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From Aandhi to Indu Sarkar 10 Bollywood films based on Political events

Indian cinema has witnessed several movies which are based on political events or on the life of politicians. Some of them went unnoticed, on the other hand some faced controversies.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 July 2017, 09:48:10 PM
From Aandhi to Indu Sarkar: 10 Bollywood films based on Political events

From Aandhi to Indu Sarkar: 10 Bollywood films based on Political events

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Indian cinema has witnessed several movies which are based on political events or on the life of politicians. Some of them went unnoticed, on the other hand some faced controversies. Movies based on politics are always a treat to watch. Madhur Bhandharkar’s latest release ‘Indu Sarkar’, which faced many controversies before its release regarding its name and plot also received much hype because of its Emergency Drama. The flick is basically trying to portray the trials and tribulations of common people during India’s darkest hour after Independence. It deals with the events which unfolds the time of Emergency in Indira Gandhi led-India between 1975-77. Bollywood, on its 70-mm screen has produced number of movies based on political events, some of which went on to become one of the most applauded films of all time and some went simply unrecognized. Here’s list of 10 such films:
Aandhi

Aandhi

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Aandhi is a 1975 Indian political drama film starring Sanjeev Kumar and Suchitra Sen. The film was alleged that the film was based on the life of the then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her relationship with her estranged husband.
Rajneeti

Rajneeti

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Rajneeti is a 2010 Indian political thriller-crime drama film co-written, directed and produced by Prakash Jha, with a screenplay by Anjum Rajabali and Prakash Jha and starring Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee and Naseeruddin Shah in the lead roles.
Sarkar

Sarkar

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Sarkar is a 2005 Indian political crime thriller film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan in the lead and Abhishek Bachchan as the younger son, along with Kay Kay Menon, Katrina Kaif, Anupam Kher, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Supriya Pathak and Tanisha Mukherjee in pivotal role.
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

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Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi is a story of three young people in the 1970s, when India was undergoing massive social and political changes. It features Kay Kay Menon, Chitrangada Singh and Shiney Ahuja in lead roles.
Satta

Satta

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Satta is a 2003 Indian political drama film co-written and directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. It stars Raveena Tandon in the lead role and Atul Kulkarni, Govind Namdev and Sameer Dharmadhikari appear in the supporting roles.
Apaharan

Apaharan

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Apaharan is a story of a complex relationship and clashing ideologies between a father and son set in the backdrop of the kidnapping industry in the eastern state of Bihar.
Kissa Kursi Ka

Kissa Kursi Ka

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Kissa Kursi Ka is a satire on the politics of Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi and was banned by the Indian Government during the Emergency period and all prints were confiscated.
Hu Tu Tu

Hu Tu Tu

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Hu Tu Tu is a 1999 Hindi drama directed by Gulzar. Tabu received a 2000 Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress for this movie. Suhasini Mulay won National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1999 for this movie.
Dirty Politics

Dirty Politics

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Dirty Politics is a 2015 political thriller film written and directed by KC Bokadia. It featured Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Mallika Sherawat, Anupam Kher, Om Puri and Ashutosh Rana in lead roles.
Parzania

Parzania

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Parzania is a 2007 Indian drama film co-written and directed by Rahul Dholakia, David N. Donihue is the other co-writer. The film featured Naseeruddin Shah and Sarika in the lead roles.