Biography, History etc in Indian Films

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1.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
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The truth behind the ascension of Milkha "The Flying Sikh" Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition. (186 mins.)
 
2.
Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
“ It's a Hollywood film. ” - Sudheeshdharmaraj
 
3.
Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (2009)
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Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja is a 2009 Malayalam historical drama film based on the life of Pazhassi Raja, a Hindu king who fought against the British in the 18th century. (195 mins.)
Director: T. Hariharan
 
4.
Pazhassi Raja (1964)
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Director: Kunchako
Stars: Prem Nazir
 
5.
Martanda Varma (1933)
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This film features Martanda Varma (Jaidev) the legendary founder and king of the Travancore State (now Kerala) from 1706-58...
Director: V.V. Rao
 
6.
Urumi: The Warriors Who Wanted to Kill Vasco Da Gama (2011)
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Chirakkal Kelu Nayanar, a warrior in 16th century Kerala wants to avenge his father killed in a confrontation with Vasco da Gama and his troops and is assisted by his best friend Vavvali and warrior princess Ayesha. (150 mins.)
Director: Santosh Sivan
 
7.
Nineteen Twenty One (1988)
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(197 mins.)
Director: I.V. Sasi
 
8.
Yugapurushan (2010)
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(153 mins.)
Director: R. Sukumaran
 
9.
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
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A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha. (213 mins.)
 
10.
Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)
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This is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule. (150 mins.)
Director: Ketan Mehta
 
11.
Mangal Pandey (1983)
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Abused by his step-mother; Rajmer, Jaipur-based young Mangal faces more trauma when his father Havaldar Rajnath Pandey is shot dead by Daku Lal Singh... (136 mins.)
 
12.
Gandhi, My Father (2007)
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The account of troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his eldest son. (136 mins.)
 
13.
Hey Ram (2000)
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Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country and sets out to kill him. (186 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
 
14.
Iruvar (1997)
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The real-life rivalry between M.G. Ramachandran and Karunanidhi is given the Mani Ratnam treatment. (140 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
15.
Guru (2007)
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A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history. (166 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
16.
Celluloid (2013)
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The story of J C Daniel, who made the first ever Malayalam film 'Vigathakumaran' in 1928, resulting in his exile and eventual downfall. (129 mins.)
Director: Kamal
 
17.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005)
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The film, which is about the last five years of the Indian leader Subhas Chandra's life, also includes his life's story in flashback sequences. However, it does not cover the controversy surrounding Bose's death. (208 mins.)
Director: Shyam Benegal
 
18.
Rakhta Charitra (2010)
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A killer bandit decides to become a politician in order to avenge deaths in his family. (125 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
 
19.
Rakhta Charitra 2 (2010)
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After avenging the death of his father and brother, a man must now content with another vengeful male. (135 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
 
20.
The Dirty Picture (2011)
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The love story between an actress and a director, inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha. (144 mins.)
Director: Milan Luthria
 
21.
Lekhayude Maranam: Oru Flashback (1983)
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The movie narrates the story of a poor Malayalee family reaches Madras to try luck for their daughter Shantamma in the film industry. (172 mins.)
Director: K.G. George
 
22.
Bandit Queen (1994)
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The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994... (119 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
23.
Ivan Megharoopan (2012)
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Ivan Megharoopan is conceived as the eventful life journey of poet laureate K.P. Madhavan Nair, a character drawn from the life story of the great Malayalam poet P. Kunhiraman Nair. (110 mins.)
Director: P. Balachandran
 
24.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000)
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A portrait of the one of our greatest social reformer of our times - Ambedkar. The film documents the period between 1901 and 1956... (197 mins.)
Director: Jabbar Patel
 
25.
Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
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The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement. (135 mins.)
 
26.
Kamaraj (2004)
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The film is a biographical sketch of the former Chief Minister of the then Madras State and the All-India... (121 mins.)
Director: A. Balakrishnan
 
27.
Adi Shankaracharya (1983)
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The first and only Indian movie to be made in Sanskrit. The movie follows the life and times of Sankara... (130 mins.)
Director: G.V. Iyer
 
28.
Veeraputhran (2011)
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Freedom fighter and politician Mohammed Abdul Rahiman leads the revolution in Kerala.
 
29.
Makaramanju (2010)
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It is the biography of great indian painter Raja Ravi Varma.
Director: Lenin Rajendran
 
30.
Mission 90 Days (2007)
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An investigation story set in the early 90's based on the Rajiv Gandhi assassination.
Director: Major Ravi
 
31.
Cyanide (2006)
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Director: A.M.R. Ramesh
 
32.
Kala Pani (1996)
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Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses the sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there. (178 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
 
33.
Kanchivaram (2008)
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An aging man named Vengadam (Prakash Raj) is being released from jail in 1948. He is only being escorted... (117 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
 
34.
Attahaasa (2013)
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Veerappan has been a subject of great mystery and inquisitive character among the journalistic society... (171 mins.)
Director: A.M.R. Ramesh