Khufiya Based On Real True Story?: Vishal Bhardwaj is back again with his movie adaptation and this time, he has adapted the spy thriller novel “Escape to Nowhere” to create the film “Khufiya.” If you’ve watched it, you probably have a lot of questions about it. One of them is whether “Khufiya” is based on a real story or not. In this article, I’m going to provide you with the answer.
The film “Khufiya” is loosely based on the spy thriller novel “Escape to Nowhere,” so they didn’t adapt everything from it. The novel “Escape to Nowhere” is also loosely inspired by a real Indian spy who betrayed India in 2004. This novel was written by Amar Bhushan, an ex-RAW officer.
“Khufiya” portrays Ravi, who betrays India and sells some secrets to the CIA, along with his mother Lalita. The primary motivation behind their actions was money. Soon, RAW discovers Ravi’s betrayal and initiates a mission called Operation Brutus (named after Brutus, who betrayed Julius Caesar and killed him). Ravi and his wife then go on the run to save their lives.
In real life, it was Rabinder Singh who sold secrets to the CIA in 2004. According to reports, he fell into a honey trap set by the CIA, and to protect himself, he assisted the CIA. Subsequently, RAW uncovered his actions and began tracking him, much like in the film. In 2004, he fled to the USA. According to the Indian government, Rabinder died in a road accident in 2016.
While there are many similarities between the movie and the real-life story, there is also some fictionalization in the film. Netflix’s “Khufiya” is loosely based on the real-life story of Rabinder Singh.
This was all about the Real vs. Reel from the film Khufiya. We will cover the Real vs. reel for the Characters in different articles. You can also check the Review and Ending Explained article for this movie too.