Bringing to screen are the real-life incidents that took place in India
With the advent of OTT platforms in India, apart from the plethora of fiction that is flooded on these viewing websites, there are equal numbers of non-fictions. These platforms also hold series that is inspired by true events, incidents, and happenings, bringing to screen narrations that otherwise would go unheard. In fact, Hindi language series based on real incidents have taken over the OTT platforms drawing audiences from across the globe as well Emmy nominations. So here is presenting a list of such series from India that is inspired by real-life events and incidents.
This seven-episode crime drama series is based on the heinous gang rape that shook the nation to its core. In the 2012 winters of Delhi, the nation came to a standstill with the Nirbhaya gang-rape case wherein a girl was raped and brutally tortured. Just as the incident was spine-chilling, the series does justice by bringing to screen the reality without mincing anything. This cop thriller featuring Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, and Adil Hussain will give you goosebumps as it re-narrates the frightening event and also shows the investigation that took place after the incident nabbed the culprits.
The Chargesheet: Innocent or Guilty
The 2020 miniseries is inspired by the famous murder case of seven-time national badminton champion from the 80s, Shiraz Malik. The plot of the series brings to screen the murder of the player, who was shot outside the stadium. Starring Arunoday Singh and Sikandar Kher in the lead roles, this series is worth watching. The series is shown through the journey of a CBI officer who is seeking the truth behind the murder.
Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story
This financial drama set in the 1980s and 90’s Bombay brings to screen the 1992 Bombay Stock Exchange scam that is not really heard of. The series revolves around the real-life scamming by stockbroker Harshad Shantilal Mehta. The series shows Mehta’s journey of taking the Indian stock market to an unmatched height and then finally showing its catastrophic downfall. Starring Pratik Gandhi as Mehta has brought to screen a spitting portrayal of the character.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11
This series is a re-telling of the horrific terrorist attack that engulfed the entire city of Mumbai in 2008. The shooting of the series has taken place in real locations that were part of the Mumbai attacks, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Gateway of India, and Leopold Café.
A few other series are Bad Boy Billionaires, The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye, Avrodh-The Siege Within, Jamtara, Rangbaaz, Special Ops, The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati, and Kaafir.