of the most talked about Bollywood movies based real-life stories.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

The National Film Award 2014 winner is based on the story of Milkha Singh, the flying Sikh of India. The movie shows the lesser-known facts of the legendary athlete.

Mary Kom

The upcoming movie of Priyanka Chopra is a biopic based on five-time World Boxing Champion, Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom who is commonly known as Mary Kom.

The Dirty Picture

One of the hit films of Vidya Balan is a real-life story on South siren Silk Smitha who was known for her bold and erotic roles in movies.

No One Killed Jessica

The real-life story is based on the controversial murder case of a Delhi based model and restaurant worker Jessica Lal who was shot dead by Manu Sharma.


Sins which released in 2005 is a Bollywood film based on the true story of a Catholic priest from Kerala who was hanged due to his sexual relationship with a married woman.

Ragini MMS

We are not talking about the sensuous sequel of Ragini MMS (Ragini MMS 2) which stars Sunny Leone, but the first film. It is based on true horror story of a girl from Delhi named Deepika, and shows what she suffered from.

Buddha In A Traffic Jam

The Bollywood movie is loosely based on the life of Indian author and political activist Arundhati Roy.

Chak De India

Although no one said that it is a real-life based movie, but the story seems to be loosely related to Mir Ranjan Negi (a field hockey player and former goalkeeper of the India national field hockey team).


The super hit multi-starrer movie is based on the India Pakistan 1971 war.

The Attacks of 26/11

The entire movie is based on the tragic 29/11 real life incident that occurred in Mumbai.


The Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai starring movie has taken an inspiration from the life and times of India's celebrated business tycoon, Dhirubhai Ambani. It shows the journey of a common man who becomes a successful and rich businessman in India.

Rakhta Charitra Series

Both the movies from the series is based on a true story of Paritala Ravindra and the political ups and downs in Andhra Pradesh.

Black Friday

The Anurag Kashyap directed film is based on the 1993 Mumbai blasts.


The political flick is loosely based on Anna Hazare's fight against corruption. While Big B plays the role of Anna, Kareena's character is inspired by the international journalist, Christian Amanpour.

Special 26

The entertaining film was inspired by a real life incident that took place in Mumbai's Zaveri Bazaar in 1987.

Paan Singh Tomar

This is a biopic of an athlete, Paan Singh Tomar who was in Indian Armed Forces. The movie shows how Paan Singh left defence and became a rebel.

Not A Love Story

The film starring Mahie Gill and Deepak Dobriyal is based on the murder of Neeraj Grover which led to the arrest of Maria Susairaj and M.L. Jerome. Director Ram Gopal Varma shot the movie in just 20 days at Dheeraj Solitaire building, which is the prime location of the incident.

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