1. No One Killed Jessica
Released in 2011, No One Killed Jessica talks about the Jessica Lal’s murder case that happened in Delhi in the year 1999. Ms. Jessica Lal, age 34 was a model, living in
New Delhi, was shot dead by the son of a very wealthy Congress-nominated Member of Parliament from Haryana, Venod Sharma named Manu Sharma. The film is based on the major Delhi High Court case about Ms. Jessica. In the movie, Sabrina Lal, Jessica’s sister along with an NDTV employee, Meera Gaity is also known for being an activist, decides to uncover the story of Manish Bharadwaj (Manu Sharma) and leads India into a big protest for Jessica.
2. Firaaq - A Thousand True Stories
Firaaq was a political thriller released in the year 2008 that portrayed the 2002 Gujarat Riots. The movie showed all the misery that took place due to communal tension as an aftermath of the riots. The movie is the directed by Bollywood actress
Nandita Das, with more than one brilliant actor acting in the film, namely
Raghubir Yadav and
Guru is a film based on the life of the self-made business tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani, released in 2007 and directed by
Mani Ratnam. The role of Gurukant ‘Guru’ Desai was played by
Abhishek Bachchan and his wife, Sujata by Mrs.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Shootout At Lokhandwala
Based in Mumbai, Shootout At Lokhandwala was the film showcasing the life of an underworld gangster, ‘Maya Dolas,’ and his highly skilled partner, Dilip released in the year 2007. Maya along with his team hides in a building in Lokhandwala counting 70 Lakh Rupees, and the ATS head ACP Khan along with 400 armed officers decides to attack there. The film is a motion picture based on the genuine shootout led by ATS leader ACP A.A. Khan of criminal Maya Dolas on 16th November 1991. The film stars
Vivek Oberoi as Maya Dolas.
Neerja is a 2016 thriller film directed by
Ram Madhvani, of an air hostess
Neerja Bhanot, who rescued 359 passengers flying on Pan Am Airways from a terrorist hijack in Karachi, which was told to be done by a Libyan-sponsored terrorist organization which is an Abu Nidal organization. The role of Neerja Bhanot was played by actress
Sonam Kapoor. The film ends by tributing Neerja with the Ashoka Chakra which is India’s highest military award given for self-sacrifice.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
In 2013, released a lot of blockbuster films and one of them was a debut by
Farhan Akhtar, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The film highlights the life of Indian athlete Milkha Singh, also known as the ‘Flying Sikh Of India,’ and is inspired by his autobiography ‘The Race Of My Life,’ co-written by Milkha Singh and his daughter Sonia Sanwalka.
7. Attacks of 26/11
Again released in the year 2013, Attacks of 26/11 was a film by Ram Gopal Verma, features the terror attacks of 26th November 2008 in Mumbai. During the attacks, a terrorist named Ajmal Kasab was caught by the
Mumbai Police. And in the movie, the role of Ajmal Kasab was a debut by
Sanjeev Jaiswal. The movie focuses on the series of events that took place on this fateful day.
Released in 2016, showcasing the real-life events of Mathunny Mathews, Airlift is an Indian war thriller with
Akshay Kumar and
Nimrat Kaur in the leading role. The film showcases the fact of him contacting the Indian Embassy, asking for help for taking Indians back to India from Kuwait at the time of war in Kuwait.
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has given the Hindi cinema blockbusters that showcase the history and diverse heritage of our country. Bajirao Mastani is another film by him and a blockbuster of 2015 that takes us into the life of Bajirao-1. A love story between Bajirao - 1 and his second wife, Mastani. From 1720 until his death, the role of the second Peshwa of the Maratha Empire, Baji Rao-I was played by actor
Ranveer Singh. And actress
Deepika Padukone played the role of Mastani, second wife of Baji Rao and the role of Kashibai, the first wife of Baji Rao was played by actress
10. Chak De India
Chak De India is another blockbuster of Bollywood, a movie that is a clash of India’s culture in women’s hockey and reminding us about our forgotten national game. The film bases on the real-life of Indian Hockey Champion,
Mir Ranjan Negi, played by
Shah Rukh Khan.