Bollywood trend: Directors are making films inspired by real-life heroes and stories
Of late Indian film audiences are being entertained with films that are either based on or inspired by real life stories. There’s nothing more cinematically irresistible than real life stories of common people who rose against all odds to do something incredibly inspirational. This weekend one such film, Hotel Mumbai, releases in theatres. However, the next year 2020 will witness more such films being released for Bollywood audiences. Here’s a quick look at some of these projects:
The Anthony Maras film releases this Friday. The film inspired by real life heroes – staff of the Taj Hotel Mumbai attempts to recreate what happened within the hotel premises during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. The film starring Dev Patel and Anupam Kher explores the courage of common people who went out of their way to help out strangers stuck in the hotel. Hotel Mumbai celebrates the triumph of common man and their human spirit.
Starring Deepika Padukone in lead role, the film by Meghana Gulzar is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal. In 2005, she was attacked by a man for rejecting his marriage proposal. After multiple surgeries, she relentlessly petitioned to stop the sale of acids in India which led Supreme Court to regulate the sale of acids.
Headlined by Janhvi Kapoor, the film is based on helicopter pilot Gunjan Saxena who along with her colleague Srividya Rajan created history when they ventured into war zone, becoming the first Indian women in combat during the 1999 Kargil War.
Starring superstar Ajay Devgn, the film by Amit Sharma is based on the life of legendary coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who is considered the father of Indian football. It under his coaching the Indian football team won at the Asian Games consecutively in 1951 and 1962.
Bhuj - The Pride of India
Ajau Devgn will essay the role of Wing Commander Vijay Karniik. During the 1971 Indo-Pak was, Vijay was a squadron leader in charge of the airbase in Bhuj, Gujarat. He was the one responsible to keep the air base operational despite the bombing from Pakistan.