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6 Movies That Were Inspired By Real-Life Couples And Their Story

Vatsal Thakore

March 15, 2021

5 min


Here is taking a look at real-life couples along with their reel-life counterparts, portrayed in movies and shows on ZEE5.

ZEE5 has brought us many real-life stories through its Original shows and films. From people fighting battles against life and the system, these stories highly inspired us. Today, let us take a look at some of those stories which were about couples, battling through the tough times and winning at life – while also taking a look at those real-life couples who essayed them on the big and small screens. From Jeet ki Zid to Tigers, a look at different ZEE5 Originals which were based on true stories.


Jeet Ki Zid – Major Deependra Singh Sengar and Jaya Sengar

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Jeet Ki Zid is a show starring Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri, Sushant Singh, and Aly Goni. The show revolves around the story of Major Deependra Singh Sengar, a Kargil war hero, who had gotten gravely injured in a war, and as a result, was deemed unable to walk again. The series shows his journey and battle with life to get back on his feet. Amit Sadh plays the role of Major Sengar, and Amrita Puri plays the role of his wife, Jaya Sengar. Above is a picture of the real-life couple and the reel life couple.


Kaagaz – Lal Bihari Mritak and his wife

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Kaagaz is a film starring Pankaj Tripathi, Monal Gajjar, and Satish Kaushik. The film narrates the story of a man, Bharat Lal, who was falsely declared dead on government records and began a long battle against the legal system to prove that he is alive. Pankaj Tripathi in Kaagaz plays the role of Bharat Lal, who was the reel life Lal Bihari, and Monal Gajjar played the role of his wife. Above is a picture of both couples, real-life and reel life.

Rahenge Sada Gardish Mein Taare – Guru Dutt and Geeta Dutt

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Rahenge Sadaa Gardish Mein Taare is a film based on the life of filmmaker Guru Dutt and his wife, the singer, Geeta Dutt. The film stars Arif Zakaria as Dev Dutt (the reel version of Guru Dutt in the film) and Sonali Kulkarni as Bhavna Dutt (the reel version of Geeta Dutt in the film). Above is a picture of the real-life artist couple with the reel life couple.


Tigers – Syed Amir Raza Hussain and Shafqat Batool Raza

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Tigers is a film starring Emraan Hashmi, Geetanjali Thapa, and Adil Hussain. The film revolves around the story of a salesman, Ayaan (reel version of Syed Amir in the film), who worked for a company that made milk substitutes for babies. After finding out that the substitute was killing babies, Ayaan blew the whistle against the company and stepped up to fight against its immorality, risking his and his family’s life. Above is a picture of the real couple with their reel counterparts – Ayaan and Zainab, played by Emraan Hashmi and Geetanjali Thapa.

Anandi Gopal – Anandibai Joshi

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Anandi Gopal is a Marathi film based on the life of one of the first female doctors of India – Anandibai Joshi. The film narrates the story of how Anandibai Joshi, with the sole support of her husband Gopalrao Joshi, battled society and achieved her dream of becoming a doctor. Above is a picture of the doctor, with her reel life counterpart, played by Bhagyashree Milind. Sadly, the real picture of her husband, Gopalrao Joshi, is not available on the internet.

The Verdict: State vs Nanavati – KM Nanavati and Sylvia

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The Verdict: State vs Nanavati is a show based on the trial of the naval officer KM Nanavati, who was booked for killing his wife’s lover, Prem Ahuja. The real news of the trial of KM Nanavati had made the top headlines at the time. In this show, Manav Kaul plays the role of KM Nanavati and Elli AvrRam plays the role of Sylvia. Above is a picture of the real-life couple, put up with the reel-life couple.

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