7 Bollywood movies on ZEE5 that are based on real-life incidents
No matter how great the work of fiction is, nothing comes close to the thrill and excitement that movies based on real events or people bring with it. Be it an intriguing murder mystery that is unbelievable but true, or a significant event that changed the political trajectory of India’s history; these movies are what the movie buffs call gems that need to be treasured. And ZEE5 seems to be a treasure chest filled with such gems, which we dug through to bring you the follow amazing movies on ZEE5 that are based on real-life incidents.
Directed by Hansal Mehta, the movie is based on the life of Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a linguistic professor at the Aligarh Muslim University. Manoj Bajpayee plays professor Siras, who is fired from his job after a sting operation invades his privacy and puts his sexual orientation on headlines across the nation. How a journalist comes to his rescue and helps him deal with the aftermath, forms the rest of the story. The movie also features Rajkummar Rao, Ashish Vidyarthi, Ishwak Singh and Dilnaz Irani among others.
2. THE TASHKENT FILES
The story revolves around the death of former Indian prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and a group of individuals, who smell conspiracy behind his death and deem it an assassination. Directed by Vivek Agnihotri, the movie was critically-acclaimed but also largely accused of being politically driven and creating unwarranted controversy. The Tashkent Files packs some impressive performances by actors such as Naseeruddin Shah, Mithun Chakraborty, Shweta Basu Prasad, Mandira Bedi, Rajesh Sharma, Vinay Pathak, Pankaj Tripathi and Prashantt Guptha among others.
3. BAROT HOUSE
Inspired by a true story, Bugs Bhargava’s psychological thriller revolves around the Barot family, whose happiness is cut short when one of their kids goes missing and is later found dead under mysterious circumstances. As the story unfolds, more gruesome events start taking place in and around the Barot House, which tears the family apart as each member (even the family’s young son) appears to be a suspect. This thriller movie features Amit Sadh, Manjari Fadnnis and Aaryan Menghji among others.
4. URI: THE SURGICAL STRIKE
Based on the events that took place in the aftermath of the 2016 Uri attack, the story revolves around the soldiers in the Indian armed forces and how they carried out their covert operation to hunt down and kill the terrorists who attacked and killed their fellow soldiers. The movie was a massive success and earned Vicky Kaushal and director Aditya Dhar a National Film Award each for Best Actor and Best Director. The movie also features Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari, Paresh Rawal, Rajit Kapur and Manasi Parekh Gohil among others.