Top 10 Biopic Movies of Bollywood That Everyone Love | The Wanderer India

A biopic movie (contraction for true to life movie), is a film that sensationalizes the existence of a non-anecdotal or truly based individual or individuals. Such movies show the existence of an authentic individual and the focal character’s genuine name is utilized. They contrast from docudrama films and authentic show films in that they endeavour to exhaustively recount a solitary individual’s biography or possibly the most truly significant long stretches of their lives.

And biopic movies are a hot topic for Bollywood. There are lots of movies made by famous celebrities, sportspeople and some other characters. So, we at The Wanderer India presents the top 10 biopic movies of Bollywood that are masterpieces in themselves.

1- M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story is a Bollywood biographical film directed by Neeraj Pandey, released on 30th September 2016 produced by Fox Star Studios and Inspired Entertainment. The film is based on the life of an Indian cricketer and the former captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The film features Sushant Singh Rajput in the leading role as Dhoni, Kiara Advani as Sakshi Dhoni, Disha Patani, and Anupam Kher.

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2- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a sports drama film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra released in 2013. The story is based on the life of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete and Olympian. It features Farhan Akhtar in the lead role, with Sonam KapoorDivya DuttaMeesha Shafi, and Prakash Raj in supporting roles.

3- Mary Kom

Mary Kom is another sports drama film based on the life of the champion boxer Mary Kom, directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film features Priyanka Chopra in the lead role, with newcomer Darshan Kumar and Sunil Thapa in supporting roles of her husband and mentor.

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4- Neerja

Neerja, a biopic drama on the life of Neerja Bhanot played by Sonam Kapoor, directed by Ram Madhvani, and produced by Fox Star Studios and Bling Unplugged. Neerja is the courageous story of a 23-year-old girl – an air hostess – who lost her life while saving passengers from terrorists on board the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 on 5th September 1986. Movie releases in theatres on 19th February 2016.

5- The Dirty Picture

Imagine a nobody who became the most wanted heroine of the early 80s. Chronicling the meteoric rise and steep fall of the erstwhile screen sensation – Silk Smitha, ‘The Dirty Picture’ is set against the colourful and entertaining backdrop of the South film industry of the ’80s. This film stars Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar & Naseeruddin Shah and is Directed by Milan Luthria, produced by Ekta Kapoor & Shobha Kapoor. Music is given by Vishal & Shekhar.

6- Manto

Manto starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, directed by Nandita Das. Manto the film follows the most tumultuous four years in the life of Manto and that of the two countries he inhabits – India and Pakistan. In Bombay’s seedy-shiny film world, Manto and his stories are widely read and accepted. But as sectarian violence engulfs the nation, Manto makes the difficult choice of leaving his beloved Bombay.

In Lahore, he finds himself bereft of friends and unable to find takers for his writings. His increasing alcoholism leads him into a downward spiral. Through all of this, he continues to write prolifically, without dilution. This is the tale of two emerging nations, two faltering cities, and one man who tries to make sense of it all.

7- Sarbjit

Gulshan Kumar, Pooja Entertainment and Films Limited, and Legend Studios present the trailer of the highly anticipated Sarbjit starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadda, and Darshan Kumaar directed by Omung Kumar. Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Sandeep Singh, and Omung Kumar. Co-Produced by Ajay Kapoor, Priya Gupta, Vanita Omung Kumar, and Rajesh Singh. Chief Marketing Head Vinod Bhanushali.

8- Manjhi: The Mountain Man

The Mountain Man, releasing on August 21st, 2015. A film by Ketan Mehta starring versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in and as Manjhi along with Radhika Apte playing his beloved wife, this biopic is the story of an ordinary man who performed the extraordinary.

9- Dangal

Dangal is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world-class wrestlers. 

10- Bandit Queen

The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a legend (like a modern Robin Hood) by the Indian press. Although the press tended to make her the optimal hero with blue eyes, dark hair, being tall and beautiful she was, in reality, an average Indian which makes it hard for the movie to fulfil the expectations of the audience and tell the truth at the same time. Later in her life, She entered into politics and was assassinated in 2001.

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