In this day and age, there is something for everyone to watch on video streaming platforms. There’s also something for the kind of audience that prefers content based on real-life people and events over fully fictional works of art. One such platform is ZEE5 Global, which already has movies such as Tarla (based on the life of the late renowned MasterChef, Tarla Dalal) and shows such as The Kashmir Files Unreported, which is about to make its streaming debut on the platform soon. We will look at 5 such movies and shows that take their direct inspiration from real life for those who want to dig deeper into the reality of the world that we live in. Read on for more.
1) The Kashmir Files Unreported
Helmed by the mastermind behind The Kashmir Files, Vivek Agnihotri, the series goes down the rabbit hole of the events that led to the exodus of several Kashmiri Pandits, including the kind of atrocities they were subjected to. Viewers of The Kashmir Files Unreported will get to learn about the true and previously-unreported instances that individually played a part in turning Kashmir into what it is today. The web series includes real-life stories of survivors, several points of view presented by historians, and footage that paints a clearer picture of everything that has happened. The show is set to make its streaming debut soon on ZEE5 Global in select countries.
This film is fronted by Huma Qureshi, who plays the titular character of the renowned late MasterChef, Tarla Dalal. This film chronicles the tale of a humble and modest homemaker who goes on to become a culinary sensation across the globe, courtesy of her vegetarian recipes. Although the film is based on the real-life events of the revered culinary artist, it is also full of heart-warming moments and drives home the message of following your passion. Tarla is streaming now on ZEE5 Global.
3) Uri: The Surgical Strike
The film is based on the 2016 surgical strike that shook the nation upon its announcement. This Aditya Dhar directorial, which sees Vicky Kaushal in the leading role, is the story of the infamous surgical strike from the beginning to the end, from conception to planning and finally execution. This critically acclaimed film, which turned out to be a surprise mega-hit at the box office, can now be streamed on the platform.
This show tells the tale of Kainaaz Akhtar, a real-life Pakistani woman who accidentally crosses over to the Indian side of the Line Of Control (L.O.C.). As a result of the same, the Indian authorities detained her on suspicion of being a militant. This 8-part-long web series is a saga of wit, grit, and justice. More importantly, it celebrated the unbreakable spirit of women.
5) Mission Over Mars (M.O.M)
Mission Over Mars is a retelling of the audacious journey of 4 brilliant ISA scientists who played a pivotal role in bringing the Mars Orbiter Mission to fruition. In addition to celebrating the brilliance of these women, whose names have been forever etched in history books, this series also talks about what it is like to be a woman in a male-dominated workplace. Additionally, the 8-part web series also explores the challenges facing women who are trying to balance their professional lives with those of mothers. The show, which was created by Ekta Kapoor, is available for streaming on the platform.