The real-life stories inspired many movie creators and to show them on the big screen to the audience. On the other hand, the audience also shows love to their films, making them worth more than their budget. These are some of the best true story movies of Bollywood. Check out the list of seven best true story Bollywood movies.
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Seven Best True Story Bollywood Movies
URI: The Surgical Strike
This film was released in 2019. It is directed by Aditya Dhar and the main cast includes Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina and Kirti Kulhari.
The plot is a dramatized account of the retaliation to the 2016 Uri attack, following Major Vihaan Singh Shergill of the Indian Army, who plays a leading role in the events.
The film grossed ₹342.06 crores (US$49 million) against the budget of ₹25 crores and ranks among the highest-grossing Indian films.
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This film was released in 2019. It is directed by Anurag Singh and the main cast includes Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Mir Sarwar, Vansh Bhardwaj, Jaspreet Singh, Vivek Saini, Vikram Kochhar, and Rakesh Sharma.
It follows the events leading to the Battle of Saragarhi, a battle between 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikhs of the British Indian Army and 10,000 Afridi and Orakzai Pashtun tribesmen in 1897.
The film grossed ₹207.09 crores (US$28 million) against the budget of ₹80 crores.
This film was released in 2018. It is directed by Meghna Gulzar and the main cast includes Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapur, Shishir Sharma, and Jaideep Ahlawat.
The story of the movie is about an Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent who, upon her father’s request, is married into a family of military officials in Pakistan to relay information to India, prior to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
The film received 15 nominations at the 64th Filmfare Awards, where it won five awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress for Alia Bhatt. The film grossed ₹197 crores (US$28 million) against the budget of ₹35 crores, becoming one of the highest-grossing Indian films featuring a female protagonist.
The Ghazi Attack
This film was released in 2017. It is directed by Sankalp Reddy and the main cast includes Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon and Atul Kulkarni.
The story of the movie is about an executive naval officer a submarine of the Indian Navy and his team, who remained underwater for 18 days. The film explores the mysterious circumstances under which submarine PNS Ghazi sank off the coast of Visakhapatnam in 1971. It is based during the Indo-Pakistani Naval War of 1971.
At the 65th National Film Awards 2018, the film won the Best Feature Film in Telugu. The film grossed ₹34 crores (US$4.8 million) against the budget of ₹15 crores.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
This film was released in 2017. It is directed by Shree Narayan Singh and the main cast includes Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Anupam Kher, Sudhir Pandey, and Divyendu Sharma.
The film highlights India’s toilet problem, which is caused by their cultural and religious sentiments. In Indian rural areas, people still do not have this basic necessity, which frustrates women which further leads to sexual harassment.
The film received three nominations at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director for Narayan Singh, and Best Actor for Akshay Kumar. The film grossed ₹311 crores (US$44 million) against the budget of ₹32 crores.
This film was released in 2018. It is directed by Nandita Das and the main cast includes Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Dugal, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Feryna Wazheir, Javed Akhtar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Rishi Kapoor, Inaamulhaq, and Ranvir Shorey.
The film follows the most tumultuous four years in the life of Manto and that of the two countries he inhabits – India and Pakistan. In Bombay’s seedy-shiny film world, Manto and his stories are widely read and accepted. Manto makes the difficult choice of leaving his beloved Bombay. In Lahore, he finds himself bereft of friends and unable to find takers for his writings. It is based on the 1940s post-Independence period of India.
The film earned seven nominations at the 64th Filmfare Awards including Best Film Critics, and Best Actor Critics. The film grossed ₹3.71 crores (US$497,000).
This film was released in 2017. It is directed by Hansal Mehta and the main cast includes Rajkummar Rao, Rajesh Tailang, Rupinder Nagra, and Timothy Ryan Hickernell.
The film is a recounting of the story of infamous British-born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who kidnapped and murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.
The film grossed ₹4.4 crores (US$590,000) against the budget of ₹18 crores.