Action, drama, love, suspense, crime, thriller, emotional, comedy, adventures, horror, fantasy, fiction, and many more types of movies are made by Indian filmmakers but biographical films are the favorite among all.
Biographical films are the ones where there is nothing imaginary and all characteristics, philosophies, and storylines are nonfictional. Biopic films are about the life of anyone who has accomplished a lot.
It is about any event that has played a very important and noticeable influence on the development of a country. Biopics are made to let everyone know about the achievement of the personalities who contributed for the country and did something worth-praising and worth-remembering.
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Lately, filmmakers are making many biopics and are inspiring everyone by letting everyone know about real-life incidents and the reality. So here we compiled the names of some amazing biopics that received good response from people and that you can binge-watch any time:
1- Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
Director: R. Madhavan
Release Date: 1 July 2022 (India)
Star Cast: R. Madhavan as Nambi Narayanan, Simran as Meena Narayanan, Rajit Kapur as Vikram Sarabhai, Ravi Raghavendra as Vikram Sarabhai, Muralidaran as Arunan, Misha Ghoshal as Geeta Narayanan
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is a biopic based on the life of a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian space research organization. Mr. Nambi Narayanan was accused of espionage and exonerated.
The film is about Nami’s graduation time to how he became a scientist and in between that stage how wrong charges were placed upon him. The director of the film is in the lead role and the movie has been released in 5 different languages (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, English, and Kannada).
The film was first released at the Cannes film festival on 19 May 2022 and after was released in the theatres.
Release Date: 12 August 2021
Star Cast: Sidharth Malhotra as Captain Vikram, Kiara Advani as Dimple Cheema, Krishna Tuteja as Little Vicky
In 1999 at the time of the Kargil war, a young boy who was 25 years old died in giving a contribution to the Indian victory war. Vikram Batra was a boy with lots of dreams and was a soldier one day in his training he climbed the military tank and attained martyrdom saving others.
After becoming a soldier Vikram falls in love with a dimple. They both were immensely in love with each other but did not get married as Vikram sacrifice his life serving the country.
3 -Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Release Date: 12 July 2013
Star Cast: Farhan Akhtar as Subedar Milkha Singh, Japtej Singh as Little Milkha, Sonam Kapoor as Biro Kaul, Divya Dutta as Isri Kaur, Meesha Shafi as Perizaad.
This is a biopic that is based on the life of a real sports person named Milkha Singh. Milkha Singh was a former sprinter and very famously known as a flying Sikh due to his amazing running skills and his passion for sprinting.
Milkha was an Indian athlete and Olympian who was a champion of the commonwealth and two times 400m(in 45.73 seconds) champion of the Asian Games. In the movie, Milkha has overcome the civil war during the Indian-Pakistan partition.
The movie has also got a national award. The movie is only available in the Hindi language.
4- Super 30
Director: Vikas Bahl
Release Date: 12 July 2019
Star Cast: Hrithik Roshan as Anand Kumar, Mrunal Thakur as Supriya Kumar Singh, Virendra Saxena as Rajendra Kumar, Nandish Sandhu as Pranav Kumar, Aditya Srivastava as Lallan Singh.
A very inspirational and amazing film based on the life of a math teacher named Anand Kumar, who is from Patna and was made to believe that only rich kids achieve the dream to become an engineer, not poor ones.
Kumar is a very genius teacher and to prove everyone wrong that poor kids can’t achieve anything he made a group of 30 students who wanted to crack the IIT exam.
He was very poor but managed to teach the students and give children facilities. All the kids at times have lost hope due to problems and financial problems but in the end, all of them were able to crack the exam.
Director: Kabir Khan
Release Date: 24 December 2021
Star Cast: Ranveer Singh as Kapil “Kuku” Dev Nikhanj, Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikkanth aka “Cheeka”, Pankaj Tripathi as PR Man Singh, Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil “Sunny” Gavaskar, Saqib Saleem as Mohinder “Jimmy” Amarnath aka “Jimpa”, Jatin Sarna as Yashpal “Yash” Sharma.
The movie is a biopic of cricketer Kapil Dev who did a lot in Indian cricket and has India win the world cup. He was the captain of the Indian national cricket team in1983 and made India a famous country by winning the world cup.
The movie is about the victories of Kapil dev and is available in 5 languages. The film was originally released in Hindi language and then was released in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam languages.
6- Saand Ki Aankh
Director: Tushar Hiranandani
Release Date: 25 October 2019
Star cast: Bhumi Pednekar as Chandro Tomar, Taapsee Pannu as Prakashi Tomar, Prakash Jha as Rattan Singh Tomar, Kuldeep Sareen as Bhanwan Singh Tomar, Pawan Chopra as Jai Singh Tomar, Vineet Kumar Singh as Dr. Yashpal.
The movie is based on two sharpshooter women. There are two women Chandro and Prakashi who are in their 60s and at that age, they find that they are very good at shooting and have good skills.
They both found an instructor and then participated in many competitions and events and won prizes and medals. Both the shooter women were famously known as shooter Dadi and shooter grandma.
7- Gangubai Kathiawadi
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Release Date: 25 February 2022
Star cast: Alia Bhatt as Ganga Jagjivandas Kathiawadi, Ajay Devgn as Rahim Lala, Shantanu Maheshwari as Afsaan Badr-ur-Razzaq, Vijay Raaz as Raziabai.
The movie is full of twists and turns. A young girl named Ganga Harjivandas wanted to become a Bollywood actress. For that, she moved to Mumbai, and then at the age of 16, she fell in love with a boy.
She got married to Ramnik Lal and in a few days, he sold her for money. After that, she started working as a prostitute. There is also a novel named “Mafia Queens of Mumbai” that is based on the life of Ganga Harjivandas.
Throughout her life, she worked to improve the lives of ex-workers and orphan children.
8- Mary Com
Director: Omung Kumar
Release Date: 5 September 2014
Star Cast: Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom, Sunil Thapa as M. Narjit Singh, Darshan Kumar as Onler Kom, Robin Das as Mangte Tonpa Kom, Rajni Basumatary as Mangte Akham Kom.
The story is very interesting as the daughter of a rice farmer Mary Kom 1991 one day founds boxing gloves and that glove was very much liked by her and grows her interest in boxing. Her father did not support her in choosing boxing as a career.
One day she was fighting with a boy and got to know about a gym trainer who ha teaches boxing. So, she told him about her interest in boxing, and the trainer trained her to become a boxing professional player.
Director: Amole Gupte
Release Date: 26 March 2021
Star cast: Parineeti Chopra as Saina Nehwal, Manav Kaul as Coach Sarvadhamaan Rajan, Eshan Naqvi as Parupalli Kashyap, Meghna Malik as Usha Rani Nehwal, Saina’s mother, Subhrajyoti Barat as Harvir Singh Nehwal, Saina’s father.
The biopic is a sports drama movie in which the life struggle and achievements of number 1 badminton player Sania Nehwal and her journey to become the top badminton player has been presented.
Saina’s life is depicted in this film, from her training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Hyderabad to how her parents were struggling financially and how she met Rajan, her coach, and helped him become number one.
There are some scenes in the film that will make you emotional, such as when she wins two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, which is a very intense and heartwarming scene.
10- M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
Director: Neeraj Pandey
Release Date: 30 September 2016
Star Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput as M.S. Dhoni, Kiara Advani as Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Singh Dhoni, Disha Patani as Dhoni’s girlfriend Priyanka Jha, Anupam Kher as Dhoni’s father Paan Singh Dhoni, Bhumika Chawla as Dhoni’s sister Jayanti Gupta.
The film is based on the life of former Test, ODI and T20 captain of the Indian National Cricket Team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of the most loved and admired cricketers by people and the most successful captain of Indian Men’s Cricket Team.
It opened to highly positive response from people as well as critics with all praise for late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s portrayal of M.S. Dhoni, screenplay and dialogues. It was also dubbed in Telugu as well Tamil languages and grossed Rs. 216 crore.