Bollywood has been shifting to biopics from the Masala movies it has been producing since ages.
The movie makers are trying to make movies that touch the hearts of audiences and leaves its impact rather than making the same old clichéd films.
And you must have noticed that when an actor plays a real-life character our love and respect for him/her grows instantly like for Priyanka in Mary Kom or Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag that were the biopics of Mary Kom and Milkha Singh respectively.
Bollywood movie makers always lookout for such movies that do both well at box office and are well received by the fans. Well, if you are thinking that Hindi cinema industry is done with biopics then you are mistaken as 2018 is jam-packed with some amazing biopics.
So let’s have a look at the upcoming biopics of Bollywood in 2018!
List of Upcoming biopics of Bollywood in 2018
‘Mogul’ will be based on the life of Gulshan Kumar. He was the founder of ‘T-Series’ and the one who changed the face of the Indian music industry starting in the 1980s. The role of Gulshan Kumar will be played by none other than the Khiladi Akshay Kumar. The biopic will depict the story of Gulshan from rags to riches and till the time he was shot dead in Bombay in 1197 outside a temple. Subhash Kapoor is going to direct the movie who was also the one who directed ‘Jolly LLB 2’ that starred Akshay Kumar.
The trailers of the movie ‘Sanju’ is already out and we already know that it’s the biopic of ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ actor Sanjay Dutt. The role of Sanjay is played by Ranbir Kapoor and as he is bearing an uncanny resemblance to Sanjay, we all are eager to watch the movie. The movie will show all the ups and downs of Sanjay’s life. Apart from Ranbir, the movie also features Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt, Manisha Koirala as Nargis, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza as Sanjay Dutt’s wife, and Vicky Kaushal. The actor has gone out of the way and put on weight and copied the walk of Sanjay Dutt to get into the character.
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‘Super 30’ is the biopic of the mathematical wizard Anand Kumar. We are going to see Hrithik Roshan playing the role of the mathematician. This mathematical wizard is the founder of the initiative Super 30. Anand selects 30 talented candidates every year from economically backward sections of society and teaches them for the IIT-JEE entrance exam. The movie will focus on the life struggles of Anand’s life and how he started the ‘Super 30’ coaching programme. When asked, the mathematician said that he is sure that Hrithik Roshan will encapsulate the spirit of his character perfectly even though he doesn’t resemble his looks.
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
As interesting as it names sound, this movie is the biopic of the most interesting person in the history – Rani Laxmibai. Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi was one of the bravest leaders of the very first Indian war of Independence in 1857. ‘Manikarnika’ is written by the writer of some of the blockbusters movies like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali- K.V. Vijayendra Prasad. We are going to see the talented Kangana Ranaut playing the role of Rani Laxmibai in ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’. The filmmakers are aiming to release the biopic in August 2018. We can surely expect the movie to break records at the box office.
We all know about the hockey legend Flicker Singh aka Sandeep Singh and his selfless contribution to the field of hockey. Although he left the sport for the youth and the new players, Sandeep is still cherished and remembered by the whole nation. We are going to see Diljit Dosanjh playing his role in the movie ‘Soorma’. The pop sensation is ready to show his different side to the film industry. Apart from him the movie also stares Taapsee Pannu in the lead role. The biopic is going to be released on June 29, 2018, and we can’t wait to see this duo of Taapsee Pannu and Diljit Dosanjh on screen.
The Accidental Prime Minister
This is going to be one of the most awaited upcoming biopics of Bollywood in 2018. The movie will be based on Manmohan Singh, the former Indian Prime Minister. We are going to see Anupam Kher playing the role of the President. We saw the first look of the movie back on June 7, 2017, on Twitter. Anupam Kher was the one who posted it and he undoubtedly nailed it. The film is based on Sanjaya Baru’s book with the same title and the screenplay is well written by Hansal Mehta the National Award-winning filmmaker.
The movie is based on the Indo-Pakistani writer and author Saadat Hasan Manto. Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen playing the role of Saadat Hasan Manto. Apart from him, the movie also features Rasika Dugal as Manto’s wife, Shyam Chadda as Manto’s friend, Rajshri Deshpande as Ismat Chughtai. Manto was the best-known author and short story writer of his time and also the most controversial and best-known from South Asia.
Saina Nehwal biopic
Who doesn’t know Saina Nehwal? Well, if you don’t then there is a biopic coming soon on the badminton player Saina Nehwal that will feature the newbie actress Shraddha Kapoor as Saina. Shraddha wants to get into the skin of the character and she has been getting training from Pullela Gopichand, a former badminton player for more than two months now. Amol Gupte, the director of the film has put it on hold till Shraddha Kapoor looks convincing on the screen by perfecting her game. The movie is going to be released this year and we can expect it to be a good watch.
‘Jhalki’ will be the biopic of Kailash Satyarthi and we are going to see actor Boman Irani playing the role of Kailash. He has fought to protect the rights of more than 85,000 kids from approximately 144 countries and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The movie revolves around the life of Kailash Satyarthi and a girl who is searching for her brother who goes missing while he was working as a child labor.
Abhinav Bindra Biopic
This is one of the biopics on the Indian Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra. Son of Anil Kapoor, Harshvardhan Kapoor has signed his 3rd film. He was also the one who debuted in ‘Mirzya’ of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra released in 2016. Harshwardhan is going to play the role of Abhinav Bindra, the only Indian to have held the Olympic and the World both at the same time. He won the first gold medal at the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships and the second in Beijing at the 2008 Olympic Games. The movie will be based on his autobiography, ‘A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold.‘
This was the list of All Upcoming Biopics of Bollywood in 2018. These Hindi films are the biopics of politicians, actors, and sports personalities. Share, for which one you are most excited in the comment section.