Indian filmmakers make action, drama, love, suspense, crime, thriller, emotional, comedy, adventures, horror, fantasy, fiction, and many other types of films, but biographical films are the most popular.
Biographical films are those in which there is nothing fake and all characteristics, philosophies, and storylines are true. Biopic films are about the lives of people who have accomplished a lot in their lives.
It is about any event that has had a significant and visible impact on the development of a country. Biopics are created to inform the public about the successes of persons who have contributed to the country and done something worthy of praising and remembering.
Recently, filmmakers have been making a lot of biopics and inspiring everyone by telling them about real-life incidents and reality. So we’ve compiled a list of some amazing biopics that have received positive reviews and that you can binge-watch at any time:
ROCKETRY: THE NAMBI EFFECT
Director: R. Madhavan
Release Date: 1 July 2022
Star Cast: R. Madhavan in the role of Nambi Narayanan, Simran in the role of Meena Narayanan, Rajit Kapur in the role of Vikram Sarabhai, Ravi Raghavendra in the role of Vikram Sarabhai, Muralidaran in the role of Arunan, and Misha Ghoshal in the role of Geeta Narayanan.
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is a biopic based on the life of a former Indian space research organization scientist and aerospace engineer. Mr. Nambi Narayanan was accused of espionage but found not guilty.
The film follows Nami from his graduation to his career as a scientist, and how he was wrongfully charged in the interim. The film’s director plays the lead role, and it has been released in five different languages (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, English, and Kannada).
On May 19, 2022, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival before being released in theatres.
Release Date: 12 August 2021
Star Cast: Captain Vikram is played by Sidharth Malhotra, Dimple Cheema is played by Kiara Advani, and Little Vicky is played by Krishna Tuteja.
During the Kargil war in 1999, a young boy of 25 years old was killed while contributing to India’s victory. Vikram Batra was a young man with many dreams who served as a soldier. During his training, he climbed a military tank and died saving others.
Vikram falls in love with a dimple after joining the army. They were deeply in love, but they were unable to marry because Vikram had given his life in service to his country.
Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Release Date: 23 December 2016
Star Cast: Mahavir Singh Phogat played by Aamir Khan, Geeta Phogat played by Fatima Sana Shaikh, Babita Kumari Played by Sanaya Malhotra, Geeta Phogat played by Zaira Wasim
This movie is based on Phogat Family. At first, Mahavir Singh Phogat is a wrestler, but he quits to pursue a better job. As a result, his dream of winning a gold medal for India is also unfulfilled. Following this, he believes that his son will fulfill his unfulfilled dream.
However, he is discouraged by the fact that he has four daughters in a row. Because she believes that girls should learn housework rather than wrestling. He sees a future wrestler in his elder daughters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat when they band together to beat up the boys for making derogatory remarks about him.
Mahavir begins teaching them both wrestling and how Mahavir’s daughters reached their goals you should see in this movie.
BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Release Date: 12 July 2013
Star Cast: Farhan Akhtar characterizes Subedar Milkha Singh, Japtej Singh characterizes Little Milkha, Sonam Kapoor captures Biro Kaul, Divya Dutta portrays Isri Kaur, and Meesha Shafi characterizes Perizaad.
This is a biopic based on the life of a real-life athlete named Milkha Singh. Milkha Singh was a former sprinter who became famous as the “flying Sikh” due to his incredible running abilities and passion for sprinting.
Milkha was an Indian Olympian and Commonwealth champion who also won the 400m (in 45.73 seconds) at the Asian Games twice. Milkha survives the civil war during the Indian-Pakistan partition in the film.
The film has also received a national award. The film is currently only available in Hindi.
Director: Vikas Bahl
Release Date: 12 July 2019
Star Cast: Mrunal Thakur plays Supriya Kumar Singh, Virendra Saxena plays Rajendra Kumar, Nandish Sandhu plays Pranav Kumar, and Aditya Srivastava plays Lallan Singh.
A very inspiring and amazing film based on the life of Anand Kumar, a math teacher from Patna who was raised to believe that only rich children achieve their dream of becoming engineers, not poor children.
Kumar is a brilliant teacher, and in order to disprove the myth that poor children cannot achieve anything, he assembled a group of 30 students who aspired to pass the IIT exam.
He was very poor, but he managed to teach the students and provide facilities for the children. All of the children had lost hope at times due to problems and financial difficulties, but in the end, they were all able to pass the exam.
Director: Kabir Khan
Release Date: 24 December 2021
Star Cast: Ranveer Singh portrays Kapil “Kuku” Dev Nikhanj, Jiiva portrays Krishnamachari Srikkanth aka “Cheeka”, Pankaj Tripathi portrays PR Man Singh, Tahir Raj Bhasin portrays Sunil “Sunny” Gavaskar, Saqib Saleem portrays Mohinder “Jimmy” Amarnath aka “Jimpa”, and Jatin Sarna portrays Yashpal “Yash
This is a biographical film of cricketer Kapil Dev, who made significant contributions to Indian cricket and helped India win the World Cup. He led the Indian national cricket team to victory in the 1983 World Cup, making India a household name.
The film, which is available in five languages, is about Kapil Dev’s victories. The film was initially released in Hindi before being released in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.
SAAND KI AANKH
Director: Tushar Hiranandani
Release Date: 25 October 2019
Star Cast: Chandro Tomar is played by Bhumi Pednekar, Prakashi Tomar is played by Taapsee Pannu, Rattan Singh Tomar is played by Prakash Jha, Bhanwan Singh Tomar is played by Kuldeep Sareen, Jai Singh Tomar is played by Pawan Chopra, and Dr. Yashpal is played by Vineet Kumar Singh.
The storyline revolves around two sharpshooter women. Chandro and Prakashi are two women in their 60s who find that they are very good at shooting and have good skills at their age.
They both found an instructor and then competed in numerous competitions and events, winning prizes and medals. Both shooter women were affectionately referred to as shooter Dadi and shooter Grandma.
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
Director: Neeraj Pandey
Release Date: 30 September 2016
Sushant Singh Rajput plays M.S. Dhoni, while Kiara Advani plays Dhoni’s wife (Sakshi Singh Dhoni), and Disha Patani plays Dhoni’s girlfriend, Priyanka Jha. Anupam Kher plays Dhoni’s father, Paan Singh Dhoni, and Bhumika Chawla plays Dhoni’s sister, Jayanti Gupta.
The film is inspired by the life of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former Test, ODI, and T20 captain of the Indian National Cricket Team and one of the most appreciated and beloved cricketers in the world, as well as the most successful captain of the Indian Men’s Cricket Team.
People and critics alike reacted positively to the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s characterization of M.S. Dhoni, as well as the screenplay and dialogues. It was also dubbed in Telugu and Tamil and grossed Rs. 216 crores.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Release Date: 25 February 2022
Star Cast: Ganga Jagjivandas Kathiawadi is played by Alia Bhatt, Rahim Lala is played by Ajay Devgn, Afsaan Badr-ur-Razzaq is played by Shantanu Maheshwari, and Raziabai is played by Vijay Raaz.
The storyline is full of unexpected twists and turns. Ganga Harjivandas, a young girl, aspired to be a Bollywood actress. She relocated to Mumbai for this purpose, and at the age of 16, she fell in love with a boy.
She married Ramnik Lal, who sold her for money after only a few days. She then began working as a prostitute. There is also a novel based on Ganga Harjivandas’ life called “Mafia Queens of Mumbai.”
Throughout her life, she worked to better the lives of former employees and orphan children.
Director: Omung Kumar
Release Date: 5 September 2014
Star Cast: Mary Kom is played by Priyanka Chopra, M. Narjit Singh by Sunil Thapa, Onler Kom by Darshan Kumar, Mangte Tonpa Kom by Robin Das, and Mangte Akham Kom by Rajni Basumatary.
The boxing-interested Mary Kom, the daughter of a rice farmer, discovered a pair of boxing gloves in 1991, and this discovery sparked her passion in the sport. Her father didn’t encourage her to pursue a career in boxing.
When she was fighting a boy one day, she learned about a gym trainer who taught boxing. She therefore informed him of her interest in boxing, and the trainer then helped her become a professional boxer.
Director: Amole Gupte
Release Date: 26 March 2021
Star Cast: Saina Nehwal is played by Parineeti Chopra, Coach Sarvadhamaan Rajan is played by Manav Kaul, Parupalli Kashyap is played by Eshan Naqvi, Usha Rani Nehwal is played by Meghna Malik, and Harvir Singh Nehwal is played by Subhrajyoti Barat.
The biopic is a sports drama film that shows the life struggles and achievements of number one badminton player Sania Nehwal, as well as her journey to become the top badminton player.
This film shows Saina’s life, from her training at Hyderabad’s Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium to how her parents were struggling financially and how she met Rajan, her coach, and helped him become number one.
There are some emotional scenes in the film, such as when she wins two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, which is both intense and heartwarming.