There is really something about biopics that makes them a compelling watch, regardless of the story. The fact that some of our favorite actors portray real-life characters is their ups and downs, their flaws and accomplishments – makes it even more intriguing. Their hard work, dedication and hardcore transformation to look like the original character has always left us speechless. Since years, Bollywood has given us remarkable biopics that always have left us stunned.
Here are a few of those everyone must watch, especially if you’re a fan of the genre.
Starring Smita Patil, Girish Karnad, Naseeruddin Shah, and Amrish Puri is inspired by the pioneering milk cooperative movement of Verghese Kurien that led to the formation of Amul. The film is set in the backdrop of the White Revolution of India. The film was entirely crowdfunded by 500,000 farmers, who donated Rs. 2 each.
Bandit Queen (1994)
Shekhar Kapoor direction, Bandit Queen is the Phoolan Devi story, who was a former dacoit turned into Member of Parliament. The film is based on the Mala Sen book India’s Bandit Queen.
Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)
Paresh Mokashi direction Marathi film depicts the life of the “father of Indian cinema” Dadasaheb Phalke. This film mainly focuses on the struggles he had to face while making India’s first feature film, Raja Harishchandra.
Paan Singh Tomar (2010)
Irrfan Khan plays the tremendous role in this Tigmanshu Dhulia directed biopic. Paan Singh Tomar was an Indian Army soldier as well as an accomplished athlete, who won a gold medal at the Indian National Games. The film follows the true story, how he eventually became a bandit.
The Dirty Picture (2011)
The unbelievable Biopic of South Indian Actress Silk Smitha played by none other than “Vidya Balan”, who was noted for her erotic roles onscreen. The filmmakers later on clarified that the film wasn’t based entirely on Smitha’s life, but took inspiration from other similar southern contemporaries, such as Disco Shanti.
Produced by Anurag Kashyap, and directed by Hansal Mehta, this biopic is based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, who was assassinated in 2010.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
Director Prasoon Joshi saw the athlete “Milkha Singh” in Farhan Akhtar. Sonam Kapoor also had a cameo in it. The book that inspired the film, The Race Of My Life, was co-authored by Milkha Singh and his daughter Sonia Sanwalka. They sold the film rights for only Re.1, on the condition that a share of the profits goes to Milkha Singh Charitable Trust that assists poor and needy sportspeople. Currently, it is the sixth highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide.
Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao are starred in this biopic in lead roles under the direction of Hansal Mehta. The story is based on the true story of Marathi professor Ramachandra Siras who was the head of the Classical Modern Indian Languages Faculty at Aligarh Muslim University. He was suspended on the grounds of morality when the authorities found out that he was homosexual.
The Aamir Khan starer is still busy creating box office records. The film is directed by Nitesh Tiwari based on the real-life story and struggle of Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Phogat and how he trained his daughters Geeta and Babita to become a gold medal winning, world-class wrestlers.
This biopic is directed by Ram Madhvani in which Sonam Kapoor played the titular role of Neerja Bhanot. She was a flight attendant, who ended up saving the lives of 359 passengers and crew members onboard a hijacked plane in 1986.
Most of the movies in the above list already you have watched, still these movies are must watch anytime and anywhere. Have a look