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Biopics are a favourite now in the Bollywood circuit. The decade has been witness to biographical films which made huge moolah at the Box Office. It all began in the year 2011 with the Vidya Balan starrer ‘The Dirty Picture’ based on the life of yesteryear actress Silk Smitha. The film took everyone by surprise with the massive Box Office collection which many didn’t expect out of a female led movie.
Over the decade, several prominent studios have embraced the idea of producing biographical films given the fact that majority of them have led the cash registers ringing at the ticket windows. Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘Neerja’ in 2016 turned out to be the most profitable film of the year with earnings of more than 75 crores. Films like ‘Dangal’, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, ‘Mary Kom’, ‘Sanju’, ‘Manikarnika, ‘Super 30’, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ fared greatly at the Box Office.
In the coming year 2020, the love affair with Biopics in Bollywood continues as cinegoers can expect a line of biographical films starring A-list actors.
1. Chhapaak: Deepika Padukone starrer Chhapaak is based on the real life story of acid attack survivor Lakshmi Agarwal. The film also stars Vikrant Massey as Deepika’s husband in the film. Directed by Meghna Gulzar who is best known for helming films like Talvaar and Raazi, Chhapaak is scheduled to hit the theaters on January 10.
2. Thalaivi: Kangana Ranaut will be seen yet again in a biographical film post Manikarnika. The powerhouse performer will essay the life history of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, late Jayalalitha. The film will also feature South Indian actor Arvind Swami as M.G. Ramachandran. The film is ready for a release on June 26.
3. ’83: The incredible story of the 1983 historical world cup win of the Indian cricket team will play out on the big screen on April 10. The film features real life star couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in lead roles where Ranveer will be essaying the role of Indian cricketer Kapil Dev. Deepika Padukone has been roped in to play his wife, Romi Devi. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film also features critically acclaimed actor Pankaj Tripathi.
4. Prithviraj: Akshay Kumar will be seen starring in a YRF film titled Prithviraj. Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the film is based on the life of fearless Rajput ruler Prithviraj Chauhan. The film also stars actress Manushi Chillar. Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film is scheduled for a Diwali 2020 release.
5. Shakuntala Devi: Vidya Balan is a queen of biopics. The versatile actress will essay the role of popular mathematician Shakuntala Devi who was famously known as the ‘Human Computer’. Directed by Anu Menon, the film also stars actress Sanya Malhotra and actors Amit Sadh and Jisshu Sengupta. The film is scheduled for a summer 2020 release (May 8).
Saina, Maidaan, Shershaah, Sardar Udham Singh, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior are other biographical films scheduled to release in 2020.
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