Bollywood Movies Based On Politics

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Aandhi (1975)

Allegedly inspired by the life of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the Suchitra Sen starrer directed by Gulzar was one of the few films to delve into the personal dealings of a political popular figure.

New Delhi Times (1986)

Directed by Ramesh Sharma, the film follows a newspaperman (Shashi Kapoor) from the hinterland who gets caught up in the nexus between the media and politicians when he moves to Delhi.

Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)

Anil Kapoor played a journalist who takes on the challenge of being Chief Minister for a day in this Shankar-helmed film.

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003)

Sudhir Mishra's film revolves around three friends whose lives take a drastic turn when Indira Gandhi imposes the Emergency.

Sarkar (2005)

Ram Gopal Varma's tribute to The Godfather shined a light upon the Indian political scene and its ties to the world of the mafioso.

Gulaal (2009)

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, the film examined the dark reality of student politics and secessionism in India.

Raajneeti (2010)

Prakash Jha directed this adaptation of the Mahabharata set against the backdrop of the provincial political scene in the Indian hinterland.

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