Bollywood, with the medium of its biopics, aims to inform the audience about the unknown facts and lives of some major personalities. Here are the top upcoming 15 Bollywood biopics:
Based on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, an army officer who lost his life in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the film releases on the 3rd of June, 2022. Directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka, the movie features Adivi Sesh in the lead role. It is produced by G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment, Sony Pictures International Productions, and A+S Movies. Sobhita Dhulipala, Saiee Manjrekar and Prakash Raj are also featured in this movie. Adivi Sesh, who plays the role of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, makes his debut in Bollywood.
Shot in around 3 months and filmed in over 75 different locations, the film releases in Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi languages. Inspired by true events, the film portrays the story of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who saved numerous hostages’ lives. In the end, he himself faced death by terrorists in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, during the infamous attack on the heritage hotel.
The favourite cop of Bollywood, Ajay Devgn enters into showing a story from the golden era of Indian football. Ajay Devgn plays the role of Syed Abdul Rahim, a football coach. Directed by Amit Sharma and produced by Zee Studios in collaboration with Bayview Projects LLP, it features the era of 1952-1962. The release date coincides with Major’s date, i.e., 3rd June 2022. It also features Priyamani and Rudranil Ghosh. The coach is also known as one of the finest coaches of the most popular game, football. A.R. Rehman confirmed his soundtrack and music in the movie.
The movie features the story of Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron. He, along with his siblings, fought on the eastern front during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. It casts Mrunal Thakur, Ishaan Khattar and Priyanshu Painyuli in pivotal roles. Raja Krishnon Menon directed the film and Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala produced it. The film’s title highlights the magnificent Russian war tank the PT-76, used in this battle and named “Pippa” in Punjabi slang – similar to an empty tin of ghee that floated on the water.
The film traces the coming-of-age of a young Mehta and India, as both step up to prove themselves in a war for the liberation of another country. This battle paved the way for India’s triumph as Mehta led his troops to victory. This battle, which took place in Garibpur, saw India for the first time infiltrate and enter enemy land, thus leading to the formation of Bangladesh. The film releases on 9th December 2022.
This biographical sports drama film is directed by Srijit Mukherji and produced by Viacom18 Studios. The film is based on the life of Mithali Raj, current Test and ODI captain of the India women’s national cricket team. It features Taapsee Pannu in the titular role and also features Vijay Raaz. It showcases the thicks and thins and moments of glory of Mithali’s life. The film releases on the 15th of July, 2022. Mithali led India to the finals of the Women’s Cricket World Cup in the year 2017. The movie presents to us her struggles and rise in the world of sports. Srijit Mukherji directed the movie with Viacom18 Studios and Colosceum Media as the production companies.
Prithviraj is a historical epic war action drama film based on a true story. Chandraprakash Dwivedi directed the movie and Aditya Chopra produced it under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The movie is based on the king Prithviraj Raso, a Braj Bhasha epic poem about the life of Prithviraj Chauhan, a king from the dynasty of Chahamana. Prithviraj movie casts Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood and Manushi Chhillar in the lead roles. Manushi Chillar makes her debut with this movie. It also features Sakshi Tanwar, Manav Vij, Ashutosh Rana and Lalit Tiwari as the supporting characters. This movie also releases on 3 June 2022, clashing with two other biopics, Maidaan and Major.
A biopic film based on the life of late Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, one of the most prestigious and decorated army officers of India. Vicky Kaushal plays a titular role in the movie. Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra also feature in this movie. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, Ronnie Screwvala produced it. Sam was the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Sam also became the first Indian Army officer to receive a promotion to the rank of field marshal.
Another sports-based biopic based on the life of a woman cricketer, Jhulan Goswami casts Anushka Sharma in the titular role. Directed by Prosit Roy, the movie is inspired by the struggles of Jhulan’s career when she entered the sports industry. The cricket industry, previously dominated by the man, never considered bringing women to this field. It depicts the journey of Jhulan as she builds her career despite the problems created by misogynistic politics to fulfil her dream of playing cricket for India. Produced by Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh Ssharma’s Clean Slate Filmz, the film releases on the 2nd of February, 2023.
Tentatively titled ‘Srikanth Bolla,’ the film narrates the inspiring tale of the founder of Bollant Industries. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, the film portrays the inspiring story of an industrialist who didn’t let his visual impairment come in the way of his vision and founded Bollant Industries. Bhushan Kumar, Nidhi Parmar Hiranandani and Krishan Kumar produced this movie. Rajkummar Rao plays a pivotal role in the movie. The film shooting begins in July 2022, making it release at around the end of the year.
Based on the life of Major General Ian Cardozo, a veteran officer of the Gorkha regiment of the Indian Army (5th Gorkha Rifles), the movie features Akshay Kumar in the titular role. Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan directed the film and the production companies include Colour Yellow Productions and Cape of Good Films. The major is a former disabled Indian Army officer, who headed a battalion and a brigade. The movie releases on the occasion of Independence day, i.e., 15th August 2022.
Rocketry – The Nambi Effect
This movie covers the life story of Nambi Narayanan. He is a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation who was falsely accused of espionage. Madhavan wrote, produced and directed the film. He also plays a pivotal role alongside Simran. The story covers Narayanan’s days of graduation studies, before exploring the world of scientists. It also covers the false espionage charges placed upon him. The film releases on the 1st of July, 2022. The film releases in Hindi, Tamil, English, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada languages. The movie depicts his struggle of fighting for ages after facing accusations of espionage.
Another biopic based on the mafia queen of Mumbai from the 80s, after Gangubai Kathiyawadi, features Deepika Padukone in the lead role. Ashraf or Sapna, once a timid woman, became a big threat to Dawood after she decided to take revenge for her husband’s death. She married one of Dawood’s agents. Sapna after her husband’s death planned to kill Dawood. Sapna planned to kill Dawood in Sharjah, where he went for watching a cricket match. But somehow Dawood got to know about the plan. He then sent some goons to Sapna’s house and brutally killed her. The movie also planned to feature Irrfan Khan, who died two years ago due to a fatal disease. As of now, there is no information regarding the movie or its release. However, after Gangubai Kathiyawadi, the fans expect this movie to release soon as Gangubai surely nailed it at the box office.
The Battle Of Bhima Koregaon
Under the banner of Ramesh Thete Films, Ramesh Thete directed and produced this period war drama film. It depicts the events that took place during the Battle of Koregaon. The battle took place between the British and Peshwa, at Koregaon Bhima. The film stars Arjun Rampal and Digangana Suryavanshi in the lead roles along with Sunny Leone and Abhimanyu Singh. The release date of this movie falls somewhere around the end of 2022.
P V Sindhu
Announced by Sonu Sood, the biopic on this ace badminton player will soon come out on the big screen. Though much information is not available at the moment, the sports star wishes to see Deepika Padukone in her biopic. Reports also suggest that Akshay Kumar comes in the lead role too in the movie as Pulella Gopichand, coach of Sindhu. Deepika and Sindhu also played badminton together during their leisure time. As of now, the release date remains unannounced.
The movie is based on the life story of a kickboxer, who turns from Chai Wala to an MMA fighter. It features Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Pandey in prominent roles along with Ronit Roy, Ramya Krishnan and Mike Tyson in supporting roles. Directed by Puri Jagannadh, and produced by Puri Jagannadh, Karan Johar and Charmme Kaur, it releases on 25th May 2022.
Produced by Luv Films, the biopic of one of the most prominent cricketers from Bengal soon hits the theatres. Sources suggest Ranbir Kapoor as the lead in this movie. A lot still remains undisclosed by the makers. This biopic remains one of the most awaited biopics in Bollywood. Let’s wait for this epic biopic to release its details.
Having read the story of these Bollywood biopics, the excitement surely won’t settle until they hit the screens. Let’s wait for these biopics in Bollywood and hope to see the best Bollywood biopics soon in theatres.