Akelli True Story: Who was 'real-life' Jyoti abducted by terror group ISIS in Mosul, Iraq?
Akelli is inspired by the true story of a Middle Eastern woman, however, the makers have tweaked the story to some extent.-
While Gadar 2, OMG 2, and Jailer created chaos at the Indian box office, two more new movies namely Dream Girl 2 and Akelli released in theaters on August 25, 2023. While Dream Girl 2 raked in more the Rs 10 crore on its opening day, Akelli performed underwhelming by earning Rs 30 lakhs or more at the box office. However, whosoever has watched Akelli in theaters they have rated the movie very highly. In fact, Akelli has been rated 9.5 out of 10 on the IMDb and it clearly shows fans have loved the real-life drama centered in Mosul, Iraq. Akelli is helmed by Debutant filmmaker Pranay Meshram and it features actors like Nushrratt Bharuccha as Jyoti, Tsahi Halevi, Nishant Dahiya, Rajesh Jais, and more in the leading role. Since you have landed on this page, True Scoop News assumes that you have already watched the movie in theaters and have a few questions regarding Akelli true story or Akelli real story or even Akelli's 'real-life' Joyti. To know the answer about Akelli's True Story, continue reading below-
Is Akelli a true story?
The answer is yes and no at the same time. Akelli is inspired by the true story of a Middle Eastern woman, however, the makers have tweaked the story to some extent. For instance, the makers of Akelli have shown the story of an Indian woman who gets kidnapped by ISIS terrorists in Mosul, Iraq. However, Akelli's storyline is indeed true. As mentioned above, Nushrratt Bharuccha plays the character of Jyoti who goes to Mosul, Iraq to work in a garment factory in order to solve her family's economic problem at home. Now, the question arises who is 'real-life Jyoti on whom the story is based on? Well, the answer has been kept under wraps by the makers as the woman was reportedly raped by warlords of ISIS terrorists which has also been shown in the movie.
Talking about Akelli, it is a story of courage, determination, and conviction. Jyoti is from Punjab and she goes to Mosul just to solve her family's financial condition. All was going well, until one day, ISIS terrorists took over the city and started killing different communities' people by abducting them. Similarly, Jyoti was taken hostage by the terrorists so that they could make her a sex slave. However, Jyoti accidentally kills one of the terror lords who was trying to force himself on her. Therefore she tried to flee from there, however, she was caught by a senior terrorist. Notably, the senior terrorist announces to her that she will be his fourth wife assuming that Jyoti is also a Muslim. However, Jyoti again manages to escape from the terrorist's house and ultimately goes on to escape the city. How, Jyoti manages to escape the city full of ISIS terrorists and its supporters is what you should see in movie theaters or on OTT once it arrives.
Nitin Vaidya, the producer and founder of Dashami Studioz was quoted by a newswire. He said, "Her (Bharuccha) character in this film symbolizes a lone woman’s battle against all odds. The film’s subject is very different, and as a storyteller, Pranay has visualized each and every bit so well that his conviction made us want to back this movie."