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Top 15 Bollywood Movies Based On Real Life Real Events

Most of the films are written fresh, while there are many films inspired by famous books or themes. Some filmmakers take their possibilities, and try to present the real life events on the silver screen to see the audience with a clear picture. Films based on real-life crimes always manage to collect public interest and tell the truth behind what actually happened.

The only drawback with making such films based on reality is that such films create controversy in the form of real life incidents. Which is based on the film, it will not be an ordinary day-to-day issue, but an But reality based films actually inspire usincident that can be linked to it can be a big scandal, suspense, terrorist attack etc. Although films are made for entertainment, But reality based films actually inspire us.

Here are the Top 15 Bollywood Movies Based On Real Life Real Events, which you definitely should see:-

Top 15 Bollywood Movies Based On Real Life Real Events

Gangs of Wasseypur series:-

Gang of Wasseypur is the story of mutual hostility between three families, in which people of each other’s family are assassinated to prove their supremacy. This film is based around the real life coal mafia of Dhanbad and is primarily a rivalry between the three crime families of Dhanbad. The characters and dialogues of this movie have not only attained cult status in India but also in the whole world. In this movie Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui,  Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha, Rima Sen, Piyush Mishra, Tigmanshu Dhulla, Vipin, Aditya Kumar and Vineet Kumar Singh have played versatile roles.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag:-

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a Bollywood Hindi movie made on the life of the runner Milkha Singh. Milkha Singh’s childhood is full of pain and anguish. During the partition of India-Pakistan in 1947, Milkha Singh’s parents are murdered. Milkha starts living with his married sister (Divya Dutta). Milkha gets admitted to Indian Army after being grown. Soon he becomes famous as a runner in the army. To get the goal, Milkha does one day in the night, and thus, the film moves forward with Milkha Singh as the base.  In this film, Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and Divya Dutta were in the lead role. This movie has been directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra.

Special 26:-

The film ‘Special 26’ is about the flock of men who pretend to CBI officers and they raid in high profile houses. This movie was released in 2013. This film is based on the heir of the opera house. The film begins with a faction, it is a group that becomes the fake CBI officer and puts the raid and then flies with all the money.  Akshay Kumar, Kajal Agarwal, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher and Divya Dutta were the main characters in this movie. This movie was directed by Neeraj Pandey.

The Attacks of 26/11:-

This film is based on the 2008 Mumbai attacks. In the film ‘The Attacks of 26/11’, the incident of Mumbai attacks shows the presence of Mumbai joint commissioner Rakesh Maria (Nana Patekar). In front of a committee, the Joint Commissioner remembers the incident on the night of November 26, whose result ends with Ajmal Kasab (Sanjeev Jaiswal) hanging. Nana Patekar was in the lead role in the film. This movie was directed by Ramgopal Verma.

Mary Kom:-

This is a biographical sports film. Mary Kom is a Manipuri girl who wants to become a boxer. One day she meets the coaches of the World Champion Boxer and he trains her. Mary Kom becomes Madaldist Champion and after that she gets married. After marriage Mary kom starts the boxing career with the help of her husband and faces the challenges ahead. In such difficult circumstances, Mary also fulfilled her dream and extended the name of the country with her. Priyanka Chopra and Darshan Kumar appeared in the lead role in this film. This movie was directed by Omang Kumar.


‘Sarabjeet’ is a biography film based on an Indian real event. It is shown in the film that his sister Dalbir Kaur is fighting for Sarabjit Singh’s justice. Sarabjit Singh was a farmer who had accidentally crossed the border in 1990 and was caught by Pakistan. He was tortured for 23 years in Pakistan’s jails and killed by other prisoners living in the jail. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda and Richa Chadha played a versatile role in this film. This movie was directed by Omang Kumar.

Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai:-

The movie ‘Once Upon a Time In Mumbai’ has been shown in Mumbai from the 70s and 80s. This is not the first time when a film made on the crime scene is in front of the audience. The film is about the story of two criminals in which one is good and the other is bad. This film shows how Dawood Ibrahim became the Dawn of Bombay. The movie depicts the development of crime and smuggling in Bombay. Ajay Devgan plays the role of Sultan Mirza (Haji Mastan Mirza), a criminal and related to trafficking and belongings. Despite being a criminal, he has a gold heart and is like a godfather for the people. Ajay Devgan, Kangana Ranaut, Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai, Randeep Hooda and Gauhar Khan were in the lead role in this movie. The film’s director was Milan Luthria.


The story of the film ‘Airlift’ is based on a true story. In the film ‘Airlift’ there is patriotism, family, action, emotion .. everything is. The movie Airlift shows the Gulf War of 1990, when 170,000 Hindus were rescued from Kuwait to India. This was a huge achievement for India. This story belongs to Indian origin businessman Ranjit Katial (Akshay Kumar) living in Kuwait. Ranjit is doing good business with her wife Amrita Katiyal (Nimrat Kaur) and her daughter while living in Kuwait. Suddenly, there is widespread war between Iraq and Kuwait, due to which the people of Indian origin start to move back to India during the war. Ranjit Katial does not go by himself and he takes care of returning 1 lakh 70 thousand Indians to the country. Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur were in the lead role in this film. This movie was directed by Raja Krishna Menon.


Film Neerja is a Bollywood Biographical Thriller Drama. The film is based on the life of Neerja Bhanot, 23 years old. In 1986, Neerja gave his life while protecting the passengers from terrorists in a flight of Pan Am aircraft service in Karachi. After the death of Neerja, the country’s highest civilian honor was given Ashok Chakra for her courage. Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku, Shekhar RaviJani and Jim Sarabh were in the lead role in this film. This movie was directed by Ram Madhavani. Besides India, she was also honored in Pakistan.

Bajirao Mastani:-

‘Bajirao Mastani’ is an Indian historical romance film. This movie has been shown about Peshwa Bajirao and his second wife, Mastani of Maratha Empire. Bajirao gets crazy after meeting with Mastani. he married Mastani and comes to Pune. Shahi Peshwa Family does not like the arrival of Mastani in the life of Bajirao. Bajirao’s first wife Kashi Bai too is upset about the interference of Mastani. After that, in the story, a tremendous love triangle is made about Bajirao-Mastani and Kashi Bai. Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone played a versatile role in this movie. This movie was directed and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.


‘Azhar’ is a sports drama film directed by Tony D’Souza. This film is based on the life of Indian cricketer and former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin. There are many ups and downs. In 2000, Mohammed Azharuddin was convicted of not playing lifelong national cricket in charge of match-fixing. However, in 2012, he got a clean chit from the Andhra Pradesh High Court and all the offenses against him proved wrong. In the film, Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai, Nargish Fakhri and Lara Dutta were in the lead role.


The film ‘Paltan’ is based on a true incident. Chinese soldiers attacked the Indian soldiers on the Namka Chu Lake in Arunachal Pradesh. 1383 killed in this attack. The film shows the story of Indian soldiers how they fought this bogus fight against the Chinese people. Sonu Sood, Pulakit Samrat, Arjun Rampal, Harsh Vardhan Rane, Sunil Shetty, Jimmy Shergill, Gurmeet Chaudhary, Love Sinha, Isha Gupta, Sonal Chauhan, Deepika Kakkar and Jackie Shroff were in the lead role. This movie was directed by JP Dutta.


Gold is a Bollywood drama film, which shows the story of the first gold medal found in the Olympics in an independent India. In the film, boys of the hockey team win matches for British India and stand on the podium and take their medal. Tapan stands for the flag of his country on one side. And Tapan Das makes a promise to himself that he will win gold medal for India. After this, India won the gold medal in hockey in the 1948 Olympics. It was the first gold medal won by independent India. This film depicts the journey to fulfill Tapan’s dream. Akshay kumar and mouny roy were in lead role in this film.This movie was directed by Reema Kagti.

Gully boy:-

The film ‘Gully Boy’ is a Bollywood musical drama, directed by Zoya Akhtar. The story of the film is based on a simple house boy Murad. Who wants to be a rapper, but his father opposes this. In the story, Joya Murad’s girl friend wants to become a doctor. Murad belongs to a very normal family and after all the difficulties, he fulfills his dream. Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Siddhanth Chaturvedi were in the lead in this film.


The film ‘Kesari’ is a Bollywood drama, which was based on the great war on September 12, 1897, in Saragarhi, India. This film is about the bravery and courage of the Indian soldiers. The Battle of Saragarhi was fought on 12 September 1897 between the British and Afghan Oracle tribes. Then there was the fourth battalion of the Sikh Regiment in the British British Army, in which there were 21 Sikhs, which were attacked by 10000 Afghans. Havaldar Eshar Singh, who led the Sikhs, decided to fight till death. It is considered one of the greatest end in wars in history in military history. Two days after Jung, the second British Indian Army had again occupied that place. Sikh soldiers celebrate Saragari Diwas on September 12 in memory of this war. Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra play the lead in this film. The film is directed by Anurag Singh.

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