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7 Movies Based On True Stories

Bollywood has a history of making films based on true stories and occurrences. This is a style that has recently gained a lot of traction and is even popular among the masses. Almost every successful film in the film industry is based on true events and stories. Let us take a look at the list of top 7 Hindi movies that are based on these themes. 

  • Shershaah

The biological war drama film is among the popular true story based Bollywood movies. Shershaah is based on the life of PVC awardee Indian Army Captain Vikram Batra. In the movie, you get to know various details of his personal life and professional life in the Army. Shershaah features war scenes of the 1999 Kargil War. The story of the movie is quite engaging and has a lot of emotional moments.

  • Thalaivii

Kangana Ranaut’s starrer film Thalaivii is based on the life of Indian actress turned politician J. Jayalalithaa. The biopic tells the story of a woman’s rise to power as the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Thalaivii is quite inspiring, and the lead actors did justice to every scene with their brilliant performances.

  • Sardar Udham

Shoojit Sircar’s directorial film Sardar Udham is an essential freedom-fighter movie. Featuring Vicky Kaushal as Udham Singh. The tale is set in a way that the revenge at its centre is used as a main plot point with a political context showcasing contemporary issues. The story is a blueprint to understand how the divide and rule tactics are used to exploit a nation and its citizens. 

  • Bell Bottom

Bell Bottom is another popular movie that is based on the real story of the 1980s plan hijacking carried out by the Khalistani separatists. So an undercover agent called Bellbottom is sent on a rescue mission to free 210 hostages. The movie has a talented star cast that includes Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Vaani Kapoor and Huma Qureshi as lead characters. If you enjoy the thrills of a secret mission, then you must add Bell Bottom to your watch list.

  • Gunjan Saxena

The Netflix movie is an inspiring story of Gunjan Saxena, an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer and former helicopter pilot. Gunjan was part of the IAF in 1996 and is a 1999 Kargil War veteran. In the movie, Jhanvi Kapoor plays the role of the fearless young officer who faces multiple challenges to fulfil her goals. The film celebrates the bravery of a woman who realizes her dream to fly, inspiring many others to aspire for the same.

  • Special 26

Special 26, also known as Special Chabbis, is a heist film based on true incidents that occurred in the 80s. A group of men pull off robberies on rich businessmen and politicians by posing as CBI officers. Soon a real CBI officer learns about this gang and sets out to catch them red-handed. It is thrilling to watch the group of con-men robbing the place and fleeing the scene just in time.

  • Uri: The Surgical Strike

Uri: The Surgical Strike is among the blockbuster hit Hindi movies of Bollywood. It is based on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army after a group of terrorists murdered 23 troops. The film not only explains the attacks but, also demonstrates how much sheer bravery is required to carry out such missions.


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