10 Movies that are inspired by real-life incident.

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10 Movies that are inspired by real-life incident.

Movies are a powerful medium to create awareness about events that have gone down in history. Some of these movies are based on events that have created a lasting impact and deserve to be glorified through visual media, while other incidents are gruesome in nature but still need to be talked about to bring out the truth of the crime or the attack. Let’s take a look at our list of movies inspired by real-life incidents that did justice while taking on the task of depicting what really happened.

 

1. URI: The Surgical Strike 

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Major Vihaan Singh Shergill, played by Vicky Kaushal, along with his unit was responsible for avenging the killing of fellow army men by a group of terrorists at their base camp. Based on the attacks in Uri, this film follows how the surgical strike unfolded on 29th September 2016. From the screenplay to the superb performances, this one hits the right chord with patriotism! 
 

2. Batla House 

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On 19th September 2008, the Batla House encounter took place in Jamia Nagar were terrorists, who were responsible for bomb blasts across the country, were hiding. The team responsible for the encounter was led by DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, played by John Abraham, who had to go through a long interrogation as the encounter was touted to be fake by media and citizens. 

 

3. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017)

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This film is about a man named Shivram hailing from a village in Madhya Pradesh, who built a toilet just for his wife because she refused to stay with him unless a proper toilet was made. Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar played the main protagonists who won our hearts with their acting skills and their way of dealing with a real-time issue.

 

4. Airlift (2016)

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Another blockbuster starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in the lead roles, Airlift tells you the tale of an Indian man called Mathunny Mathews, who was credited for the airlift evacuation of 1,70,000 Indian residents from Kuwait when the invasion took place in 1990. A must-watch that will make you feel proud of being an Indian.

 

5. Special 26 (2013)

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Special 26 is based on the Opera House heist where two men walked away with jewellery worth millions after posing as CBI officers. This incident happened with TBZ jewellers and this con act was pulled off successfully and remains unsolved even today! In the movie, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher played the role of the fake CBI officers and Manoj Bajpayee was the cop who tried to catch these guys.
 

6. Poorna

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Some movies make us feel crappy about ourselves. For instance, if asked you what were you doing at the age of 13. Watching cartoons, fighting with your friends over ‘Pepsi-cola’, or playing cricket would be the standard answers. Well, ask Poorna Malavath and she would smile and say – “I climbed the Mount Everest” (not figuratively). Poorna, a 13-year-old residing in Telangana, became the youngest girl to scale Mount Everest in 2014. This movie highlights her story.

 

7. Black Friday (2004)

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In 1993, Bombay was shaken by a series of bomb blasts that killed over 300 people and injured over 1,400. The police investigation was led by DCP Rakesh Maria and this character is played by Kay Kay Menon in Black Friday. Do check out this one for an insight into the underworld of Bombay which is showcased with utmost perfection through Anurag Kashyap’s direction.
 

8. Manjhi


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Movies are a powerful medium to create awareness about events that have gone down in history. Some of these movies are based on events that have created a lasting impact and deserve to be glorified through visual media, while other incidents are gruesome in nature but still need to be talked about to bring out the truth of the crime or the attack. Let’s take a look at our list of movies inspired by real-life incidents that did justice while taking on the task of depicting what really happened.
 

9. Talwar

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Based on the 2008 Noida double murder case, Talvar stars Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Neeraj Kabi in lead roles. The film follows the investigation of the murder of a teenage girl and the family servant from different perspectives including if the girl’s parents are guilty or innocent. 

 

10. Firaaq

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This film was based on the 2002 Gujarat riots. It is set one month after the riots and looks at the irrevocable damage and aftermath the riots had over the lives of thousands of families

 



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