Bollywood is not only about dance and drama. Movies based on real-life incidents are always an interesting watch. Over the past few years, we’ve seen some exceptional movies based on the events of national importance. These movies not just spread awareness among the audience by giving out hidden facts but also bring to life the events that are etched in our memory. Right from Border to the upcoming John Abraham starrer Parmanu, this genre has always been very popular. Here is a list of 9 movies based on national events that you can not afford to miss:
Border is one of the most iconic war movies ever made in India. The movie was based on the Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. It is a landmark in Hindi cinema that shows how our brave Indian soldiers fight for the pride of the country. Border is one such movie that raises major nostalgia in our hearts & makes us feel proud of soldiers every time we watch it. Ever since it released in 1997, there has been no movie that can suffice the kind of emotions that Border evokes. An ensemble cast of Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff in pivotal roles makes it a memorable watch.
Helmed by Neeraj Pandey, Special 26 is a thriller based on the 1987 Opera House heist when a gang of con artists posing as government officials executed a raid on a jeweller. The movie featured Akshay Kumar in the lead role along with Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill and Divya Dutta. This one is an intelligent thriller that is considered as a wonderful amalgamation of some serious burglary and comedy sequences.
The Attacks of 26/11
Ram Gopal Varma’s The Attacks of 26/11 is based on the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The movie brought to screen the real story of ten terrorists, who sailed to Mumbai and created havoc. The Attacks of 26/11 take us to Leopold Cafe, the reception area of the Taj Hotel,
Madras Cafe is a political spy thriller about the Sri Lankan civil war. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, the movie tells the story about how then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. Sircar brings to life the brave character of Major Vikram Singh, who was recruited by Research and Analysis Wing. Madras Cafe perfectly blends fact and fiction with flair.
Based on the Kargil war fought between India and Pakistan, LOC Kargil was helmed by the iconic filmmaker J.P. Dutta. The war drama featured an ensemble star cast including Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji. It brought to life the lives of Indian defence personnel like Captain Vikram Batra, Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav and Major Deepak Rampal who sacrificed their lives during the Kargil War. A tale of inhuman resilience, LOC Kargil comprised of stunning visual aesthetics of the war sweeping us into a world of reality where our real-life soldiers fought for the country till their last breath.
No One Killed Jessica
No One Killed Jessica is a story of a girl Jessica who got murdered by son of a wealthy politician. The film tells the story of a journalist who is interested in the case as she teams up with the sister of murdered model to bring justice to Jessica’s case. The film is directed by Raj Kumar Gupta. The movie is one of the most crucial ones which brought to light an important case that shook the nation.
This biographical drama was based on the life of lawyer Shahid Azmi who was allegedly arrested by police for assassinating some politicians. The movie traces how he was brutally tortured by police and forced to admit the crime which he never committed. Shahid was an impeccable attempt of bringing to life the story of an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.
One of the most crucial events that we are never going to forget is the hijacking of Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. Director Ram Madhvani brought to life the story of the courageous Neerja Bhanot who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the flight & made the entire nation proud. The movie made every Indian proud.
Black Friday was director Anurag Kashyap’s debut film. The movie is based on the crime novel of the same name by S. Hussain Zaidi. Kashyap honestly tells the story about 1993 Bombay Bombings. The film starts with the riots that happened in Bombay when many houses and offices were burned. Black Friday carefully shows how the blasts were plotted & executed. The story also reveals how Dawood Ibrahim was involved in the Bomb Blasts. This one is surely the most intriguing movies ever made.