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Check out the Best Bollywood Movies based on True Stories

Written by Criselle Lobo

In the past few years, a lot of Bollywood movies have been based on true life events. Making such movies have two benefits – the script needs lesser work and a biopic, especially of a famous person, immediately generates the audience’s interest. Here are the top true story Bollywood movies of all time.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Farhan Akhtar played the Flying Sikh in this 2013 movie and won several awards for the portrayal. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was also one of the biggest hits of that year.



Mani Ratnam got the real-life couple – Abhishek and Aishwarya – for this movie based on the life of the businessman, Dhirubhai Ambani. Guru’s success at the box-office helped junior Bachchan’s career big time.


Mary Kom

Mary Kom is an Indian boxer who has won multiple medals for the country. Priyanka Chopra bulked up to play the part and got training lessons from the champion itself.


No One Killed Jessica

Jessica Lal was shot dead at a pub in New Delhi after she refused to serve a drink to a customer. Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan played lead roles in the movie about her murder and trial.



Sonam Kapoor has often been criticised for her acting skills but she managed to impress everyone with her powerful act in Neerja. Her performance even won her a special mention at the National Film Awards.



Akshay Kumar has seamlessly made a switch from comedies to serious films. Airlift, which came out in 2016, showcased the evacuation of Indians during the Gulf War. Besides Kumar, the movie also starred Nimrat Kaur.


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