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What are the best Bollywood movies based on true stories?

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Sabrina Rain Samson - Binge.co Contributor

In recent years, Bollywood has seen an emergence of movies based on true stories and events. Aside from action-packed blockbusters and comedy musicals, biographical movies are all the rage. This genre of Bollywood movies highlights significant happenings throughout history. Whether it be the story of a powerful individual or an unforgettable event in time. These films also perform well in the box office, with or without controversy. Other than the retelling of real-life stories, the actor starring also plays a big factor. Adding top actors and actresses to a film may draw audiences to watch it. If they like the movie, they will definitely watch it until the end credits. There are instances when the audience is more interested in the subject matter of the movie. Then there's also that symmetry of having both a top actor or actress and a relevant storyline. An example of a movie that has the best of both worlds is Neerja, a film that tells the story of a brave flight attendant. Neerja risks her life to save the passengers on board the Pan Am flight 73. This event occurred back in 1986 and it was big news then. The 2016 movie pays tribute to the flight attendance selflessness. The actress who portrays Neerja in the film is no other than top actress Sonam Kapoor. With the mix of a strong flight attendant's story and excellent acting, Neerja received positive reviews.

These movies drawn from real-life experience let audiences encounter different, impactful stories. Whether it be a tragic accident, a part of Indian history, or a deeper look into someone's life. Start watching these best biographical Bollywood films now!

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  1. 1Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

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    Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is a movie based on queen Rani Lakshmibai's life along with her resistance to the British regime. The action drama film is directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi and stars Kangana Ranaut and Vikram Kochhar.

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  1. 2Thackeray

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    Thackeray is a biographical drama Indian Hindi-language film that was directed by Abhijit Panse and stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular roles and joined by Amrita Rao and Prakash Belawadi. The film tells the story of Shiv Sena Supremo, Balasaheb Thackeray.

  2. 3Special 26

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    Based on true events, Special 26 tells the story of a gang of con-men that rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers. If you liked The Usual Suspects, you are gonna love Special 26.

  1. 4Neerja

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    Neerja is an Indian thriller film starring Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, and Yogendra Tiku and directed by Ram Madhvani. The movie is based on a true story of Pan Am Flight 73 Attendant Neerja Bhanot who saves the lives of the passengers.

  2. 5Raazi

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    Raazi is an action, drama, and thriller Indian movie directed by Meghna Gulzar. It was initially released on May 11, 2018 in India. The story sets during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 following the story of a Kashmiri woman.

  3. 6Sanju

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    Sanju is an Indian biography drama movie on the life of the actor Sanjay Dutt directed by Rajkumar Hirani and starred by  Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, and Manisha Koirala. This movie was released on 29 June 2018.

  4. 7Airlift (2016)

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    Airlift is an Indian historical drama directed by Raja Krishna Menon. It was released in 2016 and starred Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur. It was based on the evacuations of Indians from Kuwait when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.

  5. 8Poorna

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    Poorna is a biographical film directed by Rahul Bose, starring Aditi Inamdar, Rahul Bose, and S. Mariya. It is based on the life of Malavath Poorna, an Indian mountaineer who became the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest.

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    February 5, 2020
    "Im not big fan of sonam kapoor before i watch neerja but i still watch this anyway and after i watch, i really like her now. this is very good movie base on true life of neerja"
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    February 5, 2020
    "I seen Manikarnika when it was in te cinema and i think it one of bollywood films that is gud to watch again!"
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    Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
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RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Manikarnika: The Queen of JhansiMovies 16 Paid
2ThackerayMovies 14 Paid
3Special 26Movies 10 Paid
4NeerjaMovies 2 Paid
5RaaziMovies 2 Paid
6SanjuMovies 2 Paid
7Airlift (2016)Movies 1 Paid
8PoornaMovies 1 Paid
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