5 Popular Indian Shows Based On Real-Life Events

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Trial By Fire   Netflix’s new hit series covers the tragedy of the Uphaar cinema victims, who tragically passed away during the screening of Border in 1997. The show lands its focuses on the perspective of Shekhar and Neelam Krishnamoorthy and their decades-long struggle with the system to land justice for their two children.  

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Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story  Ever since its release, Scam 1992 instantly became a pop culture phenomenon thanks to the now-iconic performance of Pratik Gandhi. Set across the 80s and 90s, Scam 1992 follows the meteoric rise and equally dramatic collapse of stockbroker Harshad Mehta, who’s accused of a scam of nearly Rs 5,000 crore.  

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Delhi Crime  The Emmy-winning Netflix series captures the harrowing Nirbhaya rape case of 2012, following a string of detectives, led by Shefali Shah, engaged in a cat-and-mouse chase to nab the culprits. The second season of the show, on the other hand, covers fictionalised events of the infamous Kaccha Baniyan gang of the early 90s.  

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Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega  This is the show you ought to show your parents. Yet another gem from Netflix, Jamtara's plot centres around a group of miscreants from a small town running a lucrative phishing operation, looting unsuspecting victims out of lakhs.  

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Mumbai Diaries 26/11  Based on the real-life tragic events of 26/11, Mumbai Diaries explores the challenges faced by the staff of Bombay General Hospital and a journalist, trying to make sense of the chaos. The show features some serious talents in its cast like Mohit Raina and Konkona Sen Sharma.