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On National Panchayati Raj Day, watch these exciting political dramas on ZEE5, Sony LIV and more

National Panchayati Raj Day is commemorated as the national day of the Panchayati Raj System in India, organized by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, annually on April 24.

On National Panchayati Raj Day, watch these exciting political dramas on ZEE5, Sony LIV and more

Posters of Main Atal Hoon and The Accidental Prime Minister. 

Last Updated: 05.15 PM, Apr 24, 2024


On April 24, 2010, the former Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, established the first National Panchayati Raj Day. He underscored the significant contribution of Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs) and community involvement in fostering development, recognizing their capability to combat Maoist rebellion. Today, look at these exciting political dramas on ZEE5, Sony LIV, and more OTT platforms.

Main Atal Hoon

Main Atal Hoon is a captivating biographical movie directed by Ravi Jadhav and written by Rishi Virmani. Pankaj Tripathi stars as the respected former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, bringing his life to the screen with passion and authenticity. Produced by Vinod Bhanushali, Sandeep Singh, and Kamlesh Bhanushali for Bhanushali Studios Limited and Legend Studios, the film offers a compelling depiction of Vajpayee's journey. After its theatrical debut in January, the movie made its digital premiere on ZEE5 on March 14, 2024, reaching a wider audience.

OTT Platform: ZEE5

IMDb Rating: 7/10


Article 370

Article 370 is a captivating political thriller directed by Aditya Suhas Jambhale, in collaboration with Aditya Dhar, Arjun Dhawan, and Monal Thaakar. Produced by Jyoti Deshpande, Aditya Dhar, and Lokesh Dhar, the movie features a talented cast led by Yami Gautam Dhar and Priyamani, along with Skand Thakur, Ashwini Kaul, Vaibhav Tatwawadi, Arun Govil, and Kiran Karmarkar. The story unfolds against the backdrop of the historic event of revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, known as the abrogation of Article 370, in 2019 during Narendra Modi's second term as Prime Minister, promising a gripping and thought-provoking plot.

OTT Platform: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10


Maharani is an engaging Indian Hindi-language political drama series available for streaming, created by Subhash Kapoor and premiered in 2021. The show consists of three seasons, with Huma Qureshi in the leading role as the main character. Each season is directed by a different individual: Season 1 is helmed by Karan Sharma, Season 2 by Ravindra Gautam, and Season 3 by Ravi Bhave. The talented cast includes Huma Qureshi, Sohum Shah, Amit Sial, Kani Kusruti, and Inaamulhaq. The series is inspired by true events that took place in Bihar in the 1990s, specifically when Lalu Prasad Yadav designated his wife, Rabri Devi, as his successor. Maharani offers a captivating depiction of political power struggles and intrigue.

OTT Platform: Sony LIV

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

The Accidental Prime Minister

The Accidental Prime Minister is a captivating Indian political film from 2019 directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and written by Mayank Tewari. Inspired by Sanjaya Baru's memoir, the movie provides an engaging look into political dynamics. Produced by Bohra Bros and Rudra Production (UK), in partnership with Jayantilal Gada and Pen India Limited, the film stars Anupam Kher as Dr. Manmohan Singh, the 13th Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. Kher's performance delves into the complexities and challenges faced by Singh during his tenure.

OTT Platform: ZEE5

IMDb Rating: 6/10


Satyagraha is a powerful political movie directed by Prakash Jha and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao, Manoj Bajpayee, and Vipin Sharma. The film was first shown on September 10, 2012, creating excitement for its eventual release. The story is set in a time of social and political turmoil, as Satyagraha premiered in India on August 30, 2013, with an earlier showing in the UAE. The plot follows Dwarka Anand, who is jailed for standing up to a corrupt official to seek justice for his son's death. In a moving gesture, his son's friend, Manav, leads a varied campaign to help Dwarka.

OTT Platform: ZEE5

IMDb Rating: 5.9


Raajneeti is a captivating political drama written, directed, and produced by Prakash Jha, with a screenplay by Anjum Rajabali and Prakash Jha. Inspired by the classic tale of Mahabharata, the film tells a story of conflict and power struggles between rival political families and parties. The talented ensemble cast includes Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee, Sarah Thompson, and Naseeruddin Shah, who deliver powerful performances. Set during the British Raj era, the plot follows a farmer named Bhuvan, who bravely accepts Captain Andrew Russell's challenge and agrees to lead his village.

OTT Platform: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10


Lagaan is a significant 2001 Indian Hindi-language epic period musical sports drama film, written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Produced by Aamir Khan, who also stars in the film along with newcomer Gracy Singh, as well as British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne, Lagaan is set in 1893, during the late Victorian era of British colonial rule in India. The story follows the residents of a village in Central India, struggling under oppressive taxes and years of severe drought. Their situation worsens when challenged by a arrogant British Indian Army officer, who suggests a cricket match as a bet to avoid paying taxes. As tensions rise, the villagers must come together to fight for their survival and overcome the odds.

OTT Platform: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 8.1


Sarkar is a political crime thriller directed by Ram Gopal Varma, with a cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kay Kay Menon, Katrina Kaif, Tanisha Mukherjee, Supriya Pathak, Kota Srinivasa Rao, and Anupam Kher. It is the first movie in the Sarkar film series and is set in Mumbai. Subhash Nagre, also known as Sarkar, is a powerful figure in Mumbai. The story begins with a father seeking Sarkar's help in getting justice for his daughter, who has been failed by the legal system. Sarkar quickly takes action and punishes the perpetrator with the help of his followers. Meanwhile, his son Vishnu is involved in shady activities in the film industry.

OTT Platform: Jio Cinema

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10