From ’83 to GangubaiKathiawadi, a look at some of the upcoming Bollywood biopics
Be it Sanju, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, BhaagMilkhaBhaag, or others, Bollywood has been obsessed with biopics and why not? The audience also approves this genre. While the Indian film industry has come to a standstill due to COVID-19 induced lockdowns, there are still some biopics that the audience has been looking forward to.
Starring Ajay Devgn as the legendary football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, this film directed by Amit Ravindrenath Sharma aims to bring back the golden era of Indian football. Under Rahim, the Indian football team reached the semi-finals of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Football tournament.
It was slated to hit the theatres on April 10 last year but has now has been postponed indefinitely. Starring Ranveer Singh as former ace cricketer Kapil Dev, the film by Kabir Khan will showcase the glorious moment when Team India lifted the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Interestingly, Deepika will play her real life husband’s wife on screen too.
Sardar Udham Singh
Vicky Kaushal is all set to play legendary freedom fighter SardarUdham Singh in an upcoming biopic directed by ShoojitSircar. For those unaware, he assassinated Michael O’Dwyer in retaliation against the JallianwalaBagh massacre of 1919.
Bhuj: The Pride Of India
Not just Maidaan, Ajay Devgn is all set to play the character of Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik in the film, which is set in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, Bhuj also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt.
Sidharth Malhotra will bring the valour of Captain VikramBatra on the big screen with Shershaah. He was martyred in the Kargil War and was posthumously honoured with the ParamVir Chakra, India’s highest wartime gallantry award.
Directed by Sanjay LeelaBhansali, GangubaiKathiawadi stars Alia Bhatt as the famous brothel owner of Kamathipura and matriarch. The film will showcase her journey from a young girl to a fierce mafia queen. It is based on the book of Hussain Zaidi titled Mafia Queens in Mumbai.
Sam Manekshaw Biopic
Vicky Kaushal has another biopic as he is all set to star Sam Manekshaw, the first Field Marshal of India. He was also the Chief of the Army Staff during the 1971 Indo-Pak War.
Starring KanganaRanaut, the film will focus on the life of late politician and actress J. Jayalalithaa, who served for six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Directed by Vijay, the film has been one of the most awaited films.