Here are the most inspirational movies that all UPSC aspirants must watch. The title itself can arouse much interest and inspiration as the description that will follow. It would not be wrong to say India is a hub of movie-making and the population is highly driven by it. In the same way, this industry comes with movies that talk about the lives of the IAS and IPS officers. 

For movie lovers who are aspiring UPSC candidates, this can be a wonderful opportunity to get back the lost motivation. Moreover, for UPSC aspirants, this is a fruitful time to watch a movie and stay motivated for the set cause. Below, we have a list of motivational movies that strives to inspire the youth to join the civil services.

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7 inspirational Movies that UPSC aspirants must watch:-

1) Rang de Basanti (2006)

This masterpiece directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra was released in the year 2006. It narrates the story of 6 Indian friends who put up a fight against the political vices. The motive that started with a personal attack became an igniting fire to fight the wrath of greedy politicians. 

This classical political drama could be a full-fledged source of inspiration. Especially, for the aspirants who are still confused about their future as an IAS and IPS officer.

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2) Gangaajal (2003)

Another political yet mafia drama set in the Tezpur district of Bihar. Directed by Prakash Jha, it talks about the fight of an IPS officer and his determination to burn the follies of the society.  The whole journey shows the audience how an IPS officer could bring a change in society. Moreover, the idiom, “united we stand and divided we fall” stays perfectly within the movie.

What happens at last and how things happen for the betterment of society is surely something to uphold with.

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3) Tejaswini (1994)

This movie is inspired by true incidents. This political-criminal drama is based on the life of the first woman IPS officer of India, Kiran Bedi. Moreover, for women UPSC aspirants, this movie is a perfect live example that depicts how a woman can break the shackles if given suitable power.

The story of ‘Tejaswini’ is based in Delhi where the lady IPS officer fights again the administering criminal joint.

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4) Jai Gangaajal (2016)

Another masterpiece by Prakash Jha that released in 2016. It is a sequel to the 2003 political-criminal drama ‘Gangaajal’. It follows up the events that took place in the first part. However, instead of Ajay Devgn, Priyanka Chopra takes the crime leash in her hands. Situated in the backdrop of Bankipur in Bihar, Abha Mathur (Priyanka) fights against the jungle kingpin.

This lady IPS officer through her zeal and determination puts up a fight against two brothers who are politically well-affiliated. However, because of the lack of support, justice gets delayed but not ignored.

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5) Wanted (2009)

This Bollywood police drama is directed by Prabhudeva and depicts Salman in the lead role. ‘Wanted’ narrates the story of an undercover IPS officer who through his tact and bravery, fights against the mafia kingpin.

How this IPS officer became friends with the mafia and uses that to serve the nation forms the whole plot. For many, it might serve as a reel life event. Moreover, it should be noted that there are many IPS officers who are living as spies in other countries and serving the nation. 

One such personality is IPS Ajit Doval who stayed in Pakistan for seven years as a Muslim migrant.

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6) Shanghai (2012)

Shanghai is a political thriller that revolves around the project that serves the corrupt practices of society. 

Abhay Deol, as an IAS officer, with the help of media and public aptly portrays how power with support can change society for the better. A perfect political yet another masala piece directed by Dibakar Banerjee.

7) Sarfarosh (1999)

This movie against terrorism may be listed at the last but it is the best among all. Sarfarosh starring Aamir Khan as an IPS officer narrates the struggle of an officer against terrorism prevailing in the country. 

The IPS officer with his tact and team support imply what law can do if properly exercised for the people. This political-terrorism drama guides the three pillars of better resources, optimum support, and proper guidance.

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Hopefully, the above list instills enough inspiration and zeal in the aspirants to move on with their tasks. Moreover, it would be a lie to state that movies do not depict the IAS and IPS as corrupt officials. Such vices do exist in society. However, we should look at the brighter side and bring the necessary positive changes. 

The above list also teaches the UPSC aspirants how to deal with political and in-department pressure in certain cases. It does not give clear guidelines to the problems, instead shows a way to move ahead. 

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Lastly, it would not be wrong to say that along with leisure, watching movies is a perfect way to stay motivated. These movies will help all the UPSC aspirants to stay motivated.


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