Latest trends show that True stories are more appreciated than Formula based movies


Movies have the power to bring to life our dreams and fantasies. They build an alternate reality where the good always wins in the end and evil is vanquished. They help us escape the burdens of real life problems we face every day.  This was our opinion on movies and films till now. We watched them for an escape from reality and any attempt to create movies based on true stories were set aside as Art movies. The Indian mainstream movies have been critical of true stories till now. We rarely saw a commercially successful true depiction of real life. The kind of audience that went to watch such movies was vastly different from the general audiences for mainstream movies. We have seen it time and again with movies like Bandit Queen, Sardar, and Firaaq etc.

This trend is now changing. In the recent years we have seen a slew of movies that are inspired from real life people or incidents that are as successful, if not more when compared to mainstream movies. Few years back we saw Chak de India, which was about a disgraced hockey coach who trains Indian Women’s team to glory. Once upon a time in Mumbai is another example about a movie based on the crime world of Dawood Ibrahim and Haji Mastan. Paan Singh Tomar was a biopic on the Indian athlete with the same name. You also have Bhaag Milkha Bhaag about Milkha Singh. These movies are examples of stories based on real people that are successful and well received by the larger audience across India. You can catch many such movies on TicketNew bookings in theaters across India with ticketnew coupons .

In the past year we have seen big banner productions that were huge hits, yet they were based on real life characters or historical figures.  Here are a few examples:

Jodhaa Akbar: This movie released in 2008. It stars Hrithik Roshan as the Mughal Emperor Akbar and Aishwarya Rai as his queen Jodhabai.   The movie was made by Ashutosh Gowariker and it costars Ila Arun, Sonu Sood, Raza Murad etc.  It was a huge hit that was appreciated both commercially and critically.

Bajirao Mastani: It released in 2015 and was one of the biggest hits of that year. The movie was about a Maratha general Bajirao 1 and the princess of Bundelkhand, Mastani. The movie stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra in main roles and was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It grossed over a 1 crore by the end of the year.

 Dangal: This movie is about the Phogat family of wrestlers. The father Mahavir Singh Phogat trains his daughters Geeta and Babita to become medal winning, world class wrestlers. The movie was made by Nitish Tiwari and stars Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Sheikh etc. This movie was a huge hit too and the crossed the 1 crore mark by the end of 2016.

Baahubali (1 and its sequel): The 1st part released in 2015 and its sequel in 2017. Both movies were directed by SS Rajamouli and stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishna in main roles. This movie was a visual extravaganza with elaborate sets, costumes and fight sequences.  In fact Baahubali is the highest grossing Indian film ever.

You have other regional films like Rudhramadevi, Gautamiputra Satakarni etc that were based on historic kings and queens.

The coming months promise more such films with the release of Padmavati on the 1st of December. The movie is about Rani Padmavati, the queen of Mewar, who commits sati rather than surrender when Alauddin Khilji attacks Mewar. You can book tickets for this movie online at Bookmyshow coupons in all the major theaters across India, You can grab bookmyshow offers form here à

Hope to see this new trend become stronger, with many more such true stories and true to life movies in the coming future. You can always get book your movie tickets and enjoy discounts at

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