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Wild Wild Country to Main Aur Charles: Movies and shows based on the lives of controversial Indians

Here's OTTplay's best picks of movies and shows that scream controversy.

Jul 03, 2021
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Controversies and scams always tend to bring with them a sense of curiosity, leaving people to wonder how it could possibly happen if it was so wrong. In a world where controversies and big reveals are a part and parcel of life, Indians have also enjoyed their fair share of the spotlight.

Movies and shows based on the lives of these controversial personalities who took the country by storm are as intriguing as they can get. Their lives and doings feel like magic, people are left awestruck as to how they managed to do what they did. Here are some movies and shows that chronicle some amazing feats by some of the world's most controversial Indians:

Wild Wild Country

The six-episode docuseries focus on the cult following of Osho in India and abroad. With archival real-life footage from Osho's ashram at Pune as well as the community he created from scratch in Wasco County, Oregon named Rajneeshpuram, the entire series gives an in-depth look into the cult leader's life. His controversial life revolving around sex scandals and mass murder plots are the central points of the story.

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator

The documentary series focuses on the Yoga cult leader Bikram Choudhury and the fame he earned as the founder of hot Yoga in the US. Popular in the West as Bikram Yogi, he was responsible for introducing hot Yoga to Americans through his boot camps. Alleged for sexually assaulting women in his boot camps, the documentary captures interviews with the assaulted women who shed light on the cult personality and his misdeeds.

Main Aur Charles

The movie revolves around the true story of a vivacious serious killer of Indian and Vietnamese origin who went on a spree of murdering tourists throughout South East Asia in the 70s. Hailed as one of the most notorious killers in South East Asia, Shobraj's story as he preyed on travellers was realistically portrayed in the movie.

Bad Boy Billionaires: India

The series consists of three different documentary films strung together by a common thread- scams. The series takes a deeper look into the controversial businesses of three of India's richest business tycoons Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy and Nirav Modi, whose names are also engraved in Indian history as the biggest scamsters the country has seen. Unravelling their scandalous business expansions that were based on lies, the series makes for an interesting watch.

Searching for Sheela

Popularly known as the cult leader Osho's right hand, Searching for Sheela is based on the life of Ma Anand Sheela a.k.a Sheela Ambalal Patel. Covering her interview tour across India, the documentary gives an insight into her side of the story after her much-publicised separation from Osho.

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