Movies are all about storytelling which is compelling, moving and touching and it doesn’t really matter whether they come from a fictional plot or from a real life event. It is the directors that make a regular story extraordinary and present it in a way that touches the heart of the audience. Bollywood has come up with such endearing tales of real people and events that have become superhits and earned critical acclaim from the audience and industry veterans.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Based on the real life story of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete who was a national champion and an Olympian Bhaag Milkha Bhaag gathered positive response from all corners. It was a superhit at the box office and received critical acclaim as well. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the movie swept away all major awards of the year 2013 including a National Award for Best Popular Film for Wholesome Entertainment.
An Indian heist film like never before, Special 26, this fast pace and gritty thriller keeps you glued to your seat till the end. Directed by Neeraj Pandey, the film takes inspiration from the 1987 Opera House heist where a group posing as CBI officers executed an income tax raid. This intelligent gripping heist drama not just received critical acclaim from the critics, but also had positive response at the box office collection.
Paan Singh Tomar
Based on the life story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete, soldier and rebel, this movie focuses on his life and how he transforms from a soldier to a rebel. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, Paan Singh Tomar manages to capture the essence of the situation that turned an Indian athlete and soldier into one of the notorious dacoit who was killed by the Indian law authorities. The movie garnered critical acclaim and was declared a superhit and also won the National Award in that year.
No One Killed Jessica
Jessica Lal murder case rocked the nation and No One Killed Jessica is heavily inspired by the true story behind it. Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, this movie received critical acclaim and positive box office response not only because of the solid storyline, but also because of stellar performance of Rani Mukherji and Vidya Balan that play the central characters in the movie. Rani Mukherji walked away with the Filmfare for Best Supporting Actress.
Taking an inspiration from the life of a business magnate Dhirubhai Ambani, Guru manages to steal the heart with its story of a common man and his never ending and unstoppable desire for ambition and success. Directed by Mani Ratnam, Guru combines terrific performances from Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan and Mithun Chakraborty with a great script. The movie received great response at the box office while winning the hearts of critics across the country. Aishwarya Rai latest movie Jazbaa also managed to garner good response at the box office.