In case you love watching movies based on real people, here are some of the best Bollywood Hindi films that are based on true stories:
1. Gangubai Kathiwadi (2022)
Gangubai Harjivandas played by Alia Bhatt
Gangubai Kathiawadi, the upcoming movie, is based on a true story of Gangubai Harjivandas. Based on the S. Hussain Zaidi’s book, “Mafia Queens of Mumbai”, Gangubai, who was born in Kathiawai, was forced into prostitution at a young age. She not only maintained a brothel that served notorious criminals, but also did lot of social work for orphans.
2. Shershaah (2021)
Captain Vikram Batra played by Siddharth Malhotra
The biopic movie Shershaah is based on the life of a brave Indian soldier and the Kargil hero (Captain Vikram Batra). Shershaah is a must-watch movie as it shows the effort and the contribution made by captain Vikram Batra in the victory of the Kargil war.
3. Sardar Udham (2021)
Udham Singh played by Vicky Kaushal
Based on the life of the freedom fighter Udham Singh, this movie captures how this Indian revolutionary assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, Punjab lieutenant governor, and avenged hundreds of people, who were killed at the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. This movie shows his decades-long journey of achieving his mission in the most inspiring way. We believe it is one of the finest patriotic movies of recent times.
4. 83 (2021)
Kapil Dev played by Ranvir Singh
This movie captures the story of Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev, who steered the team to country’s first-ever World Cup win in 1983.
5. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020)
Gunjan Saxena played by Janhvi Kapoor
Based on the life story of Gunjan Saxena, a flight lieutenant in the Indian Air Force, this movie is quite inspiring. The movie captures the journey of a woman flying officer during the Kargil conflict in 1999.
6. Gully Boy (2019)
Divine & Naezy played by Ranvir Singh & Siddhant Chaturvedi
The story of Gully Boy movie was based on the lives of two Indian rappers and showcased their journeys of beginning from a Mumbai slum to becoming a top Indian rappers. The plot followed the life of Vivian Fernandes, popularly known as Divine, along with Naved Shaikh known as Naezy.
7. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)
Manikarnika played by Kangana Ranaut
Based on the real life of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, this movie captures the inspiring story of brave queen who fought against the British force.
8. Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Lead role played by Vicky Kaushal
The movie captures the Indian Army’s surgical strikes against militant launchpads in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir in 2016. (PoK).
9. Super 30 ( 2019)
Anand Kumar played by Hrithik Roshan
Based on the life of mathematics educator Anand Kumar and his educational programme with the same name, this movie is a must-watch.
10. Raazi ( 2018)
Sehmat played by Alia Bhatt
This hindi spy thriller film is based on the story of Sehmat, an Indian spy who married to a Pakistani officer. As per various reports, the film is inspired by Harinder Sikka’s novel “Calling Sehmat,” which is based on real story!
11. Sanju ( 2018)
Sanjay Dutt played by Ranbir Kapoor
Based on life of Sanjay Dutt, this movie made big splash at the box-office. This movie revolves around the real incidents from Sanjay Dutt’s life, who comes from a family of legends. From achieving heights to stumbling into darkest depths, this movie captures his never-ending battles with addictions, brushes with the underworld, prison terms, the loss of loved ones, and much more!
12. Pad Man ( 2018)
Arunachalam Muruganantham played by Akshay Kumar
Pad Man is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who invented a low-cost sanitary napkin machine that transformed menstrual hygiene in rural India.
Do let us know which one should we add to the list!