Bollywood has been making films on real-life stories for a long time now. It is trending a lot recently and has done well with the masses. Most of the films from 2019 are based on real life events or stories. Here is the list of the most recent films based on these subjects:
Below is the list of the best Bollywood movies which are based on true story or real-life stories:
Bollywood movies based on true stories
Based on the life of Divine and Naezy, directed by Zoya Akhtar, this film won a lot of hearts and was applauded with critical acclaims. Ranveer Singh played the character of Murad Sheikh who rose to success from Dharavi 17 for his hip hop skills. The movie earned 230 crores worldwide.
2. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi:
Starring Kangana Ranaut as the legendary Rani Laxmibai this movie released in 2019 and was based on the story of Rani Laxmibai who dedicated her life in fighting the British Army to retain Jhansi. The film did well at the box office.
3. Uri: The Surgical Strike.
This movie is based on the surgical strikes in Pakistan conducted by India, Uri was a massive commercial success of 2019. Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam were seen as the lead actors in this film and it was directed by Aditya Dhar.
Starring Akshay Kumar, this film is based on the battle of Saragarhi and tells the story of 21 Sikh soldiers who fought against a huge afghan soldier troop.
The film tells the story of a young Kashmiri girl who is trained to be a spy and later sent to pakistan under cover to retain information. Starring Alia Bhatt, the film was a commercial hit and was also inspired by a true story.
Based on the biopic of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, this movie was a massive success and Ranbir Singh received critical acclaims for his performance. Directed by Raju Hirani and starred Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal.
This social message-oriented film is based on the inventions of Arunachalam Muruganantham played by Akshay Kumar who invented Sanitary napkins for women in his village and made them inexpensive.
This movie tells the story of the late poet and author Manto who struggled with his existential crisis during the partition. Directed by Nandita Das and starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, it was also screened at Cannes Film Festival 2018.
This movie is based on the life of Abdul Latif; however, the filmmakers don’t claim that. But a legal notice was sent to them for making this movie by his family. Starring Shahrukh Khan and Mahira Khan in the lead roles with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Zeeshan Ayyub in the supporting roles.
This movie was also a hit amongst fans and had Rajkummar Rao in the lead role playing the character of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British terrorist of Pakistani descent. It also showed the plotting of the murder of Daniel Pearl.