Real vs Reel: Is Apurva a true story based on a woman kidnapped by dacoits in Chambal?
Apurva is a crime thriller that revolves around a girl of the same name and how she escapes from the captive of a dacoit gang in Chambal, Madhya Pradesh-
Among the much-awaited movies in the world of OTT, Apruva was released on Disney Plus Hotstar on November 15, 2023. Ever since its release, the starcast of Apruva is receiving positive reviews from fans as well as critics. Talking about starcast, Apurva features Tara Sutaria, Rajpal Yadav, Abhishek Banerjee, Dhairya Karwa, Sumit Gulati, Aaditya Gupta, and more in the lead roles. Directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat, Apurva is a crime thriller that revolves around a girl of the same name and how she escapes from the captive of a dacoit gang in Chambal, Madhya Pradesh. With the story sounding so realistic, the question arises whether Apurva is a true story or Apurva is a real story or not. To know the answer continue reading-
Is Apurva a true story?
The answer is yes and no at the same time. Apurva is inspired by true events that showcase how the menace of dacoits was on the rise in Chambal, Madhya Pradesh. To portray the Apruva Real Events, the makers have molded the story to a woman of the same name portrayed by Bollywood actress Tara Sutaria.
Tara Sutaria plays the character of Apurva who gets abducted by the Ranga Gang which includes Rajpal Yadav, Abhishek Banerjee, Sumit Gulati, and Aaditya Gupta. Taran Sutaria was on her way to Agra from Jhansi to meet her husband Dhairya Karwa (in the movie) when her bus was looted by Rajpal Yadav & Co. However, Abhishek Banerjee decides to abduct Tara Sutaria when her husband calls on her and screams at Banerjee.
From there, the story goes on to show how Apurva manages to not only escape from the captivity of the Ranga Gang but also take her revenge on them. Notably, the cast of Ranga Gang is getting immense praise for portraying dacoits on screen especially Abhishek Banerjee and Rajpal Yadav.
Notably, Chambal was infamous for bandits and dacoities. Director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat was quoted saying, "Apurva was a great opportunity to bring an adrenaline-pumping, powerful story to life. When it comes to setting the background, there are some locations that truly inspire you and complement your vision for the film. Chambal’s beauty lies in its singular vastness…miles without any village or habitation, there is a stark brutality that adds to one’s fear and helplessness, which is what survival thrillers are about. Chambal’s landscape is a character by itself in Apurva!"