10 Bollywood Movies Based On True Stories


Recently, Bollywood movies are getting inspired by true stories. These stories are different and some inspire an individual to watch and think what the reality is. From churning out biopics to drawing inspiration from real-life incidents; movies are riding the ‘reality’ wave in a bid to rake in big moolah. So, let us take a look at some of the most popular movies inspired by real life.

Bollywood Movies11. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
The name itself tells it all. The movie is a biography of Milka Singh, the Flying Sikh of India. He was the only Indian male who won the gold medal in the Common Wealth Games. One of the biggest hits of Bollywood movies in the year 2013 that starred Farhan Akhtar introduced the Indian sports hero to the Gen Y. Farhan is spectacular in his role. Milkha Singh has sold the constitutional rights of the movie for Rs. 1.

Bollywood Movies2. The Attacks of 26/11

26/11 is the black day in the India’s history. This movie was picturized on Ajmal Kasab, who was the prime radical and was caught in the 26/11 terror attack held at Mumbai’s Taj hotel. This movie was directed by Ram Gopal Varma, based on the Mumbai attacks of 2008.





Bollywood Movies33. Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara
Mumbai is the hub of Bollywood and also the place of famous gangsters like Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Rajan. This movie got a lot of hype as it narrated the gangster’s journey. However the movie didn’t work much on the screen.


Bollywood Movies44. The Dirty Picture
It is said, never judge a book by its cover and similar is The Dirty Picture. This movie is a biopic of the southern blue film star which was famously known by the name Silk Smitha. However, Bollywood movie starring Vidya Balan played a heavy dose of entertainment. Vidya has done a commendable job here and played a perfect seductress.


Bollywood Movies55. Special 26
This movie was inspired by a real life occurrence that took place in Mumbai’s Zaveri Bazaar in 1987. The movie narrates the story of a group of conmen who pretend as CBI officers and execute a daylight income tax raid. The film has won a plenty of critics’ applause.




Bollywood Movies66. Mary Kom
Mary Kom, the name itself tells it all. The inspiration and spark for every woman in today’s world. She was the only boxer from India who has won 5 times World Amateur Boxing Champion. To show her biopic, the most renowned actress Priyanka Chopra was pitched in who did full justification for the role in the film.


Bollywood Movies77. Satyagraha – Democracy Under Fire
Satyagraha , where the movie is slackly based on Anna Hazare’s fight against our day to day corruption that occurs in one commons living. Where the Bollywood Legend Mr Amitabh Bachan was playing the role of Anna Hazare. His role was enthused by the international reporter, Christian Amanpour.


Bollywood Movies88. No One Killed Jessica
This film is more of a political crime thriller. This film was based on most publicized Jessica Lal murder case. In this movie, actress Vidya Balan played Jessica’s elder sister and Rani Mukherjee played spunky news journalist. This film not only won the heart of the audience, but also prestigious awards.


Bollywood Movies99. Not a Love Story
The movie, which is based on the ghastly murder of Neeraj Grover, which led to the take into custody of Maria Susairaj and M.L. Jerome. The most famous director Ram Gopal Varma had shot the movie within 20 days at Dheeraj Solitaire building, which is the most important location of the confrontation.


Bollywood Movies1010. Guru
It has not been stated on the record, but Guru, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, takes motivation from the Indian Millionaire and the most time Forbes business magnate awarded, Mr Dhirubhai Ambani. It portrays the journey of an ordinary man growing up to become one of the most powerful businessmen, with absolute faith in his dreams.


In today history, it is the fact that Bollywood is not behind to tell the story of real life incidence happening in our day to day life, which includes, extortion, crime, rapes and more.

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