Indian streaming platforms are rife with content material based on real-life events. Be it SonyLIV’s Avrodh: The Siege Within or Netflix’s Delhi Crime, the OTT platforms have been presenting viewers with a semi-fictionalized account of real-life occurrences.
If you like watching some serious content based on real-life events, you are in luck as we list a few well-made Indian web series that took inspiration from a true story.
Indian Web-series Based On True Events.
1. Delhi Crime – Netflix
With Delhi Crime, Netflix explored a rather sensitive subject: the Nirbhaya case.
The true and hard-hitting narration of the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder shook the audience to the core.
Also backed by stellar characterization and casting, Delhi Crime is still one of the best Indian web series based on true events. The pacy drama, well-etched characters, and a successful cop story make it a must-watch.
2. Special Ops
Special Ops takes inspiration from several terror attacks that took place in India in the last 19 years. Starting with the 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament, it goes on to find the one mastermind behind the 26/11 attacks and Kashmir terror attacks
Inspired by a true story, The web series narrates the story of Kainaz Akhtar (Mirza), a woman from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir who ends up in a jail in India and is declared a militant. She gives birth to a daughter in jail.
The web-series show- How the battle between Indian and Pakistan has adversely affected the lives of individuals in each nation.
4. Rangbaaz – ZEE5
Rangbaaz is based on the true story of a notorious gangster in the criminalized world of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
The story starts from his first involvement with the criminal world and then showcases his journey to becoming one of the deadliest UP gangsters of the 90s.
It stars Saqib Saleem, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ranvir Shorey, Aahana Kamra, and Ravi Kishan.
5. The Verdict: State vs Nanavati
The Verdict: State vs Nanavati is inspired by a true story from the famous KM Nanavati vs State of Maharashtra case.
It focuses on the 1959 murder case when a decorated naval officer KM Nanavati fired three bullets and shot dead businessman Prem Ahuja.
6. Avrodh: The Siege Within
The story recounts the planning that went into the Indian government’s decision to avenge the killing of 19 soldiers at an Army base camp in Uri with surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across Line of Control (LoC).