Movies have a way of transporting us into fantastical worlds, immersing us in gripping narratives and captivating characters. But sometimes, the most astonishing tales are not born out of a screenwriter’s imagination; they are inspired by real events and the incredible lives of extraordinary individuals. In this blog, we delve into the realm of cinema and unveil a collection of movies that you probably didn’t know were based on true stories. 

 

Movies you didn't know were based on true stories

Pad Man – 2018
Based on the life of social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, “Pad Man” tackles the taboo topic of menstrual hygiene in rural India. Akshay Kumar stars as Muruganantham, who invented low-cost sanitary pads to improve the menstrual health of women in his village. The film sheds light on his struggles and determination to break societal barriers.

Movies you didn't know were based on true stories

The Dirty Picture – 2011
Inspired by the life of South Indian actress Silk Smitha, “The Dirty Picture” explores the tumultuous journey of an ambitious woman who rises to fame in the film industry. Vidya Balan’s powerful performance in the lead role earned her a National Film Award, showcasing the struggles faced by actresses in the male-dominated world of cinema.

Movies you didn't know were based on true stories

Guru – 2007

“Guru” is a fictionalized biographical drama loosely based on the life of Indian business tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance Industries. The film depicts his rise from a small-town entrepreneur to one of India’s most influential industrialists. Abhishek Bachchan delivers a compelling performance in the lead role.

Movies you didn't know were based on true stories

Rustom – 2016

“Rustom” is a courtroom drama based on the infamous 1959 Nanavati case. The film follows the story of Naval Officer K.M. Nanavati, who was tried for the murder of his wife’s lover. Akshay Kumar portrays the titular character, and the movie explores the legal battle and societal impact of the case.

Movies you didn't know were based on true stories

Raid – 2018

“Raid” is a crime drama inspired by real-life income tax raids conducted by Indian Revenue Service officer Sharda Prashad Pandey in the 1980s. Ajay Devgn portrays the honest and determined officer who takes on a powerful and corrupt politician. The film highlights the challenges faced by those fighting against corruption.

 
Movies you didn't know were based on true stories

Gulaab Gang – 2014

“Gulaab Gang” is a social drama loosely inspired by the real-life Gulabi Gang, a group of women activists fighting against gender-based violence and injustice in rural India. The film follows the story of a fearless leader played by Madhuri Dixit, who takes on corrupt politicians and advocates for women’s rights.

 
Movies you didn't know were based on true stories

Mission Mangal – 2019

“Mission Mangal” is a space drama inspired by the real-life story of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission, also known as Mangalyaan. The film portrays the efforts and teamwork of a group of scientists and engineers who played a crucial role in making India’s Mars mission successful.

Movies you didn't know were based on true stories

Uri: The Surgical Strike – 2019

“Uri” is a military action film inspired by the retaliatory surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army against terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 2016. The movie showcases the meticulous planning and execution of the covert operation, highlighting the bravery and dedication of the soldiers involved.

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