Top 10: Bollywood Films Inspired By Real Life Incidents


Featured-Movies-On-Real-LifeBollywood films have offered variety of films covering different aspects of stories from every part of our country. Few of them touch everyone’s hearts because of the truth it depicts. Let’s take a look at some of the best films inspired by real life incidents. Here’s our list of top 10 such films.Real-Life-Gangs-Of-WasseypurGangs Of Wasseypur

Released in two parts in the year 2012 was Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur. The film gained massive response from the audience because of its truthfulness and brutal reality. Co-writer Zeishan Qadri who belongs to Wasseypur himself has claimed that real-life people who hailed from Wasseypur inspire the characters of the film. The film is based on the underworld coal business in Jharkand. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Manoj Bajpai and others in pivotal roles.Real-Life-Bhaag-Milkha-BhaagBhaag Milkha Bhaag

Based on the life of former athlete Milkha Singh, Farhan Akhtar’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag touched everyone’s heart. So much so that the film bagged almost all the awards of 2013 and was declared tax free by the government. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag shows the journey of a small kid from the time where his family is killed in the Lahore riots to the time he grows up to be one of the best runners of his generation. The film stars Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and Divya Dutta amongst others.Real-Life-Chak-De-IndiaChak De India

Now this one was a coincident. Makers of film were unaware at the time of writing the script that the story of their character Kabir Khan matched to that of real life hockey player Mir Ranjan Negi. Later on, Negi joined the film to get involved in the development of the 2007 hit. Chak De India starring Shah Rukh Khan in lead shows the life of Indian hockey team battling it out to win the world cup.Real-Life-No-one-Killed-JessicaNo One Killed Jessica

Based on the controversial Jessica Lal murder case that shocked the entire nation, 2011’s No One Killed Jessica stars Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan in pivotal role. Being a women centric film the movie gained mass response as people were well updated with the murder case. Jessica Lal who was shot in a restaurant full of people in Delhi is denied justice by the Indian judicial system and thus her sister and an enthusiastic reporter set on the journey to seek justice for her.Real-Life-Paan-Singh-TomarPaan Singh Tomar

Based on the life of athlete Paan Singh Tomar, the movie directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia released in 2012. The movie shows the inspirational journey of the athlete who was recruited by the Indian Army but was later forced to quit it and ultimately become an outlaw. It stars Irrfan Khan in the lead role and Mahie Gill and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in supporting roles.Real-Life-Jodha-AkbarJodhaa Akbar

Based on the real life of Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Mohammad and Rajput princess Jodha Bai, Ashutosh Gowariker’s epic romance drama of 2008, Jodhaa Akbar starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan in the lead roles was a massive it. Shot in an exquisite manner the film was rich and varied with history.Real-Life-Once-Upon-a-time-in-mumbaiOnce Upon A Time In Mumbai

Believed to be based on the life of underworld gangsters Dawood Ibrahim and Haji Mastan is 2010’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbai. Directed by Milan Luthria and produced by Ekta Kapoor the film stars Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut and Prachi Desai in the lead roles.Real-Life-Shootout-at-wadalaShootout At Lokhandwala & Shootout At Wadala

Both the films produced by Balaji Motion Pictures were blockbusters. Shootout At Lokhandwala is based on the encounter of Maya Dolas and his gang in 1991. The film stars Vivek Oberoi, Sanjay Dutt, Amitabh Bachchan and others. Shootout At Wadala starring John Abraham, Anil Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut saw the real life encounter of gangster Manya Surve in 1982.Real-Life-not-a-love-storyNot A Love Story

Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, Not A Love Story is an Indian crime based thriller movie. The film is inspired by the real life incident involving the murder of Neeraj Grover committed by M.L. Jerome and Maria Susairaj. Released in 2011, the film stars Mahie Gill, Deepak Dobriyal and Ajay Gehi.Real-Life-borderBorder

The evergreen movie, which will still leave us teary eyed, Border is based on the India Pakistan war of 1971. The film shows the real life events that occurred in the battle of longewala Fought in Rajasthan border. Released in 1997, the film stars Sunny Deol, Suneil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna and more in lead roles.


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