The success stories of real-life heroes have always attracted avid cinephiles, be it sports stars, politicians or war heroes. Below are the five biopics that will bring real life heroes to life.
1) Eight Three (83)
A much-awaited biographical sports film directed by Kabir Khan, ’83’ stars Ranveer Singh as Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev. The film chronicles the glorious moments of the 1983 cricket World Cup, which India had won for the first time under the captaincy of Kapil Dev.
’83’ features an ensemble cast that includes talented actors such as Deepika Padukone, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiiva, Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Nishant Dahiya, Sahil Khattar and Amrita Puri. The movie, just like Kapil Dev’s heroics in 1983, is a prized catch!
2) Gangubai Kathiawadi
‘Gangubai Kathiawadi,’ directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, tells the true storey of a notorious brothel owner and matriarch in Mumbai’s Kamathipura, played by young actress Alia Bhatt.
The film is a biographical crime drama based on Hussain Zaidi’s book “Mafia Queens of Mumbai”. We couldn’t get enough of Alia’s beauty in the teaser and can’t wait for the release date so we can purchase our tickets as soon as possible.
The anticipated biopic ‘Thalaivi’ is based on the life of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and late actress J. Jayalalithaa.
Kangana Ranaut, who plays Thalaivi, has wowed everyone with her convincing portrayal of the character. It’ll be fascinating to see how the actress, who is a firebrand in her own right, portrays one of India’s most prominent female politicians and a lioness in her prime.
With the Sidharth Malhotra starrer ‘Shershaah’, based on Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra, set for release, IANS takes a look at some of the much-awaited biographical films that every movie-lover is looking forward to.
With the upcoming biopic ‘Maidaan,’ Ajay Devgn is set to bring back the golden age of Indian football (1952-1962). The film is based on the life of great football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who led the Indian football team from 1950 to 1963 and is played by Ajay Devgn.