7 Hindi Films Based On Real-Life Stories

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Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018) - ZEE5

A historical action drama based on the real-life events surrounding India's nuclear tests conducted in Pokhran in 1998. The film follows the efforts of Indian Army, executing the covert operation despite numerous challenges and obstacles.

Special 26 (2013) - Apple TV+

A crime thriller inspired by the real-life daring heists conducted by a group of con artists in 1987 who impersonated as CBI officers and raids prominent businessmen and politicians, robbing them of their black money.

Airlift (2016) - N/A

A gripping historical drama based on the true story of the largest civilian evacuation in history, carried out during the Gulf War in 1990, rescuing over 170,000 stranded Indians from Kuwait amidst the Iraqi invasion.

Sarbjit (2016) - YouTube Rent

A biographical drama based on the true story of Sarabjit Singh, Played by Terrific Randeep Hooda, an Indian farmer who was wrongfully imprisoned in Pakistan for over two decades on charges of espionage and terrorism.

Talvar (2015) - Disney+ Hotstar

A riveting crime drama based on the infamous Noida double murder case, in which a teenage girl, Aarushi Talwar, and her family's domestic servant were found murdered in their home in 2008. The film explores the multiple perspectives and investigative flaws surrounding the case.

Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022) - Netflix

After being deceived and forced into the sex trade, she rises to power and asserts her influence. The film depicts the story of Gangubai Kathiawadi, a historical figure who was a brothel owner in Mumbai.

Omerta (2018) - ZEE5

A biographical crime drama based on the life of Omar Saeed Sheikh. The film delves into Omar's radicalization, his role in terrorist organizations, and his subsequent arrests and convictions in different countries. It offers a chilling portrayal of extremism and terrorism in the modern world.