Bollywood has learned to be original when it comes to film-making. They have now understood that there are many great untold stories in India that are just waiting to be told to the masses. 2016 will be the year of biopics as around twenty biopics, from Neerja to M.S. Dhoni are slated for release this year. So here are the details of 10 Bollywood biopics to be released in 2016.
10 Bollywood Biopics To Be Released In 2016
This film is based on the life of a flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who saved 359 lives on a Pan Am plane hijacked in 1983. She was awarded bravery certificates from India, Pakistan and USA. You may be surprised to know that she was just 23 when it all happened. Sonam Kapoor will be portraying her role in the movie to released on 19 February.
Aligarh is based on the on the real life incident of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, the professor of Marathi in the Aligarh Muslim University, who was suspended because of his sexual orientation. After successfully appealing his suspension, he died in suspicious circumstances. Manoj Bajpayee plays the role of Siras, the movie will hit the screens on 26 February.
Azhar is based on the life of the rather controversial former Indian Cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin. The film will tell us all about the glorious on-field and off-field life of the cricketer, which was full of scandals. If you remember, he was also banned from cricket after reports of involvement in match-fixing. Emraan Hashmi will play Azhar’s role. The movie is slated to release on 13 May.
The movie will tell us about Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted by a Pakistani court for spying and terrorism. His family kept fighting in order to prove Sarabjit’s innocence but suffered the brunt of troubled political relations between India & Pakistan. It stars Randeep Hooda as Sarabjit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan playing his sister, Dalbir, will be released on 19 May.
This crime-drama film tells the story of the infamous Gujarati don and bootlegger Abdul Latif Shaikh, whose role will be played by none other than superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Raees is one of the most anticipated movies of 2016. It also stars Mahira Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles. It will be released on the occasion of Eid.
Captain of the Indian Cricket Team M.S. Dhoni’s life will be portrayed on the big screen in the form of an inspiring tale titled as M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story. It will cover the cricketer’s journey from being a small-town boy to becoming the most successful Indian captain. Sushant Singh Rajput will be playing the lead role of Dhoni in the movie and it will release on 2 September.
Dangal is based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat played by Aamir Khan, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Geeta Phogat went on to become the first Indian female wrestler to win gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games while Babita Kumari won the silver. The movie will hit screens on 23 December.
The movie titled Haseena- The Queen of Mumbai will tell us about one of Dawood Ibrahim’s 12 siblings- Haseena Parkar, who was at the seventh position and was supposedly the closest to Dawood. Sonakshi Sinha will be playing Haseena’s role in the movie and it will go on floors from February.
In the political drama Daddy, Arjun Rampal will be seen as gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli. He is even growing a beard in preparation for his character in the film. Gawli has been convicted of the murder and is currently imprisoned for life. The movie is expected to release this year only.
10. Rani Laxmi Bai Biopic (Yet Untitled)
The biopic on Rani Lakshmi Bai aka Jhansi Ki Rani will be an Indo-British production and it will be made on a grand scale. Kangana Ranaut will be portraying the lead role, she will be training extensively in sword-fighting, horseback-riding, and other warfare skills to make the movie realistic. To be directed by Ketan Mehta, it will go on floors this year.
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