Hindi cinema has come a long way from ‘The Romance Behind the Flowers’ to creating animated and thought-provoking films like ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and ‘Mary Kom’ to ‘Dangal’.
Movies are not only a means of entertainment but also aim to educate, influence and enlighten the nation. The audience was left with no choice but to go to theaters to experience the eternal cinematic experiences created by the Bollywood giants.
We’ve seen a lot of epic bios over the past couple of years. Movies like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Mary Kom (2014), Neerja (2016), Dangal (2016), MS Dhoni (2016), Sanju (2018) really changed how biographies were made in Bollywood.
This is the type of cinema that is most relevant to the audience. This encouraged the producers to make more and more of these films. The coming years will be inundated with many biographies based on the lives of interesting personalities like cricketer Kapil Dev, T-Series producer Gulshan Kumar and Indian pilot Rakesh Sharma, etc.
Upcoming Bollywood Movies 2021, 2022 and 2023
Upcoming Bollywood Biographical Movies
Here is a quick glimpse into the 10 most awaited Bollywood films that we can’t wait to see.
Sports biographical film 83 explores the journey of the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 World Cup. It stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi, etc. It will be shown in cinemas on December 24, 2021 worldwide, in its full dubbed version of Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Telugu.
The astonishing true story of the underdogs who succeeded in achieving the unimaginable!#83 trailer In Hindi Out Now: https://t.co/3p6pO6X78q
– Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) November 30, 2021
The film was directed by Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhajan of fame Kabir Khan. It was made under the big banners of Reliance Entertainment in association with Phantom Films, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Kabir Khan Films.
Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, director Prithviraj will hit theaters on January 21 next year. It is based on the life of a legendary king of India named Prithviraj Chauhan.
Akshay Kumar in the titular role of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan, and other star actors include Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana, etc. Debut Manushi Chillar plays Prithviraj’s wife as Sanyugita. It is made under the great banner of Yash Raj Films.
A heroic story of pride and courage. Proud to play Samrat # Prithviraj Chauhan. celebrate # Prithviraj With #YRF50 Only on a big screen near you on January 21 22.Tweet embed Tweet embed Tweet embed # dora_sura yrf pic.twitter.com/GzNyMoTKux
– Akshay Kumar November 15 2021
Ajay Devgn will soon appear in the role of a football coach in his upcoming movie ‘Maidan’, where he portrays the role of former Indian football coach Syed Abdul Rahim.
This project was moderated by Amit Ravindnath Sharma, financed by Boney Kapoor and made under the banner of Zee Studios in association with Bayview Ventures. Southern actress Priyamani also appeared in this biographical film.
Maidan, a story that will resonate in every Indian, a film that I deeply feel. Mark the date on your calendar. It will be released worldwide on June 3, 2022. pic.twitter.com/bmHM2sf8qm
– Ajaydevgn (@ajaydevgn) September 30, 2021
Taapsee will play legendary cricketer Mithali Raj in the biographical film Mithali, Shabaash Mitthu. National film directed by Srijit Mukherjee.
Aside from Taapsee Pannu, it stars Richard Bhati Klein and Gultesham. It is made under the Colosseum Media banner in association with Viacom18.
ONE GIRL with HER CRICKET BAT has broken world records and stereotypes.
You’ve done everything champ… happy birthday Mithu Tweet embed 🥳 #Youth_Metho In theaters on 4 | 02 | 2022. Tweet embed Tweet embed Tweet embed Tweet embed pic.twitter.com/wcftGANzM3
– Srijit Mukherji (@srijitspeaketh) December 3, 2021
Alia Bhatt will appear in an unprecedented role in her next role, she is playing a brothel lady who is Ganga Harjivandas also known as Gangubai Kathiawadi. Ajay Devgn, Huma Qureshi and Imran Hashmi will make special appearances in the film.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali Five National Film Awards. The film was also produced with Jayantilal Gada under the banner of Bhandali Productions in association with Pen India Limited.
Watch her rise with strength, courage and fear. #GangubaiKathiawadi Coming to take over 2022 on February 18, in cinemas near you.#SanjayLeelaBhansali Tweet embed Tweet embed hahahahahahahaha Tweet embed Tweet embedTweet embed pic.twitter.com/Z4uOEDJpAT
– PEN INDIA LTD. (PenMovies) November 15 2021
Tollywood actor and director Adivi Sesh will soon appear as Major Sandeep Onikrishnan who was martyred by terrorists while saving the lives of several hostages during the 2008 Mumbai attacks at the Taj Hotel.
Produced by Southern star Mahesh Babu and produced by Sony Pictures in association with G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment. It was filmed in Hindi and Telugu simultaneously and later dubbed into Malayalam. It will be shown in theaters on February 11, 2022.
– Adivi Sesh (@dAdiviSesh) November 10, 2021
7- Mughal – The Story of Gulshan Kumar
Aamir Khan will play the late Gulshan Kumar, founder of T-Series. It is said that Gulshan Grover will play Daoud Ibrahim. It is directed by Subhash Kapoor, and funded by Bhushan Kumar under his production company T-Series. The name of the Biographical film is Mogul, the writing of the film is finished and production will begin by early 2022.
8- Biography of PV Sindhu
The story of the first Indian badminton player to win a gold medal at the World Championships, Dipika Padukone will star in PV Sindhu.
Although there is no official information about the film yet, in September Ranveer Singh shared a photo with Queen of Feather PV Sindhu in his post on IG where PV Sindhu was with Ranveer and Deepika dining out, since then biography rumors have been circulating.
We cannot refute this claim, as we know that DP herself is the daughter of a successful badminton player named Prakash Padukone.
9- Abhinav Bindra movie
Despite being two films old, Harshvardhan Kapoor managed to land a meaty role for Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra in his biopic. Father and son duo Anil Kapoor and Harshwardhan Kapoor will next appear in the biopic of Olympic champion Abinav Bindra.
Directed by Kanaan Iyer, Kanaan co-wrote this biographical film with Abhay Kuran. It stars Harshvardhan as Abhinav Bindra and Anil as Abjit Bindra. It is also produced under the home production banner of the lead actor Anil Kapoor Film Company.
Akshay Kumar starrer Gorkha based on the life of the veteran officer of the Gorkha Regiment of the Indian Army, Major General Ian Cardoso (5th Gorkha Rifles). Along with Akshay, it stars Raaj Vishwakarma.
Directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, funded by Ranghana fame Anand L Rai and Himanshu Sharma under the banner of Color Yellow Productions in association with Cape Of Good Films.
It is with great honor that we present Akshay Kumar Like Major General Ian Cardozo in #gurkha! 🎬
Based on the life of Major General Ian Cardoso, a story of bravery and sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/YuTBFgAffg
– Color Yellow Productions (@cypplOfficial) October 15 2021
Vital fever is at an all-time high and it certainly doesn’t seem to be going away. Besides the above mentioned, there are many other biographical projects in progress like Osho, Shakeela and “Salute” (Rakesh Sharma biopic film).
Most of the actors and movies’ stories get along well with one another, but only time will tell which movie turns out to be a Box Office success and which one is forever.
Only star power doesn’t help with biographies, good content along with excellent storytelling is the key to creating a successful biographical film in Bollywood, Muhammad Azharuddin’s Biography is a good example of this.