‘Bollywood’,without any doubts is the paradise of Indian Cinema history and holds a highlighted position all over the world.On hearing about a Bollywood movie everyone runs with a mind of usual cliche type songs,fights,romance etc but the entire perceptiveness have changed nowadays a lot due to the entering of newer generations.The fresh minds thinks differently and they have the eagerness to bring out new story-lines to the industry.Thus the trend of bringing real life people’s story into the big-screens,making it aware of their hard works and transforms them into inspirational idols.Here we give you the Top 15 Best Biopic Movies of Bollywood.
01. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the first of its kind sports biopic film based on the real life of the great Indian sprinter Milkha Singh popularly known as ‘The Flying Sikh’.This successful film was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra starring Farhaan Akhtar in the titular role.The film’s huge success paved way for many other sports-oriented biopic films in the country.
02. Mary Kom
The next one in the list is Mary Kom, the epic biopic based on the real life story of the Indian ace boxer Olympian Mary Kom. The film stars Priyanka Chopra in the titular role which was directed by Omung Kumar.
03. M.S.Dhoni : The Untold Story
The first biopic film from the field of cricket M.S.Dhoni : The Untold Story which is based on the life of one of the icons of Indian cricket and the former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The film directed by Neeraj Pandey gives a clear view of the ace captain’s life beyond his cricketing career. The film features Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role while other prominent actors also shares the screen-space.
The eventful biopic Neerja, based on the short-lived life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot ,the head purser of the Pan Am Flight 73.It tells the story the hijack incident during the flight way back in 1986.The film directed by Ram Madhavni featuring Sonam Kapoor in the titular role and Shabana Azmi as her mother also shares the hardships faced by her family during the whole incident.
Another sports-oriented biographic film Dangal, featuring the real life of Phogat sisters Geeta and Babitha and the difficulties faced by Mahavir Singh Phogat to raise his daughters to International stages. Aamir Khan plays the father Mahavir Singh Phogat which was directed by Nitesh Tiwari.
06. The Dirty Picture
Dirty Picture, which is not officially a biopic but closely resembles the life of South Indian actress Silk Smitha who was popular for her erotic roles.The film directed by Milan Luthria stars Vidya Balan in the lead role whereas other Bollywood prominent actors such as Naseerudeen Shah,Emraan Hashmi,Tushaar kapoor also stars in it.
Guru, the film which cannot be seen in the list of biopics but it closely based on the life of India’s business giant Dhirubhai Ambani and shows his hardships to build a brand industry called Reliance.Directed by the ace director Mani Ratnam features the real-life couples Abhishek Bachchan and Aiswarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles.
08. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, a biopic featuring the life of father of Indian constitution Dr.B.R.Ambedkar. The film directed by Jabbar Patel was produced by the collaboration of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and The Government of Maharashtra.The film features Malayalam Actor Mammootty in the titular role.
09. The Making of Mahatma
The Making of Mahatma, helmed by the ace director Shyam Benegal is one of the array of films based on the life of father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.The Indo-South African collaboration deals with the early life of Mahatma and his struggling years in South Africa against racism features Rajit Kapur in the lead role.
10. Rang Rasiya
Apart from sports and cinema biopics, next one comes from the field of art. Rang Rasiya depicts the life of the painter cum ruler of Southern Kerala Raja Ravi Varma. The film directed by Ketan Mehta stars Randeep Hooda in the lead role and Nandhana Sen plays his love.
11. Paan Singh Tomar
Paan Singh Tomar, which can be listed under sports biopics depicts the life of the Indian athlete who turned out to become a bandit.He was an Indian soldier who participated in the Indian National Games and a Gold medalist who finally became a renowned bandit in the Chambal valley. The film directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia features Irrfan Khan in the titular role.
12. Sachin : A Billion Dreams
Sachin : A Billion Dreams, is an Indian documentary type biopic based on the life of Indian Cricketing Legend Sachin Tendulkar. It completely shows real life players,eminent personalities.The film was directed by James Erskine which got a huge appreciation and acclamation worldwide.
13. Manjhi: The Mountain Man
Despite all other films featuring the living legends this film depicts the life of an ordinary village-man who bacame a legend with his sheer enthusiasm and hardwork. Manjhi: The Mountain Man, shows the life of Dashrath Manjhi popularly known as The Mountain Man who carved a path cutting along a mountain joining a village with the nearest town with two simple tools- a hammer and a chisel. The film directed by Ketan Mehta features Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead role while Radhika Apte plays his wife.
14. The Legend of Bhagat Singh
The Legend of Bhagat Singh, the film directed by Rajkumar Santhoshi features Ajay Devgn in the titular character revolves around the struggled life of one of the prominent young freedom fighters Bhagat Singh.This film clearly shows the patriotic life of Bhagat Singh and his life-sacrifice for the freedom of his country.
15. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero
Apart from the above films, there is a film different jonour ie, a war fil based on the life of the one and only Nethaji. The 2004 film Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero, depicts the real life of Nethaji. The film directed by Shyam Benegal features Sachin Khedekar in the titular character shows the life of Nethaji in Nazi Germany.