The new trend of Bollywood. Movies based on a true story is liked and loved by a large number of audience, it not only liked by the viewers but also the movie inspires a large audience. Not all the movies based on true story inspires the viewers. Bollywood movies based on true events cover every genre in depth. And if you are a Bollywood fan and love watching real-life-based movies. Here the list of some amazing Indian Movies Based On Real Stories you should watch.
Top 25 Indian Movies Based On Real Stories
It was released on 11 May 2019. One of the hit movie which was inspired by the real event. It was directed by Meghna Gulzar. Starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in the lead role. Talking about the story is based on the Kashmiri girl Sehmat who was trained as a spy and married a Pakistani Army officer and sent to Pakistan. She passes the information from Pakistan to India at the time of the India and Pakistan war in 1971. And how she keeps her life in danger and helped her country. The producer of the movie is Karan Johar, Vineet Jain, Apoorva Mehta. The budget of the movie was 40 crore and it earned 207 crores.
2: Gully Boy
It was released on 14 February 2019. This movie is based on the life of the street rapper from the Dharavi slum in Mumbai Divide and Neazy. Starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh. Directed by Zoya Akhtar and written by Reema Kagti. It was produced by Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar. The budget of the movie was 45 crore and it earned on box office 228 crore. It was also awarded for best film in 2020.
It was released on 21 March 2019. This movie was based on the Saragarhi battle. 21 Sikhs of the British Indian Army fought against 10,000 Afridi and Ozakzai in 1897. Starring Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra. Directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Karan Johar. It earned on box office 207crore. And it was one of the highest earned movies in 2019.
4. Uri Surgical Strike
It was released on 11 January 2019. The story is based on the Surgical strike led by India against Pakistan. Starring Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam. Directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. The budget of the movie was 25 crore and it earned on box office 342 crore.
5. The Accidental Prime Minister
It was released on 11 January 2019. This movie was based on the life of Manmohan Singh and how he became the PM of India. And how his decision was disapproved and ignored by the Congress party. Directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and produced by Sunil Bohra and Dhawal Gada. Starring Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, Aahana Kumra, and Suzanne Bernet. It earned on box office 318 million.
6. PM Narendra Modi
It was released on 24 May 2019. The movie is based on the life of Narendra Modi. Who belongs to a poor family. His struggle and hard work and how he joined RSS and worked.And finally how he became 14th Prime Minister of India. The movie was directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Suresh Oberoi, Sandip Singh. Starring Vivek Oberoi. The budget of the movie was 8 crores and it earned 23.70 crores.
It was released on 29 June 2018. It is a biopic of Sanjay Dutt. This movie deal with the struggle of Sanjay Dutt in the Bollywood industries. Also about his life and how he was addicted to drugs and his relationships with his father and family. Directed by Raj Kumar Hirani. Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, and Anushka Sharma. Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani. The budget of the movie was 80 crore and it earned on box office 586.85 crore. It was also awarded as Zee cine awards for best film in 2019.
It was released on 7th December 2018. The movie is based on the flood of Uttarakhand in 2013 and how people were saved. It’s a romantic movie. A Hindu girl falls in love with a Muslim boy. Which was not excepted by the family and society. The amazing movie was directed and written by Abhishek Kapoor. And produced by Pragya Kapoor and Abhishek Kapoor. Starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali in the lead role. The budget of the movie was 35 crore and it earned on box office 120.64 crore.
It was released on 15 August 2018. The story is all about India’s first National Hockey team in the Summer Olympics 1948. The story revolves around Tapan Das the first man who won the Gold medal in Summer Olympics 1948. The story was directed by Reema Kagti produced by Farhan Akhtar and written by Rajesh Devraj and Raama Kagti. Starring Akshay Kumar as Tapan Das, Moni Roy as Monobina Das, and Nikita Dutta as Simran. The budget of the movie was 61crore and it earned on box office 158.92 crore.
It was released on 9th February 2018. It was based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham. He was a social activist. The story is all about the man Lakshmi who loves his wife Gayatri and can’t see her in problems. During the time of his wife’s menstruation she uses dirty clothes, Lakshmi wants her wife to use Pad. But because of the cost of the pad and beliefs in superstition, she denied using Pad.
Then Lakshmi decided to make a pad and sell everyone at a low cost. Because of his decision, Gayatri leaves him but at the end of the story, they both are back together. The movie was directed and written by R Balki produced by Twinkle Khanna. Starring at Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, and Radhika Apte in the lead role. The budget of the movie was 35 crore and it earned on box office 207.73 crore. It was awarded for the best film on social issues.
It was released on 25 January 2019. It’s a biography based on the life of Balasaheb Thackeray. Who founded the Party Shiv Sena. It was directed by Abhishek Panse and produced by Shrikant Bhasi. Written by Arvind Jagtap and Manoj Yadav. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Thackeray and Amrita Rao as Meena Tai Thackeray. It earned on box office 316 million.
12.Toilet Ek Prem Katha
It was released on 11th August 2017. The story is based on social issues. In India, the women’s lives in the village go to the field. Keshav marries Jaya. Jaya is an educated woman who wants a toilet to be made in her husband’s home. But because of Keshav’s father believes in superstition and doesn’t want the toilet to be constructed in his House. And because of this Jaya decided to divorce her, as it was a very different reason for divorce it attracted Media. Which became very popular.
At the end of the movie we can see keshavs father agreed to make the toilet and finally Keshav and Jaya reunited. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh and produced by Aruna Bhatia, Shita Bhatia. Starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead role. The budget of the movie was 32 crore. And it earned on box office 311.5 crore.
It was released on 21st September 2018. The movie is a biography of the Urdu writer and author Saadat Hasan Monto. The story is based on the post-independence period of India. Directed and written by Nandita Das. Produced by Vikrant Batra, Ajit Andhane, etc. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Saadat Hasan Monto and Rashika Dugal as Safia. It earned on box office 3.71 crore.
14.Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
It was released on 25 May 2018. The story is based on the nuclear testing which was conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran. Based on Pokhran 2. It was a secret mission of the government. The final explosion was done on 13th May 1998. Directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by John Abraham. Starring John Abraham, Diana Plenty, and Bomen Irani in the lead role. The budget of the movie was 440 million and it earned on box office 913.8 million.
It was released on 9th February 2007. The story is based on Black Friday. The true story based on The Bombay Bomb Blast in 1993. The condition which led to the blast in Bombay and the steps taken by police in its investigation on the blast. Directed by Anurag Kashyap and produced by Arindam Mitra. Starring Anurag Kashyap as ISI man, Kay kya Menon as DCP Rakesh, and Pavan Malhotra as Mushtaq. The budget of the movie was 6.5 crore and it earned on box office 8 crore.
It was released on 22 January 2016. The story was based on the life of Malayali businessman Mathunny Mathews. It was the evacuation operation. Many Indians Frome Kuwait were bought back to India. Because of the Ranjit Katyal. Directed by Nikhil Advani and produced by Monisha Adwani, Bhushan Kumar. Starring at Akshay Kumar and Nimrat in the lead role. The budget of the movie was 320 million and it earned on box office 2.88 billion.
Released on 19 February 2016. The movie was based on the Hijacking of Pan Am flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan. In the year 1986 on September 5th. How Neejra Bhanot was successful in warning the pilot about the Hijack of the plane. She saved the life of 359 out of 379 passengers. But she died saving the lives of the passenger. Along with her 20 more passengers were killed. Directed by Ram Madhrani and produced by Atul Kasbekar and Shanti Swaram Maini. Starring Sonam Kapoor as Neerja Bhanot and Shabana Azmi. The budget of the movie was 20 crore and it earned on box office 135.52 crore.
It was released on 8 February 2013. The story was based on the 1987 Opera House Heist. The movie is all about how 26 sole posed to be fake CBI offers and made the fake income tax raid on the jewelry shop in Mumbai in 1987. Directed and written by Neeraj Pandey. Produced by Shital Bhatia. Starring Akshay Kumar, Kajal Agarwal, Divya Dutta, and Anupam Kher, etc in the lead role. The budget of the movie was 390 million and earned on box office 1.26 billion.
It was released on 20 May 2016. The story is based on how an Indian man who accidentally entered Pakistan’s border and arrested by the Pakistani government. Pakistani thought that he was a spy from India. As they thought he is a terrorist they put him in jail. After spending 22 years in prison he died. The movie was directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Bhushan Kumar, and Sandip s Singh. Written by Utkarshini. Starring at Aishwarya Rai as Dalbir Kaur, Randeep Hooda as Sarabjit Singh, and Richa Chadha. The budget of the movie was 150 million and it earned on box office 438 million.
It was released on 31st March 2017. The movie is based on the life of Poorna Malavath. She belongs to a Telugu-speaking tribal family from Telenganas one of district Pakala Nizamabad. She was the first youngest girl who climbed Mount Everest in 2014. Directed by Rahul Bose and produced by Anil Patni. Written by Prashant Pandey. Starring Aditi Inamdar as Poorna, S Maria as Priya, Heeba Shah as Meena Gupta, and Arif Zakaria as col. Khan.
21.Shoot Out At Lokhandwala
It was released on 25th May 2007. The film is based on the real-life shootout that was happened at the Lokhandwala complex in Mumbai in 1991. AA khan who was the leader of the ATS attached the Lokhandwala complex on November 16th, 1991. The shootout was a real gun battle between Maya Dallas who was the leader of the gang and the Mumbai police.
Directed by Apoorva Mehta and produced by Balaji films Sanjay Gupta. Starring Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Amitabh Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi, Tushar Kapoor, Rohit Roy, and Dia Mirza in the lead role.
It was released on 28 April 2006. The movie was based on the life of gangster Abu Salem. He was a gangster who was in love with Monica Bedi a former actress. Directed by Anurag Basu and produced by Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. Starring Emraan Hashmi as Akash, Kangana Ranaut as Simran, and Shiney Ahuja as Data Shanker
It earned on box office 179.3 million.
23. MS Dhoni:The Untold Story
It was released on 30 September 2016. A biography of Ms. Dhoni. He struggles to become a cricketer but his father wanted him to work in Indian railways. But his hard work and dedication make him achieve his aim. And how he meets her life partner Sakshi and they both got married. The story includes all the cricket matches T20, ODI, and Test matches. Directed by Neeraj Pandey and produced by Arun Pandey fox Star studios. Starring Sushant Singh Rajput as Dhoni, Disha Patani as Priyanka Jha, Kiara Advani as Sakshi, and Anupam Kher as Pan Singh . The budget of the movie was 104 crore and it earned on box office 216 crore.
24. Sachin :A Billion Dreams
It was released on 26 May 2017. The movie is a documentary about the famous Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The movie is based on Sachin’s personal and professional life. The movie has two phases. The first phase is between his birth and his career till 1999. The second phase deals with his first world cup and his journey of becoming the God of cricket. The story was narrated by Sachin Tendulkar, Harsha Bhogle, and Boria Majumdar. Directed and written by James Erskine. Starring Sachin Tendulkar, Ms Dhoni and Virendra Sehwag. It earned on Box office 76.86 crore.
It was released on 12 July 2019. The movie was based on the real-life of Anand Kumar a Mathematician from Patna. He started his own coaching classes to educate the students. He only selects 30 talented students who belong to a poor family. Directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Phantom Films and Reliance entertainment. Written by Sanjeev Dutta.
Starring Hrithik Roshan as Anand, Mrunal as Supriya, Virendra Saxena as Rajendra Kumar, and Nandish Singh as Pranav Kumar, and Pankaj Tripathi as Shree Ram Singh.
The budget of the movie was 60 crore and it earned on box office 208.93 crore. It was awarded by Dada Saheb Phalke international film festival for the Best film in 2020.