Soorma, Sanju, MS Dhoni and more: 20 popular biopics in Bollywood

Jul 15, 2018, 07:00 IST
  • Soorma, Sanju, MS Dhoni and more: 20 popular biopics in Bollywood

    Soorma: It is a biopic made on Sandeep Singh's life, who is a hockey legend and the ex-Captain of the Indian National Hockey Team. Sandeep, regarded as one of the world's most dangerous drag-flickers, has given many a golden moment to Indian hockey. The makers of the film are all ready to bring his story to the big screen which would be yet another story of an underdog. The drag-flickers journey – of wins, losses, life, and death – will soon be seen on-screen in Soorma, a Shaad Ali directorial, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu

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    Sanju: Sanju depicts the life of actor Sanjay Dutt right from his younger days to his conviction. While Sanjay Dutt's life, time and again made headlines, a lot of unbelievable aspects of the actor's life yet remain untold. Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju brought to the forefront the unabashed details of the actor's life unfiltered highlighting aspects like drugs, women, relationship with parents and friends, and inner conflicts. Written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film will also stars an ensemble cast in addition to Ranbir Kapoor which includes Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor and Dia Mirza amongst others

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    Gold: The upcoming sports drama Gold starring Akshay Kumar releases this Independence Day marking 70 years of Free India's first Gold medal at the 1948 Olympics. India won its first Gold medal as an independent nation at the Olympics on the 12th of August 1948. Celebrating this historic occasion, the makers are all set to release the film on the 15th of August this year. It's a biopic of sorts based on the team's struggles and their lives 

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    Manto: The biopic sees Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Saadat Hasan Manto. The film chronicles four years of Manto's life - two years before the partition and two years after that - the most creative, yet turbulent period for the writer. At Cannes Film Festival 2018, Manto will compete with films Long Day's Journey Into Night, Sofia and Border among others

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    Sachin: A Billion Dreams: The film is based on the life of cricket's living legend Sachin Tendulkar. It shows real footage including clips of various essential matches of Sachin, how he dealt in intense and tough situations, and also throws light on his personal life

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    Dangal: Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, 'Dangal', is based on a true story and chronicles the empowering journey of a father who trains his daughters in wrestling. In the film, Aamir Khan plays Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former national champion who, much to the disapproval of his wife and his whole village, trained his daughters Geeta and Babita to wrestler

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    MS Dhoni: The Untold Story: Dhoni biopic has been directed by Neeraj Pandey with Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead. The film is a classic underdog script of how passion and perseverance can take you places. The movie narrates the journey of Mahendra Singh Dhoni - from a budding cricketer to becoming the most successful captain of Indian Cricket Team. It also stars Disha Patani, Kiara Advani and Anupam Kher

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    Mary Kom: Priyanka Chopra who had earlier played glamorous and girl-next-door roles in her past films, stepped into the shoes of Olympic medalist boxer Mary Kom. She trained hard to build muscles over a period of time to look like the athlete and sink her teeth into the role

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    Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: The film was based on the life of legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh. Actor-turned-director Farhan Akhtar essayed the role of Milkha Singh. Farhan trained for a perfect physique and looked strikingly similar to the Olympic medalist runner, Milkha Singh

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  • Soorma, Sanju, MS Dhoni and more: 20 popular biopics in Bollywood

    Azhar: The film stars actor Emraan Hashmi who plays the role of former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin. Azhar narrates the highs and lows of Azharuddin's life as the captain of the Indian cricket team for most of the 1990s and being tainted by a match-fixing scandal in 2000, and getting banned for life. Directed by Tony D'Souza, Azhar also stars Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri and Lara Dutta in pivotal roles. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Sarbjit: Omung Kumar has a solid plot in Sarbjit. This biopic, unlike the earlier one he made on Mary Kom, is not of the triumphant survival saga of an underdog. This is a story of Sarabjit Singh (Randeep Hooda), a farmer, who, on a fateful night, is said to have just wandered off across the border in drunken stupor, never to return home as he gets caught by the Pakistani cops, tortured and kept in jail for 22 years. It is a story of helplessness, of despair and of an unending struggle for Sarabjit's feisty sister, Dalbir Kaur. Randeep Hooda literally embodies this utter despair of hapless Sarabjit at being trapped in an isolated cell in an 'enemy' country with such sincerity that it seems all palpable and realistic. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has a meaty role as she plays the immensely admirable character of Dalbir Kaur, who chose to spend almost her entire life fighting for her beloved brother's right to be free, instead of wallowing in self pity. Pic/Santa Banta

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    The Dirty Picture: Vidya Balan did her first dare-bare act in this film based on the life of '70s southern sex symbol Silk Smitha. The film earned her critical acclaim. Vidya put on weight to bring into focus the forgotten story of the dancing star

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    Main Aur Charles: This film revolves around serial killer Charles Sobhraj's escape from Tihar jail. Randeep Hooda is playing the role of Charles. The film was earlier titled 'Bad'

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    Chak De India: Shah Rukh Khan played the role of a disgraced former hockey player, who coaches an underdog women's hockey team to victory in this film inspired by the life of Indian hockey player Mir Ranjan Negi

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    Paan Singh Tomar: The film was based on the story of a runner who turned into a rebel. The protagonist was played by Irrfan Khan

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    Mangal Pandey: The Rising: This biopic of legendary sepoy Mangal Pandey saw Aamir Khan step in the role

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    The Legend of Bhagat Singh: This biopic about the man who sparked off the revolt of 1857 featured Ajay Devgn in the role of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. Though the film received critical reviews, the actor garnered a lot of appreciation for his performance

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    Bose: The Forgotten Hero: The tale of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was depicted in an epic manner. Sachin Khedekar played the role of Subhash Chandra Bose

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    Gandhi, My Father: Feroz Abbas Khan adapted his successful play 'Mahatma Vs Gandhi' into 'Gandhi, My Father', which explored the troubled relationship of Mahatma Gandhi with his eldest son, Harilal. Darshan Jariwalal played the role of Gandhi while Akshay Khanna essayed the role of his son Harilal

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    Rang Rasiya: This film depicts the life and times of artist Raja Ravi Varma. Randeep Hooda is essaying the key role

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As Soorma, starring Diljit Dosanjh, hit theatres on July 13, we take a look at popular biopics in Bollywood, made in the past.

 

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