Biopics are an excellent example of how a movie can take you back in time and reveal everything that a certain individual had to go through. We are undoubtedly obsessed with biopics right now. They are like the time machines of Indian cinema. Here are 13 upcoming biopics in Bollywood that’ll revolve around various people and bring their life to the big screen.
1. 83 – The Kapil Dev biopic
We have already seen the biopics of MS Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin. So now prepare yourself for another biopic of former captain Kapil Dev under whose leadership India lifted the World Cup in 1983. Ranveer Singh will portray Kapil Dev in his biopic. Directed by Kabir Khan, the movie is named 83. Moreover, the film is releasing on April 10, 2020.
2. Chhapaak- Laxmi Agarwal biopic
Recently released Chhapaak trailer is garnering accolades from all over. Helmed by Meghna Gulzar, Deepika Padukone has done an excellent performance as she is portraying the story of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor. The movie shows how Laxmi, who faced the gruesome attack when she was just 16 from a man whose romantic proposal she rejected, has now become an inspiration for everyone. The movie will also show how her efforts have gone a long way in making stricter national laws on the sale of acid. The film is releasing on January 10, 2020.
3. Gunjan Saxena
Bollywood newbie Janhvi Kapoor has been roped in to star in this biopic as the first woman Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena. The movie will present how Gunjan was tasked with emergency medical evacuations, supply drops, and tracking Pakistani bases during the Kargil war. Also, she helped evacuate soldiers during the Kargil War in 1999. Later, the Indian government awarded her the Shaurya Chakra, making her the first woman recipient of the coveted gallantry honour. The biopic is releasing in theatres on March 13, 2020.
4. Sardar Udham Singh
Directed by Shoojit Sircar, this film tells the story of a revolutionary freedom fighter Udham Singh. The film features Vicky Kaushal in the lead role. Udham Singh was best known for his assassination of Michael O’ Dwyer, the British officer who was responsible for Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Moreover, the film is releasing in cinemas on October 2, 2020.
5. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
Bollywood icon Ajay Devgn has stepped into the shoes of the Maratha military leader Taanaji Malusare. The unsung warrior, Tanhaji, is known for his role in the 1670 Battle of Sinhagad. Directed by Om Raut, this historical biopic also has Kajol and Saif Ali Khan in the cast. Besides, the production team has decided to release the movie on January 10, 2020.
6. Thalaivi-Dr. J. Jayalalitha biopic
Releasing on June 26, 2020, Thalaivi presents the life story of the late former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa. Furthermore, directed by A. L. Vijay, Kangana Ranaut is all set to impress her fans with her brilliant performance as Jayalalitha in this movie.
Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the film shows the fearless king Prithviraj Chauhan who is a notable icon in Indian history. Akshay Kumar, after giving an outstanding performance in Mission Mangal, is all set to essay the role of Prithviraj in the movie. Moreover, the film also features Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood in the cast. Besides, the film is releasing on November 14, 2020.
8. Shabaash Mithu- Mithali Raj Biopic
Backed by Viacom18 Studios and helmed by ‘Raees‘ director Rahul Dholakia, Taapsee Pannu is all set to star in the biopic of the captain of Indian women’s international cricket, Mithali Raj. She is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket.
9. PT Usha Biopic
Helmed by Revathy S Varmah, Bollywood is soon going to release the biopic of PT Usha, who has won 101 international medals. The film will tell the journey of Arjuna Award-winner who had earned the nickname of Payyoli Express for her speed. Furthermore, the buzz has it that Katrina Kaif might be roped in to play her role in the movie. Moreover, the movie is going to be made in English and then will be dubbed in Malayalam, Hindi, Russian as well as Chinese.
10. Osho biopic
Bollywood perfectionist, Aamir Khan, will be playing the controversial godman in his biopic. Also, rumours are rife that Raazi actress, Alia Bhatt will also be a part of the film and it will be releasing in 2020.
11. Abhinav Bindra Biopic
So, Harshvardhan Kapoor, son of Anil Kapoor will be portraying the Olympic gold medalist winner in his biopic. Releasing in 2020, the movie also has Anil Kapoor in a pivotal role.
12. Shakuntala Devi Human-Computer
Vidya Balan has always won millions of heart with her choices of films and performances. After impressing all with her splendid performance in ‘Mission Mangal‘, the actress is now all set to enthral her audience with her next titled, ‘Shakuntala Devi Human-Computer‘. Furthermore, the buzz is that the movie has on deck for 2020.
13. Saina – Saina Nehwal biopic
Based on the life of Badminton player Saina Nehwal, the movie depicts the life story of ace badminton player Saina Nehwal. Parineeti Chopra has stepped into the titular role as Saina. Besides, the film is going to release in 2020.