From Indian cinema’s first biopic ” Raja Harishchand” to the latest ” Thackrey”, Bollywood has given us some extremely inspirational biographical films that have marked biopics as number one thriving Bollywood movie types. All directors are gushing into a rat race to make more and more biopics. The Indian audience also seems to appreciate such movies due to the idiosyncratic real-life reflections in the plots.
So here are seven personalities we’d like to see a biopic on, and potential actors that could be cast as lead roles.
1.A.P.J Abdul Kalam:
The missile man of India was born in a middle class family at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu on October 15, 1931, Dr. Kalam’s miraculous success is a rag to riches story, indeed! The eleventh president of our country had put a great deal of hard work to reach the pinnacle of his career. But the ever humble human never forgot his roots and did not let fame get to his head. The president’s lifestyle was as simple as that of a farmer. He preferred staying away from the life of opulence. The story of this Missile Man deserves to be made.
Potential Actor: Rajkummar Rao
2.Atal Bihari Vajpayee:
In retrospect one most concede that Vajpayee was amongst the best Indian Prime Ministers who steered the country through a difficult period, exploded nuclear devices, tackled terrorist attacks, fought inflation and put India out of the shackles of poverty and deprivation. During his 6-year regime, infrastructure was given a push, especially the quadrilateral network of roads. This dynamic leader of the country deserves a Bollywood style tribute.
Potential Actor: Paresh Rawal
She is the recipient of three National Film Awards, 15 Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, two Filmfare Special Awards, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and many more. In 1974, she became the first Indian to perform in the Royal Albert Hall. Her journey to the peak of success in the music industry is highly inspirational.
Potential Actress: Neena Gupta
This eccentric actor actually suffered from stage fear. The magnetic voice that the industry doffs it’s hat off to , was actually laughed on by the world. Kishore kumar, the Indian playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter and a legacy in himself, went through a lot of struggles to tip toe his way to the Bollywood fraternity.He is considered as one of the most popular and successful singers of Hindi film industry and from soft numbers to peppy tracks to romantic moods, Kumar sang in different genres but some of his rare compositions which were considered classics were lost in time.
Potential Actor: Ranbir Kapoor !!! Because can’t you see the level of similarity?
The Picasso of India was the highest paid painter and art maestro in India. Hussain, in his hustling years, used to paint Indian cinema posters and for earning some extra money, the struggling artist would work at a toy factory where he’d design and build toys. His journey to fame is truly inspiring. The Padma Bhushan award winner was also involved in numerous controversies that lead to his “self-imposed exile” until he died at the age of 92. Apart from his all-time ludicrousness, His obsessive love for Madhuri Dixit and Amrita Rao would also make up for a fun element in the film. Now, who wouldn’t want to watch a biopic on this fascinating personality?
Potential Actor: Naseeruddin Shah
“Change is the nature of life but challenge is the aim of life. So always challenge the change not change the challenges” – Big B. A tall and thin young man who known for his voice entered the city of dreams had to face rejections because of these two qualities of his. Film makers rejected him for being 6 feet 3 inches and had no confidence in him. He auditioned for a voice test at All India Radio but was rejected. This iconic personality was not gifted with an overnight success. He climbed the ladder steadily and is a proud self-made man. In 1969 when he decided to give it up he got his first break with the movie Saat Hindustani for which he even won the national award but to get another role he had to struggle for another two years and then came Anand, Zanjeer which changed his life forever. Why isn’t there a biopic on our Big B yet? Bet it would be a houseful.
Potential Actor: Junior Bachchan. Abhishek’s mannerism and way of speaking is quite similar to his dad and he’d get into the character easily because of the close bond that they share.
She was the first woman to practice medicine in India. This dynamic woman is a symbol of feminism and sets an exceptional example for all women worldwide. She was also part of a high-profile court case after refusing to move in with her future husband’s family at the tender age of 12 (her step-father supported her decision). The judge ruled in favor of her prospective husband, but she still refused. Her defiance brought about a discussion of the practice of child brides and consent. In 1891, legislation was enacted that changed the age of consent from 10 to 12 years across British India. Dr. Rakhmabai practiced medicine until her retirement in 1929.
Potential Actress: Alia Bhatt
These were 7 Biopics that we’d like too see on the big screens in the futur proche. Let us know what you think about the list and if there’s any other biopics that you’d like to see.