South Indian Films Based on Real Life Incident

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Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru (2017) - Prime Video

Directed by H.Vinoth, The film follows a relentless police officer tracking down a ruthless dacoit gang, inspired by the real-life operation led by DGP SR Jangid. the film stars Karthi and Rakul Preet Singh.

Ambajipeta Marriage Band (2024) - aha

A barber and a teacher, siblings from Ambajipet, navigate through societal biases and personal challenges, half-inspired by real events.

Killing Veerappan (2016) - N/A

A gripping narrative of the operation to capture the notorious real life bandit Veerappan showcasing the intricacies of the manhunt, Directed by Ram Gopal Verma.

Virata Parvam (2022) - Netflix

A woman’s journey into the Naxalite movement, driven by love and ideology, mirrors the complexities of the era. The film stars Rana Daggubati, Sai Pallavi and Nandita Das.

Vikrithi (2019) - Netflix

A person who has difficulty hearing and speaking falls asleep on a metro after staying awake for two consecutive nights to care for his sick daughter. Another passenger captures a photo of him and posts it on the internet.

Visaranai (2015) - Netflix

A raw and intense depiction of police brutality and corruption, reflecting the harrowing experiences of migrant workers, directed by Vetrimaaran.

Traffic (2011) - Disney+ Hotstar

Lives intertwine in a race against time to transport a heart for transplant, based on a real-life event that captivated a nation. The film was remade in Hindi starring Manoj Bajpayee.