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As Bhumi Pednekar’s Bhakshak tops Netflix’s charts, here are other true crime-inspired Bollywood films to stream on OTT

Films such as Bhakshak, Talvar and Shahid, that are inspired by true crimes, are available to watch on OTT

As Bhumi Pednekar’s Bhakshak tops Netflix’s charts, here are other true crime-inspired Bollywood films to stream on OTT
True crime inspired Bollywood films

Last Updated: 07.05 PM, Feb 13, 2024


Bhakshak, starring Bhumi Pednekar, is a crime drama inspired by real-life events, that delves into the dark realities of society, wherein a local goon and his supporters exploit young girls under the guise of operating an orphanage. The reality of their nefarious activities is exposed when a determined local journalist named Vaishali, played by Bhumi Pednekar, alongside her colleague Bhaskar, played by Sanjay Mishra, sets out to uncover the truth behind the sinister racket.

As Bhumi Pednekar's latest film project, Bhakshak soars to the top of Netflix's trending list, here's a rundown of similar films available for streaming:

No One Killed Jessica

This gripping crime drama focuses on the Jessica Lal murder case, implicating a high-profile politician's son as the culprit. Starring Vidya Balan and Rani Mukerji, the film showcases the relentless investigations that led to the perpetrator's arrest. Rani portrays a journalist covering the case, while Vidya plays the elder sister of the victim who is determined to get justice for her deceased sister.

Streaming platform - Netflix


In this high-octane thriller released in 2016, Akshay Kumar and Ileana Dcruz take centre-stage in a tale of love, betrayal and courtroom drama. Rustom follows the journey of a navy officer, charged with murdering his wife's lover. As he takes on the role of his defence attorney, the film navigates through intricate court proceedings, unravelling the truth.

Streaming platform - Amazon Prime Video


Directed by Meghna Gulzar and featuring Konkona Sen Sharma and the late Irrfan Khan, Talvar showcases the investigations behind the infamous Arushi murder case. The film scrutinises the suspects, exposes police irregularities and delves into the multifaceted layers of the investigation. With stellar performances, the film presents a compelling narrative that challenges perceptions and leaves viewers pondering over the truth.

Streaming platform - Netflix


Shahid movie
Shahid movie

A masterpiece by Rajkummar Rao and Hansal Mehta, Shahid is a biographical tale of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi's life. From wrongful accusations of terrorism to becoming a crusader of justice, the film traces Shahid's transformation against the backdrop of communal tension in 1990s Mumbai.

Streaming platform - Amazon Prime Video

Films such as Bhakshak, Shahid and Talvar not only entertain but also shed light on the complexities of real-life crime, leaving a lasting impact on audiences with their gripping narratives and compelling performances.

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