7 Movies Based on Indian Politicians

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Thackeray (2019)

A biographical film that depicts the life of Bal Thackeray, the founder of the Shiv Sena party and a prominent political figure in Maharashtra. Nawazuddin Siddiqui portrays Thackeray, capturing his rise in politics and the socio-political landscape of Mumbai.

Sardar (1993)

Directed by Ketan Mehta, "Sardar" is a biopic on the life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the key figures in India's struggle for independence and the country's first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister. Paresh Rawal plays the titular role.

Yatra (2018)

The Telugu biopic on their former chief minister;  Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, played by Mammootty, is based on his Padayatra — a journey taken by politicians to become closer to their citizens. Mammootty avoids mimicking YSR physically, and instead plays it true to the spirit of the person.

The Accidental Prime Minister (2019)

Based on the memoir of the same name, "The Accidental Prime Minister" explores the tenure of Dr. Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister of India. Anupam Kher plays Dr. Singh, and the film provides a dramatized account of the challenges he faced during his time in office.

Thalaivii (2021)

"Thalaivii" is a biographical film that focuses on the life of J. Jayalalithaa, the iconic actress and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Kangana Ranaut portrays Jayalalithaa, capturing her journey from the film industry to the political arena.

PM Narendra Modi (2019)

Directed by Omung Kumar, "PM Narendra Modi" is a biographical film that depicts the life and political journey of Narendra Modi, Vivek Oberoi plays the lead role, portraying Modi's early life, political career, and eventual journey to becoming the Prime Minister.

Iruvar (1997)

An unofficial adaptation of the real-life friendship and political rivalry of Dravidian stalwarts MGR (named Anandhan and played by Mohanlal) and M. Karunanidhi (named Tamizhselvan, played by Prakash Raj), It talks about these political icons and their relationship with Dravidian Politics.