From Chhapaak to Thalaivi: 11 biopics one should not miss in 2020
While we some good Bollywood biopics in 2019, from Manikarnika to Super 30, let's take a look at 11 biopics that one shouldn’t miss in 2020
In 2019, we saw some fantastic biopics like Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Super 30, and Saand Ki Aankh that became the talk of the town. Likewise, the coming year 2020 will also showcase many more true stories of great legends that as Indians, we all should know. Here are the most-awaited Bollywood biopics set to release in 2020:
‘83: Ranveer Singh is playing the role of popular Indian cricketer Kapil Dev. The film showcases the incredible story of India’s historic 1983 Cricket World Cup victory. Directed by Kabir Khan, ‘83 also features Pankaj Tripathi, Deepika Padukone, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Boman Irani, Sahil Khattar, and more. It is set to release on April 10, 2020.
Chhapaak: Deepika Padukone will be playing a powerful role of an acid-attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal, in the movie. The movie is directed by Meghna Gulzar and also features Vikrant Massey. Recently released first look of the actress has already taken the internet by storm. Padukone’s look as Laxmi Agarwal has stunned everyone which shares an uncanny similarity with Agarwal.
Panga: Another Kangana Ranaut's film based on the ex-Captain of the Indian Kabaddi Team Jaya Nigam. The movie also features Punjabi singer Jassie Gill, who is seen playing the role of a supportive husband. Richa Chaddha is seen playing an essential role and veteran actor Neena Gupta can be seen essaying the role of Kangana's mother. Helmed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Panga is set to hit the big screens on January 24, 2020.
Thalaivi: Kangana Ranaut will be playing the role of late J Jayalalitha, who was a legendary politician and film actress. She also served as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu. The trilingual biographical film is directed by AL Vijay. The movie also features Arvind Swami in the role of MG Ramachandran. The movie will release in 3 languages Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi on June 26, 2020.
Udham Singh biopic: Vicky Kaushal will be seen essaying the character of Udham Singh, a revolutionary, belonging to the Ghadar Party, assassinated by Michael Dwyer in revenge for Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar. The film is penned by Ritesh Shah and Shubendu Bhattacharya and produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar. Helmed by Shoojit Sircar, it is scheduled to release in 2020.
Gunjan Saxena: Janhvi Kapoor will be seen as helicopter pilot Gunjan Saxena who along with her colleague Srividya Rajan created history when they ventured into the war zone, becoming the first Indian women in combat during the 1999 Kargil War. Produced by Karan Johar, the movie is directed by newcomer Sharan Sharma and features Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi in the cast. The film will hit the theatres on March 13, 2020.
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior: This is Ajay Devgn’s 100the film, a historical biopic that marks the on-screen reunion with his real-life wife Kajol and Saif Ali Khan in the cast. Directed by Om Raut, this film follows the story of Maratha military leader Taanaji Malusare who is remembered for his role in the 1670 Battle of Sinhagad. The movie will hit the screens on January 10th.
Prithviraj: Akshay Kumar will be playing the fearless king Prithviraj Chauhan and this will be his first historical movie. 2017 Miss World Manushi Chillar will be making her Bollywood debut by playing Akshay's wife Sanyukta also known as Sanyogita. The film is directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and will also feature Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood in the cast. The film is set to release during Diwali 2020.
Bhuj - The Pride of India: Ajay Devgn will essay the role of Wing Commander Vijay Karniik. During the 1971 Indo-Pak war, Vijay was a squadron leader in charge of the airbase in Bhuj, Gujarat. The film will be released on August 14 2020, during the weekend of Independence Day.
Saina: The film is based on Saina Nehwal and Parineeti Chopra will be playing the role of the badminton player. Manav Kaul has joined the cast as Nehwal’s coach Pullela Gopichand. Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar under the banner of T-Series, this film is directed by Amole Gupte.
Maidaan: Ajay Devgn's third movie, which is a biopic of Syed Abdul Rahim who is known as the architect of modern Indian football. The film also marks the debut of National Award winner Keerthy Suresh in Bollywood as she plays Ajay Devgn's wife. The film also stars Gajraj Rao, and the film will hit the screens on November 27, 2020.