Raid, Simran, Neerja: 24 films inspired by real life

Mar 17, 2018, 14:52 IST
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    Raid: The movie centers around the story of Sharda Prashad Pandey, an IT Commissioner of Lucknow who had raided the house of businessman Sardar Inder Singh in 1981 and recovered assets worth Rs 1.6 crore in cash and gold. Director was intrigued by the entire occurrence of 1981 when he learned that the IT Raid went on for 18 hours with 45 people present only for the counting of notes. It stars Ajay Devgn and Ileana D'Cruz in lead roles

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    Simran: Kangana Ranaut's Simran is said to be inspired by the exploits of an Indian-origin nurse Sandeep Kaur who earned the moniker 'Bombshell Bandit' for a spate of robberies in the US

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    Raees: It is said to be inspired by the life of gangster Abdul Latif. In the film, Shah Rukh Khan essays the titular role of Raees, a bootlegger. Set against the backdrop of the prohibition in Gujarat, the film touches upon the way alcohol industry crumbled followed by several illegal activities. The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan

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    Rustom: Akshay Kumar starrer Rustom is a crime-mystery film based on the real life incident of Naval Officer K M Nanavati, who was tried for the murder of his wife's lover. Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, 'Rustom' also stars Ileana D'Cruz and Esha Gupta

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    Neerja: Directed by Ram Madhvani, the film sees Sonam Kapoor playing the title character in the biopic of the brave and courageous 23-year-old flight attendant, Neerja Bhanot, who died saving the lives of passengers on board the hijacked PAN Am flight in Karachi in 1986. Neerja, which also stars Shabana Azmi and Shekhar Ravjiani, has received applause from Bollywood celebrities. Sonam Kapoor has been appreciated for not only giving an 'inspiring' performance but also for bringing Neerja Bhanot back to life. Pic/YouTube and Santa Banta

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    Airlift: The film is based on world's biggest civil evacuation - evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait war. The airlift of Indians from Kuwait was carried out in 1990 after the invasion of Kuwait. Air India holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people evacuated by a civil airline as a result of this effort. Airlift is directed by Raja Krishna Menon and stars Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur

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    Special Chabbis: This heist drama is based on an infamous Mumbai robbery in 1987 when 26 people, posing as income tax officers, raided a famous jewellery store and walked away with jewels worth lakhs. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    Talvar: The story of Talvar is based on the sensational Noida double murder case of Aarushi Talwar and the domestic help of the Talwar family, Hemraj in 2008. Starring Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma and Neeraj Kabi, Talvar makes for a gripping film, largely thanks to the nature of the crime, but also because of the true to life style of narration. Vishal Bhardwaj's tight screenplay, great casting, and Meghna Gulzar's apt direction, makes this an immensely watchable film

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    Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain: Director Ravi Kumar tells us the story of a cold December night in 1984 when poisonous gas was accidentally leaked by Union Carbide in Bhopal, resulting in the death of thousands of lives. Three decades later, thanks partly to the callousness of the government and partly to the American company involved, the case is still unresolved, while Bhopal residents continue to suffer from the lingering after-effects of that deadly night. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Dhoop: Starring Om Puri and Revathi, this movie is based on the real-life story of Captain Anuj Nayyar and his family. It sensitively depicts the grief and tribulations of a family after they lose their son in the Kargil conflict

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    Black Friday: Anurag Kashyap much-acclaimed film takes an in-depth look at how the 1993 Mumbai bombings were planned and the events that transpired in the interim

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    The Social Network: David Fincher's 2010 drama reveals the details of how popular social networking website Facebook was founded and the ensuing lawsuits. The movie was based on Ben Mezrich's 2009 book 'The Accidental Billionaires'

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    Bawandar: Directed by the late Jagmohan Mundra, it is based on the trauma and humiliation a rape victim from Rajasthan, Bhanwari Devi, had to go through while seeking justice

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    Mumbai Meri Jaan: Nishikanth Kamath's considerately told tale is a tribute to the people of Mumbai, affected severely post the 2006 train bombings. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    Provoked: The film has Aishwarya Rai in the lead role, and is loosely based on the story of a woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia, who ended up killing her abusive husband. Pic Santa Banta

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    Lincoln: Steven Spielberg's historical drama deals with the last four months of Lincoln's life, specifically focusing on the President's efforts, in January 1865, to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives. The movie seeks inspiration from Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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    127 Hours: Danny Boyle's survival drama recaptures the real-life story of Aron Ralston, who was trapped by a dislodged boulder in Utah for five days and eight hours, in 2003. He finally had to amputate his own right arm to free himself

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    Black Water: This horror-thriller was based on the true incident of a crocodile attack in Australia's Northern Territory in late 2003

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    Munich: The film is the big screen depiction of Israeli government's secret retaliation against the Black September group, a Palestinian terrorist organisation, after the Munich massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    Goodfellas: This Martin Scorsese film follows the rise and fall of Mafia mobster-turned-informant Henry Hill. Goodfellas™ is the on-screen adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy™ by Nicholas Pileggi

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    The Insider: The movie about tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand, was based on a story featured in 60 Minutes, an American television programme renowned for its investigative style

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    Pearl Harbor: This Michael Bay flick was inspired by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the ensuing Doolittle Raid

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    Ocean's Eleven: The heist drama based on a series of Las Vegas casino robberies, the movie was first made in 1960 starring Frank Sinatra among others. A remake was out in 2001, which itself has had two sequels. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    Moneyball: Starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, the sports-based movie tells the account of Oakland Athletics baseball squad's 2002 season as the team makes an endeavour to become a competitive outfit. The movie is adapted from Michael Lewis's book, also called Moneyball

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As Ajay Devgn preps for Raid, a film inspired by real life income tax raids that were conducted in the 1980s, we look at movies inspired by real-life that have captivated audience worldwide

 

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