7 Hindi Films Based On Real-Life Stories

Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018) - ZEE5

A historical action drama based on the real-life events surrounding India's nuclear tests conducted in Pokhran in 1998. The film follows the efforts of Indian Army, executing the covert operation despite numerous challenges and obstacles.

Special 26 (2013) - Apple TV+

A crime thriller inspired by the real-life daring heists conducted by a group of con artists in 1987 who impersonated as CBI officers and raids prominent businessmen and politicians, robbing them of their black money.

Airlift (2016).- N/A

A compelling historical drama based on the actual account of the biggest-ever civilian evacuation—which, in 1990, helped over 170,000 Indians who were stuck in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion—during the Gulf War.

Sarbjit (2016) - YouTube Rent

A biographical film based on the real life of Indian farmer Sarabjit Singh, portrayed by the amazing Randeep Hooda, who was falsely imprisoned in Pakistan for more than 20 years on terrorist and espionage charges.

Talvar (2015) - Disney+ Hotstar

A gripping crime thriller based on the notorious double murder case in Noida, when the family's domestic servant and adolescent daughter, Aarushi Talwar, were discovered dead at their residence in 2008. The video examines the many viewpoints and shortcomings in the investigation related to the case.

Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022) - Netflix

After being deceived and forced into the sex trade, she rises to power and asserts her influence. The film depicts the story of Gangubai Kathiawadi, a historical figure who was a brothel owner in Mumbai.

Omerta (2018) - ZEE5

a criminal drama biographical to Omar Saeed Sheikh's life. The movie explores Omar's radicalization, his involvement with terrorist groups, and his subsequent detentions and convictions abroad. It provides a terrifying depiction of terrorism and extremism in the contemporary world.