7 Bollywood
Movies That Are
Based On
Real-Life Love Stories

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Shershaah (2021)

While going over the series of events that
took place in Kargil in 1999, the film also
highlights Captain Vikram Batra’s romance
with college sweetheart Dimple Cheema.
The two met at Punjab University and their
courtship went on for four years until the
captain attained martyrdom during the Indo-Pak War.

2 States (2014)

Based on the best-selling novel by Chetan Bhagat, the film adaptation follows the tumultuous love story of the Punjabi author and his South Indian wife. Having met during their college days at IIM Ahmedabad, the two have to fight for their love amidst cultural differences that lead to family clashes.

Manjhi – The
Mountain Man (2015)

After his wife passes away trying to cross a mountain, Dashrath Manjhi sets on a quest to carve a road through the treacherous mountain. It took him 22 years to pave a 400 feet long and 30 feet wide road that connected the village to the nearby city; all so that nobody loses a loved one as he did.

Raazi (2018)

The espionage film follows Sehmat, an Indian spy, who is married into a Pakistani family to extract information about the enemy's plans during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. The film also sheds light on the romantic relationship between Sehmat and Iqbal, resulting in the birth of their son Samar.

Toilet: Ek Prem
Katha (2017)

The movie is based on the true story of a woman named Anita Narre, who was married into a family hailing from a village in Madhya Pradesh, who didn't have a toilet at home. In the spirit of true love, her husband stood up against age-old Indian traditions to build a toilet just for her.

Padman (2018)

Padman is inspired by the true story of social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham. Fuelled by love—and the fear that his wife may contract a deadly infection—he creates a machine that produces hygienic sanitary napkins at a cheap price, while fighting the social stigma associated with menstruation.

M.S. Dhoni: The
Untold Story (2016)

Besides the cricketer’s professional accomplishments, the biopic touches upon his relationship with his wife Sakshi. The movie showcases how the two struggle to ensure that their relationship remains a priority amidst their demanding professional lives.