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2015 will see some real life stories being painted on the silver screen.
The last couple of years too have seen films on the lives of 'Paan Singh Tomar', 'Milkha Singh', 'Mary Kom' among others being made and doing decently well, apart from winning acclaim.
While some films are fully made on the lives of legends - living or otherwise, there are films that are being made on real subjects too – with the names being the same or even being changed at times to avoid all sorts of controversies, though it is explained that the film is indeed an inspiration.
First off the blocks in 2015 will be the Ayushmann Khurrana film 'Hawaizaada' which has been inspired by the life of Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, an eighteenth century air craft maker. Ayushmann plays the role of Shivkar Talpade in the film while Pallavi Sharda is in the female lead. Mithun Chakraborty also plays an important role in the film directed by Vibhu Puri.
The Aarushi Talwar murder case has attracted many filmmakers including Gulzar saab's director daughter Meghana. But the Meghana does not want to court coutroversy and preferred to change the title to 'Nyodda'. The film which has been written by Vishal Bhardwaj and stars Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma and Soham Shah in lead roles while Tabu is in a special appearance in the film.
Emraan Hashmi is also stopping his lips from doing anything else but talking. He will be seen in a realistic film called 'Tigers' which is an international production and is set in Pakistan. Emraan plays the real life role of a medical representative who unveils a huge scam, but the film does not have great commercial value. Made in Hindi and Urdu, the film has been directed by 'No Man’s Land' director Danis Tanvoic.
'No man's' Land in case you have forgotten beat 'Lagaan' to win the Oscar many years ago. Emraan is playing a medical sales representative who has a change of heart and fights against the system in a delgam avatar. Apparently this is his best role till date.
Mallika Sherawat's film 'Dirty Politics' is inspired by a nurse's murder in the Indian state of Rajasthan and the incident shook the politics of the state. Mallika is playing the nurse while the corrupt politician is being played by Om Puri. The film also has Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Ashutosh Rana, Jackie Shroff, Atul Kulkarni and Rajpal Yadav in main roles and is being directed by veteran KC Bokadia.
Mallika Sherawat seems overjoyed. "I am playing the role of this woman called Anokhi Devi, who is a very greedy as well as an ambitious owman and could go any extent for her greed. She uses her sexual appeal and prowess to dominate the politicans to go up in life and to realise her ambition and power," says Mallika of her role.
Interestingly, the names of the characters have been changed in this film.
Pooja Bhatt is also producing a film called 'Love Affair' along with Bhushan Kumar which has Arjun Rampal, Gulshan Deviah and Kalki Koechlin in lead roles and which is based on the famous Nanavati murder case.
The Varun Dhawan starrer 'ABCD 2' is also a film inspired by real life. The film is based on the struggle of a dance troupe from Mumbai which in 2012 goes to Las Vegas and wins the World Hip Hop Dance Championship. Remo D'Souza is directing the film which has Shraddha Kapoor in the female lead.
Varun Dhawan will also be seen in another real life drama called 'Badlapur' directed by Shriram Raghavan.
"I can only tell you that this film is based on real life events and we have taken the abse of a real life story and it happened in Pune City. We are basing the film on that," says the young actor.
Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi and Divya Dutta play female lead roles in the film while Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the villain.
Main Aur Chalres
Randeep Hooda will also be seen in a real life based incident – on the Tihar Jailbreak called 'Main Aur Chalres' based on Charles Shobhraj’s life. Prawaal Raman directs the film.
Prawaal Raman has also written another film 'Haunting of Bombay Mills', produced by Vikram Khakhar's 'Weeping Grave' and directed by Ayush Raina and starring Sachiin Joshi, Kainaat Arora, Feryna Wazier and Shraddha Das. The film is based on a real life experience of paranormal researchers in an abandoned Mumbai Mill.
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