Bollywood Films Based on True Events

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Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue - Netflix

Based on the collapse in the Raniganj Coalfields where 65 miners were trapped in 1989. Akshay Kumar plays Jaswant Singh Gill, the mining engineer who rescued those who were stuck inside.

Mission Mangal - Disney+ Hotstar

With an ensemble cast including Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha and Taapsee Pannu, this film was loosely based on the ISRO scientist behind the Mars Orbiter Mission.

Uri: The Surgical Strike - ZEE5

This Vicky Kaushal starter kept the josh high among members of the audiences. It is a dramatised account of the Indian army's retaliation to the Uri attack in 2016.

Pippa - Prime Video

Pippa is the name of PT-76, a Russian amphibious tank that was used in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Ishaan Khatter plays Captain Balram Singh Mehta of India's 45 Cavalry regiment in this film based on his contribution to the war.

Khufiya - Netflix

A spy drama based on Escape to Nowhere, a novel by Amar Bhushan, which was based on true events, Vishal Bharadwaj's Khufiya takes some creative liberties to tell the story of a mole in the R&AW.

Manjhi: The Mountain Man - Netflix

A biopic based on the life of Dashrath Manjhi played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Dashrath was a labourer who used a hammer and a chisel to carve a road through a hill near Gaya in Bihar.

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